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The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

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Address: Intersection of US Hwy 83 and ND Hwy 200A, 2576 8th St SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Phone Number: +1 877-462-8535
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Great Museum & Fort Tour

Fort Mandan was built by the Lewis and Clark Expedition for only housing them the first winter. The tour of the fort was very informative. The Museum, which is very good, is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
leroys73
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Dallas

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Mandan was built by the Lewis and Clark Expedition for only housing them the first winter. The tour of the fort was very informative. The Museum, which is very good, is where you pay for the tour so it is good to see it first. We did it in reverse but we are very familiar with the history. I... More 

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Finger Lakes, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We thought we should visit this center to get some more information on the Lewis and Clark expedition. This is billed as an interpretative museum. But in fact, it is a little less of that and an awful lot of reading versus doing. It is interesting enough, but not completely clear how to get around in it and what order... More 

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Thank Tommy B
Jamestown, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Many things to see and do concerning Lewis and Clark. Great selection of books and displays. Pulled into the parking lot and my adventure began there.

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Thank Corporal9
Bishopton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited here prior to going to Fort Mandan and it gave us an excellent insight into Lewis & Clark, their assigned mission, their plans and preparations and what they took with them etc. Everything is very thoughtfully and clearly displayed and this is one of the very best such centres I have visited. There is an interesting shop here,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Very informative location. Very nice exhibits. It was really small and most of the information was about Fort Mandan.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The Statute out front is probably the most impressive part of this museum. They do have artifacts but behind glass and a few audio sound bites but mostly there are signs to read.

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Thank Cathy L
Silverdale, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Although the Lewis & Clark & Corps of Discovery section was interesting, we found it disappointing in content. There was little there; it was relegated to a very small part of the rather large building! An entire rather large section seemed devoted to the history of agriculture in the Plains, or something along those lines, which seemed out of place... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

All of the many Lewis and Clark museums tell the same story, with a slightly different geographic emphasis. This center did a nice job in presenting the basics, but was not exceptional in any way -- except that the ticket also includes Fort Mandan.

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Thank Wanderlust777
Washburn, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Excellent place to bring the entire family. Educational, excellent displays that take you back in time to the days of Lewis and Clark. Also fun and interactive for children. Friendly and knowledgeable staff to answer questions. You will love it.

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Divide, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

the Center had many good and unique exhibits of both the expedition and local Indians the Polish air rifle may be unique in the world

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