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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: 877-462-8535
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Educational and fun

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Washburn, North Dakota

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Washburn, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As others have said, the center itself is very interesting, as well as the signs and statue out front. If you have time, do the walk from here down to the Missouri River. It starts with attractive buffalo signs, a huge sunflower, and then ends up at an old (1880's) one room school house, 1800's and early 1900's farm equipment,... More 

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West Java, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is not just great for Lewis and Clark lovers but history fans as well. Exceptionally well done and informative. information about others coming into the area shortly after Lewis and Clark was just as interesting as their passing thru. not that far off of I-94 with a nice road to get there and good speed limits. about a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very excited for this site, but the interpretive information is spotty. They had a great display on what Jefferson asked Lewis & Clark to do with Natural History, for example, and a good section on Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer's later trip. I was left with many questions. Admission includes Fort Mandan (10 min away) - that site... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A brief but interesting introduction to Lewis and Clark, with audio displays, plenty to read, an actual air rifle, and a chance to dress up like Lewis or try on a buffalo robe. This museum adds another dimension to the story of this place, with exhibits about the subsequent explorations and settlement. There is a good collection from the expedition... More 

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Westchester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must see place for anyone who has an interest in the Lewis and Clark expedition. Exhibits at the center and very well presented with many opportunities for hands on. Information presented in the exhibits prepares you well for the visit to Fort Mandan nearby. Loved the statue at the front of the building.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice little museum for those interested in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They have done some renovations and/or made some changes since the last time I was there four or five years ago. Great first stop, before heading to Fort Mandan (a couple of miles up the road). It has some really interesting artifacts and reproductions of items found in... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is just one of several sites in the area dedicated to the Lewis and Clark Expeditions, others are the Knife River National Historic Site and Fort Mandan, The Interpretive center is basically a museum type place which provides a lot of good information on the area, natives, and Lewis & Clark. The best part is the nearby Fort Mandan... More 

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rome, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife an I were amazed at this center. The displays are beyond description. There are interactive displays throughout. As one walks through the display you see the forethought given by Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark that went into this expedition. The displays of uniforms, weapons, tools, instruments, and Indian lore are excellent. We recommend at least an hour... More 

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