We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Save
Review Highlights
Very informative

This center has a lot of interesting information about Lewis and Clark's Corp of Discovery. The... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
BerryPurple
,
Augusta, Georgia
Nice Place to Visit

This small museum is worth a visit. Admission is $8 and also includes Fort Mandan, about 2 miles... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Margaret B
,
Owosso, Michigan, United States
Read all 100 reviews
  
Reviews (100)
Filter reviews
99 results
Traveler rating
47
40
10
1
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
47
40
10
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fort mandan lewis clark interpretive center north dakota down the road answer questions interactive exhibits nice center missouri river admission fee nice gift shop small museum guided tour worth a stop nearby fort state park discovery
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 99 reviews
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This center has a lot of interesting information about Lewis and Clark's Corp of Discovery. The exhibits are very well done - enough information but not too much. Usually when I visit a museum, there is so much information and details that it overwhelms me. Did not have that problem with this one.

Thank BerryPurple
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This small museum is worth a visit. Admission is $8 and also includes Fort Mandan, about 2 miles down the road. This is where the Lewis & Clark expedition spent a winter. The museum puts the expedition into context and the reconstructed fort gives a glimpse at life during that time. Interesting for anyone interested in U.S. history.

Thank Margaret B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after Fort Mandan - fee you pay covers both spots. The statues out front were really nice. Inside there is a museum and some artifacts along with a gift shop. We didn’t stay long - got tired of reading all the signs. We just weren’t that interested.

Thank ginamiller0763
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a North Dakota State Park and not managed by the US National Park Service. Admission is $8 for adults, free for kids. Interesting exhibits on Lewis and Clark. Admission also gets you into Fort Mandan a few miles down the road.

1  Thank JNFII
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NDLCIC, Manager at The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Greetings from Fort Mandan,

We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you get the chance to visit many of the sites along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. North Dakota State Parks is just one of the many partners that help with the preservation, education, public access to, and protection of, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The length and complexity of the trail and the fact that very little of the
trail is under NPS ownership means that many activities must be in collaboration with partners like us.

Kevin Kirkey
Site Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We enjoyed the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and nearby Fort Mandan. The exhibits are great, and the fort was most interesting -- a great way to learn about life for the expedition party and the Indians with whom they traded. Both venues are offered for a reasonable single price. Don't miss it.

Thank RetiredTravelerTN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Learn more about the original great American road trip, the adventures of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. Lots of wonderful period artifacts, interpretive materials and hands-on items such as a real buffalo robe.
I also was particularly interested in the large collection of prints by George Catlin and Karl Bodmer, who documented Indian life in the early 1800s through their art.

Thank Helen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Just down the road from Fort Mandan, the admission fee covers both locations. Lots of info. on the Corps of Discovery and their amazing journey.

Thank 659josephc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Quick stop on a windy day. Not our first visit, so we enjoyed the museum and skipped the fort this time.

Since there was no crowd, we were able to browse at our leisure. Fun attire for photo ops... perfect for kids' enjoyment.

Thank JANNINE S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Check out the museum and the all the display that this small and cozy place has to offer. It is about 15 miles from Bismarck, but no big deal to drive there. You will learn so much more about the Lewis and Clark Expedition that you ever learned in high school. The trip took them a few years and they made friends with the Native Americans and learned how to trade furs and other items.

Thank DannyWasserman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Given that the museum is within walking distance of the place where the Lewis and Clark expedition spent the winter of 1804-1805, this is a must visit stop for Lewis and Clark history buffs. The center alone can be thoroughly seen in 1.5 to 2 hours. The replica of Fort Mandan, which is nearby, was closed for the winter when we visited. Combine this interpretive center with the North Dakota Heritage Museum (35 or so miles away in Bismarck) and one gets a lot of information about the expedition.

The young man on staff who wanders through the museum asking folks if they have questions was definitely "value added" to our visit. He is a history buff himself, with a bachelor's and a master's degree in history. And what he does not know already, he will go look it up on the spot for you.

Thank 56kenn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews