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The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

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Very informative

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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 3 weeks ago
Margaret B
Owosso, Michigan, United States
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Intersection of US Hwy 83 and ND Hwy 200A, 2576 8th St SW, Washburn, ND 58577
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....More

Thank BerryPurple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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....More

Thank ginamiller0763
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.More

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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...More

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...More

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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...More

Thank Helen H
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
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.

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...More

Thank DannyWasserman
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...More

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