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Fort Mandan

McLean County Highway 17, 2 miles west of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, ND 58577
+1 701-462-8535
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worth the trip

the fort is just down the road from the lewis and clark interpretive center. The Corps of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
659josephc
Fort Mandan is the real deal !!!!!!!!!

Fort Mandan is worth taking the ride to especially if you are ever in the great North Dakota area... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
DannyWasserman
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At Fort Mandan, the Lewis and Clark Expedition spent a winter at the urban center of the Northern Plains. The friendships they forged there, such as with Sacagawea, Chief Sheheke, and others, shaped the course of American history. Immerse yourself in their experience with a full-scale, fully-furnished replica of the fort. Fort Mandan is enhanced by a visitors center with exhibits and a kids’ play area, picnic shelters, a playground, and interpretive hiking trails in the forest along the Missouri River.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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McLean County Highway 17, 2 miles west of the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, ND 58577
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+1 701-462-8535
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the fort is just down the road from the lewis and clark interpretive center. The Corps of Discovery over wintered here in some very difficult conditions. I especially liked the statue of the dog and story about it.

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

Fort Mandan is worth taking the ride to especially if you are ever in the great North Dakota area which is along way from the East Coast. The fort is like a replication of the way it was when Lewis and Clark stayed there and...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

If you're a history buff, interested in the Lewis & Clark Journey or just enjoy a spectacular museum/visitors center you really want to stop here. After spending some time in the L&C Interpretive Center be sure to make the less than 5 minute drive to...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

we stopped to get a picture of my dogs with the large newfoundland statue of the dog that went on the expedition with lewis and clark. ended up doing the tour of the reconstruction of ft mandan which was interesting and educational. knowledgeable guide and...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We had heard about the Lewis and Clark museum but was surprised the fort was included. We learned about Seaman the dog. It was worth the stop

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Fort Mandan is a replica of the fort Lewis and Clark built to make it through their first winter. It is also where Sakagawea joined the expedition. The fort contains examples of what the accommodations would have looked like and what their lives would have...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is a reconstruction of Fort Mandan as described in Lewis and Clark's journals. The docent did a good job describing each room in the context of the time as well as anecdotes pulled from Lewis and Clark and the diarists in the Corps of...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

I love the Lewis and Clark history so of course I liked this site. With that said, it is not the original site of the expeditions winter camp. Historians are unsure where the actual camp is located. They suspect it is actually under water if...More

Thank MrsPickle
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

We had just under an hour before they closed. Caught up with the tour. We will be back to spend more time. We enjoyed!

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

We toured this place on a weekday afternoon with a very nice young man who was a summer employee for ND State Parks. He was very friendly and quite knowledgeable of the site considering he was only a part time employee. He stayed with us...More

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