Lewis & Clark

(Nebraska City NE)
The Lewis & Clark Center told the story of their expedition up the Missouri River in search of a water route to the Pacific Ocean. Good displays showed the way they went and what was found along their journey.

Lewis & Clark Ctr, Nebraska City NE

Lewis & Clark Keelboat

Outside was a 55ft Keelboat replica, several of which were used to carry supplies for the trek. Inside, a Texas size mosquito indicated the extent to which it pestered them. Plants and animals new to them were recorded. Maps and other artifacts filled in the details.

Lewis & Clark Ctr, Nebraska City NE

Giant Mosquito

Lewis & Clark Ctr, Nebraska City NE

Missouri River

There was a trail to the Missouri River; it being nothing like it was in their time. Since then, it has been straightened and dredged and now resembles a canal. Another trail went to a replica Mandan native earth lodge with their typical furnishings.

Lewis & Clark Ctr, Nebraska City NE

Mandan Lodge

Lewis & Clark Ctr, Nebraska City NE

Inside Lodge – Native Crafts Section

I was glad to reach my next camp with electricity, which allowed me to run the air condition. Much better to relieve the heat and humidity. It had shade trees and good views of the large lake.

Camp: Rathbun Lake/Island View CG-COE, electric
Scene: Museum, boat, displays

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2 Responses to Lewis & Clark

  1. Jan Mains August 26, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    There’s a great windmill museum and John Brown’s underground railroad in that town.

    • Pleinguy August 26, 2016 at 9:52 am #

      Thanks for that info. However, I was only passing through and now I’m several states beyond.

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