Lewis & Clark Trail

Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery were some of the first visitors to North Dakota. Follow in their footsteps along the Missouri River.

Most people know the story of Lewis and Clark and Sakakawea; how the explorers came through North Dakota, wintered here and met a young Native American girl who would become vital to the success of the Corps of Discovery. Today, you can see where and how they lived during their stay at Fort Mandan and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center has artifacts and comprehensive details on the journey. Best of all, you don't have to bunk on the ground to see it all. Take your time visiting the sites and book a few nights in nearby hotels and motels to get a good night's sleep for the next day's adventure.