Lewis & Clark Trail

  • Fort Union
  • Canoeing on the Missouri River
  • Missouri River at Bismarck-Mandan in Fall
  • New Town Earthlodge Village
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  • Fort Buford
  • Confluence of Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center
  • Cross Ranch State Park

Follow in footsteps that helped shape American history and blazed trails that opened the gateway to the West. Explore the scenic frontier routes traveled by Lewis and Clark through North Dakota on your own journey to discover Native American arts, crafts and culture. Check out Fun Facts or get in depth info on the Expedition. Click here for more about Lewis and Clark experiences in North Dakota. 

New self-guided resources are available to learn about the communities, attractions, events and visitor experiences, including free self-guided vacation adventure maps are available online at www.lewisandclarkcountry.org.   

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Trip Ideas & Travel Information

Long before there were scenic byways, there was the Missouri River. Lewis and Clark took it to the Rocky Mountains and back home. Today, you can travel along the water route and see an array of attractions along the way, including Garrison Dam.

Check out these attractions along the Lewis and Clark Trail

Experience the serene to the extreme in your own North Dakota adventure
North Dakota sites rich in history and scenic wonders
You've read about Custer, Lewis and Clark, Sitting Bull and Sakakawea. Now live the experience.

Step back in time to some of the most significant destinations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Fill your itinerary with nearly two dozen things to see and do in a tour "Out West"

Learn the history behind and the details about Lewis and Clark's great Western journey.
Learn the inside facts about the expedition's 214 days in North Dakota.
Learn about the notable figures who shaped Lewis and Clark's famous journey into the unknown.
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Featured Listings
Northwest
Northwest
202 Frontage Rd, New Town, ND 58763
First-class casino features reel slot machines, blackjack, craps, poker, video poker and keno,...
Northwest
Northwest
New Town, New Town, ND 58763
Breathtaking view of Lake Sakakawea, Badlands bluffs and the foundations of the underwater town...
Southwest
Southwest
4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Mandan, ND 58554
General George Custer's last home is reconstructed, as are the central barracks, granary,...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801
1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn, ND 58577
Take a step back in time when you visit the reconstructed Fort Mandan, the winter home of the...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Fish Hatchery Road, Riverdale, ND 58565
Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium is located directly downstream of Lake Sakakawea...
Northcentral
Northcentral
7276 14th St NW, Garrison, ND 58540
You are invited to experience Lake Sakakawea's famous walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
River Road, Bismarck, ND
Keelboat Park is adjacent to the Missouri River and part of the Missouri Valley Legacy Center....
Southwest
Southwest
564 County Rd 37, Stanton, ND 58571
Native Americans occupied this area for more than 11,000 years. Remains of three Hidatsa villages...
Northcentral
Northcentral
2576 8th St SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Newly-installed exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis &...
Events
Southeast
Southeast
Jun 01, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
17385 County Road 4, Colfax, ND 58018
Welcome to Crooked Lane Farm, a small family farm located on the banks of the Wild Rice River...
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 05, 2015 - Sep 05, 2015
Old Town Hall Theater, Medora, ND 58645
Theodore Roosevelt comes to life in this vivid and rousing presentation. Learn about Theodore...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 07, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015
321 Third Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401
Explore the history of Jamestown by listening to the Front Porch Chats at the Stutsman County...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504
Powwow held annually in the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015
10939 Highway 281, Dunseith, ND 58329-9445
This year's annual 9/11 Ceremony will be a "Silent Tribute." The USA, Canada, North Dakota and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
100 Water St. E., Medina, ND 58467
Medina's Fall Festival is the annual community celebration. Highlights include a truck and...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 12, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
Stutsman County Fairgrounds, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience German culture with Oktoberfest, featuring a home brewing contest at the Stutsman...
Southeast
Southeast
Sep 12, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
5981 Walt Hjelle Parkway, Fort Ransom, ND 58003
Heritage event.
Southcentral
Southcentral
Sep 12, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
603 10th Ave. NW, Jamestown, ND 58401
Southwest
Southwest
Sep 13, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Taylor Main Street, Taylor, ND 58656
The tractors, the noise, the wheels and the power!...
Deals
Southeast
Southeast
Rates from $15
Apr 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2015
3473 Woodland Park, Valley City, ND 58072
MONDAY-THURSDAY ** Tee off before Noon** $15 for 9 holes + cart or $25 for 18 holes + cart....
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southeast
Southeast
Aug 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015
1423 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Create memories with our family movie night package. Take the kids to that movie they"have" to...
Southeast
Southeast
Aug 01, 2014 - Dec 30, 2015
1423 38th ST SW, Fargo, ND 58103
Shop until you drop at West Acres Mall then enjoy an evening at the AmericInn of Fargo. ...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015
180 E. Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck, ND 58504
Expressway Suites...