Lewis & Clark Trail

  • Legends of the Missouri River
  • Jim Hellzen
  • 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

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

North Dakota is a state crafted largely by legendary heroes of the Old West, hard-working immigrants and pioneers who left a legacy that endures to this day. Here are 11 historically significant sites in North Dakota.

Lewis and Clark State Park is situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea. The rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands display a towering backdrop to one of the state's best recreation areas.

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.

Explorers Lewis and Clark were among the earliest visitors to North Dakota. They mapped out a trail for you to follow through North Dakota.

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 more than two dozen things to see and do in a tour of North Dakota. Activities are as diverse as the regions in which they are found.

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Northwest
Northwest
19 miles southeast on Highway 1804, Epping, ND 58843
Situated on one of the upper bays of Lake Sakakawea, the rugged buttes of the North Dakota...
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
2576 Eighth St. SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Exhibits at the Interpretive Center immerse you in the journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition...
Northwest
Northwest
New Town, New Town, ND 58763
Breathtaking view of Lake Sakakawea, Badlands bluffs and the foundations of the underwater town...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Ln NW, Williston, ND 58801
1866-1895. Army fort critical for US expansion. Sitting Bull surrendered here (1881). Exhibits in...
Northwest
Northwest
15349 39th Lane N.W., Williston, ND 58801
Museum exhibits and interpretive walking trail tell the stories of the Confluence. Store, walking...
Southwest
Southwest
4480 Fort Lincoln Road, Mandan, ND 58554
General George Custer's last home is reconstructed, as are the central barracks, granary,...
Northcentral
Northcentral
7276 14th St. N.W., Garrison, ND 58540
The Nux Baa Gaa Trail is a newly constructed mountain bike trail containing 6 miles of woods,...
Southcentral
Southcentral
River Road, Bismarck, ND
Keelboat Park is adjacent to the Missouri River and part of the Missouri Valley Legacy Center....
Northwest
Northwest
Watford City, Watford City, ND 58854
The campground is located on Highway 1806, 26 miles north of Watford City. This campground offers...
Events
Northeast
Northeast
May 23, 2016 - Jul 13, 2016
North Dakota Museum Of Art, Grand Forks, ND 58202
Rick Bartow was a major American painter and member of the Wiyot Tribe of Northern California....
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 05, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016
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
Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m....
Southwest
Southwest
Jun 11, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016
Cottonwood Campground Amphitheater, Medora, ND 58645
Clay's topic for the night: Theodore Roosevelt and Conservation. TR set aside 230 million acres...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 12, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016
Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, ND 58368
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Northwest
Northwest
Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016
15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND 58801
Reenactors at the fort.
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Box 244, Jamestown, ND 58402-0244
Authentic week-long family wagon train trek across North Dakota prairies is a once-in-a-lifetime...
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Fort Stevenson State Park, Garrison, ND 58540
Experience Dakota Territory living history military encampment with demonstrations and maneuvers...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 25, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016
Frontier Village, Jamestown, ND 58401
Experience the Old West in a Wild West shootout at the Frontier Village. Show starts at 3 p.m....
Northcentral
Northcentral
Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016
Prairie Village Museum, Rugby, ND 58368
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Deals
Southeast
Southeast
$5 off purchase
May 01, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016
4143 153rd Av. SE, Casselton, ND 58059
Take a half-hour or hour long riding lesson and receive $5 off!
Northcentral
Northcentral
Rates from $40.00
Jan 31, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016
3750 BIA Road 10, Belcourt, ND 58316
ONLY 200 advanced tickets for $40 per person for weekend daily pass. (Does not include camping)....
Packages
Southcentral
Southcentral
Mar 15, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Expressway Inn, Bismarck, ND 58504
DAKOTA ZOO Package!...
Southcentral
Southcentral
Jun 01, 2016 - Aug 24, 2016
Expressway Suites, Bismarck, ND 58504
Stay with us in a Double Queen Suite, and get free hot breakfast....