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Lewis and Clark Visitors Center


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Lewis and Clark Visitors Center

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center provides information concerning the development of the entire Missouri River Basin. Exhibits in the center feature displays on the geology, exploration, early navigation, settlement and natural history of the area. Auditorium programs highlight construction of the dam, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, paddlefish and wildflowers. The center also provides a spectacular view of the lake, dam and the Missouri River.


A bookstore in the visitor center offers books on topics including Lewis and Clark, Native American, pioneers, river travel, and natural history. The center also features a Discovery Room where visitors of all ages can touch, feel, and learn about their natural environment.


The Forian Prairie Garden outside the visitor center depicts common prairie plants and explains their uses by Native Americans.



Hours: The visitor center is open to the public Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 9 PM from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM - 9 PM

Phone: 402-667-7873
Off Season Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Open Weekends in April, May, Sept. and Oct, 10 AM - 6 PM

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Outdoor Mural

This 140 ft. mural on the north side of the museum building was painted by Keith Knutson of Niobrara and Blane Berg of Verdel. It was funded by the Historical Society and represents approximately 200 years of history from Lewis & Clark days to the

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Ponca Tribe Marker

This has been the homeland of the Ponca Indians since earliest recorded history. In 1866, the Federal government signed the treaty of Fort Laramie, which transferred the land to the Sioux without the permission of the Ponca. Treaties made with the government in 1856

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Pilgrim Congregational Church and Manse

Constructed in 1870-71, this building served as both a chapel and a training school. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Niobrara Valley Golf Course

This nine-hole course with grass greens was built on the old town site. Carts available for rent.

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Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge

The "Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge" over the Missouri River is approximately 3000 feet long and 80 feet high over the river on the South Dakota side. It links

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