Corps of Discovery Welcome Center

category : Visitors Centers
Corps of Discovery Welcome Center The Corps of Discovery Welcome Center is located atop Calumet Bluff just downstream from the Gavins Point Powerplant. The Center provides a spectacular view of Lewis and Clark Lake, Gavins Point Dam, and the Missouri River and 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 Missouri River region. The Calumet Bluff Theater programs highlight construction of Gavins Point Dam, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and wildflowers.

A bookstore offers books on topics including Lewis and Clark, Native Americans, pioneers, river travel, and natural history. The Dorian Prairie Garden, outside the visitor center, depicts common prairie plants and explains their uses by Native Americans. Stop by the Lewis and Clark wayside exhibits adjacent to the parking area to learn about the travels of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through this area.

Hours: Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day):
Sun- Thurs - 8 AM to 6 PM
Fri & Sat - 8 AM to 7 PM
Off-season Hours: Mon- Fri - 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Address: 89705 US Highway 81
Phone: 402-667-6557
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