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
Our Email:

Come visit us in Crofton, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Argo Hotel

The Argo Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed in 1912. It is significant for its association with the building boom of second generation hotels that was occurring on Nebraska's statewide basis during the first quarter of the twentieth century.

Crofton, NE Historic Buildings

Lakeview Golf Course

Lakeview Golf Course overlooks beautiful Lewis & Clark Lake at Gavin's Point Dam on the Nebraska side. This course was built in 1987. The fairways are narrow and sloped with trees on either one side or another. The eighth hole is a blind shot and the light system lets you know by a "green"

Crofton, NE Golf Courses

Crofton Courts Arboretum

This salute to nature has continued to grow over the years. The Northside Park includes Arbor Walkway and the Memorial Rose Garden. The South Park, along Nebraska Highway 12, contains Flagview Gazebo, Veteran's Memorial and Avenue of Flags. Southside Park also contains more than 59

Crofton, NE Arboretums

Things to do Visitors Centers near Crofton, NE