This interpretive site contains artifacts from every tribe the explorers encountered on their journey. The center's Bergquist Gallery features a rare complete set of the printed artworks of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer. The story of nearby Fort Clark is told in a seperate exhibit. Includes 24-hour rest area, gift shop, picnic shelters, walking trails and traveler information.
"Our First Farmers" at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center tells the story of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Indians who were cultivating corn, beans, squash and sunflowers for hundreds of years before Lewis & Clark arrived. How those native crops formed the very foundation of today's modern agricultural industry is told through the story of the Oscar H. Will Seed Company of Bismarck, which took native seeds and made them available to early homesteaders eager for "northern hearty" varieties.
Admission: $7.50 adults; $5 students; Members free. Also includes entry to nearby Fort Mandan
Hours: Winter hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m and summer hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Address: Junction Highway 83 and Highway 200 A
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