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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

Mormon Monument

In 1846 Newell Knight, his family, and a company of Mormons left Nauvoo, Illinois to search out a home in the Rocky Mountains. Due to hardships, the group could not go on and they built a fort of log cabins by the Niobrara

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Church of Our Most Merciful Savior

Built in 1884, this one story church with board and batten siding is the only surviving Episcopal mission in the county. Services are still conducted with a beautifully wood finished interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Priest in Charge - Fr. David Hussey

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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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National Register Sites in Knox County

Bloomfield - Pospeshil Theater (1906): Elaborate pressed tin ceiling, fanciful woodwork.

- Carnegie Library: Being transformed into a museum. 402-373-4771

Center - Knox County Courthouse (1935

Niobrara, NE National Register

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