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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

At Fort Canby State Park

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The interpretive center traces the 2-1/2 year, 8,000-mile trek led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with emphasis on the human and historical aspects of the expedition.

Exhibits portray medical treatment, food, entertainment, discipline and the contributions of the Chinook and other tribes to the trip's success.

Sketches of the explorers and artifacts collected on the expedition are displayed, and a multimedia presentation depicts the highlights of the journey. Additional displays focus on local maritime and military history. Also visit the center's gift shop and observation deck with fabulous views of the ocean.

There is a 200-yard uphill walk to the center. Open 7 days a week, year-round.

Location: PO Box 488, Ilwaco Washington 98624 Telephone 360-642-3078

Other History nearby:
(Astoria) Astoria Column
(Warrenton) Camp Rilea
(Astoria) Clatsop County Heritage Museum
(Astoria) Clatsop County Historical Society
(Ilwaco) Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
(Astoria) Columbia River Maritime Museum


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