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Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

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Address: 1050 S Riverside Dr, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3481
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+1 636-947-3199
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A museum dedicated to the journey of explorers Lewis & Clark.

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Home of the replica boats of Lewis and Clark

This museum is home to the replica boats used during the celebration of the anniversary of Lewis and Clarks expedition. The boats are housed under the museum and are fenced off... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Lebanon, CT
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Lebanon, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This museum is home to the replica boats used during the celebration of the anniversary of Lewis and Clarks expedition. The boats are housed under the museum and are fenced off The museum upstairs contains exhibits relative to the river encampments, Lewis and Clark's expedition, the local Native Americans, flora and fauna. An adjoining room shows a movie about the... More 

Thank aablodgett
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for 90 minutes prior to another event. Enjoyed looking at the displays and reading about the Corps of Discovery. Learned a lot of things that I didn't know about the journey. Personable and informed staff person was able to answer questions too. Well worth the price of admission to gain perspective on the journey. We didn't have children... More 

Thank Sandy H
Carterville, Illinois
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was a nice, small museum packed with information about the expedition and has boat replicas. The entry fee is a reasonable $5. There is a small gift shop and an interesting film. The staff was very friendly. The museum is an easy walk to the monument and downtown shops. It is right on the river. This is worth the... More 

Thank Bonnie M
Saint Charles, Missouri
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126 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you ever wondered about how Lewis and Clark actually traveled... this museum will answer your questions. You can see a replica of their boat and they have a great film that explains the history. Wonderful for kids and families. Actually good for anyone who likes history.

Thank Stephanie B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, atmosphere and service. Staff is friendly. Food is very good. Everyone liked what they ordered. We had a reservation so we didn't have to wait.

Thank Nikkir98
Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

went there after lunch and took tour. The movie was very interesting. The displays were interesting. Good outside to look over the balcony to see the Missouri river. Learned a lot.

Thank ann1235
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Kids are free but they can not touch anything and it's hard for my 3 & 4 year old not to touch. Plus I was not impressed. I would rather spend my $5 downtown then go back.

Thank Thelovells1
Pasadena, California
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377 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Located in a beautiful area with a lovely garden. Enjoyed seeing the replica of Lewis and Clark's boat and the very interesting talk by the folks at the boat house.

Thank PasCaLady
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

There is lots of info on the Lewis and Clark expedition as well as some interesting info about the 200th anniversary re-enactment. You can see the boats from the re-enactment journey. School groups visit here a lot. They had a discount for military members.

Thank L A
Arlington, Texas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Our 5 and 10 year old kids both enjoyed this site. They were given scavenger hunt and activity pages to complete during our visit- with a prize upon completion. The diorama was beautiful. They loved watching the video, seeing the stream table, and dressing up in period costume. We found the center very informative and the staff friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Perk4travels

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