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Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

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A must see for anyone interested in the history of the area.

The museum is located in the Cape Disappointment State Park high on a cliff overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
J1037VQjoer
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Tacoma, United States
Visit the Edge of the Continent at this Washington State Park

This is an outstanding museum with opportunities to watch ships crossing the Columbia River Bar... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
MiaAmica
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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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244 Robert Gray Dr SW, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is located in the Cape Disappointment State Park high on a cliff overlooking the Columbia River Bar. Great views of the ocean and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. The trail to the museum switchbacks up a steep hill which could be a challenge for...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is an outstanding museum with opportunities to watch ships crossing the Columbia River Bar (known as the Graveyard of the Pacific) as well as being immersed in the history of Lewis & Clark Expedition and their interaction with the local natives. There is education...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

My wife and I stopped here while visiting the park. It cost us $10 to get in I believe but it was worth it. They have lots of educational displays, a film to watch, many pictures and timelines for their expedition along the walkway, etc....More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Very well done site. Helpful docents and Ranger. Smaller fort, further from the coast then I imagined.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Lewis and Clark is one of my favorite topics to teach to my students, so I was thrilled to stop into this site on my trip and learn a few new things I can take back to my students! Very informative displays!

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Traces the 8,000 mile trek by the famous explorers. Covers medical treatment, food, entertainment, key trip highlights, and interactions with native Americans. A 20-minute film provides a good overview. Some artifacts. 1-hour total is needed (could be longer if you read everything). $5 entry, Steep...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

I enjoyed the video and learned the history of Lewis and Clark. It was worth the visit to understand more about the area. $5 to get in.

Thank amy p
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We arrived close to closing so were a little rushed, but we definitely got our money's worth of information. Interactive displays were fun and the maritime section had great views. The lighthouse lens was neat to see. We also went through Ft. Canby's Battery Harvey...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park which spans both shores of the Columbia river in Washington and Oregon, this museum is very well done and informative. Truly enjoyed the visit and having all the trails around to explore made it a great...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

LOTS of reading! Hallways lined with timeline of the expedition that ends with a small museum with some cool displays and a short video. Worth the $7, nothing to write home about. Views from center are spectacular.

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HOURS: Apr 1-Sep 30 Open 10-5 daily Oct 1- Mar 31 Open 10-5 Wed-Sun Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, Veteran’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day FEES: Adults & Seniors: $5.00 Children 7-17: $2.50 Children 6 and... More
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