Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Ilwaco

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  • I decided to turn left on a road pointing to Astoria, later discovering that had we stayed on 101 we might have made the Lewis and Clark Center before it closed, but our first view of the Columbia Riv...  more »
  • To get here you have to hike a steep & unpaved trail in Cape Disappointment state park which requires $10 to enter. Then you have to pay more money to visit this place. I was able to use my National P...  more »
  • I really didn't have much of an idea about the history of the Long Beach Peninsula and the fact that much of it was first accessed by Lewis and Clark, to whom this interpretive centre is dedicated. It...  more »
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  • We opted not to do the tour since we were limited on time. It would have have been $15 for a family of four but that's probably a fair price to pay as it goes towards the park system. There are some old military remains that you can explore near the interpretive center and you can also see where the old gun turrents used to be. The kids may like exploring a few of the buildings and short tunnels in the side of the hill. There are clean public bathrooms in the center and even a gift shop, but it was not open when we were there.
  • A must for anyone interested in history. A super affordable and thoroughly engaging exhibit. Nestled among some nice outdoor jaunts.
  • This place is so worth the drive. A great place for the family and a great history lesson. Take a jacket and walk the hike to the lighthouse!
  • Visited after the small hike to the lighthouse. Great views.
  • I was sooo impressed with this facility. SO well-executed, so well-maintained, so informative, SO BEAUTIFUL, reasonably priced, exquisite!! The view! The Fresnels! The Lewis/Clark journals and artifacts, so much to see, just spectacular! And they have INDOOR WATER FOUNTAINS!!! Professional and helpful and knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, and a nice hike to access. The exhibits are very creative and very attractive. I liked that the building wasn't FREEZING (waste of resources, A/C!. Well worth the price of admission. Highly recommended.
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