Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Ilwaco

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  • 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 ha...  more »
  • 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 ar...  more »
  • A great source of information on Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. The view is spectacular!!!  more »
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  • Parking is in a small lot well below the center (don't forget your parking pass) and then a short walk up a steep path to get to the facility. Well worth the walk & entry fee to explore a great exhibit ( see the movie too) to learn more than you can imagine about the Lewis & Clark expedition!! The displays and material are well laid out and it is presented in a clear and logical chronological way. The kids will love this place and the views are not to be missed!! Take your time to absorb the scope & scale of what Lewis & Clark accomplished.
  • Fascinating museum giving the history of the Lewis & Clarke expedition. Stay for the movie which isn’t too long but very enlightening. Also fun for small kids.
  • Great museum for young and old, complete with an awesome gift shop! It's also a nice place to watch the boats navigate the bar... from inside, behind huge glass windows where you are nice and warm!
  • 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.
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