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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  • 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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