Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Ilwaco

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  • The center exceeded our expectations. It was easy to walk through the self-guided tour. I thought I knew about the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Not really. I learned quite a bit. The center and the outdo...  more »
  • We went for a drive in the snow, it rarely snows at the beach. We decided to head out to Cape Disappointment, the locals call it Cape D. We trecked out in the snow, played in it on the walkway / overl...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I only went here to the gift shop. We ended up spending $50 because everything seemed to cheap, and it was nice stuff. We did not pay the extra $5 to go into the center, but you can w...  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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