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Lewis & Clark Landing and Riverfront Park, Omaha

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Lewis and Clark Landing is a public park located at 515 North Riverfront Drive in Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. This 23acre park is situated along the eight-foot-tall (2.4 m) river walk of the Missouri River just north of U.S. Interstate 480.HistoryLewis and Clark Landing is the original landing site of the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Lewis and Clark Expedition took place from 1804 to 1806. The purpose of the expedition was to explore the land which the United States had purchased from France through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Lewis and Clark Landing now sits on property formerly owned by ASARCO, which maintained a lead refinery there that closed in 1997. HDR Inc. won an award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency for their work on remediation of the Lewis and Clark Landing.
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  • Stopped with my grandchildren and walked the bridge and stopped in the visitors center. Not much to the visitors center but the bridge is a good time.  more »
  • A good educational visit, but it's nothing to write home over. However combined with a walk across the adjacent pedestrian bridge across the river, does make this a nice visit. Not a bad spot to have ...  more »
  • What a nice resource for history and information on many sites throughout the country. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Gift shop was available but also a lot of free information was availabl...  more »
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  • Visited this walkway by the Missouri River last weekend for the 'Taste of Omaha.' A great place to hold outdoor events with tons of space. Also showcases the river and pedestrian bridge well while also giving a view of the downtown high rises. There are multiple historical bronze statues throughout as well that are quite interesting.
  • Omaha is a great city to explore. The riverfront walk is wonderful. It is a striking difference as you cross into Council Bluffs on the Iowa side. The city of Omaha is well planned and seems to have focused carefully on nurturing public assets. The Lewis and Clark landing is a nice historical offering that describes the move west.
  • Nice area. Passing through town. Lots of hiking. Beautified the city.
  • This is a pretty cool area to walk and explore. Surprisingly clean and well kept for the most part. Take time to walk the pedestrian bridge at least once in the spring and fall when the leaves are turning. Parking in Lot A is generally free for events at the CentruryLink Center and there is a convenient foot bridge to the CLink from here.
  • Great view of the river. Nice walking paths around Heartland of America Park as well.

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