Residents and visitors can now journey back to the early 1800s and retrace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as they made their way around Montana. You can see what the Corps of Discovery saw as they traveled by foot over scenic mountains and via boat through clear waters. Experience their adventure as if you were part of the expedition.
This permanent outdoor exhibit at the Great Northern Town Center is a cooperative project with the Lewis and Clark Trail Commission and consists of 19 historical sites from Montana’s Lewis and Clark Trail. The easy interpretive signage guides you on your journey of Lewis and Clarks Montana Experience. This expedition takes you to places like Pompeys Pillar, Gates of the Mountains, Three Forks of the Missouri and Clarks Canoe Camp, to name a few.
April 25, 1805 From Lewis’s Journal…
I ascended the hills from whence I had a most pleasing view of the country, perticularly of the wide and fertile vallies formed by the missouri and the yellowstone rivers… the whol face of the country was covered with herds of Buffaloe, Elk and Antelopes… (they) are so gentle that we pass near them while feeding, without appearing to excite any alarm among them.
19 Interpretive Sites Along the Trail