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Why you should put Fort Pierre, South Dakota on your Great Plains itinerary

When you are traveling through South Dakota on Interstate 90 you will eventually come across the Exit 212 Sign indicating the towns of Pierre and Fort Pierre. You might have heard of Pierre as it is the State Capitol of South Dakota, but considering that Fort Pierre is only home to around 2100 people, it […]

Why Visiting Point Pleasant, West Virginia Should Be On Your US Bucket List

When you think of West Virginia, sprawling mountains, coal mines, and whitewater rafting probably come to mind. But, like lots of states in the midwest, there’s a different side to the Mountain State: its beautiful river towns. One such town is Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Point Pleasant is located at the confluence of the Ohio […]

Why Domestic Tourism is a Form of Sustainable Travel

When thinking about where to vacation, many people want to go abroad, preferably as far away from home as possible. But how often do you travel in your own country? Domestic tourism is one of the best sustainable travel choices you can make. This article will exactly tell you why based on the fantastic example […]

Why Lewis and Clark Trail is a Perfect Family Summer Road Trip

When looking for the perfect family summer road trip in the United States, Route 66 or Highway 1 might be the first things in your mind. What if we told you that you can immerse yourself in a completely different and unique experience? A route packed with amazing sites that uncover some of the most […]

What is Geotourism and how does the LCNHT represent it?

Geotourism is a term that is floating around the tourism industry lately. However, it is a word that few are able to define. Despite this, geotourism is one of the most exciting movements in the tourism industry. You see, every decade the tourism industry sees a new trend arise that becomes a mainstay of travel […]

Native American Tribes along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Many people know about Sacagawea, the Native American woman helping the expedition corps of Lewis and Clark. However, the corps’s encounters with other Native American tribes are not as well known. Today we are highlighting some of the Native American tribes along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Though Lewis and Clark encountered around […]

The Best Wineries and Breweries Along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

A trip down the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail is definitely worth the journey for the beautiful scenery alone. However, the incredible wine and beer scene will truly make the trek worthwhile for any beer or wine lover. As you follow the steps of Lewis and Clark, make sure you save time to stop […]

Why Visiting Maysville, Kentucky Should Be On Your US Bucket List

When you picture towns on the Ohio River, places like Cincinnati, Louisville, and Evansville probably come to mind. While these big cities have lots of charm of their own, sometimes you need to head to the smaller towns along the river to soak up the true character of the region. Introducing Maysville, Kentucky, an 8,000-person […]

Why Visiting Madison, Indiana Should Be On Your US Bucket List

While the Midwest region of the United States is stereotypically known for its sprawling plains, agriculture, and cows, it’s also home to a wide variety of river communities along the mighty Ohio River. One of these communities is Madison, Indiana, which is located just an hour’s drive north of Louisville and an hour’s drive south […]

Planning the Ultimate Road Trip on the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

  The recently released Lewis and Clark Trail 2021 annual report highlighted how the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is working with partners across the U.S. to commemorate and protect the 4,900-mile-long historic route of the original expedition. One of the main partnerships for 2021 was a three-year agreement with the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism […]

How to Explore the Lewis And Clark National Historic Trail

When the United States barely lay claim to land west of the Mississippi river, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark traveled west to explore, study, and document a new section of land acquired under President Thomas Jefferson. While the Corps of Discovery’s expedition took years, the same route stands today and is as accessible and explorable […]

Expanded Lewis And Clark Auto Tour Route Fostering Future Of Tourism

When a shipment of new Lewis and Clark Auto Tour signs showed up in Jim Mallory’s office last summer, the vice-chairman of the Lewis and Clark Trust stopped everything he was doing to deliver them to communities along the Ohio River. When the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail expanded eastward in 2019, this new […]

What is the Lewis And Clark National Historic Trail And What is its History?

The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is not your average trail. In addition to being a course of travel, it is an important part of early American history. The Lewis and Clark Trail now spans the United States for about 4,900 miles crossing 16 states and 15 tribal lands. It also includes 1,439 miles […]

Communities Thriving Along Lewis And Clark Trail Thanks To New ‘Rivertown Review’ Program

While the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail’s 2019 eastward expansion added 1,200 miles of historical significance to the trail, the newfound addition of an abundance of towns and communities has been just as important to the trail’s mission. Engaging partners and stakeholders is critical at this stage, which is why programs like the Rivertown […]

Brand Storytelling, Outlined

When kids listen to stories, they periodically vocalize their ongoing consideration and settle for the prolonged flip of the storyteller. The emphasis on attentiveness to surrounding events and the significance of oral tradition in indigenous communities teaches youngsters the ability of eager attention. Body actions and gestures help to speak values and keep tales alive […]

Iowa: Western Iowa & Sioux City

This self-guided auto tour includes Waubonsie State Park, Council Bluffs and Lake Manawa State Park, DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Onawa and Lewis and Clark State Park, Sioux City with the Sergeant Floyd Monument, Stone State Park and the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center and the Fourth Street Historic District. Download Route Map Download Western Iowa […]

Kansas: Kansas City, Salina and Manhattan

This self-guided auto tour includes Kansas City, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Cabela’s, Legends Outlets, Olathe with the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, Topeka with the historic Kansas Capitol, Manhattan with the Flint Hills Discovery Center, Abilene and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Salina and the Rolling Hills Zoo, and Wichita. Download Route Map Download […]

Missouri: Jefferson City, Columbia and Boonville

This self-guided auto tour includes Jefferson City and the historic Missouri State Capitol, Columbia and the state historical art galleries with the work of Thomas Hart Benton, Boonville and the Boonville Village Center and Rivers, Rails and Trails Museum, Arrow Rock, Sedalia, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, and Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Download […]

Oregon: Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge

This self-guided auto tour includes the Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Waterfalls, The Dalles, Mt. Hood National Forest, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort and Barlow Pass, Hood River, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Sandy and Jonsrud Viewpoint, Phillip Foster Farm and historic Oregon City, and the Oregon Trail […]

Washington: Spokane and Eastern WA

This self-guided tour originates from Spokane, Washington and has a northern route that includes the Pend Oreille gold country, Lake Roosevelt and Grand Coulee Dam, and a southern route that includes the Lewis and Clark Expedition route along the Snake River from Clarkson to Sacajawea State Park at Pasco and the Mouth of the Columbia […]

Illinois: Great Rivers Area Self-Guided Auto Tour

This self-guided auto tour includes Hartford, Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, Wood River and a re-created Fort River Dubois, Alton, the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway, the Great Rivers Museum, and Vandalia with its historic Vandalia Statehouse State Historical Site. Download Tour Map Great Rivers Auto Tour […]

Montana: Missouri River Country

On April 25,1805, the Corps of Discovery canoes and pirogues reached the confluence of the Yellowstone River with the Missouri River. Captain Meriwether Lewis observed, “I had a most pleasing view of the country, particularly the wide and fertile vallies”. By the last week in May, 1805, the expedition passed through the Missouri Breaks, a […]

Long Beach and Southwest Washington State

Begin your journey where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Ilwaco, Washington. From there, explore singular state parks, outstanding beach resorts, and communities along Washington’s southwest coastline. This auto tour also loops over to Vancouver, Beacon Rock, and the Columbia River Gorge. This tour takes you […]

Idaho: Nez Perce Adventure Tour

This is one auto tour you will never forget. You’ll follow US Highway 12 along the Clearwater River Canyon, on to the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River and the Lochsa Wild and Scenic River, to the spectacular Bitterroot Mountains, and through the Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest. This is the legendary route of Lewis […]