Installed in 1990, the bronze End of the Trail statue commemorating Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark 4,000-mile, the 18-month journey was created by Stanley Wanlass. It stands at the Turnaround in Seaside, Oregon, where Broadway Street ends at the historic Seaside Promenade, a 1.5-mile stretch of paved walkway along the Pacific Ocean that was built in 1920.
The Turnaround is a fitting location for the statue, as it’s considered to be the official endpoint to the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s journey—the place where they “turned around” to return home.
As visitors take a picture with the statue they stand with Lewis and Clark, symbolically representing the end of the trail and the journey of the famed explorers. The spot offers travelers a fantastic opportunity for reflection of their journey, coupled with pristine views of the Pacific Ocean.