Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Interpretive Trials & Visitor Center

Opportunities to observe and discover the wonders of nature while “walking in the footsteps” of Lewis & Clark along the 2.5 miles of trails including views of the Missouri River, and a view of the “boundless prairie” that Captain Clark noted in his journal when the explorers camped here July 18-19, 1804. Exterior exhibits include a full size replica of their 55 foot long keel boat, and a Native American earth lodge.

Interactive exhibits inside our 12,000 square foot three-story building provide unique historic, scientific, cultural, recreational and educational experiences to visitors of all ages with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. Students learn about the items that Lewis & Clark discovered, documented and sent back to President Thomas Jefferson. Casual observers get a view of the Missouri River from all three floors of the Center.

Contact Information

Opal Madsen
Reservations and Information:

100 Valmont Drive, Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Mon - Sat: 10AM - 4PM Sunday: Noon - 4PM Check website for seasonal details.
  • Seasons Open

    Open daily. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Day. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays in December-January-February. Trails are open year-round.
  • Prices and Fees

    Adults $5.50; Seniors (65+) and College Students $4.50; Military/Veteran $4.00; Students (6-18) $3.50; Children (5 and under) free. Family and Tour discounts available.
  • Accessibility

    All three levels of our building are completely accessible via an elevator...no stair-steps required. We can assist visitors with extra wheelchairs and walkers. Parking lot is 50 yards from our building. The trail to the Earth Lodge is hard surfaced. Some of our exhibits include braille and audio and are tactile for visually handicapped vistors.
  • Eco Friendly Notes

    A geo-thermal heating and cooling system provides green energy to our Center year-round. Sewage is composted.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    The MRB Lewis and Clark Visitor Center is owned an operated by a local private non-profit foundation. We have a close partnership with the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail division of the National Park Service.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Pets are welcomed on our trails. Service animals and some comfort animals are allowed inside our building.