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At the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, visitors are transported back to the early 1900s. In the home that the world’s greatest aviator grew up, you can’t help but feel attached to the period of history that raised Amelia.
The American Indian & History Galleries of the St. Joseph Museum feature American Indian items from 10 cultural regions and pre-history items from area archaeological excavations.
The American Sign Museum is dedicated to the art and history of commercial signs and sign making. The American Sign Museum is proud to be the largest public museum dedicated to signs in the United States! Covering more than 100 years of American sign history in 20,000 square feet of indoor space, the museum is a walk through the ages of technology and design.
The Andy Warhol Museum is a 7- floor gallery and exhibition with an underground level that houses The Factory education studio and conservation lab. Established on May 13, 1994 and located on the North Side across the 7th Street Bridge from Downtown, the museum houses over 3,000 Warhol pieces, including films and videos by the artist.
The Annie & Abel Van Meter State Park park boasts over 1,000 acres of trails, freshwater marshes, lush forests, and camping. The Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center is also located within the park and features exhibits detailing the nine tribes that inhabited the region, namely the Otoe-Missouria, Osage, Delaware, Ioway, Ilini-Peoria, Kanza, Kickapoo, Sac and Fox, and Shawnee.
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City, Nebraska, is the original estate of J. Sterling Morton—the founder of Arbor Day.
The Aronoff Center for the Arts is better known to Cincinnatians as simply The Aronoff – a nod to Senator Stanley Aronoff, whose vision for a performing arts center in his hometown came to fruition in 1995.
The Audubon Center at Riverlands represents a unique and innovative partnership between the National Audubon Society and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Audubon Center is situated within the 3,700 acre Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, which offers prime prairie, wetland, and lowland forest habitats for both resident and migratory birds.
The Bethel Historical Society and Museum was established in 1972 and currently operates the museum in the Grant Memorial building. The Bethel Historical Society purchased the Grant Memorial building from the Village of Bethel, February 5, 2019. We have since expanded the displays into most of the building.
Built in 1872, the Cairo Custom House Museum is full of historical significance. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Cairo Custom House was originally used as the location for collecting tariffs on imports being traded along the Mississippi River.
When you visit Cape Disappointment State Park today, you certainly won’t be disappointed in what you find. It’s an amazing park that’s home to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.Perched on a cliff 200 feet above the pounding Pacific surf, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center shares the story of the Corps of Discovery’s journey, focusing particularly on their Pacific Coast stay during the winter of 1805-1806.
Carnegie Museum of Art is often considered the first museum of contemporary art in the United States. Originally known as the Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, the museum’s first art gallery was dedicated for public use on November 5, 1895, and initially was housed in what is now the main Carnegie Library in the Oakland neighborhood.
The Carnegie Science Center sits directly next to the Ohio River and is recognizable by its giant Weather Cone that sits atop the building! Since its opening in October of 1991, the exhibits have been constantly evolving and drawing visitors in, with numerous expansions having since been made onto the original museum. It has won the National Award for Museum Service and is a place recognized and loved by both Pittsburgh locals and newcomers.
The Cascade Locks Historical Museum is located in one of three original locktender’s houses, built in 1905, in the Port of Cascade Locks Marine Park. The Museum overlooks the original lock and canal built in the late 1800’s.
The Chachalu Museum and Cultural Center shares the stories of the tribe’s history, culture, and continue to practice their customs.
The Chilo Lock 34 Visitor Center and Museum occupies the former operations building at the former Ohio River Lock and Dam #34, which the Army Corps of Engineers decommissioned in 1964. Chilo Lock 34 Memorial Park gives visitors to the area the chance to learn more about the local history of transportation along the Ohio River.
Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
Visitors have to step into the Union Terminal to understand just how remarkable it is. When it was built in 1933 as a train station, it featured the largest half-dome in the world and today it remains the largest in the Western hemisphere.
One of the absolute best attractions and pillars of Cincinnati Ohio is the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. This unique and diverse park is consistently rated among the best zoos in the United States.
Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park is home to the oldest standing building in Idaho. In 1831 several Northwest tribes sent a delegation to St. Louis to find out more about the blackrobes. Father Pierre-Jean De Smet. S.J., responded to the request and came to the area in 1842. The current site was chosen in 1846 to build the Mission of the Sacred Heart. The actual building took place between 1850 and 1853 and construction was carried out by Jesuit missionaries and members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.
The Columbia County Museum Association (CCMA) organized in 2007 to manage the Historic Courthouse Museum in St. Helens, which originally opened in 1970.
The exhibits shown at the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center range greatly and are quite eclectic. A visit to the museum can give you the opportunity to learn about racial justice, gay rights, women’s empowerment or you may see the eclectic clown exhibit that was showcased here several years ago.
Dedicated to the Expedition, this rest area combines the “basic essentials” with artistic displays depicting the Corps trip through this area in 1804 and 1806. You’ll find unique canoe-shaped seating outside, several large murals inside, a compass medallion on the entryway floor, and eight terra cotta sculptures adorning the exterior of the building. Plus, the names of each Corps member are listed on limestone blocks which circle the facility.
Possibly the only professional printmaking studio and gallery on a Native American reservation, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the foothills of Oregon’s Blue Mountains.
The Downtown Maysville Historic & Entertainment District offers up its vibrant history while embracing its boundless future. Through architecture, significant sites, attractions, parks, shopping, dining and local watering holes, Maysville is a small town that lives big.
Located in Dufur, Oregon offers the visitor grand vistas, great outdoor recreation, and a glimpse into another era. Wheat fields and cherry orchards dot the hills that surround the town and provide the largest sweet cherry crop in the world.
The Eulett Center sits at the entrance to the Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve in West Union, Ohio. The nature preserve protects 20,000 acres of pristine forestlands, prairies, ravines, and slopes. Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1974, it is easily one of the most biologically diverse areas in the Midwestern United States.
On July 30, 1804 the Corps of Discovery were encamped at what is now Fort Atkinson. While there, William Clark wrote, “The Situation of this place which we Call Council Bluff… a Spot well calculated for a Tradeing establishment… & well Situated under the command of the Hill for Houses to trade with the Natives a butifull Plain both abov and below.”
While Lewis & Clark did happen upon this location and set up camp for two nights at the fort, interestingly enough they were not the only adventurers to come across Fort Belle Fontaine during the exploration of the newly acquired settlement from the Louisiana Purchase.
One of the most intact historic coastal defense sites in the United States, Fort Columbia is situated atop Chinook Point and was built between 1896 and 1903. It was finally decommissioned in 1947. Today, this former military installation is a 618-acre state park that makes up part of the Lewis & Clark National and State Historical Park.
Apart from its connections to the Lewis & Clark expedition, Fort Osage is rich in history so much so that in 1961 it finally became registered as a historical landmark.Built under the direction of General William Clark, joint commander of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition, Fort Osage was established in 1808 as a military outpost in the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. These days, however, Fort Osage provides an opportunity for visitors to tour the reconstructed site and experience living history. Each year, the Fort Osage Education Center provides educational programs to thousands of students.
With the planned 1907 construction of a railroad bridge across the Missouri River from Pierre to Fort Pierre, the Chicago and Northwestern railroad track was quickly laid from Fort Pierre to Rapid City. Along the route, depots were built to handle the passengers and freight along with providing supplies for the early steam engine powered trains. The Fort Pierre depot was completed in 1906 and served the community for over 50 years. Eventually trucks, cars, and airplanes largely replaced trains for personal travel and freight movement. By 1964, the railroad abandoned many depots, including the Fort Pierre depot, and the buildings were sold as surplus.
This National Historic Landmark was built in 1764 as a small defensive redoubt and is the only surviving structure of Fort Pitt — a key British fortification during the French and Indian War, which also served as the western headquarters of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Since opening in 1969, the Fort Pitt Museum has been enhancing visitor’s knowledge of the historical significance behind this specific location.
Situated inside Fort Stevens State Park at the mouth of the Columbia River, Point Adams has served as an important landmark for centuries. When Europeans first arrived in the area, it was the site of a large Clatsop settlement, and William Clark noted eight large houses on the site when they sailed past in 1805.
The purpose of the Gallia County Historical Society’s is to bring the community the resources that have been so painstakingly gathered to reflect the history of Gallipolis and the surrounding Gallia County.
Along River’s Edge Trail in Great Falls, Montana you’ll come face to face with this life-size steel frame sculpture titled, “Grizzly Bear.”
The Headwaters Heritage Museum is operated by the Three Forks Area Historical Society as a non-profit organization, and works every day to provide visitors with the intimate details of the area’s rich history – one that is deeply connected to the eventual creation of the modern United States of America.
Along the shores of the Snake River south of Lewiston, Idaho is Hells Gate State Park and the Lewis & Clark Discovery Center. The location has historical significance due its being a former Nez Perce village.
Experience the fur and buffalo robe trade at Historic Old Fort Benton. Here the Blackfeet and other tribes traded buffalo robes and other furs for trade goods such as beads, gun, blanket, knives, cookware and cloth.
St. Mary’s Mission was the first white settlement in Montana, which eventually grew into the town of Stevensville. Today, these buildings are preserved to give visitors insights into the early days of the settlement of the West.
The Huntley Project Museum tells the story of how the irrigation project came to be, how it was constructed, & the homesteaders & events that settled it.
The Hutson Museum provides entertainment and education for all. The museum includes a variety of rocks, gems, and minerals, as well as Native American artifacts and Pioneer relics.
By means of a quick southwestern detour from the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, visitors will find the Idaho State Museum. Managed by the Idaho State Historical Society, the museum emphasizes the important connection that residents have with the land.
Owned and operated by the Harrison County Conservation Board and located in Missouri Valley, Iowa, the Harrison County Historical Village dates all the way back to the 1800s. Now a museum complex, it also doubles as the Iowa Welcome Center.
The John Gee Black Historical Center is a cultural and educational center to insure the preservation of tradition, culture, crafts, music and art of the African Americans in Southeastern Ohio and to educate our diverse people about African-American traditions and about the past and present contributions of African-Americans to this country.
Ste. Genevieve’s annual Jour de Fete celebration has been described as one of “the premier arts and crafts fair in the Midwest” and a weekend you don’t want to miss.
The Kregel Windmill Factory Museum is unique in that it is the only remaining windmill factory museum in the United States. At one time there were over a thousand windmill manufactures in the USA but only the Kregel Windmill Factory was preserved as a museum
The Lemhi County Historical Society and Museum located in Salmon, Idaho is the go-to place for education on the history of Lemhi County. Although Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed through the area in 1805 on their trek westward, Fort Lemhi was established in 1855 by a group of Mormon missionaries. They abandoned the fort in 1858 due to conflicts with the Nez Perce Nation. Lemhi County itself was established in 1869.
The Lewis and Clark Museum is located on the upper level of the Boat House and can be accessed by stairs or an elevator. Among the many museum exhibits are dioramas illustrating highlights of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Native American displays, and various Missouri River habitats encountered during the journey
The Main Visitor Center, located at the entrance of the park just off Hwy 2, targets the unique geology, flora and fauna one can experience in the 3000 acre park.
This permanent outdoor exhibit located at the Great Northern Town Center is a cooperative project with Lewis & Clark Trail Commission.
Travel through the landscape of the expedition, and observe the plants, animals, and native peoples much as the Corps of Discovery did. Interactive displays are complimented by a variety of educational films, live interpretive programs, and historic demonstrations on a daily basis.
During the winter between 1804 and 1805, the Corps of Discovery resided at Fort Mandan, a location in central North Dakota. Today, visitors can experience exhibits, period artifacts, art collections, and interpreters who will tell stories about the Lewis and Clark Expedition right in the place where the corps themselves once stood.
The Visitor Center is co-located with the National Park Service Midwest Regional Office, which has had a presence in Omaha for nearly 80-years serving over 56 national parks and surrounding communities through preservation, recreation, conservation, and other assistance programs.
From statues, representing local wildlife and native plants, to directional signs helping visitors navigate their way to the center, the notable markers serve visitors information through engaging visuals and thoughtful text.
The Interpretive Garden at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail commemorates the journey that Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, along with the rest of the expedition, completed between 1803 and 1806. Visitors walking through the garden will find interpretive panels on the expedition, the local wildlife, and native plants.
Located at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center’s interpretive garden, history markers provide travelers the ability to learn more of the historical significance and contextual relevance of the journey of Lewis and Clark.
The original Log Cabin Visitor Center (30’ x 50’) was built in 1975 with log walls/beams, cedar shake shingle roofing, pine wood ceiling/flooring, and a full basement costing $36,738.38.
The Mills County Historical Museum is located in the city of Glenwood, Iowa, near Glenwood Lake Park. Owned and operated by the Mills County Historical Society, the museum was founded in 1959. The Mills County Historical Museum is made up of a main building as well as several historical buildings available for touring.
The Missouri State Museum is where visitors go to immerse themselves in the history of the Show-Me State. The museum houses an impressive collection of exhibits that highlight the state’s natural and cultural history.
The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is located near Williston, North Dakota, less than half a mile from the Fort Buford State Historic Site. The center offers exhibits related to the prehistoric, natural, tribal, and pioneer history of the area.
The MonDak Heritage Center is Eastern Montana’s premier museum, with a mission to engage, educate, and inspire our community by preserving and contributing to the area’s arts, culture, and heritage.
Montana’s Museum is where history and land come together in the story of the people who have called Montana home. Located near the State Capitol in Helena, the museum is an essential part of a meaningful travel experience in Montana.
The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of nature through education. MNHC was the brainchild of a group of educators who were involved in various efforts to educate both kids and adults about the natural history of western Montana, and who decided to unite those efforts into one environmental education organization.
The story of Mothman brings countless regional tourists to the area every year, usually culminating in September’s festival. Because of all the stories, a museum dedicated to West Virginia’s favorite Cryptid was opened.
Today, the Museum at Warm Springs provides visitors the opportunity to learn about this very same land, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, which now represents the Wasco, Warm Springs and Paiute Peoples.
The Museum of Historic New Richmond at the Ross-Gowdy House features exhibits telling the story of the founding of New Richmond in 1814 and growth as a terminus for trade during the steamboat era. There are also highlights of the town’s citizens involvement in the abolitionist movement.
The story of the homesteader is told. Their way of life on the Northern Great Plains is yours to explore.
Collaborating with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service, the museum was founded in 1941 and focusses on the varied art, historic clothing, horse gear, weapons, and other artifacts of the Northern Tribal Plains people.
Located in Independence, Missouri, the National Frontier Trails museum is the perfect place to learn about the history of life on trails and trail pioneers themselves.
The 12,000-square foot National Great Rivers Museum is located on the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam #26.
The National Neon Sign Museum is located in the heart of The Dalles downtown historic district. The museum captures the history, craftsmanship, and culture that shaped America, as seen through the lens of the signage and advertising industry.
For decades, Black Americans risked their lives to cross the river to achieve their hopes and dreams in the Northern United States or Canada. It is believed that some 100,000 people made the journey from the deep south into the north for freedom and the hope that they may one day be treated as equals. Today, the hopes, trials, tribulations, horrors, courage, and fortitude of the enslaved black people, escapees, and abolitionists are commemorated in this museum.
The Nez Perce call themselves Niimíipuu, or “The People.” The Tribe’s homelands originally included parts of present-day Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The Nez Perce people followed very coordinated and specifically timed movements across and up in elevation of their land, as they conducted their gathering cycle.
Exhibits in the Early People’s Gallery inform visitors about the fur trade, cultures and sites of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara peoples, Sakakawea, river transportation methods, bison, and more.
The Cahokia Courthouse is rich with history and is one of the few historic buildings left in Illinois that showcases its original French architectural influences. Originally constructed as a residence, Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery arrived at this house along their travels in the winter of 1803 and left in the spring of 1804.
The Pheasant Drive-In Theatre is located just 1 mile north of Redfield on Hwy 281. Visitors in Mobridge can bring their lawn chairs and blankets for a great night of entertainment & fun.
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is located in Settlers Cabin Park in the Collier Township suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 460-acre botanical garden was founded in 1988 by the Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania.
The Polson-Flathead Historical Museum opened in 1972 to preserve the history of the Mission Valley and the Flathead Indian Reservation. Step back in time when you visit this museum with its amazing attention to detail as it brings history to life in each of its exhibits.
The Prairie County Museum opened in 1975 inside the historic 1916 State Bank of Terry building. The museum has since grown into a large complex that includes the original 1916 State Bank of Terry building, an old-time pioneer homestead, the Burlington Northern Train Depot, a steam-heated outhouse, an old wooden train caboose, and – of course – the famous Evelyn Cameron Gallery of photos.
The nature center has many displays featuring animal habitats including a beaver dam, beehive, and 7,000-gallon native fish aquarium. The area surrounding the nature center includes several additional features such as natural habitats for birds and animals, prairie and wildflower areas, and a paved walking trail.
When Charles Floyd died on August 20, 1804, the men of the Corps buried him on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River, south of today’s Sioux City, Iowa. There’s no mention in the journals of how he was interred – obviously, there wasn’t time to create a wooden coffin for his body. It’s likely he was wrapped in a blanket.But if you visit the Sioux City Public Museum, you’ll see this chunk of wood that is said to be a remnant of Sergeant Floyd’s casket.
There is much to see and do at the Sacajawea Center for all ages and interests throughout the year!
Established in 1884 as a means to counter the effects of homesteading upon the Native American population, the St. Labre Mission has become an integral part of the lives of Native American communities in southern Montana. Spread across three school campuses, the mission educates children from pre-K through high school.
Visitors to the Ste. Genevieve Art Center & Art Museum may find an art class in progress, or one or more of members of the Sainte Genevieve Art Guild at work on a painting or sketch (but always ready for a friendly chat).
The Sainte Genevieve Art Center and Art Museum is now open. On display is an overview of this county’s rich art history and art by local artists. The Center is home to the Art Guild and will offer art classes, workshops and other events.
Along with their dynamic permanent exhibits, a variety of temporary exhibits feature local history interpreted through artifacts from their private collections. Visitors can get a preview of all the museum has to offer on the visitor experience and floor map pages. Virtual tours can be taken from virtually anywhere.
The South Dakota Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates individual citizens of South Dakota from all walks of life who have contributed to Agriculture, Arts & Entertainment, General, Historical, Professional & Sports. The attractions was founded in 1974 to honor and explore the people who strived for a culture of progress and excellence for all of South Dakota.
If you are looking for that special combination of live music, a jovial atmosphere and small-town charm, then you need to know about the Summer Music Series in historic Ste. Genevieve.
Terry is a small town with a special atmosphere and hospitable people. We invite you to visit our friendly community and to explore what the area has to offer.
The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art provides tourists a location to get a broad understanding of the culture and history of Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Other than giant humans and man-eating birds, the Alton Museum of History and Art has exhibits on the Lincoln/Douglas debates, the Civil War, and much more. To learn about local legends, historical figures, and historic events, visit to the Alton Museum of History and Art today!
The French Art Colony, a regional multi-arts center, has served our area for more than 50 years! We offer art exhibitions, classes, community events, educational outreach and rentals of our historic facility for public and private events.
Visitors looking for an interpretive center where they can receive official information about the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail from the National Parks Service must not miss a stop at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Maxwell Siding Railroad Museum pays homage to these symbols of modernization in truly interesting ways.
What better way to get a broader feel for a community’s culture and lifestyle than to visit a local art gallery. That is exactly what visitors get when they check out the Muchnic Art Gallery in Atchison Kansas.
The National Quilt Museum promotes the sustainability and growth of the quilting community by bringing the work of today’s quilters to audiences around the globe through exhibitions, education programs, and quilt preservation efforts.
The REACH provides a gathering place for residents and visitors alike to learn about science, history and conservation.
The Three Affiliated Tribes Museum is a heritage center honoring the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes who once dominated the Great Plains. Located in New Town, North Dakota, the museum sits near the Missouri River and the location where Lewis and Clark passed through in the spring of 1805 after wintering at Fort Mandan. The information and geographical knowledge provided by the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Tribes were essential to the survival of the Corps of Discovery.
Three Chiefs Culture Center is a place to experience the rich cultures of the Salish, Kootenai and Pend d’Oreille tribes. The traditions of these people have been passed down orally from generation to generation. As their lifestyles change with time and technology, they continue to preserve and protect their heritage, history and culture.
Two Rivers Heritage Museum is operated by the Camas-Washougal Historical Society and focuses on the history and heritage of the communities of Camas and Washougal.
The Verendrye Museum resides in the heart of downtown Fort Pierre, mere blocks from the Verendrye Monument and one block from another national historic site: the spot at the confluence of the Missouri and Bad Rivers where Lewis and Clark had their historic first encounter with the Sioux.
Up on Crown Point, the Vista House was designed and built in the early 20th century, the art nouveau styled building stands as one of the first ‘rest stops’ in the country and pays homage to those who traveled on the Oregon Trail and journeyed down the Columbia River
The mission of WHC is to collect, preserve and tell the stories of the people and places of the Yellowstone River Valley and the northern High Plains region.
In late July of 1804, Lewis & Clark arrived in present-day Council Bluffs. The Western Historic Trails Center, located on the banks fo the Missouri River in Council Bluff, Iowa, details their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific. Still, the Western Historic Trails Center doesn’t only pay tribute to Lewis & Clark’s journey, but other historical trails are featured as well.
The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, located within the Heinz History Center, is the ideal place where visitors can learn first-hand about this Pittsburgh staple! In this dynamic museum-within-a-museum, visitors can experience the thrill of Western Pennsylvania’s unmatched sports legacy.
The William Clark Market House Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the historical past of the town of Paducah, KY. The Corps of Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, visited the area in 1803 where they contracted the services of Charles Drouillard, a half-Shawnee, half-French interpreter, hunter, and trapper who would be integral to their mission of westward exploration.