Preparing for a Tour of discovery
at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
The Center does not attempt to tell the entire Lewis & Clark story. It focuses on present-day Sioux City's part of the trail. Murals and interactive exhibits help explain events of the journey that occurred in and around present-day Sioux City, from late July to early September 1804, including the illness, death, and burial of Sergeant Charles Floyd.
The expedition as a military operation comes to life in exhibits that use interactive devices, including animatronic mannequins, computers, flip books, stamping stations, text-and-graphic panels, lift-and-drop panels, handpainted murals, a brass-rubbing station, and reproductions of military equipment.
A 15-minute video detailing the Lewis and Clark Expedition, produced for the Center, is shown in the Keelboat Theater. The Center's grounds feature: a 30-by-50 foot U.S. Flag; and a 14-foot bronze sculpture depicting Lewis, Clark, and Lewis's dog Seaman.
The Center offers group tours for fourth and fifth grade students and other age levels. Groups may request a docent to guide their experience by calling the Center at