The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center The Betty Strong Encounter Center The Crossroads and Our Mission Link to The Interpretive Center Link to The Encounter Center
The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center comprise an almost 20,000-square-foot, private, non-profit cultural complex, built and sustained by Missouri River Historical Development, Inc. (MRHD).The Interpretive Center opened in 2002 to commemorate the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial.

It expanded in late 2007 with the opening of the adjoining Betty Strong Encounter Center to fulfill a permanent mission of "commemorating a history of encounters before, during and after the expedition.
Joined by the symbolic Crossroads, these two parts create a Missouri Riverfront home for exhibits, programs and activities that explore how we live together as diverse people; and how we care for our land, our great river and other natural resources. Admission and programs are free.
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Now on exhibit: 2018 St. Augustine Portraits
Calendar of Events Title
2:00 pm Sunday, February 25
"The Homestead Act:
Creating Home Out of a Frontier"
presented by Dr. Scott Culpepper
1:00 pm Saturday, March 10
"If I Were a Captain" Kids' Party
and Art Contest
Winner Announcements
2:00 pm Sunday, March 4
"Noah Towns: The Art of Faking It"
20th century popular music performed
by a classically trained musician
2:00 pm Sunday, March 11
"Backroads Beauty"
Scenes of beauty along country roads
with photographer Christan Begeman
See calendar for additional
events