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Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

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Address: 1050 S Riverside Dr, Saint Charles, MO 63301-3481
Phone Number: +1 636-947-3199
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A museum dedicated to the journey of explorers Lewis & Clark.

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Located in a beautiful area with a lovely garden. Enjoyed seeing the replica of Lewis and Clark's boat and the very interesting talk by the folks at the boat house.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids are free but they can not touch anything and it's hard for my 3 & 4 year old not to touch. Plus I was not impressed. I would rather spend my $5 downtown then go back.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Located in a beautiful area with a lovely garden. Enjoyed seeing the replica of Lewis and Clark's boat and the very interesting talk by the folks at the boat house.

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Thank PasCaLady
Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

There is lots of info on the Lewis and Clark expedition as well as some interesting info about the 200th anniversary re-enactment. You can see the boats from the re-enactment journey. School groups visit here a lot. They had a discount for military members.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Our 5 and 10 year old kids both enjoyed this site. They were given scavenger hunt and activity pages to complete during our visit- with a prize upon completion. The diorama was beautiful. They loved watching the video, seeing the stream table, and dressing up in period costume. We found the center very informative and the staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

$5 for adults, $2 for kids Full of replicas, models, and some artifacts. Miniature houses, a campsite, streams, and stuffed animals. Journal entries from Lewis and Clark throughout the museum. A lot of information if you take the time to read it. There's an animal scavenger hunt for older kids. Informative movie on continuous replay. Period dress-up clothes available to... More 

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Marshallville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The grandkids (ages 1 and 3) really loved the animal hunt -- the "tough" find is the opossum (no spoiler here). The section of the movie we watched (NG Lewis & Clark) inspired me to buy the Blu-ray. Anyone visiting St. Charles should see this place.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The draw here are the boats. These boats really made the trip to observe the bicentennial of the excursion. (A video of it is available for purchase). The problem is this is really a boathouse. The boats are safely stored on trailers behind an iron fence. There is a platform and you can see them some but not like you... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A must see on anyone interested in Lewis and Clark expedition. It is a little known fact that they began a part of their trip here in St Charles on the banks of the Missouri river. The city, county an state have spent a good sum of money making this an attractive site to visit and you will not be... More 

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We found this place because our friends who live there highly recommended it. The boat house is right along the Missouri River in lovely St. Charles, MO. The boat house is in a great log building that is truly lovely inside. Start with the film in the school house area -- wait til it is near the beginning. It is... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't visit the museum upstairs, but the boats on the ground level are a compelling sight. There are reconstructions of Lewis and Clark's keelboat and two pirogues, all of which are seaworthy and were used to recreate the complete voyage. The boat house also has a nice explanation of their collapsible iron boat. If you visit, be sure to... More 

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