I-44 Ramp at Walnut St. to Close This Weekend
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the ramp from eastbound I-44 to Walnut this weekend. Crews will close the ramp (Exit 291B) into downtown at 9 a.m. Friday, July 25 so crews can remove the remainder of the old ramp from the Poplar St. More »
Photo Mural Exhibit
The Museum of Westward Expansion houses a permanent exhibit of 33 large format photo murals depicting the campsites and significant places visited by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their exploration of the interior of North America. This epic journey became better known as the Corps of Discovery. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial displays these magnificent 15 foot high photo murals extending 500 feet along the back wall of the Museum of Westward Expansion.
The above image is the floorplan of the museum where these remarkable photo murals are located. Along with the 33 large format photo murals are 198 small photos of various scenes, flora, and fauna pertaining to the mural scenes. Each number on the floorplan image represents a large photo mural. Click on the numbers above to view a specific magnificent mural. If you prefer, follow the path of the arrow (below) to view the murals in chronological order.
Did You Know?
On September 10, 1804 on Cedar Island, in South Dakota, William Clark discovered the fossilized remains of the ribs, backbone and teeth of a plesiosaur. Plesiosaurs were animals who lived at the same time as the dinosaurs, but swam rather than walking on land. Clark thought it was a giant fish bone! More...