• photo of a replica keelboat with a crew member on the bow at sunset

    Lewis & Clark

    National Historic Trail ID,IL,IA,KS,MO,MT,NE,ND,OR,SD,WA

Directions

The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail extends over 3,700 miles, passes through 11 states, and includes more than 100 sites from Illinois to the Pacific Coast. For directions to specific sites or locations along the Trail please contact the site you plan to visit or Trail headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Click on the state names below for more information on Trail sites in those states.

Visitor Center at Trail Headquarters

For general trail information and trip planning, visit or contact the National Park Service Lewis and Clark National Trail Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Visitor center, exhibits, and bookstore are located at Trail headquarters.

Visitor Centers Along the Trail

Illinois

Missouri

Kansas

Iowa

Nebraska

South Dakota

North Dakota

Montana

Idaho

Washington

Oregon

Visitor Centers in Eastern Legacy States

West Virginia

Virginia

Kentucky

Indiana

Tennessee

Did You Know?

Pressed plant from Expedition, now at the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Corps of Discovery didn’t discover anything. Everything the Corps reported on- plants, animals, landforms - had been known to and used by American Indian tribes for generations. The Corps were, however, the first to record these items for science.