Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters-Omaha Visitors Center
Welcome to the homeland of the U-mo'n-Ho'n, the Omaha Indians, or "upriver people," and the namesake of the City of Omaha. A treaty with the Omaha Indians in 1854 ceded most of this homeland to the United States and a portion of this, approximately 12,400 acres was established as a reservation; the headquarters of which is located in Macy, Nebraska. The current City of Omaha has over 400,000 people. It is situated on the west bank of the Missouri River. This landscape has evolved from the miles of tall prairie teaming with a variety of animals including the buffalo and a river several miles wide and very shallow, to the deep and fast river that defines the cityscape today.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled, camped, hunted and fished, met with the Native people and held council with Indian Chiefs in this area of the middle Missouri. The Omaha Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center commemorates this journey. Visitors are welcome to meet with Park Rangers to learn more about Lewis and Clark history or to gather information for planning their next stop on their own journey along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
The Omaha Visitor Center is located within the National Park Service Midwest Regional Office which has had a presence in Omaha for nearly 80-years serving over 56 national parks and surrounding communities through preservation, recreation, conservation, and other assistance programs.
Stop in and say hello! We are happy to assist you.
Did You Know?
The Lewis and Clark Expedition was to record "the names of the nations & their numbers.” Interactions with American Indians were, however, more than a record of names and numbers. They were matters of survival and success. Trade with tribes and the information they provided sustained the Expedition.