I made my first stop at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana. Lewis and Clark spent more time in Great Falls than anywhere else on the trail that wasn’t the winter quarters.
The Interpretive Center is a big museum built into a cliff side on the Missouri River.
The folks in Great Falls really love Seaman – the Interpretive Center has a special volunteer, Buddy, who portrays the great dog himself!
Buddy is a licensed therapy dog who comes out to the Interpretive Center twice a week to let people see what Seaman was like.
There is also a statue honoring Seaman on the Center’s lower patio.
The Interpretive Center tells the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition beginning to end, starting with the best map available before they went out…
Next stop – Giant Springs State Park!