Accessibility

aluminum exhibit book features information printed in braille and a tactile 3D printing of a prairie dog image.
Tactile exhibit book featuring Animals of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Braille is printed along with with visual text. Animals graphics are raised to the touch, textured, and labeled in braille.

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Publications

Find text and image descriptions for printed brochures.
 

Audio Descriptions

OVERVIEW:

Two sided rack card providing center hours, attractions, facilities, and directions to visit. 


FRONT: 

National Park Service 

U.S. Department of Interior 

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail 

Image: National Park Service Logo 

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters and Visitor Center 

At Text: A National Park Service ranger kneels next to a child. The child is holding binoculars and the ranger is pointing off into the distance. Both are smiling. There is a large bridge, river and leafless trees in the background.  

Learn about the Lewis and Clark Trail’s 4,900 miles. 

Located on the first floor of the National Park Service Regional in Omaha, Nebraska you can find: 

  • Rangers, volunteers, and public programs 

  • Local area orientation and national park trip planning 

  • Junior Ranger programs, books, and badges 

  • Lewis and Clark Expedition film 

  • Bookstore and giftshop 

  • Restrooms and water bottle fill station 

Image: Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail logo 

BACK:  

Driving Directions 

1-80 from Lincoln: East toward Omaha take exit 452 to merge onto I-480E/US-75 N toward Epply Airfield/Downtown. Take the NE-64 W/Cuming Street exit toward Event Center-Ballpark/Creighton University. Right on Cuming Street, which turns into Abbott Drive. Right on Riverfront Drive. One-half mile to National Park Service building, on the left. 

I-29  from Iowa: Northbound toward Omaha. I-480 West/Highway 6 West. Southbound Exit 53B. Event Center-Ball Park/Eppley Airport. Right on 10th Street. Right on Abbott Drive. Right on Riverfront Drive. One half mile to national Park Service building, on the left.   

Highway 75 from Blair: Highway 75 South. Left on McKinley Street/U.S. 75 South. Right on John J. Pershing Drive. Pershing becomes Abbott Drive. Left on Riverfront Drive. One half mile to National Park Service building, on the left.  

Summer hours 

Monday through Friday 8 o’clock AM to 5 o’clock PM 

Saturday and Sunday nine thirty AM to 5 o’clock PM 

Winter hours 

Monday through Friday 8 o’clock AM to four thirty PM 

Saturday and Sunday closed 

Admission is free.  

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail  

601 Riverfront Drive Omaha Nebraska 68102-4226 

402-661-1804 

Visit: www.nps.gov/lecl 

Follow:@lewisandclarknht 

Image: A map of the Omaha and Council Bluffs Missouri Riverfront in the vicinity of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center. It is untitled. The map primarily shows Omaha downtown roadways and landmarks but has some wayfinding information. This map is oriented with north at the top and represents and areas of green space and city scape located within a roughly one-mile radius of the visitor center. The visitor center is located in the center of the map between Riverfront Drive and the Missouri River. It is north of Lewis and Clark Landing and the Kewitt Luminarium. It is south of the Nebraska entrance to the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, all of which are also located between Riverfront Drive and the Missouri River. The Omaha Riverfront Trail runs north and south along the Nebraska (or western) side of the Missouri River, connecting to the Iowa Riverfront Trail via the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, which spans the Missouri River. The River’s Edge Park lies between the Missouri River and the Iowa Riverfront Trail on the Iowa (or eastern) side of the map. South of Lewis and Clark landing, Interstate 480 runs west- and easterly and crosses the Missouri River south of River’s Edge Park to the east, and north of Heartland of America Park to the west. 

 Image: QR code to Audio Description

The Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger Activity Journal, a 16 page activity booklet that kids complete to earn a badge, is audio described in both plain text and fun read along videos. Visit the Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger Read Along page for more. 
Please check back soon for an Audio Description of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail "Unigrid" brochure. Lewis and Clark Trail Staff will be working to create an audio described version during the 2022 National Park Service "Descriptathon" in October, 2022.

In the mean time, check out the audio described brochure at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
 
 
Two women smile as they feel a tactile map of the Lewis and Clark Trail. They hold white canes.
Two members of the American Council of the Blind feel a tactile map of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. These visitors gave important feedback on the visitor center's accessible products.

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Lewis and Clark Trail Headquarters Visitor Center. Omaha, Nebraska.

Facilities

The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters Visitor Center is a accessible site. Bathrooms and most displays are accessible to those who are mobility impaired. The interpretive film is also accessible, has open captions and audio description. Assisted listening devices are available upon request.

 
Four people pose on pedestrian bridge over line that reads Nebraska. Iowa. One woman holds white walking stick. One woman holds leash of black seeing eye dog. Park ranger in uniform. All wear masks and gesture happily with arms out.
Coordinators of the American Council of the Blind conference and a park ranger stand on the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge with one foot in Omaha, Nebraska and the other in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Programs

A sign language interpreter and live captioner can be requested for any of our in-person or virtual programs. Please contact Lewis and Clark Trail staff in advance, so arrangements can be made.

Exhibits and Publications

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail headquarters in Omaha is working to expand its accessbile exhibits and publications. At this time we offer:
  • Braille printed booklets of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail "Unigrid" brochure.
  • Tactile maps of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, which are available in the Omaha visitor Center and also at locations hosting the Lewis and Clark Trail Junior Ranger program.
  • Tactile exhibit booklet featuring animals of the Lewis and Clark Trail.
If you have any questions please contact the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters Visitor Center at: 402-661-1804
 

Locations along the Lewis and Clark Trail


There are many visitor centers and sites along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. For information on accessibility, visitors will need to contact each site directly.

Please note, most locations along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail are not federally managed sites. Federal Annual Passes, Access Passes, Senior Passes and any other federal passes only work at federally managed sites and do not apply at non-federal State Parks, County Parks, museums and interpretive centers.

 

Accessibility along the Lewis and Clark Trail

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    Last updated: August 8, 2022

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