Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural, and Educational Center

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Statue of Sacajawea

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Salmon, Idaho

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Salmon, Idaho calls itself the “Birthplace of Sacajawea.” Nestled in the beautiful Lemhi Valley with its many streams and rivers, in the shadow of the Beaverhead Mountains and the Continental Divide, this is the homeland of the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock people. 

Besides the stunning beauty of the area, one of the primary attractions in Salmon is the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural, and Educational Center which is dedicated to honoring and providing education about America’s great historical heroine, Sacajawea, and her role in the Corps of Discovery. 

There is much to see and do at the Sacajawea Center for all ages and interests throughout the year. Here you’ll find special events including indoor and outdoor concerts, annual historical events, dutch-oven cookouts, festivals, kids summer camps, and family historical programs throughout the months of summer and early autumn. 

Stop in the Interpretive Center to view exhibits and artifacts that focus on Sacajawea. A gift shop on site is filled with books, gifts, and local keepsakes.The Meriwether Theatre is located in a classic red barn on the grounds and is a unique venue for plays, classes, and presentations. Visitors can also enjoy the scenic walking trails of the beautiful 71-acre park. 

Even your dog can enjoy its time at Seaman’s Dog Park, where you can’t miss the bronze statue of Seaman, Captain Meriwether Lewis’s Newfoundland.  

The Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural, and Educational Center is located just two miles east of downtown Salmon. Salmon is about 140 miles south of Missoula, Montana. For current hours, rates, and information, go to:

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

Last updated: September 13, 2022