Recently I was lucky enough to go to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center located in Great Falls, Montana. The center was just off the Missouri River. Important historical rivers have a special place in my heart and the Missouri is definitely and important river. I was so excited that I was able to take a picture of it.
The Interpretive center had lots of great interactive visuals that really were interesting. It took me about 2 hours to go through and read all of the great informative visuals at the center. I took some pictures for some of the ones that really caught my attention.
In this picture I am actually carrying a model of what Sacajawea’s baby woould have looked like. The baby weighed 15 pounds. I couldn’t believe how heavy it was. I couldn’t imagine walking across a good 1/3 of the United States with a baby on my back. I have a lot of respect forSacajawea.
I know that Lewis and Clark mostly traveled by boat, but it never occurred to me to think about the areas where there were no water. The Corp of Discovery actually had to drag the boat behind them.
And when it was windy enough, use the boat’s sail to help push the boat along.
There are lots of diaramas and life size models as well.
Apparently there are lots of Lewis and Clark museums and centers all located along the origial route that Lewis and Clark and their Corp of Discovery took.
I was thinking following the trail would make a great summer vacation. Who would be interested in coming a long with me?
What historical sites would you like to visit? Comment below…