Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
A lovely 70-mile drive south of Minot on U.S. 83 just outside the town of Washburn, the center is housed in a beautiful natural wood building. In front is a spectacular metal sculpture of Lewis & Clark meeting with a Mandan chief. Inside the center has many historical displays mainly about Lewis & Clark's time in the area which included a winter stay during 1804-05 at nearby Fort Mandan which has been reconstructed a few miles from the original site. The reconstructed fort is approximately 2 miles north of the center. There are great views of the Missouri River valley from the observation deck in the back of the center.
Also inside the center are a small gift shop and art galleries. The center is run by the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation and admission is $7.50 for adults, $5.00 for students and includes admission to Fort Mandan. Definitely worth the drive from Minot!