Water Trail Interest

  • Lewis and Clark Water Trail
    The Missouri River offers a truly unique opportunity to paddle through history.  On this site you will find a series of trip planning tools and resources designed to help you plan a paddling excursion on the lower Missouri River.
  • The Great Rojome Expedition
    See how two enterprising young men embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. For 8 to 10 weeks they traversed nearly 800 miles on the Mighty Mo (Missouri River) as it snakes through the rugged state of Montana.

Missouri Sites of Interest


  • Discovering Lewis and Clark – An “interactive workshop providing an overview of the journey of Lewis and Clark. It focuses on issues, values and visions relating to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, its preludes and its aftermath up to the present time.”
  • Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. – History of expedition by Irving W. Anderson.
  • Lewis and Clark (National Geographic) – Includes timeline, list of supplies taken on expedition; list of scientific discoveries; journey log; links to other Lewis and Clark sites.
  • Lewis and Clark (PBS) - Companion site to Ken Burns’s The Journey of the Corps of Discovery. Includes excerpts from the journals, information about Native Peoples, interactive trail map, and classroom resources.
  • The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) - Complete journals as edited by Gary E. Moulton.
  • LewisandClark200.Gov -This website is a partnership among 32 federal agencies and organizations aimed at providing a single, easy-to-use Web portal with information about various Lewis and Clark historical places.
  • Lewis and Clark (Plant Systematics) – Includes photos of plants in Lewis and Clark Herbarium.
  • Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America (Library of Congress) - This exhibition features the Library of Congress’ collections of exploration material documenting the expedition and the quest to explore the West.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition: A National Register of Historic Places and Travel Itinerary (National Park Service) - The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, in conjunction with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), invite you to discover the historic places of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This travel itinerary highlights 41 historic places listed in the National Register of Historic Places and associated with Lewis and Clark. Many of these places are also part of the National Park Service's Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
  • Corps of Discovery, United States Army (U.S. Army Center of Military History) – Focuses on the people and the mission of the Corps of Discovery.

Cultural Awareness

  • Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
    Fort Osage was constructed in 1808 under the direction of William Clark and was the site of an Osage Indian village.
  • Graham Cave State Park
    This shelter cave was the site of very early human occupation as much as 10,000 years ago.
  • Iliniwek Village State Historic Site
    On this property is the site of a village once inhabited by Indians of the Iliniwek (or Illinois) Confederacy, one of the three most significant Indian groups occupying Missouri at the time of European contact.
  • Mastodon State Historic Site
    Archaeological excavations established that Paleo-Indians hunted the American mastodon and other animals here during the ice age.
  • Osage Village State Historic Site
    This site is located on what was once a Big Osage Indian village occupied between 1770 and 1775 when the Osage were first encountered by Europeans.
  • Thousand Hills State Park
    Interpretive signs explain the significance of 1,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs.
  • Towosahgy State Historic Site
    This site preserves the remains of a once-fortified Indian village for the Indians of the Mississippian Culture inhabiting the site between A.D. 1000 and 1400.
  • Trail of Tears State Park
    The park preserves a part of the route known as the Trail of Tears, a trail taken by Cherokee Indians on their forced march to the West.
  • Van Meter State Park
    Located near the Missouri River floodplain, Van Meter State Park is the site of a former Missouri Indian village that was noted in the journals. Exhibits in the park explain the history of the Indians and the area.
  • Washington State Park
    The area that was once ceremonial grounds for prehistoric Indians includes significiant petroglyphs or rock carvings that are remnants of an early Indian culture.
  • York
    The story of York, William Clark's slave, unfolds in the Lewis and Clark journals and tells of his role in the famed expedition.
  • Pierre Cruzette
    Pvt. Pierre Cruzatte was of French and Omaha Indian heritage. His knowledge of the Omaha language and sign language made him valuable to the captains during their encounters with tribes on the lower Missouri.
  • George Drouillard
    George Drouillard, son of a French Canadian father and a Shawnee Indian mother, was recruited because of his reputation as an excellent hunter with a knowledge of the Indians' character and sign language.
  • Toussaint Charbonneau
    Toussaint Charbonneau was a French Canadian fur trader and the husband of Sacagawea, a Shoshone. Lewis and Clark believed that Charboneau and Sacagawea's interpreting skills would be instrumental when the expedition reached the mountains.
  • Francois Labiche
    Francois Labiche was an experienced boatmen and frontier trader and knew several lower Missouri Indian languages as well as French. His skills made him vital in communicating with the Shoshone Indians.