Lewis and Clark Trail

The journey of Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean was a monumental part of the history of the United States and of President Thomas Jefferson’s legacy.

Begin your discovery of the Lewis and Clark Trail in Pottawattamie County:

Here you’ll enjoy the Lewis and Clark Monument Scenic Overlook of the Missouri River Valley  29385 Monument Road

The Lewis and Clark Trail on I-29 extends to Sioux City, Iowa, and beyond.

Narrows River Park


Looking north along the banks of the Missouri River, the scene
is reminiscent of the view Lewis and Clark had.

Lewis and Clark Monument Scenic Overlook


This site was dedicated in 1936 to honor the 1804 expedition of Lewis and Clark and their historic meeting with Otoe and Missouria tribes.


Trail Map

More Trails to Explore

West Nishnabotna River Water Trail

Float along this 27-mile water trail ideal for canoes, kayaks, and tubes.

Railroad Highway Multi-Use Trail

Enjoy this trail as it links smaller communities across Pottawattamie County.

Freedom, Faith, and Fellowship: Historic County Churches Trail

Follow along the trail that illustrates the faith of our farming forefathers.

Mormon Trail

Explore the route traveled by 70,000 Mormons from 1846 to 1869.

Wine Your Way Through the Hills Trail

Learn how Iowa is reclaiming its wine producing heritage on this trail.

All Trails

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