In the pantheon of American explorers, there are few names as revered as Lewis and Clark. After securing the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, President Thomas Jefferson needed someone to map out the newly doubled national borders. The two U.S. Army officers were the men for the job. They set out into the great unknown in May of 1804, and except for the one Cracker Barrel they stopped at mid-journey, St. Charles was the last familiar piece of America they knew until their return trip in 1806.
As a testament to their momentous voyage, the Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center houses full-scale replicas of the explorers' boats, half-scale 18th and 19th century buildings, and displays about the Native Americans that Lewis and Clark met along the way. Outside its walls, the museum also gives visitors a glimpse into the ecosystems that the pair explored. Visitors can walk on trails through the woods and wetlands to find herons, deer, and indigenous plants.
Looking for a new date idea? Check out Alice's Tea Room and Miniatures in Saint Charles and enjoy a peaceful night of art browsing.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
St Charles County Historical exhibits the finest Saint Charles has to offer in their terrific museum.
St Charles County Historical's customers can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot.
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For a first-class collection of culture, be sure to check out the work on display at Washington's Washington Historical Society.
The doors are open for you at this museum with their people friendly restaurant and great, home-cooked food.
Bring the whole family to this museum, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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