Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Long Beach, Washington

Helpful docents and exhibits that trace the 8,000-mile trek by the famous explorers Lewis and Clark. Discover exhibits that tell the story of their medical treatment, food, entertainment, key trip highlights, and interactions with native Americans. A visit here will provide time with artifacts, a 20-minute film that provides a good overview of the historic expedition. This is an outstanding museum located next to the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse with opportunities to watch ships crossing the Columbia River Bar.

Why groups should visit: The center is an ADA accessible indoor attraction open year-round that is ideal for student and history groups. Groups love the spectacular views from the center! 

Where: Located at Cape Disappointment state park 244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624

Best Time to Visit: the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is open year-round. 

Length of Visit: 90 minutes 

Long Beach Trolley at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Long Beach Trolley at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Tips: Book your group visit ahead of time so that arrangements can be made to have a living historian on site. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is ADA accessible however it’s located at the top of a hill. Groups are encouraged to book the Long Beach Trolley to easily get to the center without a steep walk. It’s important for groups to book the trolley as the location has a small parking lot that parks a few photos with roughly 4-5 ADA spaces. The facility is ADA accessible with elevator. 

For more information on the LCIC click here. For personal assistance with group lodging, dining, trolley reservations, and pre/post Interpretive Center activities contact Ragan Myers, tourism and event coordinator. 

Phone | (360) 642-3029 


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