The Lewis and Clark Center is located atop Calumet Bluff just downstream from the Gavins Point Powerplant. The Center provides spectacular views of Lewis and Clark Lake, Gavins Point Dam, and the Missouri River and contains information concerning the development of the entire Missouri River Basin.
The center features displays on the geology, exploration, early navigation, settlement and natural history of the Missouri River region as well as the role the Corps of Engineers has played in its development. The Calumet Bluff Theater shows a wide variety of videos, including those on the construction of Gavins Point Dam, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Missouri River and videos for the young in all of us.
A bookstore offers books on topics including Lewis and Clark, Native Americans, pioneers, river travel, natural history and souvenirs. The Dorian Prairie Garden, outside the visitor center, showcases common prairie plants in raised beds and explains their uses by Native Americans and early settlers.
Stop by the Lewis and Clark wayside exhibits, part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, adjacent to the parking area to learn about the travels of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through this area.