The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center has been a staple of the Sioux City riverfront since it was built in 2002 by Missouri River Historical Development to celebrate the anniversary of the famous expedition. The center is a look back on the area long before Sioux City was founded but has grown to be much more with the addition of the Betty Strong Encounter Center in 2006.
Kids come by the bus load from hours away to learn about Lewis and Clark and their famous expedition and people from all around Siouxland sometimes beyond come to the Betty Strong Encounter Center to learn about everything from the Missouri River to even The Beatles, and as Marcia Poole the director of the center says, it is a place of stories.
“This is a place where many ways meet, to engage in dialogue, to hear other people experiences and the richness of their stories, and it’s fascinating and sometimes you think the area that you live in isn’t all that interesting but it’s fascinating,” says Poole.
The center continues to be funded by MRHD, is free to the public, and is open six days a week
and there is always a new story to be made at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.
If you like to know more about the center or have questions about programing you can visit their website http://www.siouxcitylcic.com/