Combine History and Adventure - Explore the
110 mile drive along the Rivers of Lewis and Clark -
the Missouri and Platte.
Bellevue - Site of
Children's Lewis & Clark Interpretive Art Wall, Haworth Park.
Over 700 tiles of children's art is on display from 10 different states.
Include a VISIT to Sarpy
County Museum. Proceed on 19 miles to Gretna.
The great Platte River - Missouri Equator.
Field Notes from the Journals of Lewis and Clark.
On July 21, 1804 - After covering 14 miles in
the rain the party reached the Great River Platte. The highlands
which they had seen on the south for the last 8 or 10 miles stopped
abruptly. Captains Lewis and Clark ascended the Platte for about
one mile, reported the current very rapid and divided into a number of
channels, none of which were deeper than 5 or 6 feet. The Captains
estimated the Platte River to be about 600 yards wide at its mouth and
about that many miles from St. Louis.
Gretna - Schramm Park State
Recreation Area. Site of the state's first fish hatchery, now
a museum. Fall hours Wed - Monday - 10 AM - 4:30 PM.
Proceed on 18 miles to Valley.
Valley - Two Rivers State Rec
Area has signs detailing the historic location of the Otoe Indian
villages that Lewis and Clark visited. Proceed on 27 miles to
On August 4, 1804, the Corps camped up
river near the town of Blair.
Proceed on 10 miles to Fort Calhoun.
5) Fort Calhoun -
State Historical Park.
and Clark counseled with the
Missouri's and Otoe's on August 3, 1804. Commemorative statue and
historic Fort. Proceed on 18 miles to Omaha.
Father Flanagan's Boys Town
- Discover the World's Largest Stamp Ball! For more
information call: 402-498-1140.
Proceed on 18 miles
To complete your
tour, take-in Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.
17 miles of trails lead into woods and across
marshes and prairie. Birders see up to 250 species throughout the
year and in the fall geese and ducks migrate through. An
interpretive center includes exhibits and wildlife information.