Tours will focus on Lewis & Clark sites

Tours will focus on Lewis & Clark sites Do you like history? Are you curious about the Lewis and Clark sites in this area? Then come and join us for a fun and historical day of tours on Aug. 26.

In conjunction with the Lewis and Clark Festival on Aug. 26 and 27 at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Gavins Point Dam, the Yankton Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission is sponsoring historic tours of the area.

Choose from three different tours: two will be by motor coach and the third will be by canoe or kayak on the Missouri River.

Starting from the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, the first bus tour will travel east and look at the history of steamboating on the Missouri River, the first election site west of the Mississippi River, and Sergeant Floyd's burial site. The second bus tour will travel west and explore the ancient fortification site, Old Baldy, old Fort Randall, and the Yankton Sioux Treaty Monument. Each bus will be led by an experienced tour guide and will include lunch and a buffalo feed in the evening.

The third tour by canoe or kayak will start from just below Gavins Point Dam and will conclude at Clay County Park near Vermillion. Participants will experience the real Missouri River much like when Lewis and Clark were here in 1804. The trip will include a lunch on the river shoreline and the buffalo feed in the evening.

Each tour, whether by road or by water, is just $48 per person. Reservations are limited and need to be received by Aug. 1. Call the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at 402-667-7873 ext. 3246 for more information or to make a reservation.

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