Lewis & Clark Adventure

On the Road: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark

Immerse yourself in the world of Lewis and Clark as you learn from historians and explore expedition sites on this voyage from Missouri to Oregon.
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Program No. 4002RJ
18 days
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At a Glance

Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as you cross seven states and overnight in 15 cities on a fascinating journey of discovery. Beginning in St. Louis, Mo., go west as an onboard historian helps you bring the story to life traveling the waters, navigating the mountains and trekking the land of the last difficult miles along the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Historic sites, artifacts, lectures and living-history presentations bring this epic story to life.
  • Examine a full-size replica of the party’s keelboat and study the relationships between the explorers and Native Americans.
  • Cross the Bitteroot Mountains and see the camp where the expedition built five canoes.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen E. Ambrose
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
by Bernard DeVoto
Along the Trail with Lewis and Clark
by Barbara Fifer and Vicky Soderberg
Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
by Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns
Only One Man Died: The Medical Aspects of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
by Eldon G. Chuinard
Native America: Portrait of the Peoples
by Duane Champagne
Seeking Western Waters: The Lewis and Clark Trail from the Rockies to the Pacific
by Emory Strong & Ruth Strong
Out West: American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail
by Dayton Duncan
Lewis and Clark among the Indians
by James P. Ronda
Indian Life on the Upper Missouri
by John C. Ewers
Native Peoples of the Northwest
by Jan Halliday and Gail Chehak
The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Volumes 2 – 11
by Gary Moulton
Lewis and Clark: Pioneering Naturalists
by Paul Russell Cutright
Passage of Discovery: The ‘American Rivers’ Guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark
by Daniel Botkin

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