THE GREAT RIVER EXPEDITION
OF LEWIS & CLARK STARTED HERE
. . . at the confluence of the Missouri River
and the mighty Mississippi.
Where these two great rivers meet
is the launching point of the historic
Lewis & Clark expedition of 1804.
Through unchartered territories,
from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean,
Lewis & Clark endured weather, wilderness
and native Indian tribes (picking up Shoshone
interpreter, Sacajawea, along the way),
and reached their destination in Oregon
2 years and 4 months later.
And they did it going up stream,
against the Missouri's mighty currents.
Today, you can climb 150-feet to the top
of the Lewis & Clark tower, and witness
the exact launch point of the expedition,
where the Missouri meets the Mississippi River.