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Address: 6717 Highway 12, Lolo, MT 59847
Phone Number: +1 406-273-4253
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  Historic site used by Lewis and Clark in 1805.

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Only verified camp site of Corps of Discovery!

We had a very interesting tour of Travelers' Rest with a ranger from the Montana Fish and Wildlife Department, who pointed out the areas where archeological verifications of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
PasCaLady
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Pasadena, California

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Pasadena, California
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374 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very interesting tour of Travelers' Rest with a ranger from the Montana Fish and Wildlife Department, who pointed out the areas where archeological verifications of the Corps were found, including a latrine. The area is believed to be similar to the way it looked when the Corp camped there. Amazing to look at a tree that was... More 

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wallngford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

At first sight I was a little disappointed, but then realized that Travelers’ Rest is a State Park, and not a Federal site. Travelers’ Rest is an archaeologically authenticated Lewis & Clark campsite, though only two pieces of this evidence are on exhibit: a tiny, pea-sized “traders bead”, and a melted lump of lead. Other inside exhibits tell the story... More 

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Pelham Manor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I grew up in an historic hamlet in NY, where folks liked to joke "George Washington slept here," since he had used a home in our town as headquarters on several occasions during the Revolutionary War. So, arriving at Traveler's Rest, where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had indeed slept during their explorations of the West, had a familiar feel.... More 

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We visited on a Sunday and for a while were they only visitors. The volunteers were enthusiastic to share their vast knowledge of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the wildlife (mostly birds) we observed on the self-guided path. The museum showcased many interesting replicated items, and we were encouraged to touch and become more deeply engaged. This is one... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth the stop, and a great spot to get your snowmobile non ethanol premium fuels. The atmosphere is great and everyone is friendly.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was the third time I visited this park. It has great unrealized potential. The recent changes in the visitor center were disappointing, it's not as informative as it once was.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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221 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is an important site. When walking the site, it lack the feeling of how important it is. More displays are needed.to give the feeling of just how important this is. Not in character of how Montana really values its history.

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Texas
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199 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This state park is well worth the visit as the only Lewis amd Clark campsite verified by archeology. The small museum was interesting, with a good overview of the whole L&C expedition. A friendly volunteer enhanced our visit by showing us his artifact collection. There is a short guided walking trail which shows the layout of the original camp. A... More 

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stopped on the 210th anniversary! This was a very interesting visit and if you enjoy history and Lewis and Clark's story, this is a must see.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is not adequately advertised. And the exterior of the Visitor Center is nondescript. Too bad, as it was a great stop for us on our quest for all things Lewis and Clark. We had no idea this site contains the ONLY verified campsite used by the Corps of Discovery. And the story of how this site was verified is... More 

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