Missouri River, NE
The year 2004 marks the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's expedition. But modern-day explorers have already begun retracing the steps of this dynamic duo as they charted their way west.
Your little explorers aren't about to trek the entire 3,700-mile Lewis & Clark Trail, now a national historic byway. So we've picked a scenic 95-mile section along the Missouri River that's perfect for a family drive. You'll tour historic 18th-century homes, explore parks and wildlife refuges along the river, and maybe even join in on bicentennial celebrations.
The two-day tour starts in Omaha, Nebraska, and continues south through historic Nebraska City to Brownville, a quiet river town that has remained virtually untouched for decades. Your journey ends with a day of hiking or biking in Indian Cave State Park in southeastern Nebraska.