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Fort Mandan, Washburn

Fort Mandan was the name of the encampment which the Lewis and Clark Expedition built for wintering over in 1804-1805. The encampment was located on the Missouri River approximately twelve miles from the site of present-day Washburn, North Dakota, which developed later. The precise location is not known for certain and is believed now to be under the water of the river. A replica of the fort has been constructed near the original site.
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  • Visited while following the Lewis & Clark trail. Very interesting. Guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the fort. Was not as big as I expected. Worth visiting.  more »
  • We were in the area and we visited the Lewis and Clark Interperative Center and Fort Mandan. Fort Mandan is a re creation of the Fort that the Lewis and Clark made when over wintered here in 1804...  more »
  • A great visit to though historic site and re-creation of Ft Mandan. The tour costs $8.00 per person and covers the Interpretive Center as well as Ft. Mandan. The ladies providing the tour were fantastic, very knowledgeable and good communicators. Don't be shy if driving a big RV and towing a car. There is a turn around loop next to Ft Mandan. No problem with a 42 motor home towing a car. I parked on the side of the road facing out.
  • Great place to go, the tour was amazing. The park was so clean and well kept. The tour guide was so informative. Will definitely visit again. Did not disappoint

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