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NEWS RELEASE     |     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     |     October 1, 2020


Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan
Transition to Winter Hours


Washburn, N.D. –The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan transition to winter hours starting Thursday, October 1.

Beginning October 1, The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Although the Fort Mandan Visitor Center will be closed, visitors can still tour Fort Mandan through October 17.

According to Site Manager, Kevin Kirkey, there is still time to visit both locations, “the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center offers year-round opportunities for learning and we hope that by extending our operations at Fort Mandan beyond our normal seasonal closure, that visitors will be able to still experience one of North Dakota’s leading historical attractions.”

Admission to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan is $8 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children aged 5 and under. They also remind visitors to follow the CDC guidelines on social distancing and personal hygiene while visiting.

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center is located 38 miles north of Bismarck at the intersection of US 83 and ND 200A in Washburn. Fort Mandan is located 2 miles west of the Interpretive Center on McLean County 17.

The mission of North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities through diverse parks and programs that conserve the state’s natural diversity.


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