On Friday we drive near the river on ND-1804 then US 83 north to the town of Washburn. Our first stop is the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Lewis and Clark arrived in the area in 1804. According to the Center “The expedition, brainchild of President Thomas Jefferson, was far more than adventure—it was a quest for knowledge. The exhibit shows how Lewis & Clark sought to connect the then-unknown interior of North America with the Enlightenment”. We enjoy the exhibits then make our way to Fort Mandan.
After touring we stop at a local restaurant for a snack. It’s nothing fancy, but the people are very friendly and the food is decent. No face masks required here, and at 3 pm there are only four other people in the place.