This Fantasy RV Tour was complex, exhausting, amazing, scintillating and 45 days long. To give you an idea I am sharing the itinerary. I will add photos for illustration in later posts. We also added stops along the way if certain places interested us especially state parks and historical monuments or sites.
We have continued exploring on our own in the beautiful Northwest as the tour ended at the Pacific Ocean. Stars indicate some of our favorite events, places or days – * to *****
DAY 1-3 ST CHARLES, MO -? Welcome Dinner , St Louis Guided Bus Tour, William Clark Gravesite Camp River Dubois, Daniel Boone Home, Jefferson National Gateway & Arch. Lewis & Clark Boatyard & Museum. **
DAY 4 ARROW ROCK, MO - MILES 143 – Explore Arrow Rock – historic town near Lewis & Clarkbstop on Missouri River. *
DAY 5-7 PLATTE CITY MO - MILES 127 – Kansas City Guided Bus , Case Point , Lewis & Clark Statue, WWI Museum & Monument, Arabia Steamboat - also Independence MO – President Truman Library & Museum ***
DAY 8-9 GREENWOOD, NE - MILES 172 – Lewis & Clark Monument at Council Bluffs & Western Historic Trail Center • Boys Town Visit, Melodrama Performance at Eugene Mahoney State Park **
DAY 10 NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD - MILES 135 , Fort Atchinson, Lewis and Clark State Park Museum, Sergeant Floyd Monument, Sioux City L&C Discovery Center **
DAY 11 OACOMA, SD - MILES 218 – Aktu Lakota First People’s Museum **
DAY 12 PIERRE, SD – MILES 82 – Pierre City Tour & South Dakota Heritage Museum , Oahe Dam *
DAY 13-16 BISMARCK, ND – MILES 210 – Bismarck City Tour, On-a-Slant Indian Village, North Dakota Heritage Center , Fort Abraham Lincoln , General George Custer’s Home • Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center • Fort Mandan Tour & Missouri Muzzle Loaders Reenactment and chance to shoot one! ***
DAY 17-18 MEDORA, ND MILES 134 – Explored Medora & enjoyed Musical Theater Performance. Don’t miss Painted Canyon & Theodore Roosevelt National Park – our first bison herd!****
DAY 19 FORT PECK, MT MILES 199 – Ft Peck Dam and Lake , Ft Peck – town built by Dam construction – old hotel had neat bar ***
DAY 20 HAVRE, MT – we rested on this stop but there is a tour of city built underground after a big fire – Havre Underground Tour, Wahkpa Chugn Buffalo Jump – where Native people killed bison by driving them off cliffs.
DAY 21-23 EAST GLACIER, MT - MILES 174 - Glacier National Park Tour • Glacier Lodge &Many Glacier area – Lodges and scenic views – magnificent *****
DAY 24-26 GREAT FALLS MT – MILES 142 Lewis & Clark Honor Guard, Great Falls, Ryan Dam & Falls , Black Eagle Falls , Portage Route • Charlie Russell Art Museum & the Sip & Dip – Mermaid Bar ****
DAY 27-28 HELENA, MT MILES 91 – Last Chance Ranch Dinner , Helena Guided Tour , Gates of Mountains Boat Cruise & Tour ***** Awesome!
DAY 29-30 DILLON, MT MILES 132 – Missouri Headwaters State Park, Lemhi Pass & Camp Fortunate, Bannock State Park & Bannock Ghost Town Tour ****
DAY 31-32 LOLO, MT MILES 183 – Big Hole National Battlefield – Nez Perce Memorial site. ****
DAY 33-34 OROFINO, ID MILES 163 – High Country Inn, Dworsak Dam & Fish Hatchery * We lost power in the RV park on this night – never knew why. Lewis & Clark camped near here before river changed direction.
DAY 35-36 CLARKSTON, WA MILES 54 – Hells Canyon Jet Boat Cruise ***** Outstanding & exciting
DAY 37 BOARDMAN, OR - MILES 176 – Stop along Clearwater River + Columbia River *
DAY 38-41 PORTLAND, OR MILES 163 – Columbia Gorge Guided Bus Tour, Vista Point, Cascade Locks, Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Dam & Fish Ladder, Columbia Gorge, Sternwheeler Ride, Mt St Helens, Johnston Ridge Observatory ***** Beautiful!
DAY 42-45 WARRENTON, OR - MILES 91 _ Warrenton Guided Bus Tour , Fort Clatsop Knappton Heritage Cove , Dismal Nitch • Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center , Pacific Ocean! Farewell Dinner ****
Whew! I’m exhausted just retyping this!