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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Sioux City

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The Crossroads

“The Crossroads” connects the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center. It is a place of reflection and a symbol of hope for dialogue, understanding and peace among all people who make their home in the region.

“The Crossroads” comprises two elements: four colors (black, white, red and blue) arranged in a circle over a compass. The four colors represent Native peoples who lived in this region long before Lewis & Clark arrived in 1804. The compass refers to those who came after, including explorers and immigrants who continue to come here from every part of the world.

“The Crossroads” is the result of collaboration between Cannon Moss Brygger & Associates architects and Raymond A. Bucko, S.J., Director of Native American Studies at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

Cannon Moss Brygger designed the Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the adjoining Betty Strong Encounter Center. Fr. Bucko is the Center’s cultural outreach advisor.

The Crossroads message is illuminated by the poem, “The Sign of the Cross,” by J. Janda.
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  • I love this little place. Its full of history and a few fun things for the kids (and adults to do/see) and the people who work here are just so friendly. LOVE IT 
    I love this little place. Its full of history and a few fun things for the kids (and adults to do/see) and the people who work here are just so friendly. LOVE IT  more »
  • Two museums in one building. The Interpretative Center includes several Disney like animatronic characters discussing the Lewis and Clark Expedition- the other part of the center includes art... 
    Two museums in one building. The Interpretative Center includes several Disney like animatronic characters discussing the Lewis and Clark Expedition- the other part of the center includes art...  more »
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  • The temporary art display outside was an absolute joy. Going inside there were animatronics that told the story of the interpretive center. This was too mature for my 3 abs 5 year olds, but I enjoyed it. They had a Lincoln log activity for smaller children. We all left happy.
  • I really liked this place. A lot of nice sculpture outside. Inside a good film and very lifelike representations that give a little talk.

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