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Fort Mandan, Washburn

#6 of 29 in Historic Sites in North Dakota
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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. It 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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  • I was delighted with the attention to detail that went into this fort. They have recreated the rooms inside the stockade that one can almost imagine them being occupied. The interpreter that we had....  more »
  • A very cool Fort to go see lots of interesting history. Very informative and friendly staff. Great replica of the fort we really enjoyed it.  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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