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Address: 6717 Highway 12, Lolo, MT 59847
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  Historic site used by Lewis and Clark in 1805.

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So Much More Than Expected

We really do have to hand it to Montana and their stunning state parks. Each one has something special to offer and Traveler's Rest was no exception. Our focus was primarily on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TNTATTHEBEACH
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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147 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really do have to hand it to Montana and their stunning state parks. Each one has something special to offer and Traveler's Rest was no exception. Our focus was primarily on the outside grounds and site of Lewis and Clark's confirmed campsite, but there are worthwhile exhibits at the learning center and pavilion/tent as well. We highly recommend forgoing... More 

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Molly S, Friends Group Director at Travelers' Rest State Park, responded to this review

So glad you were able to visit on one of Jack's days in the Park. We agree that he is a national treasure! More 

Pasadena, California
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377 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a very interesting tour of Travelers' Rest with a ranger from the Montana Fish and Wildlife Department, who pointed out the areas where archeological verifications of the Corps were found, including a latrine. The area is believed to be similar to the way it looked when the Corp camped there. Amazing to look at a tree that was... More 

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wallngford
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

At first sight I was a little disappointed, but then realized that Travelers’ Rest is a State Park, and not a Federal site. Travelers’ Rest is an archaeologically authenticated Lewis & Clark campsite, though only two pieces of this evidence are on exhibit: a tiny, pea-sized “traders bead”, and a melted lump of lead. Other inside exhibits tell the story... More 

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Pelham Manor, New York
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153 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I grew up in an historic hamlet in NY, where folks liked to joke "George Washington slept here," since he had used a home in our town as headquarters on several occasions during the Revolutionary War. So, arriving at Traveler's Rest, where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had indeed slept during their explorations of the West, had a familiar feel.... More 

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We visited on a Sunday and for a while were they only visitors. The volunteers were enthusiastic to share their vast knowledge of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the wildlife (mostly birds) we observed on the self-guided path. The museum showcased many interesting replicated items, and we were encouraged to touch and become more deeply engaged. This is one... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth the stop, and a great spot to get your snowmobile non ethanol premium fuels. The atmosphere is great and everyone is friendly.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was the third time I visited this park. It has great unrealized potential. The recent changes in the visitor center were disappointing, it's not as informative as it once was.

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Molly S, Director of Travelers' Rest Preservation & Heritage Assoc. at Travelers' Rest State Park, responded to this review

The staff and volunteers at Travelers' Rest work hard to make sure that every visitor has a great experience at the Park. Recent changes to the Visitors Center reflect our focus on the three main stories of this place: the natural history of the area, the cultural history of the Bitterroot Salish tribe, and the significance of this site on... More 

Deer Lodge, Montana
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238 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is an important site. When walking the site, it lack the feeling of how important it is. More displays are needed.to give the feeling of just how important this is. Not in character of how Montana really values its history.

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Texas
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215 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This state park is well worth the visit as the only Lewis amd Clark campsite verified by archeology. The small museum was interesting, with a good overview of the whole L&C expedition. A friendly volunteer enhanced our visit by showing us his artifact collection. There is a short guided walking trail which shows the layout of the original camp. A... More 

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Billings, Montana
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stopped on the 210th anniversary! This was a very interesting visit and if you enjoy history and Lewis and Clark's story, this is a must see.

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