Lewis & Clark Auto Tours
of the Great Rivers

Discoveries await throughout the region, GO ADVENTURING!

If you’re looking to explore the sights and history on offer in Illinois, Missouri,
and Kansas, follow the Lewis and Clark Auto Tours.

Illinois’ Great Rivers Area Tour

Illinois Auto Tour 1

This self-guided auto tour includes Hartford, the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Wood River and a re-created Fort River Dubois, Alton, the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway and the Great Rivers Museum and Vandalia with its historic Vandalia Statehouse State Historical Site.

Illinois Ohio River Valley Tour

Illinois Auto Tour 2

This self-guided auto tour includes the Ohio River Scenic Byway, Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest, Rim Rock National Recreational Trail, Cave in Rock, Fort Massac State Historic Park, and Metropolis with its world-famous Super Museum.

Illinois Frontier Tour

Illinois Auto Tour 3

This self-guided auto tour includes Fort Kaskaskia, Carbondale/Murphysboro, Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, Cahokia, Hartford, the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Wood River and a re-created Fort River Dubois, Alton, the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway and the Great Rivers Museum, and Grafton at Pere Marquette State Park and Visitors Center.

St. Louis, Cape Girardeau & St. Charles Tour

Missouri Auto Tour 1

This self-guided auto tour includes St. Louis with its Gateway Arch, the Saint Louis Zoo and Anheuser-Busch brewery; historic St. Charles and the Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center, Cape Girardeau, the Trail of Tears State Park, Potosi and Mark Twain National Forest and Eureka and Six Flags St. Louis, the “Coaster Capital of Missouri.”

St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson City & Columbia Missouri Tour

Missouri Auto Tour 2

This self-guided auto tour includes St. Louis with its Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse and Laclede’s Landing, historic St. Charles with great shopping and the Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Nature Center, Katy Trail State Park, Washington and the Fort Charrette Village and Museum, Jefferson City with historic Jefferson Landing, Columbia with Bluestem Missouri Crafts’ boutiques.

Jefferson City, Columbia & Ozarks Tour

Missouri Auto Tour 3

This self-guided auto tour includes Jefferson City and the historic Missouri State Capitol, Columbia and the State Historical Art Galleries with the work of Thomas Hart Benton, Boonville and the Boonville Village Center and River, Rails and Trails Museum, Arrow Rock, Sedalia, Ha Ha Tonka State park, and Lake of the Ozarks State Park.

Kansas City MO & Freedom’s Frontier Tour

Missouri Auto Tour 5

This self-guided auto tour includes Kansas City Missouri and Country Club Plaza, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, National World War I Museum, Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area museums and Civil War battlefields, Joplin, Branson and Mark Twain National Forest and Independence with the Harry National Trails Museum.

Kansas City KS, Leavenworth, Atchison, Manhattan & Overland Park Tour

Kansas Auto Tour 1

This self-guided auto tour includes Kansas City Kansas and Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City, Kansas Speedway and the Village West Shopping area, Leavenworth with the Frontier Army Museum and historic Ft. Leavenworth, Atchison with Lewis and Clark Riverfront Pavilion and the Atchison County Historical Museum and Santa Fe Depot, Manhattan and the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Konza Prairie Biological Station, Topeka, Lawrence and Overland Park with the Deanna Rose Children’s farmstead and the Museum at Prairiefire.

Kansas City KS, Salina and Wichita Tour

Kansas Auto Tour 2

This self-guided auto tour includes Kansas City Kansas and Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City, Cabela’s and Legends Outlets Kansas City, Olathe with the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, Topeka with the historic Kansas Capitol, Manhattan with the Flint Hills Discovery Center, Abilene and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Salina and the Rolling Hills Zoo and Wichita.

Kansas City KS and Freedom’s Frontier Tour

Kansas Auto Tour 3

This self-guided auto tour includes Kansas City Kansas, Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Leavenworth with historic Fort Leavenworth, Topeka and Old Prairie Town, Lawrence, Overland Park and the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Olathe and the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site.

This program is sponsored and funded in part by the National Park Service Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation; Illinois: the Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Friends of Fort Massac, the City of Vandalia, and Illinois Ohio River Scenic Byway; Missouri: Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, Washington Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Boonville; Kansas: the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, the Kansas City Kansas Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Salina Chamber of Commerce, the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce, the Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Overland Park and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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