The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center The Betty Strong Encounter Center The Crossroads and Our Mission Link to The Interpretive Center Link to The Encounter Center
The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center comprise an almost 20,000-square-foot, private, non-profit cultural complex, built and sustained by Missouri River Historical Development, Inc. (MRHD).The Interpretive Center opened in 2002 to commemorate the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial.

It expanded in late 2007 with the opening of the adjoining Betty Strong Encounter Center to fulfill a permanent mission of "commemorating

a history of encounters before, during and after the expedition.

Joined by the symbolic Crossroads, these two parts create a Missouri Riverfront home for exhibits, programs and activities that explore how we live together as diverse people; and how we care for our land, our great river and other natural resources. Admission and programs are free.
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Watch our featured video: Jack Langley, Mike Langley and Walter Peterson
performing at the Betty Strong Encounter Center
Calendar of Events Title
2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29
Contemporary Oglala
Lakota Religion
with Dave Posthumus
2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12
"Music of World War II"
Play It Forward
2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11
"Postcards from
Sioux City: Transportation"
with Dave Bishop