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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Calendar of Events Title
2 p.m. Sunday, May 19
"Historic Immigration to Iowa
The German & Swiss Focus"
with Dr. Phil Webber
2 p.m. Sunday, June 2
"How Western Music Won the West"
with musicians
Bob & Sheila Everhart
2 p.m. Sunday, May 26
"A Siouxland Treasure"
an illustrated program by
photographer George Lindblade
See calendar for additional
events