Are you looking for a fun way to give back to the community? Join our docent program!
Call 756-1188 for more details.
LEARNING CENTER 208-756-1188
VISITOR CENTER 208-756-1222
Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12:30pm - 5pm
We invite you to visit the Sacajawea Center, a popular choice for Idaho vacations! The Center is a happening place during the summer and early fall months. Join us for Sacajawea Center special events including indoor and outdoor concerts, annual historical events, dutch oven cookouts, festivals, kids summer camps, and family historical programs throughout the summer and early fall months. Visitors also enjoy the Heritage Community Gardens and the Kid's Garden, artifacts and scenic walking trails througout the beautiful 71-acre park. Even your dog can enjoy its time at the Sacajawea Center in the Seaman's Dog Walk and Play Area where you can't miss the bronze statue of Seaman, Captain Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland. You'll want to stop in the Visitor Center to view interpretive exhibits and artifacts that focus on Sacajawea. The Sacajawea Center Research Library located in the Learning Center is open for you to view or purchase Expedition journals and titles, Native American topics, field guides, and children's books.
Over 6 Years: $5 per person
Family: $12 (parents and children)
Groups & Tours: $4 per person
Call (208) 756-1188 to schedule a tour
Ages 6 and under and Lemhi County
2 Miles East of Salmon Idaho, Hwy 28
Visitor Center (seasonal)
The Event Rental Spaces and the
Park and Trails are open year-round.
The Visitor Interpretive Center is open from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.
Are you looking for more of an expedition experience?
Contact Rawhide Outfitters or AggiPah Raft Trips to raft or ride a portion of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in Lemhi County! They even offer trips with Lewis and Clark historian Michael Crosby!!
Looking for more information about the Salmon area?
Check out this webpage:
Scheduled to Close for the Season
On September 7, 2015 the Interpretive Center will close it's daily operations for the seaon. Visitors can still make arranagements to see the center if they are in the area by calling 756-1188. We ask for at least 24 hours notice when preparing the center for visitors in the off season. Admission is $5/person or $12/family. The Interpretive Center will open again daily Memorial Day weekend 2016.
A small portion of the trips are service oriented and on top visiting a place and learning about the local area the participants spend about thirty hours during the week doing service work. Some of those attending this year had visited the Sacajawea Center in the past as part of volunteer groups in 2004 and 2009. Many of the volunteers were also members of the General Electric ELFUN Society, a group of GE retirees and employees who give back to their communities through volunteerism.
The Center had a number of projects the Road Scholars were able to complete during their stay in Salmon including installing a new gutter and painting the front of the garage, removing a boardwalk and replacing it with a gravel pathway, building a plank door and shutters for the Kilpatrick cabin, creating a patio in front of the Learning Center basement, re-staining benches, fencing and signs, repainting picnic tables and outbuildings, pruning trees, weeding, organizing and cataloging the research library, fixing the boardwalk by the horse exhibit, repainting engraved stones along our Trail of Many Thanks and a number of other small projects. On Friday the Road Scholars helped move replicas of Meriwether Lewis, his dog Seaman, and William Clark to their new home in the Interpretive Center. These figures were given to the Center by the Idaho State Historical Museum as the Museum is renovating and updating their displays. With the help of these generous volunteers the Sacajawea Center is looking smart as the season comes to an end. We are so very grateful for the time this group put into the Center. Their mark has been made, we value and acknowledge their hard work and hope one day we will be fortunate to host the Road Scholars again.
On August 23rd,15 Road Scholar participants and their crew leader arrived at the Sacajawea Center to do 5 days of much needed maintenance and improvements onsite. Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) is an organization that arranges "learning adventures" all over the world.
SEEKING SUMMER 2016
Volunteer Site Host/Docent
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Road Scholars Volunteer
at the Center