Things to Do at the Sacajawea Center

The Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center is dedicated to honoring and providing education about America’s great historical heroine, Sacajawea, an Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock, and her role in the Corps of Discovery. Cradled in the Lemhi River Valley between the Salmon River and the Beaverhead Mountains, the Center lies in the heart of Sacajawea’s homeland. There is much to see and do at the Sacajawea Center for all ages and interests throughout the year! The 71-acre park is located just 2 miles east of downtown Salmon, Idaho.

The Natural Choice for Travelers

tipis-divideThe Center’s unique outdoor setting is indeed the “natural choice for travelers”. Its river corridor and fields of open space conserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the valley, while providing a peaceful spot to take in the scenic views of the stunning peaks of the Continental Divide.


Interpretive Center and Gift Shop
visitor-center-salmon-idahoThe Interpretive Center presents what is known about Sacajawea’s life, her role in the Expedition, and the Agaidika Shoshone-Bannock perspective. Artifacts such as Agaidika Shoshone-Bannock beadwork and crafts, other interpretive displays, knowledgeable docents, and a small gift shop with books, DVD’s, hats and other items for sale await the visitor. If you are particularly interested in the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Sacajawea plan to spend at least 45 minutes in the Interpretive Center to cover all of the information provided. Then you can head out to our lovely walking trails which include interpretive signs and displays. There is plenty to do for the traveler who only has a short time to stop or the in-depth adventurer.



Meriwether Theatre and Outdoor Amphitheater

meriweather-theatreThe Meriwether Theatre seats approximately 75 people. This Elderhostel/Elfun Society remodel project of the old barn features a small stage and two dressing rooms. The Meriwether Theatre is located in a classic red barn on the grounds and is a unique venue for plays, classes, and presentations. Historical/cultural heritage presentations are popular in the Meriwether Theatre.

The Amphitheater is a semi-natural formation that we helped out a bit by adding an elevated stage. It can seat several hundred people. Join us for one of our special events this season, including live concerts and our annual Heritage Day festival.   


Salmon Art Council’s annual Blues, Brews and BBQ, 2015


Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Celebration, 2005

Community Gardens

idaho-gardensThe Community Garden is a a beautiful outdoor space filled with flowers and vegetables for residents and visitors to enjoy. Run by a group of dedicated volunteers, the garden provides opportunities for children and adults to learn about and become involved in gardening. Each year plot renters reserve their garden beds in early spring and plant them by June. The garden functions on funds generated from plot renters, sale of produce, fundraising activities, and generous donations of time and labor by volunteers. This is not a U-Pick garden. Please leave the produce and flowers to the hardworking folks who planted them!

Seaman's Dog Park
seamans-dogDogs are allowed on site, leashed. The Center also has a designated dog park area, provided by the Lemhi County Humane Society. You can’t miss the bronze statue of Seaman, Captain Meriwether Lewis’ Newfoundland dog, who accompanied the Corps of Discovery through this valley over 200 years ago.



The Learning Center, Office, Research Library & Ranch Yard
The Learning Center is a beautiful classroom space built in 2009. It is complete with a small commercial kitchen, an audio visual and sound system, tables and chairs, and offers facility rentals for meetings, workshops and conferences, weddings and receptions, parties, memorial services, and more.

The Sacajawea Center’s Research Library in the Learning Center holds a collection of Expedition journals and titles, Native American topics, field guides, and children’s books. The administrative office shares the research library.

The Ranch Yard, just outside the Learning Center, provides ample space for festivals and events, some of which are pictured below.


October 9th: Fall Frolic at the Sacajawea Center!

October 9th: Fall Frolic at the Sacajawea Center!

CANCELED: Join us at the Sacajawea Center for a fun family event! Fall Frolic is October 9th at the Sacajawea Center from 1pm to 4pm. There will be wagon rides, hot donuts, pioneer crafts & games, a photo booth, and of course, a pumpkin patch! This year's pumpkins...

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Agaidika Gathering August 7th at the Sacajawea Center

Agaidika Gathering August 7th at the Sacajawea Center

You are invited to join the Shoshone- Bannock Tribes as they honor their homeland and ancestors with a spiritual walk/run along Agency Creek in the morning. The walk/run will be followed later in the day by singing, drumming and dancing in the afternoon. SATURDAY,...

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Meet our Summer Intern: Kiran Loewenstein

Kiran Loewenstein is a summer intern at the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural, and Educational Center. She is from Oshkosh, Wisconsin and studies at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. A rising senior, she is a History and Religious Studies major with a concentration...

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