The Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center interprets the rich cultural and natural history of the Salmon and Lemhi River Country, deepening people’s connection to the unique place this area holds in our nation’s history, which was shaped in part by the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Sacajawea, as well as her people, the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

The Sacajawea Center is owned and operated by the City of Salmon.


The Center acknowledges and recognizes that the land we stand upon is and remains the traditional homelands of the Agai’dka Shoshone-Bannock people and from which they were forcibly removed in 1907. The Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock, the people of Sacajawea and whom without the aid of, the Lewis and Clark Expedition would have never succeeded. The Center hopes to continue to honor the many contributions the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock people have made and continue to make and the important role they have in human history.


Our mission is to foster the knowledge and appreciation of the Agai’dika Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, Western frontier life, and the natural environment.

Our Partners

The partners of the Center are committed to “exploring ways to work together and foster collaboration in developing and enhancing interpretation, historical and recreation opportunities at the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural and Educational Center, the Lemhi County Museum, State Parks, and other public lands within Custer and Lemhi Counties.”

The Sacajawea Center operates with the support of the following entities:

  • Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
  • Bureau of Land Management – Salmon Field Office
  • United States Forest Service – Salmon-Challis National Forest
  • Lemhi County Historical Society
  • Idaho Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee
  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • University of Idaho – Lemhi Extension
  • Lemhi County Humane Society
  • Lemhi Regional Land Trust
  • Salmon Arts Council
  • Salmon Valley Stewardship
Meet the Staff

Suzy Avey,


Her duties include all operations of the 71-acre park, visitor center and office, educational programs and special events, general administration, fund development, communications, partnership coordination, and facility and grounds maintenance. She can be reached at: or (208)756-1188.


Lemhi Pass - 2015 Docent Training

Lemhi Pass – 2015 Docent Training

Docent: “the corps of volunteer guides who staff museums and other educational institutions; derived from the present participle of the Latin word docēre, meaning ‘to teach’ ” (Wikipedia)

The Sacajawea Interpretive Center boasts trained docents. Both friendly and knowledgeable, they provide meaningful experiences for visitors.

Interested in meeting people from all around the world? Become a Sacajawea Center docent. Please call (208) 756-1188 for more information.

Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer. ~Author Unknown

Sending a big THANK YOU to our 2023 volunteers: Peggy Schroeder, Ruth Young, Norma Kossler, Elaine Wigginton, Jill Henry, Faye Deyle, Lynn Carroll, Robin Watkins, Marietta Rumary, Connie Chick, Kenn Roberts, & Kathy Imel.

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