Independence Creek-Lewis & Clark Historic Site
This historic site, about four miles north of Atchison, is being developed with numerous interpretive elements that help relate the site's significance as the vicinity where the Lewis and Clark expedition camped on July 4, 1804. A pedestrian bridge over Independence Creek serves as a link on a 10-mile hiking/biking trail that begins in Riverfront Park in downtown Atchison. Other features include an interpretive sign, geodetic marker and a completed replica of a Kanza earth lodge dwelling. Lewis and Clark wrote in their journals that they camped near an uninhabited village of the Kanza Indians.