Independence Creek: Lewis & Clark Historic Site

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19917 314 Rd, Atchison, KS 66002
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This historic site, about four miles north of Atchison, is 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.
The Kanza lodge, trail and Lewis & Clark attractions on the Atchison Riverfront were named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas History in 2010.

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