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In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on a journey that would take them along what is now the eastern border of Nebraska. Follow in the footsteps of these two famous explorers through the bountiful cropland and beautifully wooded bluffs framing the Missouri River.


Wildlife takes center stage on this stretch of road with plenty of nature preserves including Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge and DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. Migrating snow geese, bald eagles, and ducks are some of the animals you’ll cross paths with.


Along this 82-mile route, you can also experience the vibrant culture of Winnebago and Omaha American Indian tribes. Annual powwows, historic attractions, and a tribal herd of bison display their proud heritage.


THE ROUTE: 82 miles from just north of Omaha to South Sioux City along U.S. Highway 75.



Western history, American Indian culture, steamboat artifacts, and the
first American military post west of the Missouri River.


Wooded bluffs, open bottomland, bountiful cropland,
and historic waterways.

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