Enjoy a variety of outdoor events this summer at Travelers’ Rest. Celebrate the outdoors, learn about indigenous culture, commemorate the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and more.
Online bidding from February 18 – 25, 2022. Proceeds support online and outdoor programming for students, families, and visitors of all ages.
Trekker Kids is a series of activities and programs for kids and families that celebrate the outdoors of western Montana and the rich history of the Travelers’ Rest site.
Explore the history of Travelers’ Rest State Park and its landscape, from Point A to Point B. First Saturdays in October, November, & December on Zoom.
Inside the Travelers’ Rest Visitor Center you’ll find permanent and traveling exhibits that tell the story of Lewis and Clark and the history of the area.
Lewis & Clark exhibits include archaeological finds from the Travelers’ Rest site, replica clothing and equipment from the Expedition, dioramas of the Travelers’ Rest campsite and the Expedition’s approach to Glade Creek, and historical firearms.
Seasons of the Salish
A panel exhibit, shows how the Salish people moved through the landscape to gather resources throughout the year. A collection of modern and contemporary beadwork, musical instruments, and powwow regalia by diverse indigenous artists highlights the traditional crafts of Native Americans.
Natural history displays include skulls and pelts of bear, beaver, and birds. Also on display is a running list of species sighted at Travelers’ Rest State Park in the current year.
Point A to Point B: Travel & Transportation
The Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail spans 4,900 miles across diverse landscapes. As the members of the Expedition traveled across the Continent, they used many means of transportation, often adapted from traditional indigenous forms suited to the geography of different regions. The Corps of Discovery sailed, paddled, walked, and rode on their way from Pittsburgh to the Pacific.
Along the way, the Expedition’s journalists observed and recorded how indigenous peoples traveled and how they navigated using cultural as well as geographic landmarks.
Explore replicas, images, and journal entries to learn how the Expedition traversed wilderness, carrying valuable cargo, from Point A to Point B.