The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
The Interpretive Center explains how the Washburn area was once the crossroads of culture and commerce on the Northern Plains. There lived the Mandan and Hidatsa peoples, who were visited for generations by traders, trappers, and explorers such as Lewis and Clark. A short drive away stands a full-size replica of Fort Mandan, where you can get a first-hand experience of what the Corps of Discovery’s life was like.
Hours: Open daily 9am-5pm
Address: 2576 8th St SW, Washburn, ND 58577
Cross Ranch State Park
A 5,000-acre nature preserve across the river from the town of Washburn. The annual bluegrass festival and quiet camping – including yurts – are available there.
Hours: Sun to Thurs 8am-4:30pm, Fri and Sat 8am-8pm
Address: 1403 River Rd, Center, ND 58530
If you work up an appetite while exploring Washburn, here are a few dining recommendations:
Cafe 77 & Coffee Bar - a cozy little cafe with a highly-ranked coffee bar and breakfast.
Hours: Tues to Fri 8am-3pm, Sat and Sun 9am-3pm
Address: 601 Main Ave, Washburn, ND 58577
Captain’s Cabin Bar & Grill - Daily specials, with hand cut ribeye and prime rib Friday and Saturday nights. Dine in, carryout, and curbside pick up options.
Hours: Sun to Fri 11am-1am, Sat 11am-10pm
Address: 1608 Dakota Dr, Washburn, ND 58577
Please visit these locations’ websites to confirm hours and availability. And don’t forget, the Fly-ND Summerfest Fly-In is happening at the Washburn Airport on August 19, including the golf tournament!
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