Clarksville, Indiana: Shake, Buddy! Lewis and Clark

Larger-than-life statue of grinning Lewis and Clark shaking hands marks the departure point of their cross-country expedition.

201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville, IN
On the west side of W. Riverside Drive just north of its intersection with W. Winbourne Ave.
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Lewis and Clark sculpture.

Shake, Buddy! Lewis and Clark

Very nice state park with lots of parking. Getting there can be confusing. Be sure to have your map app going and pay attention. We were in Louisville, KY, and it's just on the Indiana side.

[Derek, 08/25/2017]

Lewis and Clark statue.

Original Lewis and Clark Expedition Departure Point

A common misconception about Lewis and Clark is that their expedition departed from St. Louis. However, the Falls of the Ohio in Clarksville is the first departure point after they recruited the "Nine Young Men from Kentucky" that formed the core members of the Corps of Discovery.

[Jody High, 05/15/2017]

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Indiana Caverns, Corydon, IN - 22 mi.

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