Boats

Keelboat

Climb aboard a full sized replica of the keelboat, which is 55’ long and 8’ wide, used by the explorers over 200 years ago. Standing on the boat helps transport the visitor’s imagination to what the explorers experienced over 200 years ago on their remarkable journey up the great Missouri River. View the cabin where the captains slept and kept their journals.

A 32’ long cutaway model of the white pirogue, inside the center, is equipped with oars allowing visitors to feel the strength it took to row this wooden boat loaded with cargo upstream.