Travelers looking to experience a unique rest stop dedicated to the journey of Lewis and Clark will find plenty to admire at the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center and Rest Area.
Dedicated to the Expedition, this rest area combines the “basic essentials” with artistic displays depicting the Corps trip through this area in 1804 and 1806. You’ll find unique canoe-shaped seating outside, several large murals inside, a compass medallion on the entryway floor, and eight terra cotta sculptures adorning the exterior of the building. Plus, the names of each Corps member are listed on limestone blocks which circle the facility.
The rest area is just six miles south of the Sergeant Floyd Memorial. The Welcome Center also has free public internet access for your trip planning needs. Travel southbound along Interstate 29 along the western border of Iowa and you’ll want to stop at the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center and Rest Area south of Sioux City.
Directions: Six miles south of Sioux City, southbound I-29