Lewis & Clark Monument at the Lewis & Clark Trailhead Plaza
Lewis & Clark are the historical pioneers who made a 2 year long, 8,000 mile expedition, exploring land west of the Mississippi River. They faced and discovered various things along their journey to the Pacific Ocean.
They ended up sharing their discoveries and experiences with President Jefferson in 1806. Lewis & Clark were able to produce never before made maps of land including the geographics, identified various animal species and plants, and made friendships with a number of Native American Tribes.
Missouri State Capital created a monument to dedicate to the men who helped discover parts of America that was never encountered before. Included in the group were men who were recruited to help Lewis & Clark with their discovery journey.
The monument can be located at Capitol Complex in Jefferson City; the corner of Jefferson Street and Capitol Avenue.