It is near here that the intrepid pair Lewis & Clark began their epic expedition. In the winter of 1803, the Corps of Discovery constructed Camp DuBois on the Wood River. They recruited and trained their crew here and on May 14, 1804 embarked on their historic trek to the Pacific. Today you will find a massive stone monument at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers with the flowing waters in the background. In the late summer of 2002, the new Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will open at the National Trail Site #1 on Route 3. Consider dropping by two fun museums in the area: The Wood River Museum and the Shell Museum.