Kaw Point was a significant spot in the journey of Lewis and Clark.


Hours

Outdoor exhibit. Park closes at midnight.

Contact Information

1 River City Drive
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-677-2088
website

Location Type

Interpretive Signs
Monument

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Hiking
Wheelchair
Hiking Trails
Parking
Restrooms
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at Kaw Point, the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, on June 26, 1804. The expedition camped at Kaw Point for three days to rest, repair their boats, explore the surrounding countryside, and for the first time during their journey, engage martial law.

Today, Kaw Point is located in the center of metropolitan Kansas City with a great view of downtown, but the Point itself remains in a natural state with beautiful wooded trails, wildflowers, and wildlife. Located along the river, the park has access to highways, the Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail, and two great rivers. This accessible park has an infrastructure to support a large number of visitors, and has an outdoor amphitheater equipped with electricity for performing arts and special events.

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