Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lewis And Clark Interpretive Center Statues

I have another one of those posts with lots of pictures. I never used to like doing this but I've discovered that sometimes you just need lots of pictures. I really couldn't have spread this out into two or more posts because these pictures really belong together. So here they are.

I took these pictures of all the statues outside the Lewis And Clark Interpretive Center in Sioux City. This is a very nice place to visit. You won't find many more nature type statues in one place. All of these statues are of animals except the one of Lewis and Clark, along with Meriwether Lewis's dog Seaman.

These statues are all life sized. This buffalo is huge. I guess the one of Lewis and Clark is a little on the big side, but the rest are the right size.

A nice deer. Actually I think it's an elk.

A standing bear. I don't know what kind it is. There may have been signs at the base of these statues describing them. I guess I should have looked. I guess I was a little distracted by what you can see in the next picture.

I know this one is a white-tailed deer.

Look on the right side in the far background to the right of the big tree. There are people standing there. I should have taken a better picture of them but I didn't want to invade their privacy too much. People don't like that.

What's odd about these particular people is that they were all wearing dark robes with big hoods on them. They were either a coven of witches or a group of devil worshipers. I decided not to go over and ask.

A fox. I'd love to see a real fox. I don't know if there are any around here. The statue says maybe.

Is this a groundhog? Or maybe something else? I'll have to go back and see if I can find out.

Either another fox or a coyote. There are plenty of coyotes around here. I haven't seen any yet, but I've heard them howling at night.

The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center has a building behind all of these statues where you can explore the history of the land around here, especially related to the Lewis & Clark expedition. Lewis & Clark are very important figures around here. So many places are named after them or others in their group.

Here's a link to the website in case you want to take a look:
The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center

I think that's enough for me in this post. I'll talk to you later.


  1. Fun memories with a mix of a few Amish I see. They call you English.

    1. I kind of wish they were Amish. They were still an interesting sight though. I never thought I'd see people like these around here.

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    1. There is a place in Sioux City with some even more interesting statues than these. I'll be visiting that one this coming summer, Summer.

  3. Awesome statues. I think my favorite is the white tail deer. I don't blame you for not going and asking those people about their black robes.

    1. These statues are a fun sight up close. I love them all.

      Yeah, I'm not sure those people would have appreciated me poking into their business. Maybe they would. I didn't want to find out.

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    1. Wouldn't it be fun if they could come alive like in the movies?

  5. That is a place I'd like to visit. L&C were awesome!

    1. If you like Lewis & Clark you'd really like it around here. Just about everything is Lewis & Clark here.