|Where else can you see mummified dinosaur skin?|
That was all we planned to see but the dinosaurs that once roamed the area and early inhabitants' artifacts drew us in.
|Mammoth tusker. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Tree bark instead of buffalo hide but otherwise quite similar to Plains tepees. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Painted by Chief Sitting Bull. Photo by Judy Wells.|
The excellent gift store grabbed and pulled us inside, too.
|Wind machines became more common. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Sakakawea and Lewis and Clark portrayed outside the Interpretive Center. Photo by Judy Wells.|
And boy, did he get his money's worth! Only Google may have learned more, though I doubt if the dot-commers of today would have the stamina of this intrepid group.
|Fort Mandan where the expedition spent two winters. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Officers' quarters where Lewis and Clark stayed. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Checking out the sergeants' beds. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Debi plays Sakakawea. Photo by Judy Wells.|
|Judy plays cold (it was in the '90s!) Photo by Debi Lander.|
|Statue to Seaman. Photo by Judy Wells.|
Surprises didn't cease there. You may leave home but you never quite escape, even in the emptiness of mid-North Dakota.