Explore History with Best Western

PHOENIX—Approximately 200 years ago, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on an historical three-year journey to find the Northwest Passage. Lewis and Clark explored the West and opened up our nation to future development and their efforts are being commemorated with numerous bicentennial celebrations across the country. With the help of a new website from Best Western hotels, www.bestwesternlewisandclark.com, you can relive their quest.

When you visit the site, you’ll find an historical account of their voyage. You can also use the site to plan a trip to one of the events or retrace their route and create an experience of your own.

The site features links to state information for Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, significant states in the expedition. You can also view details on bicentennial events, find in-depth hotel descriptions and book reservations along the route using the site.

To get the most out of your Lewis and Clark adventure or any stay with a Best Western hotel, the site links to the Best Western Gold Crown Club International sign-up page. GCCI is the chain’s frequent traveler program offering points for qualifying room rates. Points can be accumulated and redeemed for free room nights, gift certificates and more.

Gold Crown Club International is Best Western International’s newly enhanced frequent traveler program. It offers a global free room night award that is redeemable any day of the week and has no blackout dates. The program offers one of the most generous reward structures and is rated among the best programs in the industry according to Inside Flyer magazine.


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