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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

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Address: 4201 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone Number: 406-727-8733
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs...
Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage State Park, this visitors center provides information and exhibits about Lewis and Clark's famous journey and the historical significance of the United States' westward expansion.
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Excellent and Complete History of Lewis & Clark Expedition

Enjoyed the exhibits, discussion with the staff, and movies documenting the history of the Lewis & Clark expedition.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the exhibits, discussion with the staff, and movies documenting the history of the Lewis & Clark expedition.

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State College, Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most interesting museums I've ever visited. Great exhibits and walking trails. The Corps of Discovery spent about a month here portaging 18.5 miles around the falls. Good stuff !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A great walk with your dog start at Giant Springs and end at the dog park for some four legged fun, about a six mile walk.

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a very nice center. I knew that the Lewis and Clark Expedition had routed around the Falls, but didn't understand what an obstacle it really was. This center fully explained it, and a very good film on it also. Well worth stopping and seeing.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Although one of our guides complained about the money spent on this place, we enjoyed it thoroughly. The exhibits offer a great deal of information about the expedition. The diorama of the crew pushing their impromptu wagon up the hill at the start of their long portage around the falls is worth a visit all by itself. After the visit,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lewis and Clark found the area near today's town of Great Falls as they portaged around the numerous falls of the Missouri River. This museum explains and demonstrates much about the Expedition, in a way both kids and adults will appreciate. It's totally worth a stop here.

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Cecilia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center gives a splendid overview of the 1804-1806 expedition of the Corps of Discovery. Visitors will get the whole story through interesting displays, insightful interpretation, and top notch signage (often a weak point in museums). Sometimes, museums try and fail to appeal to both children and adults, but that is not the... More 

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Missoula, Montana, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Take your grandchildren, have them fill out the Jr Ranger sleuth book. They'll learn a lot, and so will you. Well done historical experience, and so pertinent to the area. Beautiful setting. Great USFS volunteers.!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great museum, great staff, fun ranger program. Good movies. A great way to spend the afternoon. We learned a lot and had fun too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We took in a movie and 2 presentations (and that was with two boys age 10). The museum is amazing if you take the time to talk with the volunteers. We found out lots about life on the 2 year, 4 month and 10 day exploration. It was all about the conversation with volunteers. Everyone we talked too was passionate... More 

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Additional Information about Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

Address: 4201 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone Number: 406-727-8733
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Great Falls
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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