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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

4201 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
406-727-8733
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Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Theaters
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage State Park, this visitors center provides information and exhibits about... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We (from England) know only a little about the early pioneers of the west, but this exhibition with its informative opening film put everything into perspective. A modern building displaying Montana's past just on the banks of the Missouri river. And you don't have to hike the trail to get there - simply arrive by car. Recommended by good friends... More

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lansdale, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We loved the center. So much information on the expedition. Do yourself a favor and see the movie at the center. So much history and information you never learned in school,

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very informative and a good one to show kids the history.. Well maintained and sequenced and also friendly staff who guided us about nearby destinations also.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
123 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Recommended by friends, we enjoyed our visit here. Good movies and excellent displays of the trials and experiences of the Discovery Corps. Saw several museums with Lewis & Clark exhibits. This is perhaps the best we saw.

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California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Very informative. Film and displays. One docent was extremely knowledgable, passionate, and talkative. The displays are in first class condition.

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Wyoming
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We learned lots of interesting facts about the expedition. The exhibits are in the basement (stairs!). We could have spent more time, but there is so much to see in Great Falls.

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Santa Maria, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Wonderful removal from the hustle and bustle of shops, restaurants. This center is well thought out! Enter the lobby with Now and Then pics of the Falls. Greeted by a docent who provides information that is not over whelming. The center is self-paced, offering well informative 'queues' that provide enough detail to 'feel' what very extraordinary explorers experienced on their... More

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Potrerillos Arriba, Panama
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have been to this museum four times. Every time I go I learn something new. There are great videos that give an informative overview of the Lewis and Clark journey. The displays give a clear reprensentation of the experience of the Corps of Discovery as well as the lives of the Native Americans they encountered on their trek to... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a awesome place to take kids , family, or just by yourself. Lewis and Clark will never be the same to you after you have experienced this. And the view is like no other.

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Potomac, Maryland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great information, good staff, very helpful and most interesting to find out how far Lewis & Clark traveled. In those days it must have been scary and exciting too.

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