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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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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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This is the BEST Interpretive Center I have ever visited. What makes it stand out? When I entered, I was greeted immediately by very friendly and knowledgeable staff and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Cheney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is the BEST Interpretive Center I have ever visited. What makes it stand out? When I entered, I was greeted immediately by very friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. The collection of both Lewis and Clark as well as Native American artifacts is superb and of great historical significance (such as Chief Joseph's musket that he gave up as... More 

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Story, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were very impressed with this site. We have been to multiple Lewis and Clark based attractions including Ft. Union and Ft. Clatsop and this is probably the most well done one. The volunteers and staff were friendly and knowledgeable without being pushy. The museum is set up so you follow their path from start to finish looking at artifacts,... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great location, sits astride the river. Great displays of native American living accomodations and what they endured. Excellent experience for families - see the short video before you tour the facility. Puts it into perspective.

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Calgary Ab
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great museum in a nice area of Great Falls! The videos and materials are very nicely done and laid out. The staff was phenomenal as well (I believe they are all senior volunteers). Came to chat with us to tell us more about Lewis and Clarks' adventure, answers all our questions, and very welcoming! Ample parking too!

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were on a trip to Glacier but had stopped at various places on the way to Great Falls where the Lew and Clark expedition had passed. The Interpretive Center brought the whole journey into perspective, from the beginning to the Pacific Ocean and back. There were short films that highlights certain parts of the journey, as well as knowledgeable... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My mother in law was here for a visit and being from England did not know too much about Lewis and Clark so we decided to take an afternoon and explore the Center.The displays are laid out in chronological order you wind your way through the exhibit the same way Lewis and Clark travelled the Missouri River. The Center is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Being English living in Canada, Lewis & Clark was not in our schooling. I learnt so much about the beginnings of America. The museum is very well presented, the staff helpful & now we want to visit more Lewis & Clark sites in the US.

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Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is a great place to spend an hour or 2. there is plenty to learn in a fun manor and is good for all ages. also if you go combine with a walk along the river to giant springs

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a class act. It is professional and informative. It tells the story of Lewis and Clarks travels from the start to its ending. It captures the time and struggles through Montana. Very much your time and effort to go through.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The top site for history/exploration/early America buffs, this Interpretive Center is a must-see. Nestled into the banks of the Missouri River, the center blends into its surroundings & shows how arduous the journey was. Well-trained docents guide visitors through the center which also presents films and various presentations throughout the year. Young visitors especially will enjoy the hands-on exhibits.

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