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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 24 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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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The park service has done a great job of displaying in a timeline what the Lewis and Clark expedition went through to accomplish their mission. Plan to spend some time and enjoy it.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very informative and well-curated exhibits giving a chronological account of Lewis and Clark's journey. We thought we would just go through quickly, but wound up there for two hours. I found it so interesting that I bought a one-volume abridgment of Lewis and Clark's journals in the museum bookstore, and I've nearly finished reading it!

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Arapaho
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We are on a Lewis and Clark Trail trip, we started in Billings, MT and following it to Astoria, OR. This museum explains a lot about their journey and what they went through. The staff is very helpful if you have any questions and the two films are very good. We stopped in twice while staying in Great Falls. Well... More

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Durham, NH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped at the museum in the morning before driving out to the mountains for our vacation. We thought it was great with its excellent and informative exhibits that will be enjoyed by both adults and children. The staff was also very helpful, and directed us to other sights in the Great Falls area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very informative - great exhibits and the movies really add to the experience. Sad to say, I had to rush through the last half because we needed to be somewhere else. Will plan on more time next time.

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Kalispell, MT
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visiting this museum right on the Missouri River provides a surreal experience and connection with the adventure of Lewis and Clark. The museum is absolutely wonderful, providing two different and important views of the journey west. You get to see and experience the hardships of Corp of Discovery as well as experience the various Native American cultures that were encountered.... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great interpretive center. Well designed and educational. For families with children this place Is a must. The exhibits are designed for closeup viewing and the film on the expedition is outstanding.

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Fort Shaw, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had some time to kill and decided to check the place out. We were greeted by a very cheerful elderly woman when we walked in. We sat through a couple of presentations and I actually enjoyed those a lot. I have a tendency to blow those off as too time consuming, but it is worth doing. I don't know... More

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Missoula, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wow! This center was beautiful. The building is light and bright and situated on the banks of the Missouri River. The exhibits were great- hands on, interesting. We saw 2 movies which we all enjoyed and our 7&9 year old kids could remember facts they learned in the movies the next day. The staff and volunteers were terrific. Gift shop... More

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Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A real nice display of artifacts relating to Lewis & Clark journey. Well done films and oral presentation gave a good introduction to their trip. So many artifacts which were laid out in a good manner and easily understood. The staff was very friendly and willing to answer any and all questions. The building is not far out of town... More

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