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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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A key component in a study of the Corps of Discovery

I am a veteran history teacher (41 years in the classroom), and i learned a lot. As we traveled throughout the pacific nw and I told folks of my plans to visit they told me I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Boones Mill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I am a veteran history teacher (41 years in the classroom), and i learned a lot. As we traveled throughout the pacific nw and I told folks of my plans to visit they told me I would be disappointed. I was not-i loved it! The Lewis & Clark expedition is in my wheelhouse, and their presentations were great. It is... More 

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Trinidad, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very well laid out facility with superior docents leading the tours. You start your trip just as lewis and clark did and follow the arrows to various exhibits reflecting their journey.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent stop long the Missouri River explaining the journey of Lewis and Clark. If you continue along the river passed Giant Springs (you should stop there as well) you will see more of the dams built on the Missouri. Be prepared for mosquitoes.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were in the area and decided to check this place out. We really didn't have very high expectations, but were pleasantly surprised. This is a great exhibit. We wish we would have allocated more time, but we were on a road trip and got there about 2 hours before closing. I'd allocate maybe 3 hours here to do it... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

love history so this was a great experience. Can't wait to visit again. The kids loved it so we will be returning again in the future. The weather cooperated which made it a great experience.

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped in at the Center while driving through Great Falls. The Center is right on the river and has a great view. The Centre is well laid out and very informative. The on-site staff thoroughly enjoy their jobs and are quite knowledgeable. Be sure to watch the short movie - it is very informative and interesting.... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

In fairness to them maybe we were expecting too much but we got our hopes up after seeing a 5 star rating. I guess we were expecting more of the "Meat & Potatoes" of their story and struggles of encountering the Great Falls and their portage, or a different way. The building and auditorium and people were nice etc. We... More 

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El Cerrito, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were really keen to learn about Lewis and Clark, having just traveled through Wyoming, Montana, and then the three main parks of Canada, learning about so many courageous (or foolhardy) explorers who settled both the USA and then Canada. We had a 6 hour drive to get here in time to visit the museum, and we drove hard. It... More 

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Menifee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It took about 3 hours to go through this Interpretive Center. They also have 2 films that you will enjoy that tell the story of Lewis and Clark's Expedition. The displays are interactive and fun! The people that work there are very friendly and helpful!

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

For those with limited knowledge of the history related to trip by Lewis and Clark, this will help bring the adventure to life. Great for young, who are studying American history and older people who did not get the correct version in school. Visit two days to see both video's. Well worth the time.

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Additional Information about Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

Address: 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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