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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

Address: 4201 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone Number: 406-727-8733
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Theaters, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage State Park, this...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Theaters, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I am a student of Ancient Europe/Middle East history, so get easily get bored by history that is newer then 1000 years. However, as a firearms aficionado, I found the firearms and miniature wagon collection to be fascinating. There is something for everyone.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stayed in Great Falls on our way from Yellowstone to Glacier National Park so that we could visit the Interpretive Center. It was well worth the trip. We viewed the film which did an excellent job of providing the history of Lewis & Clark.

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Austin, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Being a fan of L & C the center was a delight to visit and lived up to my expectations. The volunteers were informative and the displays were interesting. Great views from the center to the river.

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Fresno, CA
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34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Loved the center. Was traveling solo, so was moving rather fast on my own, but it still took me nearly an hour and a half to view...and I thought I was being brief! The video takes about a half an hour, but its worth every minute. Plan plenty of time - has items to appeal to all ages.

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Museum of Lewis and Clark's travels through MT, especially in Great Falls. Informative exhibits, hands on displays,

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Great Falls, Montana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Incredible history lessons, movie theater, hands on experiences, great personal assistance and answering questions. Well worth the entrance price!

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Great Falls, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been to the Interperative Center numerous times. It is always on our list for out of town guests. When our daughter was married we had our rehearsal dinner there. We had the meal catered, and then paid for our guests to go thru the center. It was a big hit.

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Odessa,FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was a great place to visit! Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to fully enjoy it, so hope to return.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The staff were incredibly helpful - we met with them to plan a field trip for our students, and they gave us great tips and suggestions for things that weren't even a part of their area. The center itself was fascinating - a wealth of information, and presented in a multi-sensory way. Just a great overall experience...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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