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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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I love this Interpretive Center. Very impressive and such a fantastic transport back in time to see the courage and strength it required Lewis and Clark to lead this expedition... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love this Interpretive Center. Very impressive and such a fantastic transport back in time to see the courage and strength it required Lewis and Clark to lead this expedition. I just would go back again and again to get lost in the history of courageous men and an amazing woman that overcame so many obstacles to explore a wild... More 

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Lemoore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Well done museum, looking at the exterior thought it to be small- on entering it is several levels , Short informative movies on Lewis and Clark, Interesting lectures by staff If one was to take time to view displays and read all information one could be there several hours. We were there 3 hours, could have been there an other... More 

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Leesburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We spent a very enjoyable 3 hours here. The staff was great and very friendly. The center is on multiple levels, so is bigger than it first appears. There is a large amphitheater which shows movies on a rotating basis. The one we saw was on Lewis & Clark, and was quite well done. The exhibits are well arranged, and... More 

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Red Deer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is an absolutely fascinating place. It is an amazing repository of human and natural history. We visited when my kids were quite young and they remember it to this day. Allow for plenty of time so you can enjoy everything this place has to offer.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Wonderful facility. Very well done. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Both the exhibits and the movies were great. Also great for kids, many interactive displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Stopped in here the first day in Great Falls to get an idea of what the city was about. It was about $8 per adult and we were welcomed by the staff. The exhibit took an hour and a half to get through and was filled with great information and displays.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Rangers were very knowledgeable about everything and answered questions easily. The exhibits are very well done, and rhetoric movies are well worth the time.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This museum has an excellent exhibition that brings the story of Lewis and Clark to life. Spectacular setting to boot.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very informative. Great displays and easy to understand. The movie was lecture were easy to follow. The individuals working at the museum were very nice and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Whole family enjoyed spending several hours here. Great spot by the river. Videos shown every hour that give great info on Lewis and Clarke. Would visit again.

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