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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 a great place for the whole family to enjoy learning about the discovery of the Northwest by Lewis and Clark. We have visited twice and will return again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Polson, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for the whole family to enjoy learning about the discovery of the Northwest by Lewis and Clark. We have visited twice and will return again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

While in Great Falls we decided to check out the Lewis and Clark interpretive center. We are glad that we did. There is much to learn and see at this wonderful center. This is the best Lewis and Cark center that we have encountered so far. You can just imagine what these folks went through on their journey. There is... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Well done, informative, factually accurate and wonderfully interactive. Fabulous variety in types of presentations, including movies and live presentations. High interest for youngsters and adults. Guides passionate and eager to share their knowledge. Extensive exhibit that may take take three hours to experience. We took a lunch break and were able to use our admission ticket to return and complete... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you wish to find out an accurate history of the time Lewis and Clark spend in the Great Falls area, including the,rigours of their portage, this is absolutely a must stop. Great displays, lectures and movies complemented by the very personal interaction provided by the friendly and knowledgable staff really adds,to,the enjoyment of,the.visit. This is a perfect location for... More 

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Bengaluru
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520 helpful votes 520 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This place is amazing, has lot e ranger will explain in detail about the discovery and also about the movie and of information about the Lewis and clerk discovery, their trails and many things discovered during their journey. The center has lots and lots of exhibits, detailed explanations and even a movie about the heir discovery. There is a lot... More 

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Garland, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This exhibit follows the historic and fascinating journey of Lewis and Clark from beginning to end, with a series of well-designed and informative stations. One is left with a feeling of admiration for the effort and dedication of those who undertook the task they were given. This is a must-see in Great Falls.

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Cheney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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