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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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Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

Don't miss this point of interest even if you're not into the Lewis & Clark expedition. The center is laid out so well, easy to get around, stairs or elevator with a ton of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this point of interest even if you're not into the Lewis & Clark expedition. The center is laid out so well, easy to get around, stairs or elevator with a ton of interesting information. Interactive stuff for kids too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is an excellent cool place to spend two to three hours learning about history, both then and now. We believe it helpful to view one or both of the videos before beginning the exhibits. The docents who were available were extremely knowledgeable. The discussion of Lewis and Clark’s one month portage around the falls is not to be missed.... More 

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Polson, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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