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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

4201 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
406-727-8733
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Theaters
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage State Park, this visitors center provides information and exhibits about... more » 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. « less
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Dalton, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We learned a lot. Had wonderful videos and exhibits to look at. Allow about 1 1/2 hours for you to enjoy it all

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Wv
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We spent about 3 hours here, learning more about the expedition. The film we saw was very interesting, loved the mounted animal species of the area, and the life sized replica od the canoe/portage. The cost is $8, but if you are a senior with a parks pass, it is free.

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SF Bay area
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4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Lewis and Clark Expedition was an amazing and important part of our country's history. His center does a great job of educating about all of their journey, but concentrates on the area around Great Falls. Exhibits are informative and some interactive. Guides are very helpful. Lovely building right on the Missouri River. (Yes, you're in Montana, but it IS... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

my family and I enjoyed biking at this location. Beautiful! The area is very well kept and there is a place for picnicking nearby. Our dog came with us, although, not sure if he was allowed. Also a cool place for kites as well.

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Mossyrock, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Staff was knowledgeable and very willing to help. I suggest reading "Undaunted Courage" before going to Great Falls to really get into the experience of Lewis and Clark. This exhibit sets the stage for a real adventure.

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Alberta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great, inexpensive, interactive and just plain cool place to spend two to three hours. Our guide Tom made the tour very interactive and engaging. It was so good our two teenage boys were first in line the entire adventure and couldn't say enough about the trip on the way back to Helena. An easy day trip, worth a... More

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lakewood, colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Well-organized exhibit and very insightful. I learned a great deal and came home determined to head to the library.

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Billings, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Must see stop in Great Falls. Very well put together with wonderful displays, great walking trails and educational and interesting presentations and videos in a first rate theater. Very impressed!

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Page, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was a strong reminder of Lewis & Clerk's discovery of this area. Good media film. View that first, and you will be ready for the rest of the content. Remember, most of the content is "how it was done " content rather than museum pieces.

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Piedmont
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There is a definite must-see if you are in the area! We just wish we had scheduled more time and hope to be back soon. It was very helpful to view one of the two videos before beginning the exhibits. The docents who were available were extremely knowledgable and one of the highlights of our experience. Be sure to look... More

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