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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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It's About the Journey

My mother in law was here for a visit and being from England did not know too much about Lewis and Clark so we decided to take an afternoon and explore the Center.The displays are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Great Falls, Montana
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Great Falls, Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My mother in law was here for a visit and being from England did not know too much about Lewis and Clark so we decided to take an afternoon and explore the Center.The displays are laid out in chronological order you wind your way through the exhibit the same way Lewis and Clark travelled the Missouri River. The Center is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Being English living in Canada, Lewis & Clark was not in our schooling. I learnt so much about the beginnings of America. The museum is very well presented, the staff helpful & now we want to visit more Lewis & Clark sites in the US.

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Great Falls, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is a great place to spend an hour or 2. there is plenty to learn in a fun manor and is good for all ages. also if you go combine with a walk along the river to giant springs

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a class act. It is professional and informative. It tells the story of Lewis and Clarks travels from the start to its ending. It captures the time and struggles through Montana. Very much your time and effort to go through.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The top site for history/exploration/early America buffs, this Interpretive Center is a must-see. Nestled into the banks of the Missouri River, the center blends into its surroundings & shows how arduous the journey was. Well-trained docents guide visitors through the center which also presents films and various presentations throughout the year. Young visitors especially will enjoy the hands-on exhibits.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very well put together and the people that work there and volunteer are true Lewis and Clark Buffs. The gift shop is very historical and very little cheap items.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great Falls is a pretty small town but this museum is really excellent!!! Lots of things to see and hands on exhibits are entertaining and educational. All ages will enjoy this place. There are two informative movies shown through out the day also. I have bad knees which makes walking hard but I was able to do this and there... More 

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Sartell, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stopped in at the interpretive center and learned more than we expected! It is a beautiful site that is well maintained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great little interpretive museum telling the story of Lewis and Clarke along the river with plenty of walking/biking trails nearby in better weather.

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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great for all ages. Take your time, it's well worth going through all the displays. Staff are extremely friendly and encourage questions from all parties. Lighting is well done for viewing displays.

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