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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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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Loved this centre! Minimal fees and you can literally spend hours wandering through the building reading displays. Watched some movies, a presentation by a park ranger, then hiked a little outside of the building. The day we went there were several volunteers standing at stations interacting with visitors regarding artifacts. We will be visiting again!

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Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Make sure you allow time to watch one of the two movies and preferably before you tour the museum. Makes the experience better and you will understand more. There is a lot of reading of displays!! Lots of cool activities which younger kids would get a kick out of. Very enthusiastic staff. Well done!

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Great Falls, MT
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is my top place I take visitors to while in Great Falls. This is one of the best Lewis and Clark museums. The 15 minute movie is well worth watching. The trail history walk downstair is great. Must see.

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The Villages, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We left Florida mid April and now it is mid May and we have been doing the Lewis and Clark Trail. All along we have visited many Interpretive centers and was really looking forward to this one as we had heard it was the best-they were sure correct. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable, the movies great but the... More

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Hyrum
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We do all Lewis and Clark historical places we can after reading their story. Great place to visit, good exhibits, people very knowledgeable and helpful, went back again the next day to see the Ken Burn's video, beautiful overlook of Missouri River

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Tampa, FL
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76 reviews 76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit place if you are visiting Great Falls. Obvious focus is Lewis & Clark and they do an outstanding job of it. They really go into great detail of the expedition from beginning to end with an emphasis of the time they were portaging around the falls.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Had been to the Russell museum in Great Falls a couple times. Put off L & C because did not think it would be that interesting. BOY WAS THAT WRONG!: Museum retraces the Lewis & Clark expedition, step by step and room by room. With actual and recreated memoriabelia of each place. EG the boats used to pull up the... More

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San Mateo, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This museum does a great job of highlighting the Lewis and Clark expedition. If you have a National Park Pass entry is free. Easily accessible and lot's of parking.

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Modesto, California
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14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

When you arrive it looks like a small building that won't take very long. WRONG! Watch the two movies (one about 20 ,minutes, the other about 15 minutes) and the docents will share anecdotes with you afterwards. Then stroll through the exhibits and read the descriptions of the displays. We spent about 2 hours and enjoyed every minute. The cost... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a two-story center with a large theater (but small screen) that seems to be having either a video or information talk by a ranger almost constantly. The museum follows the story of how Lewis & Clark stared their expedition nad went from Pennsylvania to the Pacific Coast, and all the trials and tribulations they went through. It is... More

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