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Lewis and Clark 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

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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I learned a lot about Lewis & Clark!

This museum made our visit to Great Falls worth while. The museum is well thought out with great displays on the journey of Lewis & Clark. The movies played in the auditorium... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Alberta, Canada
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Billings, Montana
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids are 10,7 and 8 they really enjoy the experance we had here. They took away some great history lessons.i would also encourage you to go to fish hatterchy down the road the spring and fish are right there. Very intrested

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Alberta, Canada
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360 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This museum made our visit to Great Falls worth while. The museum is well thought out with great displays on the journey of Lewis & Clark. The movies played in the auditorium made the story of Lewis & Clark alive. I would suggest a minimum of 2 hours to see several different movies and to go through the exhibits. The... More 

1 Thank wbsAlberta
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Spent the morning at this Center very enjoyable. Gave me a new appreciation for Lewis and Clark. The history was very fun to see and explore in this way. Nice videos to help tell the story.

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Hornbrook, California
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My wife and i wanted to do something over the weekend, so we took a drive out to Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. This place was so informative. It had so much history. I forgot a lot of this since i been out of school. The people were very helpful that work at this location. I really didn't know... More 

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Great Falls
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Anyone interested in the Historic Trail of Lewis & Clark and in the amazing history of Montana should plan a stop by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. It's a gem of natural history for the young and old alike. We are proud of Great Falls and especially proud of this historic gem!

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Silver City, New Mexico
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a well laid out and rich array of interactive displays (How well would you have done pulling a dugout canoe across land?), artifacts, replicas, and interpretation. There are frequent life presentations in a lovely auditorium. The ranger giving the talk that we heard on grizzly bears was a natural born storyteller and did a wonderful job of presenting... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had a quick overnight stopover in Great Falls. So in the morning we took a quick drive around the Giant Springs loop road. Stopped at this Interpretive Center. We did not have time to enter and visit the building but it looked very interesting. They told us you need at least 2 hours to tour the place with an... More 

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Edmonton Canada
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Our family really enjoyed this center. Since we were visiting from across the border, we didn't know much about the history of the area. We toured early in the morning and it wasn't busy. I found the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition very interesting. The displays were great, very well done and informative. Our kids enjoyed the junior... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a nice overview exhibit. Every hour they show a film with a ranger talk afterward. The ranger talk was the highlight for me. Good slides, interesting anecdotes, and personal comments about life lessons that really were meaningful to me. We heard the talk on Lewis finding the five falls and what happened to him as he traveled alone... More 

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The history of Lewis and Clark portaging over the falls comes to life here. Tour guide Austin will help you feel like you were there. Displays are terrific and down by the river, docents make the experience really hands-on with a variety of demonstrations. Unless you have time for a long story, don't ask why it's part of the forest... More 

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