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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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Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage...

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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Interpretive Center ties historic sites together and further explains them

Nice facility and right on the river. If you visit Glacier National Park, many historic sites on the roadways are further explained/amplified by exhibits at the Interpretive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Billings, Montana
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Billings, Montana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice facility and right on the river. If you visit Glacier National Park, many historic sites on the roadways are further explained/amplified by exhibits at the Interpretive Center.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location right along the river. Neat displays about the journey of Lewis & Clark through the area. I always enjoy seeing the scene depicting the portage of the wood boats around the falls.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here quite late in the day, but even a quick look around really helped us to understand the journey of Lewis and Clark. This was helpful as we were on a two month road-trip around the USA and seemed to keep stumbling across L & C sites, memorials and museums. This one gave us context for all that... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Usually museum workers aren't the most personable, but Frank and his colleague shattered that myth for me. They welcomed me to their little corner of history, gave me the lowdown on what made the center special and helped me to have fun and take a new appreciation for the Lewis & Clark Expedition with me. Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

What better way to learn montana history than to get some hands on fun with it. I love taking my kids here and will be taking my grandkids.

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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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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 

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Denver, Colorado
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 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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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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