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Giant Springs Heritage State Park and Fish Hatchery

4600 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT
406/454-3441
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Ranked #3 of 23 attractions in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Owner description: Discovered by Lewis and Clark, visitors come to marvel at one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, producing 338 millions of gallons of... more » Owner description: Discovered by Lewis and Clark, visitors come to marvel at one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, producing 338 millions of gallons of water per day, and to visit the adjoining fish hatchery that raises roughly 1.3 million fish annually that are distributed to lakes and reservoirs in the area. « less
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Great Falls, Montana, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Giant springs is a great place for a family picnic or to try some local fishing I like to walk on the Rivers Edge Trail which goes thru giant springs the springs are really neat and you can see lots of big fish swimming I love the place and would say its a must see when visiting Great Falls

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a classic Great Falls location, which you need to visit for bragging rights. The shortest river in the world, fed by the Giant Springs, is right here, along with the naturally fed koi pond it creates. Sometimes, you will hear a family of owls. You can feed the trout in the hatchery, and see several albinos in the... More

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Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We loved the park! Made pictures on the stone steps . Sat down and put our feet in the spring , but it is ice cold year round! We will go visit every time we visit Great Falls!

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Seattle, Washington
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78 attraction reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

While following the Lewis and Clark Expedition route, we stopped again at Giant Springs. It is attached to a short trail along the Missouri River. This is a cool place with green waters, cascades, and the world's shortest river (maybe). Story: Two rivers claim to be the shortest in the world: the Roe and, on the Oregon coast, the D.... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Wonderful walking trails ,fish hatchery, and the ponds and waterfalls excellent It was truly a pleasure spending the day. Bike trails very nice park has everything you need

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Cody, Wyoming, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Had the opportunity to visit Giant Springs just last month and it was truly breathtaking. Unfortunately we were there during the government shutdown so some parts of it were closed but the scenery along the river, and the actual fish hatchery where you got to feed the fish was open. Great area to have a picnic and enjoy the great... More

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Granite Falls, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This would be a beautiful walk and very easy to get to since the Missouri River runs along side of the town of Great Falls. It was very windy the day we were there so we didn't make the whole walk but the scenery was beautiful. There are many small hiking trails off the main trail. We had a stroller... More

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San Diego, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The fish hatchery is small but great identification guides for fish and hatchery locations all over the state. The falls are absolutely beautiful - very relaxing and beautiful, especially with the trees changing colors. Worth a stop!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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223 reviews 223 reviews
170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a beautiful area along the Missouri River. The springs are beautiful with crystal clear water. There is a walkway right next to the spring so you get a good view of the water joining the Missouri. The Roe River is also neat to see. The park is connected to the River's Edge Trail, so you can take a... More

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Whitehouse, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

It is really neat how the amount of water that comes out and runs a short distance to the Missouri river. Interesting place.

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