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Giant Springs Heritage State Park and Fish Hatchery

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Address: 4600 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT
Phone Number: 406/454-3441
Description: Discovered by Lewis and Clark, visitors come to marvel at one of the...
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.
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Fun in the Park

What a great place for a family walk along the Missouri. fun place to fish, visit a fish hatchery, picnic, listen to an occasional concert and view one of the worlds shortest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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Great Falls, Montana
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Great Falls, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a great place for a family walk along the Missouri. fun place to fish, visit a fish hatchery, picnic, listen to an occasional concert and view one of the worlds shortest rivers.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Beautiful park area - shortest river in the world was great - it was very cold but the surrounding scenery was beautiful.

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Great Falls, Montana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful park area, worlds shortest river, beautiful clear cold spring waters! Fish hatchery, fishing, and much other wild birds!

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice place to visit and walk around.. The Fish hatchery inside with some loacl species snap shots loooks great.. Saw some special birds like Pelicans and others.. Very close from Great falls not to be missed .. Nice Spring!!! A small fee for Non-Montana residents but worth..

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Wyoming
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A beautiful, verdant green place. Lots of Silver Poplar trees provide shade & beautiful grounds to stroll. Interesting information on the spring & the tiny Roe River. it costs $5 for out-of-staters, so combine it with a visit to First Peoples Buffalo Jump on the same day.

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Santa Maria, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Recommend walking the trail, smell the flora/fauna, listen to the wind rustle the leaves, watch the river flow, see the fish, bird nests, birds..ah, nature at its finest.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The concierge at our hotel recommended this to us. It was such a fun spot....beautiful park, wonderful walking and picnic area. Great Falls should be very proud of what they have done to promote the beauty of their city. Ryan's Dam, the River's Edge Trail, the fish hatchery are all amazing.

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Waitsburg, Washington
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127 reviews 127 reviews
45 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Walk, bike, meditate, breath, enjoy. Love this place, and have been going every trip back for years, and when I lived here. This river area is wonderful, and I have so many great memories from here. The change of seasons is wonderful too.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The falls were a little disappointing as hardly any water flow at this time of year, but the hot springs were very good.

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charlotte, NC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a pretty place to walk around. The spring is lovely; the fish hatchery not so much. The view of the river is nice.

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