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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 #4 of 24 Attractions in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Waitsburg, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW 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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charlotte, NC
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I LOVE Giant Spring because there is something for everybody. As a kid I remember how much fun I would have getting a handful of fish feed, throwing it in the fish holding area and watching them scramble to gobble it up. There is plenty of space to play, picnic, or just sit and relax for a bit. There is... More

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Dalton, Georgia
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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had picnic tables. Enjoyed seeing the crystal clear water of the shortest river in the world. The fish hatchery was very interesting. We saw several different kinds of fish.

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Saskatoon, SK Canada
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited this park two times in our short stay in Great Falls. The river was majestic, the grounds consisted of rolling hills, large trees and lots of grassy areas to lay down on a blanket and relax. A very nice park to spend time in to relax and enjoy nature. A definite must do in Great Falls.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went on a bicycle trip around Giant Springs Heritage State Park and Fish Hatchery and followed the Missouri river to the different falls in the river. It was unbelievably windy, but we still had a wonderful time. We left the Lewis and Clark interpretative center and rode over here seeing the famous Roe River, one of the shores test... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Kids loved it! Was fun for the whole family. Hatchery was fun. Feed the fish for 5 cents. Playground area was nice.

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Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Every time we visit there, twice now, it gets better and better. The shortest river, and the springs, plus the river are beautiful. this time we went in the fish hatchery and learned how fish are hatched and grown for release. My grandchildren really enjoyed it too.

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The fish hatchery was closed when we got there, but we did walk around the outside of it. Looked interesting. The park was small. Should have been a free park instead of a $5 parking fee.

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Stuart,Fl
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Made a quick stop here on our way through town. Nicely maintained and not very crowded. It would be a nice place for a picnic lunch or a rest break during your travels. There are some interesting facts about the springs and the fish hatchery.

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