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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 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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Weston, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was looking to find big falls like the pictures but instead I found little falls miniature falls , what are giant it's the springs that hold water from 50 years ago that melt from the Rockies and go under the soil for a period of time of 50 years. These are interesting and beautiful to see .but the real... More

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are beginning birders and had a couple of extra days in Montana. After reading about the excellent birding sites around Great Falls, we headed there. Great Springs Sate Park is right along the Missouri River in the City. Lovely tree lined path along the river with lots of birds. We saw American Pelicans, Warblers, Robins, but... More

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Petaluma, California
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53 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It is amazing the amount of clear water bubbling out of the ground at this location. For $5 a car, it is worth a stop, especially since it is just down the road from the Lewis and Clark Museum. We went at 8:00AM and spent an hour or so wandering the grounds, visiting the interpretive center and looking at the... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A relaxing, park-like setting along the Missouri River. It features a large natural spring, that appears to be green due to the plants that grown just under the surface of the shallow water. It looked beautiful and refreshing on the day that we were there! I wished that we had brought lunch with us since there were picnic tables along... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

nice view but they don't let you go anywhere.Restrictions everywhere.The scenery is nice and it is quiet

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We walked along the river from the Lewis and Clark interpretive centre to the giant springs. Gorgeous place for a picnic. Lots of information points. The springs were very interesting . I've never seen such clear water. It was a lovely way to spend the morning .

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Arapaho
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19 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped at this place and paid our $5 since we were non-residents. Yes they have to maintain the place but why pick on the tourists who spend money in their state as well. Just enjoy the walk along the river.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is the ideal place to get a real appreciation for western art. Russell is a master and a relative unknown to Easterners. Wonderful exhibit and helpful staff to add to one's understanding. The building is much bigger than expected and incorporates the artists workshop. A true must see.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

For the three days we spent in Great Falls it rained continuously and heavy so we clearly did not experience it at its best. Never the less, well worth the visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
68 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The park is beautiful. If you are a Montana resident it is free, otherwise there is a vehicle fee of $5 ($3 if disabled). The fish hatchery was neat and you can feed the fish for a nickel. Do what we did and leave a couple nickels behind as a random act of kindness for the next person to enjoy.... More

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