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Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri

Address: Ryan Dam Road, Great Falls, MT
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dams, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Dams, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ryan Dam was discovered by Lewis and Clark so that makes it cool by default. They have rope bridge to an island that has a great shot of the dam and has plenty of space for a picnic, let the kids run around, play ball, soccer. It's a gorgeous place to see!!

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Great Falls, Montana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Fantastic placed to see, walking trails rushing water excellent photo op. Nice place to sit kick back and enjoy nature at its best.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Family and I traveled from Livingston. Laying our eyes upon the falls, even from the highway, was a phenomenal sight. Beauty lays all around, a great combination of modern city and classic country. Well worth the drive very picturesque. Even my photography skills captured a great pic. It's hard not to.

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

Fantastic and Majestic Dam.. Located in a rural set-up with roads between farms .. Small Suspension bridge but a wonderful Green Space park worth a million for Pictures.. Must visit when at Great Falls...

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Calgary, Alberta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The falls were a disappointment, we were expecting something a little more natural and a little less controlled by dams. Caveat: we were literally running for our lives during our brief visit here, as we were under attack by the most vicious swarm of mosquitos I have seen, and I come from Manitoba originally, where mosquitos have been known to... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I think it would been very good but the gate was closed. It closed on Labor Day and we were there on the 2nd. I don't think they should close it until maybe later in September because a lot of seniors travel early in September. It was a beautiful day.

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Mossyrock, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing to see the obstacles that L & C faced. I am definitely not opposed to building dams, but really, to build a dam over the first great waterfall they had to portage around? Takes away from the scene.

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Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After many years of travelling to Great Falls - I finally saw Ryan Dam and the Great Falls. A really nice little outing. If the weather is nice, take a picnic along to enjoy on the island. I understand it closes in September, but not sure when it opens in the spring.

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It it a winding and bumpy ride to get there, but it is worth going. Travel past rolling hills and street signs used for target practice. The dam and falls themselves are amazing. There is also a funky display of the first electric stove.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

SatNav takes you right to it but there are few signs to reassure you as you head out on a quiet narrow road. Nice park for a picnic/BBQ with free electric cookers powered by the dam. Would have been impressive in the days of Lewis & Clark. Just hope that you don't hear 8 whistle blasts

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