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Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri

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Address: Ryan Dam Road, Great Falls, MT

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Tricky to find but an historic site on the Mizzou

We nearly got lost trying to find the actual Great Falls on the Beautiful Missouri River for which Great Falls is named - but our Garmin GPS finally got us there. My family was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Milan, Tennessee
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Milan, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We nearly got lost trying to find the actual Great Falls on the Beautiful Missouri River for which Great Falls is named - but our Garmin GPS finally got us there. My family was less keen than me, but this is a site where you connect with the history of Lewis & Clark while seeing the amazing, constant power of... More 

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Avon, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Must see the falls that bare the name of this wonderful city!! Hard to believe that the team was able to portage around these falls. Interesting how man has changed the route of the river. A challenging 14 mile drive to the falls!!

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

About six miles north of great falls. It's on an island. great for picnics and viewing the dam.you walk across bridge to access the area. Great place.

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Lewis & Clark would have turned back had they known what would happen to the Great Falls. Ugly. Depressing.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was a bit of an ugly drive. Nice view. Wish there would have been some walking trails around the river though. Cute park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The suspension bridge there is cool! If you have snacks, grab them as they have picnic tables and views. Vault toilet and garbage cans are adequate. Great photo opportunity. I saw pics of the falls before going and they looked smaller than they do in person. Be careful you don't miss the turn off as it it not a big... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice quiet park with a great view of the dam. No pets allowed though. Worth a quick visit to and to take some photos.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I'm glad we decided to head over here, because it really was a neat little spot. The bridge is fun to cross to the island, the dam is impressive, and there were a lot of birds in the area to spot for. A good place to get out and walk around a bit, and see something different.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

For a city named after these falls it was a bit of a challenge to find the right roadways. At this time of year the dam is not letting out much water so the falls are good falls not great. All that said the park in front of Ryan Dam is lovely and the falls are still worth the quick... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was looking for more things to see in Great Falls and found this. Glad I drove out of town to see this. The landscape does not give up this sight until you are close. As others mentioned, there is a nice island with picnic tables so bring a lunch and take your time.

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Address: Ryan Dam Road, Great Falls, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Great Falls

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