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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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Ryan dam & island

It was hot. But we had a good time looking at the Falls and imagining what Lewis and Clark must have seen

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was hot. But we had a good time looking at the Falls and imagining what Lewis and Clark must have seen

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Ronald, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Ryan Dam has a nicely done visitors area and day use park. There is a swinging bridge over a section of the Missouri River. There is also a mountain biking trailhead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

After visiting the Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center, we had to see the falls that detoured L and C, but did not stop them. Was surprised at the beauty of the area and the steepness of the Great Falls. Great swinging bridge to island to view falls. Would be a good place to bring picnic lunch. Tables and restrooms available!

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Traveled to Great Falls from Alberta and decided to take a date day and check out the dams in the area. I would recommend save yourself the time and jump straight to this one its breath taking and can be very relaxing. After finding parking you get to cross a swaying bridge to an island of relaxation and get even... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We drove out to the dam to check out the Great Falls where Lewis and Clark ran into some trouble. The place was just beautiful. You cross a little cable bridge to get to the island where you can get some good sites of the dam and falls. Even in low wter conditions, the falls are nice. You can even... More 

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Bengaluru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A few miles from Lewis and Clerk interactive center. We drove to see this beautiful dam and water fall on our way to Helena. We walk on a small bridge across the river and get into a beautiful park. Through the park we go up a few stairs to see this beautiful dam and wonderful water falls. The park has... More 

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Garland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It would be a shame to visit Great Falls without coming out of town a few miles to see the actual Great Falls. But, of course, they are not exactly the falls that Lewis and Clark encountered, being so greatly diminished by the dam and hydroelectric station. Nevertheless it's worth the trip out of the city (on the north side... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A lovely island on the Missiuri River lays just below this dam, one of several that Lewis and Clark had to tend with on there historic trip. The island is accessible by a walking bridge. It is a lovely place to picnic. It is where my husband proposed 47 years ago.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is the Great Falls that Great Falls takes it's name from and also the falls that Lewis and Clark had their doozy of a time protaging around. I am all for progress and I realize we need hydropower to keep the power going. I think somehow someway their could have been a compromise in building the actual dam some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Sadly the gate across to the Island was locked. We enjoyed what we saw, but would probably return in season to explore & get closer to the dam.

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

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