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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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Beautiful View

Enjoyed the park area up river where there is a concrete 'foot' bridge to walk in a shallow area of the river. The water is crystal clear. Beautiful at sunset.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
BobbiandG
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the park area up river where there is a concrete 'foot' bridge to walk in a shallow area of the river. The water is crystal clear. Beautiful at sunset.

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Central Montana
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a well-developed park. It is a nice place for a picnic. The kids will love the footbridge. If you can go in May or June, the falls can be wild.

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We had family reunion and pictures and everything here. Beautiful dam. Neat history if you can get your hands on it. Worth taking a quick drive to see.

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1 Thank Chassidy Randal... J
MORENO VALLEY
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471 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Lots of Dams to visit easily from Great Falls. The falls here are supposedly how Great Falls was named.

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1 Thank drdroad
Great Falls, Montana
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We went this summer when they celebrated the dams 100th anniversary. Hadn't been here since I was a kid...Great to see the scenery & working of the hydro plant. Great drive just out of Great Falls.

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1 Thank rita w
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Nice jaunt out to Ryan and Moroney Dam after work! No traffic out this time of year. Saw several mule deer at the dam, they seem to be used to visitors as they waited for us to take photos!

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1 Thank Barbara M
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Pretty view but long drive able to view falls from road but island is currently closed that offers unobstructed view.

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1 Thank Margaret K
Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Dramatic, awesome! Worth the short drive out of Great Falls. However, the island park is closed after Labor Day for the winter, so you don't get the full effect of standing in front of the roaring falls and pondering the initial reactions of Lewis and Clark.

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1 Thank Ed T
Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Very accessible. Looks like you're headed to nowhere, then you drop down into the gorge and there it is. We visited Sept. 5 and were able to access the little island with its nicetrails and lookouts. A sizeable covered picnic pavilion, and a large green lawn makes it a great place for a family picnic, with a terrific view of... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We are here in the middle of September and the walkway to the island is closed. It limited our view of the rapids which we wanted to photograph. To add insult to injury, we were stalked on the way out by some barking power station employee who informed us that in this state, we obey signs. Apparently he didn't understand... More 

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