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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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If You Hear Three Horn Blasts Run For Your Life!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Great Falls, Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

They have a nice swinging bridge to go onto the island. From the island you can have lunch and take great pictures of the falls. They also give you some insight on how locals lived in the past. I was happy I visited :)

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ryan Dam is located approximately 15 miles from Great Falls, Montana. A beautiful site developed by the Montana Power Company. The site is now run by Northwestern Energy.(?) A fantastic picnic site. (You are on an island, surrounded by water). You picnic right below a massive concrete dam. It is awesome in its grandeur. There is no fee and you... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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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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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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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
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25 helpful votes 25 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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