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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

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Address: 4201 Giant Springs Rd, Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone Number: 406-727-8733
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Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage...

Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage State Park, this visitors center provides information and exhibits about Lewis and Clark's famous journey and the historical significance of the United States' westward expansion.

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This interpretive center is outstanding. A lot of interactive programs. Lewis and Clark movie is outstanding. The view from the windows of the Missoui River is wonderful.. We have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Leone N
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Great Falls, Montana, United States
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Great Falls, Montana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This interpretive center is outstanding. A lot of interactive programs. Lewis and Clark movie is outstanding. The view from the windows of the Missoui River is wonderful.. We have been to the interpretive center in St. Louis and this one beats it hands down. They have a scene of the men pulling their boat up from the river because they... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having just taken a week long seminar on Lewis and Clark in Missoula, I was excited to be able to drive over to Great Falls to come to this Center. Very few people on a Sunday morning at the Center. Watched a 1/2 hour Ken Burns video overview of the expedition. Museum/ center has a comprehensive display about the trip.... More 

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Conrad, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took out of state visitors to the Interpretive Center. They, and I, were very impressed with exhibits. Take the time to see all the exhibits and read about what the Corps of Discovery experienced and you will really appreciate your life today.

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Thank Tim D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good, interactive museum. Unfortunately we got there right before they closed, so we had to race through. What we saw though was really interesting. Really gives you a good sense of the Louis and Clark expedition.

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New Norway, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A quick stop and free for kids under 16. Very friendly and helpful staff at facility and we had the chance to build a teepee and learn to light a fire with flint and steel. Those demos are only offered in the morning.

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Sherwood Park, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly surprised...what a great history lesson about the early pathfinders of the old west, the hardships, and how to survive as a group in those difficult imes. Experienced lighting a campfire without todays conveniences, setting up a teepee and taking one down...just a great morning spent!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just added this on to a stopover in Great Falls on our way to Glacier NP. Beautiful facility, well laid out. Friendly (possibly overly so for this introvert) staff coaxed the kids into a tipi and firestarting demo that they both enjoyed and made the stop worthwhile for them. I admire greatly what the Expedition did 200 years ago--incredible feat.... More 

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Martinsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place to visit to continue learning about Lewis and Clark's Discovery Expedition. We had visited the interpretative center at Fort Mandan near Bismarck. We were afraid that we would have to hear much information repeated. We were delighted to find that this center completed the journey with very little info repeated. We are so glad that... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the visit to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. What an epic journey they undertook. The exhibit gives you a good appreciation for the amazing contribution the Lewis and Clark expedition provided to society. Well worth the visit.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on the way to another destination. Very well done and informative. Helpful staff. Gift shop.

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