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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Nice Facility and Educational

It is a very attractive and spacious facility. Videos and demonstrations are available in the theater and outside. There is a large number of exhibits. Definitely worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
oldwoodworker
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Columbia Falls, Montana
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Columbia Falls, Montana
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very attractive and spacious facility. Videos and demonstrations are available in the theater and outside. There is a large number of exhibits. Definitely worth the time spent. It will take a minimum of 2 hours.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum takes you from the beginning - the Louisiana purchase, etc - through the end when the Corps returns to St. Louis. It is very interactive and engrossing. We highly recommend watching the initial documentary by Ken Burns, which prepares you for what you'll see next. Great for all ages.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best museum for Lewis and Clark in the country. Plan on spending at least 2 hours just to skim the displays.

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent hours looking at all the exhibits, watching the films and attending the mini-seminars. It is so well done that I was surprised that we had stayed so long. This kind of thing is not what I gravitate to. So much information and untold stories about this expedition. I learned more that day than I ever knew I emanates... More 

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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 4 days ago 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 5 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 6 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 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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