Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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MMorgan2571
Panama City, FL344 contributions
Memorial Day entry was free for the movie about Lewis & Clark was not being shown. This was one feature we were looking forward to, but as a whole the complete museum presentation was quite detailed. We really enjoyed our time, and learned many interesting and arduous details we did not know or either remembered. It is a real shame so much of our American history has been deleted from our children's public & private schooling. It did surprise me that Sacaqawea & York were not recognized at all in Lewis & Clark's final recommendations to his superiors. They worked, supported, and endured as much as any of his team.
Written May 30, 2021
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA1,891 contributions
I used to teach American history in elementary schools. Lewis and Clark were features of fifth grade history in the Pacific Northwest, so I had a fairly thorough knowledge already about the Expedition before my wife and I came to this interpretive center. But I still learned a lot. I wish that this place had been closer to where I taught. I would have done field trips here. They lay out the whole story in a timeline you walk through, as they enlarge upon what happened at that particular time and place. Plus the displays are excellent, such as a life size example of a portage they had to do.
They also have an elevator and a gift shop.
If you are into history, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, or just like museums, this place is worth taking your time to see.
Written November 4, 2021
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michellehouse
Evansville, IN262 contributions
Museum did a great job balancing providing informative displays for adults and having hands on things the kids could explore to keep them interested. The main floor is designed so that you follow the full journey from start to finish and it goes through the many challenges the members of the group faced. Our kids really enjoyed the museum and doing the Jr Ranger program. Afterward we walked the nice paved trail down to the river and watched the birds swimming on the river. The museum is connected to the state park via a nice bike trail.
Written August 4, 2021
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Susan W
Joliet, MT239 contributions
Great museum, have been there twice before. Took a friend there for the first time and was disappointed to find only the lobby area and gift shop were open. On the plus side we weren't charged an admission fee, but there is so much more to see in this museum that wasn't available. We'll try again.
Written July 23, 2020
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efpatters
Los Angeles, CA241 contributions
What an outstanding experience! The Center is filled with information and artifacts about the Lewis & Clark Expedition and the docent who was there with us was a true fountain of knowledge. There were so few visitors that morning, that he toured the museum with us offering great highlights and insights. The museum has so much information; it must be the most complete Lewis & Clark site in the country. The setting on the river is fantastic and we loved going outdoors to walk many of the paths along the river and up the bluffs. Do not miss this place!
Written June 7, 2021
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ffaith619
Columbus, OH87 contributions
This museum was well done! The ladies on each floor were extremely helpful, informative, and pleasant. I appreciated the interactive pieces and the number of details in the display. The only area for improvement was the gift shop. I would have appreciated a few more postcards, shirt designs, and other trinkets.
Written July 16, 2022
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schwartzcga65
Ashburn, VA7 contributions
We just happened upon the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center while looking at the falls of Great Falls along the Missouri River. How lucky we were! Please make this a MUST on your visit to Great Falls. The Center is very well designed and staffed. We were even greeted by a large, friendly dog of the breed that accompanied L&C on their trek. You needn't spend long, but the movie (about 20 min.) covers much of what you need to know to appreciate L&C's contributions to history and our nation. We flew into Great Falls as the starting point for our visits to Glacier and Yellowstone NPs. As you'll pass the Missouri River many times if you roam around western Montana knowing the history of L&C will add to your travels. PS--Admission is free if you have a National Parks Pass; otherwise $8 for adults.
Written August 3, 2022
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Laura C
Sidney, MT51 contributions
Family
There was so much to see here, I think it merits at least half a day. We walked from Giant Springs State Park with our kids. The kids adored the Newfoundland dog that greeted them. There was so much information about the Lewis and Clark expedition and the local tribes, with hands on activities for the kids and educational films all day. Highly recommend!
Written July 3, 2021
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Helen C
Renton, WA821 contributions
Couples
I loved the short movie about the portage. The exhibits and displays are very well illustrated to interest the visitor. This is the best Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center I have visited. The staff is very helpful. It's free if you have a national parks pass.
Written June 29, 2021
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lsmith78232018
2 contributions
Couples
All of the exhibits are open with the exception of the films being shown. The entrance fee is still waived at this point. The exhibits are well done and the interpretive center is well worth the visit if you're in the area especially since it is free
Written May 8, 2021
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM