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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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A lovely place to picnic on the river and see the beauty of the Great Falls of the Missouri. Some say the dam takes away from the natural landscape of the falls, but when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In mid July, very little water over the falls. Also, the last mile of road to the dam and falls is fairly rough. But I'm sure with the snow melt water, the falls would be great.

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St. George, Utah
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a pretty long ways out from the other Missouri attractions, on the other side of the river. Road is not too great also. Because of the dam it's not what it was when Lewis and Clark were there. There is a nice park that would be good for picknicking, but otherwise it's not a great view. And, looking at... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely place to picnic on the river and see the beauty of the Great Falls of the Missouri. Some say the dam takes away from the natural landscape of the falls, but when you think of why the dam is there, I don't mind so much.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a 13 mile drive thru the Montana rolling prairie, the falls are a must see if you want to understand why "Great Falls" is where its at. Go across the suspension bridge (yes it does sway and bounce up and down) to get to Ryan Island, This is a grass covered park with the Missouri river on both sides.... More 

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Long Island, New York
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is basically a view of a Dam from a park located on a small island in front of the dam. You access the park from a swinging cable walking bridge. It is a clean park with a few picnic tables. A nice place for a picnic

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Livermore, California
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78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to imagine how beautiful these falls were when first seen by Lewis and Clark. Although most of the falls at now dammed, it is worth the short drive to see the falls.

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Thank Beckie M
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the dams are really something to see and read about while you are there. All are within a few minutes of the city so definitely worth the drive.

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Tucson
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340 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe the problem was my expectations. I had heart of the Great Falls of the Missouri, and although I knew there was a dam upstream of them, I somehow expected there to be some serious water coming over the Falls. Not happening. At least not on the 2nd of July. We drove there (not up for the 8 mile hike... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have our wedding ceremony and reception out at the clubhouse at Ryan Dam and had a wonderful time! The place was large which fit everyone and love the wrap around deck at night all lit up! It had heating which would be nice, but it was 90+ degrees that day but they had a large fan for use. AC... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ryan Dam area was better than expected, awesome place to be and very peaceful for a picnic, a hike, views of the river and dam. We loved it.

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