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Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri

Ryan Dam Road, Great Falls, MT
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Great Falls, Hate the Dam

As an attraction of Great Falls, this is a must see if you are in the area. Too bad for the ugly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
traveling_mandy
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Texas
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Beautiful!

Only about a 20 minute drive from Great Falls. Drive is scenic. The falls and adjacent park are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travellingfamilyfive
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Miami
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  • Average15%
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“swinging bridge” (20 reviews)
“island park” (7 reviews)
“labor day” (9 reviews)
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Ryan Dam Road, Great Falls, MT
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"swinging bridge"
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"island park"
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"the river"
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"picnic tables"
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"lewis and clark"
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"bring a picnic lunch"
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"off the beaten path"
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"mile drive"
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"worth the short drive"
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"water flow"
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"beautiful area"
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"worth the trip"
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"missouri"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an attraction of Great Falls, this is a must see if you are in the area. Too bad for the ugly dam that ruins it. Always about the bottom dollar, isn’t it?

Thank traveling_mandy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only about a 20 minute drive from Great Falls. Drive is scenic. The falls and adjacent park are very nice. Good place for a picnic.

Thank travellingfamilyfive
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely wonderful flow through the dam creating a waterfall that rivals Niagara falls at this time. athe island is very verdant. Picnics are allowed on the island and alcohol. Restrooms are available at the entrance to the island.. There is not a charge. A must...More

1  Thank chockoalive
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

You can drive down to the dam, and also spend time hiking the nearby trails. Our only suggestions would be to make sure you go when the picnic area is open. When we went, the sign noted it was open this year from Mother's Day...More

1  Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

It you,get to,visit Great Falls be sure to to Ryan Dam for the most amazing sight you will ever see. This is somthing that the whole family can enjoy.

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We try to get out here at least twice a year. We have enjoyed this since we were kids. It is a great island on the Missouri. Very scenic and a great place for very big groups.

Thank Moerygar65
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

You have to cross a walk way bridge to see the dam but it’s a nice area and they have an area to eat. The views are beautiful!

Thank 848hollyf
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a scenic place to visit in the summer! The water is mesmerizing to watch and the facts about the dam are very interesting.

Thank Kimmie K
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

We stopped at the dam and then went to the park where the falls were but we weren't able to do much as they gates were already locked for the season (Labor Day).

Thank dandlNebraska
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

The falls were almost dry the island was closed. The drive was dusty and I didn't feel the dam was marked to make it easy to find.

Thank sdlemmonds
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Shane F
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Moerygar65 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if your supposed too, but most do that want to, just be responsible.
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toxictouch3
April 28, 2015|
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Response from jngrooms |
It is variable since it all depends on water levels year round. May/June is typically a good time to try since Spring runoff will typically raise river water levels sufficiently to have all or most of the gates opened to... More
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