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Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri

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wonderful view

Very scenic trails of the river in the area, even a small island to walk on down near the dam... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Batman48154
Nice

Great place for all. Great for picnics,relaxing,and birthday and wedding parties. Free picnic... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Tom R
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Great Falls, Montana
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

On a recent trip to Montana we took somewhat of a large detour on our trip to Glacier National Park to visit the Great Falls of Lewis and Clark fame. Our first clue should have been when we realized that the City of Great Falls...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Very scenic trails of the river in the area, even a small island to walk on down near the dam, beautiful rock shelves all along the falling water. Dress warm as the breeze can be strong and put a chill in ya if your not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Batman48154
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Great place for all. Great for picnics,relaxing,and birthday and wedding parties. Free picnic tables views. Restrooms.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tom R
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

First off, the suspension bridge and island closed as of Labor Day, so no access to a better view of the waterfall and can only be viewed from the parking area. I would like to rate this location higher, but because of the short season...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sireric32
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see for visitors. The hanging bridge is my favorite. We spend about 30 minutes there and absolutely love the treat for the eyes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lana K
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This was an interesting area. Besure to walk across the swinging bridge out onto the island and hike the whole island. Pack a picnic lunch. Great day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RGL127
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A bit of a drive compared to the dams right in Great Falls, but the best of the bunch. A walking bride takes you to the Island Park (seasonal) below the dam. The historic "electric kitchen" demonstration building is interesting. Great views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dennis L
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My husband and I were retracing our honeymoon from 25 years ago. We found the falls just as beautiful this time as last! I feel it is well worth the 20 minute drive out of Great Falls to see the great falls!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Frugalfreda
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Scenic spot. The little island is a great picnic area as well as a vantage point. The entire little park is lovely. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LB-TX-2014
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Liked the venue, the hydro plant, and the roar of water. Glad I was not in a boat trying to go upstream. Nice walk to island and view of the falls.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jo S
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idahospud9
October 18, 2018|
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Response from Jerry V | Reviewed this property |
You would have to park upstream and walk down to dam. There is a path on either side of river, hope this helps.
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sireric32
September 12, 2018|
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Response from RGL127 | Reviewed this property |
We drove right to the parking area in our Jeep. I don't know about a gate.
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Shane F
June 18, 2017|
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Response from RGL127 | Reviewed this property |
I suppose...didn't see any sings saying otherwise. We didn't but that doesn't mean you can or can't.
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