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“A great stop for a history buff”

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 22, 2012

I really enjoyed this Lewis and Clark Center. It appeared to be new (probably built for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial) and had two great movies and a great self guided museum. The staff were extremely helpful and answered all of our questions. The facility is on a bluff overlooking the portion of the Missouri River that had to be portaged. The facility was also adjacent to the Giant Springs state park.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

The staff were all very knowledgable and helpful. The outdoor fire making demonstration was especially well done. There could have been a little more directions in parts of the displays that took us thruough trip.

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Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

The temporary Giant Springs detour is quite convoluted, but this is an excellent national park museum that clearly explains the significance of Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery.However, I wish there was more information about the approximately 40 other men who did not keep journals--a prominent listing of their names would be nice.

Also, I think change should come back in Sacagawea dollars.

Be sure to stop at nearby Giant Springs State Park. It is a shady place for a riverside picnic, with a playground for the kids.

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Love the history of the region. Lewis and Clark expedition stymied here....For a few weeks anyway...The 30km 'portage' around the GREAT FALLS x2
recommended for history buffs and 'just mildly interested' types

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

The Lweis and Clark Unterpretive center was clean and the staff were freindy and helpful The exhibits level was amazing in detailing the journey undertaken by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark across Montana, by highlighting the issues with dealing with local tribes living in that area and problems of potage.

Thank MARK S
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