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“Friendly and informative”

Missouri Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center
Gainesville, Florida
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162 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Friendly and informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

A must visit when in Fort Benton. Learn about the importance of the Missouri River to the region. This is where you can get information about floating down this gorgeous river.

Visited May 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Worth a visit by TWO Keydets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

The Senior Corps of Discovery used our National Park Service Senior Passes to gain access to the Intrepetive Center. (Run by the BLM). The exhibits and the films were first rate, describing the effect the location played in the development of both Fort Benton and the commerial aspects of the Missouri River.

The place itself is truly "Where the West Begins", and you can see how the 8105 Lewis & Clark Expedition would stop HERE,
to gird themselves for the trek to the Rocky Mtns.

The Park Ranger really extended herself to explain the exhibits,
and in describing the geography of the region.

Visited October 2012
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Hendersonville, NC
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great introduction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

The museum is very nicely done with kind and informative staff. It was a great introduction to what the Missouri Breaks are and the exhibits interesting and well done.

Visited September 2012
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Helena, Montana
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326 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
“For river runners, nature lovers and western history buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

This interpretive center focuses on the Missouri River Breaks National Monument, a mostly wild area that is far removed from the tourist trail. If you are planning to float the river, or love nature study or western history, this center provides valuable information in a low-key format. We were greeted very warmly, and directed to a room where a 20-minute video was shown. The video was excellent, and covered issues of both history and nature. The center also offers a good selection of books, maps and brochures on the area.

It's a small center, but people genuinely interested in the natural, historic or recreational attractions of the Breaks will find it valuable.

If you have the federal lands access pass, you can get into the center for free. Otherwise, the fee is a mere $2 per person.

Keep in mind that the Breaks are very different from, say, Yellowstone Park. There is no lodging in the Monument and almost no visitor facilities at all. In fact, accessing the Monument lands takes quite a bit of effort and some outdoor skills: hiking in badlands, floating via canoe, driving rough dirt roads. This interpretive center is staffed by Bureau of Land Management rangers who can answer any and all questions and offer advice.

Visited September 2012
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Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting history!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

This was a nice little place with a one room museum and a film room. It made me want to spend more time in the area and float the river to see the beauty that was part of the Lewis & Clark Trail! It's just $2. The staff were quite helpful.

Visited September 2012
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