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“Make sure it's part of your Montana vacation plans”

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.
Durham, NH
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Make sure it's part of your Montana vacation plans”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We stopped at the museum in the morning before driving out to the mountains for our vacation. We thought it was great with its excellent and informative exhibits that will be enjoyed by both adults and children. The staff was also very helpful, and directed us to other sights in the Great Falls area.

Visited June 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Didn't leave enough time”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Very informative - great exhibits and the movies really add to the experience. Sad to say, I had to rush through the last half because we needed to be somewhere else. Will plan on more time next time.

Visited June 2014
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Kalispell, MT
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A gem on the Great Falls of the Missouri.”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Visiting this museum right on the Missouri River provides a surreal experience and connection with the adventure of Lewis and Clark. The museum is absolutely wonderful, providing two different and important views of the journey west. You get to see and experience the hardships of Corp of Discovery as well as experience the various Native American cultures that were encountered. There are also plenty of hands on opportunities for the little ones. Try to go on a sunny day as there are some trails right outside of the center that are worth experiencing.

Visited June 2014
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A Real Gem”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Great interpretive center. Well designed and educational. For families with children this place Is a must. The exhibits are designed for closeup viewing and the film on the expedition is outstanding.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Carlton B
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Fort Shaw, Montana
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It was a learning experience”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We had some time to kill and decided to check the place out. We were greeted by a very cheerful elderly woman when we walked in. We sat through a couple of presentations and I actually enjoyed those a lot. I have a tendency to blow those off as too time consuming, but it is worth doing. I don't know that I would go here again to look at the museum, but I would possibly go again just to see some presentations.

There is also beautiful scenery all around, so when you leave make sure to take a walk along the trails.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Dawn B
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