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“Looks like a huge aquarium ”

Giant Springs State Park
Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: See. Do. Explore. The possibilities at Giant Springs State Park are limitless- there is so much to see & do with over 4600 acres of front & backcountry & 20 miles of trail. Most people come for the beautiful springs (first described by Lewis and Clark in 1805), BUT there is so much more to do! Giant Springs offers opportunities for Biking, Hiking, Picnicking, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Bird/wildlife watching, Photography. There is also much to see: The Springs, River Overlooks, the Fish Hatchery, The Falls and More! Visit the ranger station for guided tours/walks, children's activities, summer programming or for questions.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Looks like a huge aquarium ”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Wow, it is so clear and beautiful. My daughter and I had a great time. Worth checking out. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Don't forget your bug spray, lots of mosquitoes!

1 Thank Erika C
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Great Falls, Montana, USA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Giant springs”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Giant springs is a great place for a family picnic or to try some local fishing
I like to walk on the Rivers Edge Trail which goes thru giant springs the springs are really neat and you can see lots of big fish swimming
I love the place and would say its a must see when visiting Great Falls

Visited April 2014
Thank Gary H
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Great Falls, Montana
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a classic Great Falls location, which you need to visit for bragging rights. The shortest river in the world, fed by the Giant Springs, is right here, along with the naturally fed koi pond it creates. Sometimes, you will hear a family of owls. You can feed the trout in the hatchery, and see several albinos in the feeding pond. YOU NEED TO VISIT.

Visited March 2014
Thank algologist
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Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“I have never seen clearer wearer!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

We loved the park! Made pictures on the stone steps . Sat down and put our feet in the spring , but it is ice cold year round! We will go visit every time we visit Great Falls!

Thank Lynda S
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
“Second visit just as great as the first”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

While following the Lewis and Clark Expedition route, we stopped again at Giant Springs. It is attached to a short trail along the Missouri River. This is a cool place with green waters, cascades, and the world's shortest river (maybe). Story: Two rivers claim to be the shortest in the world: the Roe and, on the Oregon coast, the D. The D was recognized by Guiness as the short one, but the Roe backers measured it and claimed the prize. In response, the D advocates measured their river at high tide and reclaimed the record. Guiness people however threw up their hands in disgust and stoutly refused to assign the term "shortest river" to either the Roe or the D. Photographers: this is a place for the wide angle as well as trying to use low shutter speeds to blur water.

Visited June 2013
Thank FredPurdue
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