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Lewis and Clark National Interpretive Center

4201 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, Montana 59405 USA

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Wed 10a-5p
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  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
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“inspires awe and awakens curiosity”

Managed by the USDA Forest Service, the 25,000 square-foot building includes the permanent exhibit hall, 158-seat theater, an education room for hands-on curriculum-based activities, and a retail store. The center is handicapped accessible and offers parking for tour buses and recreational vehicles. Only guide dogs for the visually-impaired are allowed in the building, so please leave your pets at home. Several trails offer outdoor recreation opportunities in plants native to the Northern Plains. "The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center imparts to the public a personal sense of President Thomas Jefferson's vision of expanding America to the west; it inspires awe and awakens curiosity toward the challenges faced by the expedition as they portaged the great falls of the Missouri River and explored the 'unknown'; brings to life the daily experiences of the expedition and the environment and native peoples of the 'uncharted West'; and celebrates the indomitable spirit of human discovery we all share."

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June 24, 2020
Rated 3.0

Would have likely been enjoyable & informative but the bulk of what is offered here was unavailable due to COVID-19.


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  • 14 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 10, 2019
Rated 5.0

This is a very well done little museum and you can tell a point of pride for the volunteers. I really enjoyed my time here and I thought they did one of the better jobs of telling the entire Lewis and Clark story.

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Bruce Jones

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July 27, 2016

an excellent Lewis & Clark interpretive center. very nice and informative museum, excellent demonstrations. This is run by the US Park Service and has all that quality. Also contains the Great Spring

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Pamela Letterman

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March 05, 2015
Rated 5.0

Impressive displays.

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  • 1 Helpful
July 19, 2014

Great displays. Good video introduction. Outstanding historic importance to the discovery trip. Plan to bisit!

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Lewis and Clark National Interpretive Center

4201 Giant Springs Road
Great Falls, Montana
59405 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Tue - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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