Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls

Must see · Historic Walking Area · Theater
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Phone: 406-727-8733

The Museums hours are:

Summer hours:

May 25 - September 30th:

Daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Winter Hours:

October 1 - May 24th:

Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday & Monday: Closed

The Portage Cache Store is located in the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.

Winter Hours:

October 1 - May 24th:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Closed

Store summer hours:

May 25 - September 30th:

Daily 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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  • What an outstanding experience! The Center is filled with information and artifacts about the Lewis & Clark Expedition and the docent who was there with us was a true fountain of knowledge. There...  more »
  • Memorial Day entry was free for the movie about Lewis & Clark was not being shown. This was one feature we were looking forward to, but as a whole the complete museum presentation was quite...  more »
  • All of the exhibits are open with the exception of the films being shown. The entrance fee is still waived at this point. The exhibits are well done and the interpretive center is well worth the...  more »
  • It was a very informative and designed presentation. The building and the outside entrance areas are very unfriendly to the elderly and disabled. I used a walker yesterday and the entrance into the area is rough and uneven. The rugs as you enter the building bunched up under the wheels of my walker almost causing me to trip. There are two benches outside by the entrance that are very uncomfortable to sit on as they have almost a marble kind of material. They are also very close to the ground making it hard to get up and to sit down. After taking the elevator to their theater area it was scary how steep the stairs and seating is. Once you get the seat folded down it is a drop to sit down. In walking Lewis and Clark's trail there are NO handails and benches to rest are few and far between. It is my opinion that this building needs to be more ADA friendly.
  • This interpretive center is one of the best in the United States. Be sure to see all the exhibits and the outdoors areas. If you’re a history buff you will be able to spend a lot of time here.
  • Excellent presentation of Lewis & Clark’s journey. Much to see and read about. I make the trip annually here, 3 years now. Love it.
  • Learning about Lewis and Clark's journey is incredible here. Seeing the routes they took, and the travails they went through is very neat. Staff are knowledgeable, and they also have movies throughout the day.
  • Awesome place! The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. I've studied the journey of Lewis & Clark and read Undaunted Courage but learned many, many new details at the LCIC.

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