Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center - Great Falls

stuffed pup at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Sign
I made my first stop at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana. Lewis and Clark spent more time in Great Falls than anywhere else on the trail that wasn’t the winter quarters.
outside of visitor center
The Interpretive Center is a big museum built into a cliff side on the Missouri River.
Volunteer standing next to dog
The folks in Great Falls really love Seaman – the Interpretive Center has a special volunteer, Buddy, who portrays the great dog himself!
Stuffed pup with real pup
Buddy is a licensed therapy dog who comes out to the Interpretive Center twice a week to let people see what Seaman was like.
stuffed dog on dog statue
There is also a statue honoring Seaman on the Center’s lower patio.
stuffed pup on map display
The Interpretive Center tells the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition beginning to end, starting with the best map available before they went out…
stuffed dog near prairie dog display
And then working around the story, including the prairie dog Lewis and Clark sent to Thomas Jefferson from Fort Mandan, a grizzly bear skull, and special exhibits.
Stuffed pup with skull
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center is located in Great Falls, Montana.

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stuffed pup by statue
stuffed pup at exhibit
Next stop – Giant Springs State Park!

Last updated: June 22, 2018