"Important Site of Lewis and Clark Expedition" Great Falls by fred98115

Great Falls Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 119 photos

Five Falls, not one, impeded the Expedition

We were following the Expedition's route in reverse from the coast to Great Falls. The Expedition arrived at Great Falls and were astounded. They expected one fall, but found five. They expected an easy portage of a few days, but it turned into a prolonged battle with ravines for eighteen miles. Today, the Missouri is dammed several times. Photographers: return here often because the lighting and cloud conditions change rapidly.

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  • Pros:Much history located here
  • Cons:Civilization interferes with the sites
  • In a nutshell:Many Lewis and Clark activities in Great Falls
  • Last visit to Great Falls: Jun 2013
  • Intro Updated Feb 14, 2014
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