Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

Outside LCIC BuildingLCIC Entry WayPatrons Enjoying LCIC ExhibitLCIC Sign with Flowers


Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center
4201 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls, Montana 59405-0900
Voice: 406-727-8733 FAX: 406-453-6157

Our Mission

"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."

Dates/Hours of Operation

October 1, 2016 - May 26, 2017
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Noon—5 p.m. Closed Mondays
May 27, 2017 - September 30, 2017 Open Daily: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Daily Admission Fees:

Adults (16 and older):  $8.00/person Children (15 and younger):  Free   Federal Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, and Military passes are accepted. 

Advance reservations for groups of 20 or larger can be made by calling 406-727-8733. Group rates are available at $6 per person who are 16 years or older. 

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 accessible and offers parking for tour buses and recreational vehicles. Service animals (guide dogs, signal dogs, or any other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability) may be used within the Lewis and Clark Interpretive center.

History & Culture

Learn about the journeys of Lewis and Clark.

Just For Kids

Become a Jr. Explorer.

Parents & Teachers

Need a fun day to learn.


Have some time on your hands, be a volunteer.

Center Maps

Map of the Center Area Hiking Trails

Map of the Missouri River Falls (geo pdf for smartphones)

Map of the Sulphur Springs Hiking Trail