Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
LCIC Front View


***Due to the current pandemic, this facility is only partially open.  See current operating hours below.***  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.

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."

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

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Due to the current pandemic, the facility is only partially open with limited visitation available from Wednesday - Sunday from 9am - 5pm.  Due to the limited opening, there are no fees.
Reservations: Due to the current pandemic, the facility is only partially open, and we can only accomodate limited numbers of guests at a time.  Please call 406-727-8733 for more information.  
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Free
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Information Center: Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
4201 Giant Springs Road
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: (406) 727-8733

General Information


The Interpretive Center is accessible. Elevators are available. Service animals are permitted. 


The Interpretive Center has parking for recreational vehicles, buses and  other large modes of transportation. There is plenty of parking for large groups. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Outdoor Learning

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site
Fee charged for some activities
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