Sunday, March 29, 2009

Great Falls, Montana: Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Students of American history know that Lewis and Clark went up the Missouri River, got to a certain part of Montana, took a look at a series of waterfalls, and said something like "whoops." They wound up carrying their equipment around the falls, no easy task, and heading to the Pacific from there.

The stop in what is now Great Falls is marked with this museum-like structure dedicated to the trip. As you can see, the building blends in nicely with the countryside. It also has a nice view of the Missouri.

The building, which really does a good job of covering the trip by Lewis and Clark. There's an excellent film shown regularly as well, plus plenty of speakers. Someone did a nice job of making history come alive.

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