Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

Great Falls, Montana

Just a short drive from Prewett Creek Inn you’ll find the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The Missouri River was the country’s hope for finding a route to the Pacific Ocean. The expedition lead by Lewis and Clark brought them up the Missouri. Learn about their great journey and more at the Interpretive Center.

Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail Interpretive Center 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.

Lewis and Clark Center

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is located in Great Falls along the Missouri River. Drive time from Prewett Creek Inn, 25 minutes.

Re-live the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark Expedition’s 8,000-mile journey across western North America in the comfort of the National Historic Trail Interpretive Center. Built into a scenic bluff with spectacular views of the Missouri River, the Center’s exhibits and ranger programs bring alive the indomitable spirit of exploration.


“We impart 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.”

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.