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Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri

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Address: Ryan Dam Road, Great Falls, MT

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Nice scenic drive-was cold so did not get out to look much.

We plan to return to Great Falls to view more of the river and damns-it was cold while we were there, but still enjoyed the views we saw.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Southwest Montana
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Southwest Montana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We plan to return to Great Falls to view more of the river and damns-it was cold while we were there, but still enjoyed the views we saw.

Thank crazyfrper
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often take a nice day drive here for family picnics. The kids love the view of the dam. There is a little bridge to cross and they really like that. There are facilities there, but no food or drink so pack accordingly. Nice view and family destination.

Thank mtMom4
Great Falls, MT, United States
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Ryan Island is a great place for weddings, receptions, family reunions and wedding anniversary parties. The island is very big and can accommodate a very large crowd of people. The scenery is very pretty and the waterfalls are great viewing. Lots of room for young children to play. Nice place for picnics and catered meals as well.

Thank 394frederickb
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I wish BBQs were allowed but it is a gorgeous location. Our teen loves it as much as our younger children do. We've had picnics, games of catch, gatherings with friends, and I've taken senior photos out there. I highly recommend it!

Thank Corinna D
Great Falls, Montana
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a BEAUTIFUL PLACE! A wonderful island with incredible views. However, Beware of rattlesnakes (early in the Summer, baby rattlers WITHOUT rattles formed, as yet) and mosquitos that will carry you away. Bring a picnic lunch. Worth the visit, but keep your eyes open!!!

Thank trombonegf
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

about 20minute drive from Greatfalls city limits this landmark is a must see. huge dam sits atop the natural waterfalls. there is an island that you walk across a bridge to that is huge. has picnic spots and covering as well as lots of look out points and good grass! great for family gatherings and picnics, daytrips. think of Wii... More 

Thank Brian C
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Rhe experience was really good by walking my dog pnd listening to the water come off the dam. The only bad thing was that the island wasn't open

Thank Joshua M
Silverthorne, Colorado
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We drove to see all five great falls on the Missouri. Every single one is dammed up or underwater. So at most you see what trickles out of the spillways and hydroelectric plants over the rocks that were once great falls!

1 Thank RinTulsa
Kennesaw, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We really wanted to see the falls, but were worried after a few miles that we were not going the right way. We found it, though, and it was so worth it. The drive through the flatlands was actually nice. We saw antelope and a coyote, then rabbits and mule deer. It was cold and windy the day we went... More 

1 Thank Janice481
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best picnic areas around Great Falls. It looks a bit barren on the drive but you drop down on the river below the dam. Great facilities and lots of tables. There is also an area for large groups. There is also a large eagles nest at the far end of the island. This year there were three... More 

Thank Griznation

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