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Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri

Ryan Dam Road, Great Falls, MT
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MUST see dam and picnic island

Absolutely wonderful flow through the dam creating a waterfall that rivals Niagara falls at this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chockoalive
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Great Falls, Montana
A wonderful place to visit!

You can drive down to the dam, and also spend time hiking the nearby trails. Our only suggestions... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephanie M
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"bring a picnic lunch"
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"off the beaten path"
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"worth the short drive"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely wonderful flow through the dam creating a waterfall that rivals Niagara falls at this time. athe island is very verdant. Picnics are allowed on the island and alcohol. Restrooms are available at the entrance to the island.. There is not a charge. A must...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can drive down to the dam, and also spend time hiking the nearby trails. Our only suggestions would be to make sure you go when the picnic area is open. When we went, the sign noted it was open this year from Mother's Day...More

Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

It you,get to,visit Great Falls be sure to to Ryan Dam for the most amazing sight you will ever see. This is somthing that the whole family can enjoy.

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We try to get out here at least twice a year. We have enjoyed this since we were kids. It is a great island on the Missouri. Very scenic and a great place for very big groups.

Thank Moerygar65
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

You have to cross a walk way bridge to see the dam but it’s a nice area and they have an area to eat. The views are beautiful!

Thank 848hollyf
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a scenic place to visit in the summer! The water is mesmerizing to watch and the facts about the dam are very interesting.

Thank Kimmie K
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

We stopped at the dam and then went to the park where the falls were but we weren't able to do much as they gates were already locked for the season (Labor Day).

Thank dandlNebraska
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

The falls were almost dry the island was closed. The drive was dusty and I didn't feel the dam was marked to make it easy to find.

Thank sdlemmonds
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Decided to take the drive out to Ryan Dam, although we were too late as the island & bridge were closed for season, we still were not disappointed with the view of the dam! Road is bumpy but we weren't in a hurry so didn't...More

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

There is a pretty little park and some interpretative signage at this waterfall / dam / hydro station. I was mostly saddened by how beautiful these falls must have been before the hydro station was built.

Thank Jennifer B
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Shane F
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Moerygar65 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if your supposed too, but most do that want to, just be responsible.
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toxictouch3
April 28, 2015|
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Response from jngrooms |
It is variable since it all depends on water levels year round. May/June is typically a good time to try since Spring runoff will typically raise river water levels sufficiently to have all or most of the gates opened to... More
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