GREAT FALLS – People of all ages helped the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls blow out its birthday candles on Saturday.
The Center has been open for 20 years and celebrated by waiving the entrance fee for the day.
There were many informational activities such as a Raptor Show, Native American dancers, and a reenactment of settlement in the west.
“Twenty years ago today, to the date, the dream and the vision of a group of citizens of Great Falls and the forest service and a collective of partners came together and got this center open,” Director Dave Cunningham said. “About 1.3 million visitors later, here we are and celebrating that 20 years.”
Buddy the Newfoundland dog was also in attendance—he is considered a “must-pet” attraction.
The Interpretive Center is still operating its winter hours, which means it’s open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer hours will begin on May 27 and the Center will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Reporting by Kaley Collins for MTN News