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Gates of the Mountains

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Address: 3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
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+1 406-458-5241
08:00 - 20:00
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  Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.

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Gates of History

This was a boat great boat ride. The guide knows his area history. It was great to see so many bald eagles. If you are in the area, this is a must experience. We went in August... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Helen L
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a boat great boat ride. The guide knows his area history. It was great to see so many bald eagles. If you are in the area, this is a must experience. We went in August, wear a hat, sunscreen and take bug repellent. This is a good trip for people interested in the local area. Teens and kids... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We really enjoyed this boat tour in the Gates of the Mountains. The scenery is beautiful and our tour guide was excellent. He gave a running commentary on everything we saw, answered many questions, and pointed out eagles and other interesting birds as well as interesting flora.

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice trip down the waterway through scenic mountain rock walls. It's good for family or just a couples get away for the day. You can stop along the way and take a hike and be picked up by the next boat. I it's very family-friendly and the history is something interesting and educational.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is an activity suited for all ages as long as they can walk unassisted. The boat ride out was relaxing and informative. We then spent 2 hours hiking and exploring the area, which is just beautiful. Be sure to take some bottles of water. The history of that area is amazing.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

this is a great tour, liked seeing all the wildlife and lots of history about Lewis and Clark.great for the family

Thank Timothy C
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Took guests on the boat tour and we all enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Will definitely do it again!

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Clinton, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful place to visit beautiful boat ride up Valley of the Missouri River employees and passengers were especially nice and polite especially helping out with my dad and his wheelchair beautiful scenery going up through the valley seeing all the different types of Wildlife expecially looking back watching the gates of the Mountain close and open as... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

There's quite a bit of scenery, wildlife and history packed into the twelve-mile round-trip ride on the Missouri. Our boat driver/guide Kyle did an excellent job of recounting the area's history, pointing out interesting rock formations and identifying the numerous species of wildlife that we saw. One could almost sense the awe experienced by the Lewis & Clark expedition members... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed that our guide was a transplant from Louisiana. Pretty sure we knew more history than the guide when people asked questions he couldn't answer. He only knew how to keep pointing out birds. Very little history. Have been in the past and this by far was the worst.

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Jefferson City, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Often times west central Montana gets forgotten in the dash from Yellowstone to Glacier, but two of the best day-trips in the state are within a 90 minute drive of the state capital, Helena: the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park (between Three Forks and Cardwell) and The Gates of the Mountains on the Missouri River. The Gates of the... More 

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