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An Insider’s Guide to the River’s Edge Trail: A 60-Mile Adventure Corridor in the Heart of Great Falls

The word “Montana” is nearly synonymous in outdoor circles with adventure. The state draws skiers, hikers, backpackers, anglers, and travelers from around the globe, eager to explore the region’s tall mountains and vast plains. But in Big Sky Country, occasionally adventure and civilization combine—in the north-central city of Great Falls, Montana’s Basecamp for Art &…

The Five Best Adventure and Ale Pairings in Great Falls

The very idea of Montana conjures all kinds of images to mind. Cowboys. Vast prairie. Towering mountains. Wader-clad fly fishermen. Daring backcountry skiers. Hulking grizzly bears and majestic, mysterious elk. And while Big Sky Country will always be associated with the Wild West and outdoor adventure, it’s making its mark in a new arena—craft brewing.…

Only in Great Falls: 10 Unique Things to Experience in This Must-Visit Montana Town

Located in the north-central plains of Montana, Great Falls sits on the banks of the Missouri River and takes its name from one of the nearby five waterfalls on the mighty Missouri River. Known for its rich heritage including a considerable influence from the Lewis & Clark expedition of 1805-06, Great Falls is home to…

Adventure | Great Falls As Your Winter Basecamp

There are many ways to enjoy Great Falls | Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure in the Winter. The crisp air, fresh snow, and blue skies welcome you to experience the city in a multitude of ways. The nearby Little Belt Mountains and Showdown Ski Area features natural Montana snow, and is Montana’s first ski hill.…

Great Falls Gifts Worth Giving

Enjoy creating memories with your friends, families, and colleagues with experiences you can only find in Great Falls | Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. This year, rather than buying another tie, fruitcake, or other gifts that will go unused, give your friends, family, and colleagues something they’ll love even more; an experience in Great…

What the Men on the Expedition Must Have Thought

Picture it; St. Louis, 1803. The President of the United States turns to you and says, “I just bought some land – a bit west of here, sight unseen, and was thinking maybe you could head out and see what we got.” I am not quite sure I would have been as excited as Lewis…

Adventure | The Dead Among Us

Great Falls, as an early Basecamp for Adventure in Montana, is home to hair-raising stories from our early settlers to turn-of-the century residents. The dead among us have given Great Falls amazing stories that reverberate throughout the soul of the city even today. The following are a few stories collected from Great Falls historians that…

12 hours of Art & Adventure

Great Falls is Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure, and when you’re in Great Falls for a few hours, you’ll have plenty of options for art & adventure. Great Falls boasts Montana’s best Irish Pub, Montana’s best coffee, and is Montana’s pizza capital, so if you only have 12 hours in Great Falls, make the…

Basecamp for Adventure | Bike Your Park Day

Bike Your Park Day is September 30th, providing an amazing opportunity to experience Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. Bring your friends and family, or go solo to discover the bicycling opportunities, whether it’s a national park, state park, monument, historic site, recreation area, wildlife refuge, or parkway. September 30 is also National Public Lands Day,…

Great Falls Craft Brewing and Adventure

Great Falls provides an ideal place to experience amazing craft brewing and the outdoor adventures Big Sky Country is famous for. As the southern corner of the Golden Triangle, an area of Montana known for ideal wheat-growing conditions, brewers in Great Falls produce an amazing selection of craft brews. Grab your Montana Brewery Passport and get…

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