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3 Days, 3 Diverse Landscapes

I don’t get out and hike near as much as I want to – but who really does? August provided me one perfect weekend to use Great Falls as my basecamp and head out to explore North, West & East – three days, three different landscapes to view – all while relaxing with good food…

Behind the Rodeo Chutes in Montana’s Basecamp

Rodeo is as much an old west tradition as it is a modern way of life. What was a way for homesteaders to blow off steam and relax; is now a lifelong commitment of the rodeo athletes, the animals that make it possible, and their family. Today, like it was in the old west, the Rodeo…

Hit The Trails in the Basecamp

Join Get Fit Great Falls for National Trails Day on June 2 for an educational walk in town or an easy to difficult hike in the surrounding area. Great Falls holds the largest number of hikes IN THE COUNTRY to celebrate National Trails Day, and all hikes are free. With more added this year, you’ll find a hike…

Spring to life in Great Falls

Spring is here, and that means new ways to experience Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. Great Falls is blooming with family-friendly events, craft brew festivals, art tours, live theater, and more this spring. CRAFT BEER Grab your Montana Brewery Passport and explore the refreshing craft breweries of Great Falls Montana. The barley used in the brewing process is…

Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge Views

Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, covering 13 square miles, is an oasis of native grasslands and wetlands in a sea of agriculture. Over 240 species of birds have been recorded on the refuge. The scenic drive from Great Falls to Benton Lake NWR is relaxing and along the way, you’ll see the dramatic scenery along the Rocky…

Grab Life By The Handlebars In Great Falls Montana

If you’re a cyclist and haven’t experienced the diverse trails and cycling options available in Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure, shift gears and point your handlebars toward Great Falls to experience some of the best cycling in the West. Great Falls is an ideal city to enjoy a bike ride, be it a casual…

Four of the Best Date Ideas in Montana’s Basecamp

Just like Great Falls Montana, a good date is chock full of personality. These four date night itineraries are designed with variety and personal touches in mind. Switch up your usual routine, swap the dinner and a movie combo for something more adventurous. Have fun, make it personal, and plan to leave your significant other…

7 Greatest Lies About Great Falls, Montana

Montana is a unique place, with unspoiled nature and friendly small towns. Our Big Sky State covers 147,138 square miles of these United States and our 1 million people don’t take up much of that land, making it easy to have misgivings created about Montana. At Great Falls Montana Tourism, we know about most of…

5 Only in the Basecamp Winter Landscapes

Pause just a moment and take in these 5 Winter Landscapes, found in or minutes from Great Falls, Montana. Giant Springs State Park Canadian Geese soar above the confluence of the Roe River and the Missouri River at Giant Springs State Park, Montana’s most visited!   The Little Belt Mountains Take a drive just minutes…

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 &…

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