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A Stroll Along Central Avenue

Central Avenue in Downtown Great Falls is in the heart of Great Falls | Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. Flanked by Gibson Park, the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts, the River’s Edge Trail, and unique shops you’ll only find in Great Falls, Central Avenue holds many surprising discoveries. What will you find when…

High Culture in the Heart of Montana: How Great Falls Blends Art and Adventure

Nestled in the northern-central heart of Montana, Great Falls is home to independent adventurers, and forward thinking innovators. Inspired by the surrounding mountains, the generous prairie, and a storied Western heritage, the town’s location on the alluring Missouri River calls to mind the explorers who passed through the countryside centuries ago. Great Falls is suited…

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…

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…

An Educational Weekend in Great Falls

The annual MEA conference will be held October 19-20 in Missoula. With the kids out of school, this presents the perfect opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a long weekend in Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. Great Falls has ample learning opportunities to keep your kids engaged and entertained, while giving your family…

Autumn in Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure

Natural beauty, rugged landscape, and breathtaking views make Great Falls the perfect autumn destination. The Great Falls, so named by Meriweather Lewis, are more than 80 feet high, giving visitors to the Ryan Dam a view that was described by Lewis as “…the grandest sight I ever beheld…” Despite dams being built on all 5 of Great Falls’ falls…

Great Falls + Hipsters = Love

A vacation off the beaten path and hash-taggable adventures your friends will be envious of await you in Great Falls, Montana! Begin your unexpected journey with a bike ride along the River’s Edge Trail, a 60-mile stretch of rail-to-trail track (both paved and unpaved) that is the envy of larger cities in the West. The trail…

All the Reasons Buffalo are AWESOME

The majestic kings and queens of the prairies, the buffalo, are as much of our history as the North American Plains Indians, Fur Trappers, Charles Russell, and Lewis & Clark. Today, in Great Falls, Buffalo are part of our skyline, our art, and our adventures. This is why I am excited to share with you…

Great Falls is Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure

The River’s Edge Trail boasts art, sculptures, and world-class views of the Missouri River. The River’s Edge Trail provides a direct connection to outdoor opportunities, alluring landscapes, and innovative art. Whether you are looking for a place to just get away for a while, ride a bike, run, visit a park, or go fishing, the Trail is…

History comes alive in Great Falls

Sunday, June 25 at 1-2:30pm and 3-4:30pm, the 7th annual Waking the Dead tour will highlight the history and legacy of Great Falls, and the people that built Great Falls. The tours, in honor of Paris Gibson, are a unique part of what makes Great Falls Montana’s basecamp for art & adventure, and a preferred…

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