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Jazz! The Legacy of the Ozark Club

There was just something about the Ozark Club. From 1933 to 1962, this nightclub in Great Falls became an entertainment sensation sought far and wide. Imagine the swirls of tobacco smoke filling the air, the saxophone wailing, and the gin flowing in a cornerstone of Great Falls history. After 15 long years, Prohibition ended in Montana…

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…

In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark: How to Have a Fascinating (and Memorable) History Tour of Great Falls

For history lovers, Great Falls is synonymous with Western heritage. The Lewis and Clark expedition spent more than a month portaging around a series of waterfalls on the Missouri River (the same falls that give the city its name) and famed cowboy artist Charles M. Russell spent his days in surrounding Great Plains, immortalizing area…

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 &…

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…

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…

Cocktails and Craft Beers

For adults craving cocktails with panache or a stunning craft beer, Great Falls offers a variety of settings to enjoy a signature cocktail. Whether you prefer you sip in an upscale wine bar, drink in a dive bar, marvel at mermaids, or enjoy the game with the crowd, Great Falls has it all! The legendary Sip n…

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…

What You’ll Find at the Malmstrom Museum

Great Falls boasts 10 amazing museums that vary in purpose, size, and mission. These museums are part of what makes Great Falls Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Great Falls Montana Tourism team is proud to highlight what visitors will find at the Malmstrom Museum. Malmstrom Air Force Base was established in 1942…

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