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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…

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…

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…

Basecamp for Art & Culture | Mansfield Center

Great art and music is for everyone, and the Mansfield Center for the Performing arts in Downtown Great Falls hosts a variety of converts, ballets, holiday shows, stage productions, and is the home of the Great Falls Symphony. The plush Mansfield Center showcases its historic elegance through intricate architecture and acoustics that are unrivaled in Montana.…

The Fare Adventure at Montana State Fair

Yesterday I took my taste buds for a treat and headed down to the Montana State Fair at Montana ExpoPark for what I knew would be a deep-fried free-for-all. Not to appear gluttonous, I invited My Guy and our friends, Dale and Margie Schuler, to join me on my culinary adventure. Sampling from all vendors was a feat that even we die-hard…

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…

Explore Art in Great Falls

Great Falls is rich in arts offerings, from live music and entertainment to special events. “Our community has museums and interpretive centers that beautifully depict the history and character of the region,” Mayor Bob Kelly says. “Our symphony has hosted Yo-Yo Ma, Midori and Itzhak Perlman.” Home to 10 distinct museums, Great Falls is Montana’s…

Tenacity | The Miners of Great Falls

Life under the Big Sky has always been an adventure, and no one would know that better than a miner working for the Boston and Montana Consolidated Copper and Silver Mining Company in Great Falls in the late 1800s. Montana’s first mining, smelting, and refining company added to, and dramatically altered, the Great Falls landscape. In…

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