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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

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Free Family Fun in Great Falls

It’s always a great time to go off the beaten path and as Montana’s basecamp for Art & Adventure, Great Falls provides several opportunities for families to make memories and experience the best of Montana for free! One of my favorite – and free – activities in Great Falls is the River’s Edge Trail, a 60+…

An Epicenter for Spectacular Parks

Great Falls is home to two fantastic state parks. One is First People’s Buffalo Jump State Park, home to one of the largest North American prehistoric bison pishkuns, cliffs where Native Americans forced buffalo to their death during hunts. It is one the most significant Native American heritage sites in North America—without question. Another must-visit…

Basecamp for Adventure | Giant Springs State Park

Giant Springs State Park is home to one of the largest freshwater springs in the country. The springs flow at a rate of 156 million gallons of water per day and the water stays at a temperature of 54 degrees. Over 500,000 visit Giant Springs State Park each year, making it Montana’s most visited state…

World Champions, POWs, Fur Traders and MORE!

A storied past will come to life in August for a small Montana town of World Champions. In 1867, a fort was built in the heart of what was to become Montana. This fort’s purpose was to protect the growing nation’s interest in the region, and the men hoping to strike it rich in the…

The Weekend of a Lifetime Happens in July

Great Falls is your basecamp for adrenaline-pumping adventures this summer. On the weekend of a lifetime, July 22nd and 23rd, the US Air Force Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team will perform. In celebration of the Montana Air National Guard’s 70th anniversary, the flight over the falls show will feature the elite Thunderbirds, who have the privilege…

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