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

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…

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…

12 hours of Art & Adventure

Great Falls is Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure, and when you’re in Great Falls for a few hours, you’ll have plenty of options for art & adventure. Great Falls boasts Montana’s best Irish Pub, Montana’s best coffee, and is Montana’s pizza capital, so if you only have 12 hours in Great Falls, make the…

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…

What’s Up Under the Big Sky

With the recent Solar Eclipse, interest has peaked into star gazing, and Great Falls Montana is one of the best spots to gaze into the galaxy. With low city light pollution, you can view the sky with an unobstructed view without leaving Great Falls. There’s never a bad time of year to star gaze, but what…

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…

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…

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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