Great Falls Montana is a place for independent, outdoor adventurers and planners of meetings looking for a true, authentic Montana experience. Located on the Missouri River in the heart of Montana, Great Falls provides a basecamp for a wide range of outdoor adventures and offers a haven of rich arts, culture, and history in a vibrant, modern community where an expansive, unspoiled, diverse landscape renews your spirit.
Home for nearly 60,000 residents, Great Falls is the county seat of Cascade County and the core of a 13-county trade area that utilizes the community as their basecamp for entertainment, health care, and shopping. Great Falls is the 3rd largest city in Montana and named after one of the five waterfalls on the Missouri River. It is part of the Central Montana Travel Region which offers additional adventures.
Great Falls is Montana’s Museum Capital, home to Montana’s Best Coffee Shop, Montana’s Best Burger, Montana’s Best Irish Pub, and is Montana’s Pizza Captial. Great Falls also boasts Montana’s Best Tiki Drink, Montana’s Only Live Mermaids, Montana largest specialty dry goods store, and Montana’s State Fair. Hear more about the Bests of the Greatest Dam Town here!
Nearly every outdoor activity available in Montana can be discovered in Great Falls: hiking, road and mountain biking, hunting, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and many opportunities for viewing local wildlife. The city offers an extensive hiking and biking trail system along the river, three golf courses, two disc golf courses, one of the top 5 skate parks in the northwest, a water park, a 15-field soccer park, a minor-league baseball stadium, an extensive system of city parks, two state parks, and one national wildlife refuge.
Home to Malmstrom Air Force Base, and Montana Air National Guard, Great Falls hosts Montana’s Veterans Memorial, where men and women of all branches of service are honored.
Great Falls serves as a basecamp to two ski resorts, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Sluice Boxes State Park, Freezeout Lake Montana’s Birthplace in Fort Benton, the White Cliffs of the wild and scenic Missouri River and the Upper Missouri River National Monument. The most well-known natural attraction in the region is Glacier National Park. Great Falls also offers one of the more convenient U.S. starting points for travel to Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park.
There is so much to share about Great Falls, Montana, that we have a podcast to tell you about it. We’re No Dam Experts is the recorded claims from Great Falls, Montana. The hosts are no dam experts, but they know some stuff. Great Falls Montana Tourism’s CEO, Rebecca Engum, and Content Director, Marisela Hazzard, give their best dam try at creating a podcast that will educate, entertain, and make them famous.