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The March Top 25 Things to Do in Great Falls

There are always so many things to do in Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. The museums, state parks, and mountains are open anytime, but here are our top 25 things you can only do in March in Great Falls. 1. Enjoy a night among the stars with the Central Montana Astronomy Society’s Star Party…

How I Plan to Eat My Way Through Great Falls, Montana During Restaurant Week

Great Falls Montana Restaurant Week begins on Friday, February 15th. Since the menus were posted, I have been strategizing on the best way to eat my way through Great Falls to ensure I make the most of the limited menus. Over the weekend, I did it, I finalized my plan and here is how I plan…

Finding Our Feathered Friends | Birds Flock to Great Falls, Montana Skies, Waterways

You probably won’t find a yellow-bellied sapsucker in Montana, but tundra swans, snow geese, bald eagles, waterfowl, songbirds, and dancing sharp-tailed grouse abound if you know where and when to look. Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge Located 12 miles north of Great Falls, Benton Lake isn’t really a lake, but rather a marshy wetlands area brimming…

Top Spots For Snowshoeing In the Basecamp

When the temperature drops in Great Falls, it’s time to get out and explore. Snowshoeing is an easy, low-impact way to enjoy winter, and some of the best spots are close by. Be sure to check the forecast, dress appropriately and bring extra food, water and gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable walk. Silver…

3 Days, 3 Diverse Landscapes

I don’t get out and hike near as much as I want to – but who really does? August provided me one perfect weekend to use Great Falls as my basecamp and head out to explore North, West & East – three days, three different landscapes to view – all while relaxing with good food…

Behind the Rodeo Chutes in Montana’s Basecamp

Rodeo is as much an old west tradition as it is a modern way of life. What was a way for homesteaders to blow off steam and relax; is now a lifelong commitment of the rodeo athletes, the animals that make it possible, and their family. Today, like it was in the old west, the Rodeo…

Hit The Trails in the Basecamp

Join Get Fit Great Falls for National Trails Day on June 2 for an educational walk in town or an easy to difficult hike in the surrounding area. Great Falls holds the largest number of hikes IN THE COUNTRY to celebrate National Trails Day, and all hikes are free. With more added this year, you’ll find a hike…

Spring to life in Great Falls

Spring is here, and that means new ways to experience Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. Great Falls is blooming with family-friendly events, craft brew festivals, art tours, live theater, and more this spring. CRAFT BEER Grab your Montana Brewery Passport and explore the refreshing craft breweries of Great Falls Montana. The barley used in the brewing process is…

Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge Views

Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge, covering 13 square miles, is an oasis of native grasslands and wetlands in a sea of agriculture. Over 240 species of birds have been recorded on the refuge. The scenic drive from Great Falls to Benton Lake NWR is relaxing and along the way, you’ll see the dramatic scenery along the Rocky…

Grab Life By The Handlebars In Great Falls Montana

If you’re a cyclist and haven’t experienced the diverse trails and cycling options available in Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure, shift gears and point your handlebars toward Great Falls to experience some of the best cycling in the West. Great Falls is an ideal city to enjoy a bike ride, be it a casual…

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