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Gearing up for Adventures in the Basecamp

If you’re going to explore all there is to see around Great Falls, you’ll need the right tools. And we can help you get outfitted with everything you need right here in town. If you already have your gear, make sure to know where to go to get it fixed.   Hiking A hike is…

Glacier’s East Side: 3 Insider Secrets

Glacier’s East Side: An Insider’s Guide It’s no surprise that every square inch of Glacier National Park is gorgeous. But locals know: some of its best views are east of the divide, and they’re easy to reach along US 89. High points include: Two Medicine Lake A scenic campground and the historic Two Medicine Store…

A Lifetime of Recreation in Montana’s Island Ranges

Think Great Falls is all alone out on the Great Plains, far away from the mountains? Look again. You can clearly see the Little Belts, Big Belts, Adel, Highwoods mountain ranges and a slew of one-of-a-kind mountainous “buttes” from town, as well as the main “Front” of the Rocky Mountains and the Scapegoat and Bob…

What to Do in State Parks Near the Basecamp

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning land in Montana, we have good news: you already do. Our state parks offer some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities under the Big Sky, and a few of our finest parks are easy to enjoy from Great Falls. Giant Springs Imagine standing on the banks of North America’s…

Personality Quiz: Which Basecamp Experience Are You?

  Find more information about all the adventures you can have in Great Falls Montana here! Favorite…

Get Ready! April’s Top 27 Things to Do in Great Falls Montana

April is a show stopping month in Montana’s Basecamp for Art & Adventure. Enjoy the leftovers of winter, notice the blossoms of spring, and get prepared for a month full of adventure.  The museums, state parks, and mountains are open anytime, but here are our top 25 things to do only in April in Great…

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…

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