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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…

Ride the Road in Montana’s Basecamp for Diverse Scenery

Throw a leg over the saddle of your 2 wheeled steed anywhere in Great Falls, and you have several options for a pedaling adventure. There are routes for road rides in every direction and distance. The River’s Edge Trail (RET) is easily accessible for casual rides along the river that are family friendly. RET has…

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…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside, But Snowshoeing Will Keep You Warm

Peace, solitude and warmth await those willing to drive a few miles or up to an hour for some snowshoeing fun. Yes, snowshoeing can be quite warm once participants leave their car and get on the trail for this aerobic exercise. Silver Crest Winter Recreation Area Another place for those just starting is Silver Crest…

Canzoni d’Amore & More in Great Falls

Canzoni d’Amore, the most famous party music in opera comes to the Mansfield Theater November 3rd. Tickets are on sale now, and there are several ways to surround yourself with Art & Adventure in Great Falls during this weekend that will bring passion, drama, and love from one of Giuseppi Puccini’s most famous operas. Broaden your knowledge and…

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