Episode 1: 

Welcome, to the Greatest Dam Town in Montana, Great Falls.

Your hosts, Rebecca Engum and Marisela Hazzard, introduce the Great Falls, Montana to their listeners. Where it is, what is has to offer, and why you should see it for yourself.


Show Notes and Pull Quotes

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.

In “Episode 1 : Welcome to the Greatest Dam Town in Montana, Great Falls,” Rebecca and Mari explain where Great Falls is, the rivers that run through it, the falls, the dams, and much more. Now, let’s get to some key facts:

Great Falls is the third largest city in Montana.

Montana is the fourth largest state in the U.S. and we only have 1 million residents.

Charlie M. Russell was a famous cowboy artist that moved from St. Louis Missouri to Great Falls, Montana to have that cowboy experience and to paint our diverse landscapes. He is still famous today, and our C.M. Russell Museum showcases his original work and humanitarian efforts.

Great Falls has 57 city parks.

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana, which is along the River’s Edge Trail, is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Lewis and Clark spent 32 days portaging the five falls of the Missouri River located in the Great Falls area.

Listen to the Tale of Two Portages here.

Berlin Airlift training at Great Falls, Montana.

Rebecca’s favorite exhibit at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art.

Urban Art Exhibit in Great Falls, Montana.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump is the largest in North America.

Giant Springs State Park has the longest river in North America, the shortest river in the world, and North America’s largest natural water springs.

Electric City Water Park has flow riders.

Here are the two golf courses in Great Falls, Montana and the two disc golf courses.

Here is the Great Buffalo Hunt.

Here is what a Rock Chuck looks like.

Freezeout Lake in March has thousands of birds.

Tony Bynum tells everyone how to take pictures like a professional in Great Falls.

Glacier National Park is 2.5 hours to the north of Great Falls. Yellowstone National Park is 3.5 hours to the south of Great Falls.

National Park Service Posters of bad reviews.

Western Art Week is when Great Falls, Montana becomes the Western Art Capital of the World.

Recorded Claims Explained

More cows than people in Great Falls, Montana.

Clint Eastwood’s movie Thunderbolt and Lightfoot was produced in Great Falls, Montana

Wildlife stars Jake Gyllenhall and Carey Mulligan.

Dam. We have them and use them for power and puns.

Gibson Dam was the model for Hoover Dam.

We have four seasons, one is just longer than the others.

First snowfall in Fall of 2019 was September 27, 2019.

What did Rebecca mean by the “perfect Christmas Photos ever?” Well, Great Falls Montana Tourism had a “fall” photo shoot on October 18, 2020…and it was snowing the entire time. The two models were married to each other, so we snuck some cute Christmas photos of them too.

Yes, 33,000 trees within Great Falls, Montana city limits.

Great Falls, Montana covers 22.26 square miles.

Buy bear spray here, because if you fly, it isn’t allowed on the plane.

Medicine in the 1800s relied on purge, burning, and bleeding.

So you’re the dam expert? Let us know if our claim is wrong.