Discover Genuine Montana

Destinations

Known as Montana’s Basecamp, living in Great Falls affords residents the ability to visit some of the most iconic destinations in North America with just a short drive in any direction. Located halfway between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, Great Falls offers easy access to either of The West’s premier national parks. Just north of Glacier, Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada is one of the most photographed locations in the world (p.s. don’t forget your passport).

If national parks aren’t wild enough for you, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, one of the largest roadless areas in the U.S., begins just 45 minutes outside of town. Anyone yearning to hike “The Bob” needs a good supply of bear spray, as this area boasts the highest population density of grizzly bears in the U.S.

Thirty miles south of Great Falls, the Upper Missouri River bends through the rock walls of Wolf Creek Canyon. This scenic stretch of river has roughly 3,500 to 5,500 trout per mile, one of the highest populations in the U.S. Floaters are also likely to see eagles, osprey, and even bighorn sheep along the banks.

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ART, HISTORY & CULTURE

Although we are good at it, Great Falls isn’t all untamed wilderness. Residents can enjoy the region’s unique heritage in both art and history at modern museums and galleries in town. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center chronicles the Corps of Discovery’s epic journey through the West. The Corps spent more time in Great Falls than any location other than their winter camps, and many of their most famous adventures occurred here. Charles M. Russell, the renowned Western Artist, spent the majority of his life in Central Montana. The largest collection of his works and his home are both located at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls.

Residents also enjoy microbreweries, bistros, and quirky coffee shops in the eclectic downtown. You will find that our Genuine Montana culture feels a lot more “hometown” than “resort town.” Prices are affordable and the locals are friendly, living up to the Montana moniker as “The Last Best Place.”

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Life in Great Falls

Centrally located in the state of Montana, Great Falls offers safe neighborhoods, great schools, abundant recreational opportunities, excellent health care facilities and the majestic Montana landscape right in your backyard. You will find that recreational amenities are abundant in our community. With over 57 parks and 40 miles of River’s Edge Trail along the scenic Missouri River – there is plenty to keep you and your family busy.

Great Falls is home to the Montana State Fair and Western Art Week, which draws bidders and artists from around the world. It is often considered the nation's largest and finest auction of original western art of the 19th and 20th centuries. The community is home to other special events throughout the year as well including the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals, Ice Breaker Road Race, and a spectacular Farmers Market, just to name some of the ever-happening events.

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