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Great Falls

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Topographic map of North Central Montana

The relief map of North Central Montana will help you locate geographical features such as rivers and mountains.


Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

Giant Springs State Park


Movies Filmed in Great Falls
"The Untouchables"


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North Central Montana
Great Falls

Great Falls is proof that even Montana's mountainless prairies have gems to experience. Situated approximately an hour east of the Rocky Mountains, the beauty of Great Falls is sometimes overlooked by visitors on their way to skiing and hiking. The Upper Missouri River runs through the town, and nearby waterfalls, which were discovered by Lewis and Clark in 1805, give it its name.

Photo of the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
The Great Falls of the Missouri River, from which the city gets it's name, is still impressive even after a dam was built just above the falls.

Unlike many Western pioneer towns that evolved from the fits and starts of gold rush exploration and ranching, Great Falls is touted as architecturally planned city. Founded in the 1880s by two entrepreneurs, the city was meticulously planned out before its first residences were established. Great Falls' early history can be seen in the carefully designed thoroughfares, parks and historic buildings that populate the city. Navigating the streets, as well as locating accommodations such as hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts is therefore easy in Great Falls. There is also a wide range of dining facilities within easy reach.

Attractions in Great Falls include the Charles Russell Museum, which feature some of the 2,500 drawings and paintings of the 19th century artist who is called "America's Cowboy Artist"; the interactive Children's Museum of Montana; the Mansfield Center for Performing Arts and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. The Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum reflects the Air Force's long history in this part of North Central Montana.

Home to the minor league White Sox, Great Falls has a numerous activities to enjoy throughout the year. In addition to home games at Legion Park, there is golf, a city tour and several parks and trails to enjoy. Glacier National Park and the ski areas of Montana's Rockies are an easy drive from Great Falls.

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