Central Montana bridges the gap between mountains and rolling prairies—with orb-stretching big sky in-between. Whether you paddle a canoe down the wild and scenic, history-steeped Missouri River, camp along its White Cliffs or watch the magical spring migration of snow geese flocking to the waters of Freezout Lake, this region is full of stunning diversions. The East Slope of the Rockies offers entrance points to the spectacular Bob Marshall Wilderness, and island mountain ranges dot the rolling grasslands to the east. Blue ribbon rated trout fisheries and cold mountain streams offer endless opportunities for anglers. Don’t miss the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, named after America’s cowboy artist, and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center located on the banks of the Missouri River in Great Falls. Venture to Fort Benton, dubbed the birthplace of Montana, and travel into the region’s small rural towns to experience local foods and culture.