Epic Family Adventures
Where can you find art and adventure? Connect with Great Falls' relaxing springs and rivers, fun frontier history, and 60 miles of trail. The wider Central Montana tourism region is full of family fun that spans centuries. The question quickly becomes, how far back in time would you like to go?
At Giant Springs Fish Hatchery, toss food pellets into the water, and see trout and salmon swarm. Kids can peek into the tanks through an underwater viewing window.
Picnic by a bubbling spring (one of the world’s largest) and enjoy constant cool breezes at Giant Springs State Park. Check out Great Falls and Rainbow Falls. Or take the swinging bridge near Ryan Dam for a cool view.
Here are a few fantastic reasons to hike or bike the River's Edge Trail:
A sweeping look at Great Falls, thanks to the free telescope at Warden Park Gazebo, plus direct access to downtown parks, restaurants and attractions.
Nearly 60 miles of trails along the Missouri River, including paved and off-road routes for hiking, cycling, skating and mountain biking.
Views of Missouri River canyons, five hydroelectric dams, reservoirs and waterfalls.
Stop at historic Old Fort Benton to see the frontier version of Target. You can browse bison robes, beads, guns and cloth that once filled this trading post. Numerous museums dot the town, including Homestead Village, with restored homes and businesses moved from abandoned homestead-era towns. Visit in late June during Summer Celebration for Wild West reenactments, a parade and food.
Explore these five sure-fire ways to make family memories in Central Montana:
Take in art shows, live music and theater, and cultural and community festivals around the area. In Central Montana, you’re sure to find an event to please everyone.