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Great Falls Area

The Heart of Adventure

Great Falls Area

The Heart of Adventure

Along the Missouri River, Great Falls delivers the Montana you imagined: waters, wildlife, and wilderness wrapped in a long coat of cowboy culture. 

Royal Route

The 71-mile Kings Hill Scenic Byway rules. It passes lakes and streams, trialheads, campgrounds, old mines and wildlife. It's also a gateway to snow sports, hot springs and museums for winter exploring. 

Watch The Birdies

Keep an eye on the waterfowl and other wildlife that flock to "prairie potholes" (shallow wetlands) formed by ancient glaciers. Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Great Falls attracts 240 species of birds, as well as coyotes, badgers, porcupines, deer and pronghorn. 

3 For the Show

Trio of Traditions

1. Immerse yourself in state culture at the Montana State Fair. Soak in waves of concerts, carnival fun, food, livestock shows and crafts. 

2. See nearly 100 of Montana's best rodeo cowboys take on the state's orneriest animals during the Montana PRCA Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals

3. At the Lewis and Clark Festival, celebrate the explorers with live music and Native American dance, plus check out the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

Explore The Core

In the middle of the state, natural beauty and vibrant culture amaze and delight. 

Get outside and stay outside! In Great Falls, hop on the River's Edge Trail for views of canyons, waterfalls, mountains and prairies. Kick back at the ranch. Guest ranches cater to families. Triple J Wilderness Ranch offers a special horseback-riding program for kids, plus family meals, campfires and stargazing. Be Creative. Browse the Lewistown Art Center for Montana art and gifts, hit the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in White Sulphur Springs (kids get in free), and see a show at the century-old Orpheum Theatre in Conrad