Visit the five waterfalls that surround the town of Great Falls and enjoy some of the Missouri River’s most spectacular sights. Each waterfall has a hydroelectric dam, giving Great Falls the nickname of Electric City.

The waterfalls that give Great Falls its name were discovered by the explorers Lewis and Clark on their famous 1804 expedition. Learn about their journey at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Historic photo galleries and guided tours let you witness this pivotal period in America’s history.

Explore Giant Springs State Park, home to one of the country’s largest freshwater springs, with nearly 200 million gallons (760 million liters) of water rushing from these springs every day. You will also find a selection of local wildlife and one of the shortest rivers in the world; the Roe River is only 201 feet (61 meters) long. Walk around Ryan Dam for spectacular views over the Missouri River.

For one of the nation’s finest exhibitions of American Western art, visit the C.M. Russell Museum in the town center. Russell’s “cowboy art” is displayed here as well as Browning rifles and artifacts from Northern Plains Indians. Paintings from a variety of artists will take you back in time to the Wild West.

Younger family members will enjoy the Children’s Museum of Montana, which offers a unique look at the city through an assortment of hands-on exhibits.

Stroll around Gibson Park’s picturesque walks, picnic spaces and children’s play areas. Kids will enjoy a day at the Electric City Waterpark, where the Flow Rider wave machine and Lazy River offer all-day entertainment.

With many of Great Falls’ attractions located outside the town center, having your own transportation is the best way to get around. The regular bus service is a good option for those who don’t want to drive. The climate is cool year-round, with the waterfalls at their most spectacular as the snow melts in spring.

Known for

Shopping, Museum and River

Top Hotels in Great Falls

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Heritage Inn
2.5 out of 5
1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, MT
CA $96/night
Oct 11 - Oct 12
4.2/5Very Good! (184 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Meadow Lark Country Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Four Season Arena and The History Museum. Holiday ...

4.2/5Very Good! (184 reviews)

"beautiful place, very clean, excellent room, great location"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2019

Heritage Inn
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Great Falls
2.5 out of 5
600 River Dr S, Great Falls, MT
CA $128/night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.3/5Excellent! (1,128 reviews)

Situated in Great Falls, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The History Museum and Great Falls Convention Center. St. Ann's Cathedral and Four Season Arena ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,128 reviews)

"Very beautiful hotel inside and out. Very good location. Amazing price for great quality. Insanely close to the river with many places to go down and sit privately by the river. Was there for 4 night and never saw pool packed, loved that! (Went mostly at night)"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Great Falls
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Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Great Falls
2.5 out of 5
3701 31st St SW, Great Falls, MT
CA $122/night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,570 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Meadow Lark Country Club, The History Museum, and Four Season Arena. Holiday Village Mall and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,570 reviews)

"Whenever I decide to travel to Great Falls for an overnight or weekend trip, this is the place I always stay at. Never had a problem here, very easy to get to, clean, friendly staff. Also they have delicious complimentary hot breakfast, which was the cherry on top to my trip."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2019

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Great Falls

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