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Great Falls

Travel Guide

See some of the largest springs in the country, enjoy spectacular views of the Missouri River and discover a fascinating history when you visit Great Falls. 

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.

Travelodge by Wyndham Great Falls
Travelodge by Wyndham Great Falls
2 out of 5
220 Central Ave E, Great Falls, MT
The price is CA $80 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Located in the heart of Great Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Great Falls Convention Center and The History Museum. St. Ann's Cathedral and Sun ...
3.5/5Good! (863 reviews)
"Clean Rooms. Pretty good area of town. Walking distance to anything you would need."

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Great Falls
Heritage Inn
Heritage Inn
2.5 out of 5
1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls, MT
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Four Season Arena, Holiday Village Mall, and Great Falls Convention Center. Paris Gibson Square ...
4.1/5Very Good! (515 reviews)
"Easy check in and out. Staff was friendly and courteous. The lounge makes it convenient for drinks and eats.Good menu and food."

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2021

Heritage Inn
The Great Falls Inn by Riversage
The Great Falls Inn by Riversage
2.5 out of 5
1400 28th St. South, Great Falls, MT
The price is CA $121 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Situated in Great Falls, this hotel is steps from Benefis Extended Care and Benefis Health System. Great Falls Clinic Hospital and University of Providence are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (959 reviews)
"Fantastic location and very friendly, professional staff. Highly recommend this facility !"

Reviewed on Jul. 30, 2021

The Great Falls Inn by Riversage
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Great Falls Get Away
Great Falls Get Away
Great Falls, MT
The price is CA $112 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
This family-friendly Great Falls vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of C.M. Russell Museum Complex, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, and St. Ann's Cathedral. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)
Family visit
"Clean well maintained and stocked. Very homey"

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2021

Great Falls Get Away
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Historic Great Falls Hotel. Updated, Clean, and Secure With Fast Internet!
Great Falls, MT
Located in the heart of Great Falls, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of St. Ann's Cathedral and Great Falls Convention Center. C.M. Russell ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"The property location is great. Close to walking distance to great restaurants and river hikes."

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

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Beautiful Downtown Loft Apartment
Beautiful Downtown Loft Apartment
Great Falls, MT
Situated in Great Falls, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Great Falls Convention Center, The History Museum, and St. Ann's Cathedral. Sun ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
We think we found the best place to rent in Great Falls!
"Spacious, tastefully decorated, comfortable loft. Great restaurant and wine shop below (owner of loft above)."

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2021

Beautiful Downtown Loft Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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