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Great FallsUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Great Falls

Extended Stay America Great Falls - Missouri River
Extended Stay America Great Falls - Missouri River
2.5 out of 5
800 River Dr S, Great Falls, MT
The price is CA $80 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in the heart of Great Falls, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The History Museum and Great Falls Convention Center. Meadow Lark Country Club and St. ...

3.5/5Good! (994 reviews)
The best front desk staff around

"The front desk staff are always so helpful and friendly and will go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. Check in and check out were a breeze. Everything was spotless in terms of cleanliness and sanitization. I felt perfectly safe staying here. I was a little disappointed that they didn’t ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Extended Stay America Great Falls - Missouri River
Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
600 River Dr S, Great Falls, MT
The price is CA $105 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Situated on a river, 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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"I like how fast housekeeping was to change out my bedding. I wasn't a fan of i asked for a suite but got a standard king room..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2021

Best Western Plus Riverfront Hotel & Suites
Hotel Arvon
Hotel Arvon
3.5 out of 5
118 1st Ave S, Great Falls, MT
The price is CA $122 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in the heart of Great Falls, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The History Museum and St. Ann's Cathedral. Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (478 reviews)

"A jewel in the middle of Great Falls. Fabulous historical hotel nicely updated. Our "go-to" place when visiting Great Falls."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2021

Hotel Arvon
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.

Vacation Rentals in Great Falls

Staybridge Suites Great Falls
Staybridge Suites Great Falls
3 out of 5
201 3rd Street NW, Great Falls, MT
The price is CA $120 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in Great Falls, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Falls Convention Center and The History Museum. Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (471 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay the room, hallways and hotel were very clean, quite. The suite room had clean dishes for us to use during our stay so we make meals in our room's kitchen. Tv had cable and movies for us to watch. Bathroom had a very clean shower with a tub. I would highly recommend this ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2020

Staybridge Suites Great Falls
Remodeled Great Falls Home - Walk to Shops & Cafes
Remodeled Great Falls Home - Walk to Shops & Cafes
Great Falls, MT

Located in the heart of Great Falls, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of C.M. Russell Museum Complex and Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art. St. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Great Falls Get-Away

"The property was perfect for our needs. Cooking and serving implements were somewhat limited - eclectic mix of utensils and dish ware. Soap for bathing and dish washing was not available in the unit. Overall we would utilize this unit again."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 28, 2020

Remodeled Great Falls Home - Walk to Shops & Cafes
Hidden gem near downtown Great Falls
Hidden gem near downtown Great Falls
Great Falls, MT
The price is CA $83 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Situated in Great Falls, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of C.M. Russell Museum Complex and St. Ann's Cathedral. Paris Gibson Square Museum ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
10/10 would recommend

"my first time visiting great falls and i loved every minute of it thanks to Heather and her beautiful apartment. super cozy and perfect for couples. the space was absolutely perfect and i hope to visit montana in the future and book with her once again! thank you for making my trip memorable ❤️"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2021

Hidden gem near downtown Great Falls
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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Reviews of Great Falls

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Verified traveller

Mar 20, 2020

Would highly recommend. Haven’t seen rooms/bedding this clean in a hotel in a long time.

4/5 - Good

Random

Feb 27, 2020

Looks like a really nice place. Would definatly go back

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 24, 2020

I do go to Great Falls usually twice a year. I will be back in the summer of 2020

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Dec 13, 2019

City looks decent for being quite small. Love the river but my hotel staff and outside were very unappealing. Slow staff and not very nice hotel - except for my room. My room was clean and very pleasant. So that was the main thing!

4/5 - Good

EEvil

Dec 9, 2019

Easy to get around, lots of dining options

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 2, 2019

Seems like a nice place.

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