A juxtaposition of elegant 19th century architecture with dynamic exhibitions of contemporary art in seven different galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden. Exhibitions feature notable Montana artists while also examining the work of national and international contemporary artists who have made significant contributions to the art world.
Explore the Heritage Complex, which includes Historic Old Fort Benton, Then Museum of the Northern Great Plains, The Museum of the Upper Missouri River, The Upper Missouri River Breaks NM Interpretive Center.
Scenic boat tour on the Missouri River. You'll get a look at some of the amazing vistas that Lewis & Clark saw from their canoes. You will not see this from the interstate!
The Great Falls Municipal Band provides entertaining concerts every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. late June through mid August at the Gibson Park band shell. 2012is the 118th consecutive year of outdoor performances in the Gibson Park Band Shell. The Municipal Band concerts are enjoyable experiences for all ages!The concerts are free. Bring your own chair or blanket. Concessions and rest rooms are available
There have been five dams built along a 20 mile stretch of the Missouri river in and near Great Falls. Several of these dams are accessible by walking or cycling the Rivers Edge Trail. They are Black Eagle Falls, Rainbow Falls and Crooked Falls and one fall that is now beneath the surface. The Great Fall is located a short drive away at Ryan Dam . This is a photo of "The Great Falls of the Missouri", just below Ryan Dam.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, formerly known as Ulm Pishkun, is an archeological site with possibly the largest bison cliff jump in North America. Native peoples used this site for at least two thousand years prior to Lewis and Clark's expedition through Montana.
Definitely bring a camera when visiting for a day.Remains of mines, a railroad, and historic cabins line Belt Creek as it winds through a beautiful canyon carved in limestone. This rugged area has seen its share of prospectors searching for precious metals, miners, muleskinners, smeltermen, and railroaders building bridges. The Barker mines and the Montana Central Railroad are just a part of the rich history of this park.
Scattered about town are a herd of beautifully painted buffalo, even one that is a "Fishalo" . See how many you can find. Here's a hint, we have one right here at the KOA.
These fiberglass sculptures were done by many artists and auctioned as a fund raiser for the C M Russell Museum