Great Falls Attractions

Great Falls, MT has a great variety of attractions, points of interest, and recreational offerings for any interest or taste. In addition to beautiful outdoor trails and nature parks, guests can also find a variety of casinos and shopping and dining choices.

The C.M. Russell Museum celebrates the life and artwork of artist Charles M. Russell, as well as numerous American and Western artists and pieces. This local cultural attraction contains permanent and rotating exhibits. The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is a large permanent attraction that seeks to educate the public about the importance of, and the struggles encountered, during Lewis and Clark’s exhibition across the country. This exhibit can be found along the Missouri River and is a part of the Lewis and Clark National Forest.

Things to Do

Montana Park 0.2 mi
Hickory Swing Golf Course 1.4 mi
Warden Park 1.9 mi
C.M. Russell Museum 3.4 mi
Rivers Edge Trail 4.8 mi
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center 6.5 mi
Giant Springs State Park 6.7 mi
Malstrom Air Force Base 10.9 mi
First People's Buffalo Jump 12.7 mi

Restaurants

Willow Creek Restaurant on-site
Max Sports Bar & Casino on-site
Palomino Espresso Bar on-site
Dairy Queen 0.1 mi
Beef O'Brady's 0.1 mi
Chili's Grill & Bar 1.1 mi
Cattleman’s Cut Steakhouse 1.1 mi
Golden Corral 1.4 mi
Applebee's 1.4 mi
Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar 1.8 mi
Kobe Japanese Restaurant 1.8 mi
Café Rio Mexican Grill 1.9 mi
Wheat Montana Great Falls 2.0 mi
Fiesta En Jalisco 2.2 mi
Denny's 2.4 mi

Shopping

Great Falls Marketplace 1.2 mi
Holiday Village Mall 2.2 mi
NW Bypass Shopping Area 2.3 mi
Albertsons/Target Shopping Center 2.9 mi

Colleges

University of Providence 3.1 mi
Great Falls College MSU 3.5 mi

Hospitals

Benefis Hospital 3.7 mi
Great Falls Clinic Hospital 3.9 mi

Top Attractions

C.M. Russell Museum

The C.M. Russell Museum celebrates the life and artworks of local American artist Charles M. Russell. In addition to the extensive collection of his accomplishments, rotating exhibits are also featured celebrating the Western style of American art. The C. M. Russell Museum is also a local venue for special community events and unique art installations not found anywhere else. Whether you happen to be an art aficionado or simply enjoy learning more about the community, this museum is a great local attraction.

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is located on the property of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. This separate exhibit is an impressive facility that highlight’s the vision of then-President Thomas Jefferson, as well as the challenges of discovery by the Lewis and Clark expedition team. Noted chapters in the team’s exploration efforts include the Missouri River Falls, traversing the vastly unknown American wilderness, and much more. The facility includes a theater, educational facility and activities space, gift shop, and other historical offerings.

Giant Springs State Park

Bring a picnic and experience the scenic and historic Giant Springs State Park! First recorded by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805, it is one of the largest freshwater springs in the country. Amazingly, the water is a constant 54 degrees year-round and during the cold winter months, water vapor covers the air and soaks the trees in the park, which then forms beautiful ice-covered trees shining in the sunlight. Onsite activities include biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, bird watching, and more!