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Great Falls
Anyone with an interest in history and a love of the great outdoors will enjoy a getaway to Great Falls. Steeped in the traditions of the Old West and chock-full of historic buildings and important landmarks, the city itself is a living museum. But there are also real museums to explore. Check out the Lewis & Clark National Trail Interpretive Center which has interactive exhibits and videos that help you retrace the steps of the famous explorers. The C.M. Russell Museum Complex displays the work of the "Cowboy Artist" Charlie Russell. Families should stop at the Children's Museum of Montana for hours of entertainment. Or walk into the past of the Northern Plains at First People’s Buffalo Jump, where Native... more Anyone with an interest in history and a love of the great outdoors will enjoy a getaway to Great Falls. Steeped in the traditions of the Old West and chock-full of historic buildings and important landmarks, the city itself is a living museum. But there are also real museums to explore. Check out the Lewis & Clark National Trail Interpretive Center which has interactive exhibits and videos that help you retrace the steps of the famous explorers. The C.M. Russell Museum Complex displays the work of the "Cowboy Artist" Charlie Russell. Families should stop at the Children's Museum of Montana for hours of entertainment. Or walk into the past of the Northern Plains at First People’s Buffalo Jump, where Native Americans used to stampede buffalo over cliffs. Visitors can also take advantage of a wide array of outdoor recreation opportunities. With a fantastic view of the Missouri River, the 24-mile River's Edge Trail is great for walking, biking, in-line skating or jogging. Bird watchers will enjoy the Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge, and hiking, biking and camping opportunities in nearby mountain ranges offer even more outdoor fun. less

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Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center
Owner description: Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage State Park, this visitors center provides information and exhibits about Lewis and Clark's famous... more Owner description: Located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Giant Springs Heritage State Park, this visitors center provides information and exhibits about Lewis and Clark's famous journey and the historical significance of the United States' westward expansion. less
Attraction type: Educational Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Theaters
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C.M. Russell Museum
C.M. Russell Museum
Museum complex where you can tour C.M. Russell's original studio, the home where he lived and view many of his paintings and sketches on display.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Museums; Art Museums
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Great Falls Visitor Center
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Giant Springs Heritage State Park and Fish Hatchery
Giant Springs Heritage State Park and Fish Hatchery
Owner description: Discovered by Lewis and Clark, visitors come to marvel at one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, producing 338 millions of gallons of water per day, and to visit the... more Owner description: Discovered by Lewis and Clark, visitors come to marvel at one of the largest fresh water springs in the world, producing 338 millions of gallons of water per day, and to visit the adjoining fish hatchery that raises roughly 1.3 million fish annually that are distributed to lakes and reservoirs in the area. less
Attraction type: State Parks
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River's Edge Trail
River's Edge Trail
Attraction type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Biking Trails; Trails

All places to eat » Places to eat

Dante's Creative Cuisine
Dante's Creative Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 156 Restaurants in Great Falls
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Big Sky Bread & Pastry
Big Sky Bread & Pastry
Ranked #2 of 156 Restaurants in Great Falls
Cuisines: Bakery, French
Bert & Ernie's Tavern and Grill
Bert & Ernie's Tavern and Grill
Ranked #3 of 156 Restaurants in Great Falls
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Wheat Montana
Wheat Montana
Ranked #4 of 156 Restaurants in Great Falls
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen
Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes
Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes
Ranked #5 of 156 Restaurants in Great Falls
Cuisines: Coffee Shop

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Inn & Suites Market Place Great Falls
2.5 of 5 Comfort Inn & Suites Market Place Great Falls
$82 - $124
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Great Falls
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Great Falls
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Great Falls
$90 - $139
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Great Falls
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Days Inn Great Falls
2.0 of 5
Days Inn Great Falls
$75 - $97
Ranked #5 of 30 Hotels in Great Falls
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