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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 will find hours of entertainment at the Children's Museum of Montana. Or walk into the past of the Northern Plains at Ulm Pushkin State Park, where Native Americans used to... 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 will find hours of entertainment at the Children's Museum of Montana. Or walk into the past of the Northern Plains at Ulm Pushkin State Park, 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, cycling, inline skating or jogging. Bird watchers will enjoy the Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge, and hiking, mountain biking and camping opportunities in nearby mountain ranges offer even more outdoor fun. less

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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Lewis and Clark 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: Historic Walking Areas; Theatres
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C.M. Russell Museum
C.M. Russell Museum
Owner description: Charlie Russell documented the West that was vanishing before his eyes, telling the story of the American West as no artist had before. Many of the stories Russell told through... more Owner description: Charlie Russell documented the West that was vanishing before his eyes, telling the story of the American West as no artist had before. Many of the stories Russell told through Russell's art and life resonate even today. The first museum dedicated to Western art, the C.M. Russell Museum houses Charles Marion Russell's original studio, the home where he lived, and many paintings and bronzes created by Russell and his contemporaries. It also includes a compelling exhibition of Browning Firearms, featuring information on John Moses Browning (1855-1926), one of the world's most important and innovative gun makers. Now allowing photography except for specific pieces (no flash photography). Find out why the C.M. Russell Museum is the art and soul of the American West. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums; Art Museums
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Giant Springs State Park
Giant Springs State Park
Owner description: See. Do. Explore. The possibilities at Giant Springs State Park are limitless- there is so much to see & do with over 4600 acres of front & backcountry & 20 miles of trail. Most... more Owner description: See. Do. Explore. The possibilities at Giant Springs State Park are limitless- there is so much to see & do with over 4600 acres of front & backcountry & 20 miles of trail. Most people come for the beautiful springs (first described by Lewis and Clark in 1805), BUT there is so much more to do! Giant Springs offers opportunities for Biking, Hiking, Picnicking, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Bird/wildlife watching, Photography. There is also much to see: The Springs, River Overlooks, the Fish Hatchery, The Falls and More! Visit the ranger station for guided tours/walks, children's activities, summer programming or for questions. less
Attraction type: State Parks; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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River's Edge Trail
River's Edge Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri
Ryan Dam - Great Falls of the Missouri
Attraction type: Dams; Waterfalls
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Roadhouse Diner
Roadhouse Diner
Ranked #1 of 183 Restaurants in Great Falls
Price: US$ 8 - US$ 13
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
MacKenzie River Pizza Co.
MacKenzie River Pizza Co.
Ranked #2 of 183 Restaurants in Great Falls
Price: US$ 9 - US$ 25
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bert & Ernie's Tavern and Grill
Bert & Ernie's Tavern and Grill
Ranked #3 of 183 Restaurants in Great Falls
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jakers Restaurant
Jakers Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 183 Restaurants in Great Falls
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Soups
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Celtic Cowboy Pub & Restaurant
Celtic Cowboy Pub & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 183 Restaurants in Great Falls
Price: US$ 8 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Brew Pub, American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Great Falls
2.5 of 5
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Great Falls
US$ 103 - US$ 196
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Great Falls
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Days Inn Great Falls
2.0 of 5
Days Inn Great Falls
US$ 92 - US$ 129
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Great Falls
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Hampton Inn Great Falls
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Great Falls
US$ 98 - US$ 170
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Great Falls
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