The state of Montana is well below the national average for violent crime, and the town of Great Falls retains much of its old town charms has a fairly low crime rate. Petty crime within the city is generally low, but as with traveling anywhere a certain amount of caution should always be maintained, especially at night. The town does have some areas that should be avoided, and while women can generally visit the town alone, and not feel unsafe, some caution should still be maintained. Don’t flash large sums of money, and keep an eye on your possessions while on the go. Photocopies of travel documents and credit cards should be kept separate from the originals and key telephone numbers maintained to contact banks if credit cards are stolen or lost.
If you’re using a rental car make sure to lock the doors while visiting tourist attractions, as well as the area’s various museums, restaurants and attractions. The roads throughout Montana are generally well maintained, but in the rural parts outside of Great Falls there are not a lot of street lights or lamp posts so you should be aware of this when driving late at night. Be aware of sudden rural stop signs and watch for animals that can dart suddenly onto the road as well.Great Falls is in a high mountain region, and some visitors may experience altitude sickness, or other effects from the altitude. Alcohol can be extremely intoxicating, even in small amounts, and visitors can become dehydrated very quickly. Visitors should avoid drinking alcohol, but should be sure to drink plenty of water.