Central Montana

Central Montana is a region of vivid landscapes and contrasts, from plains to high mountain peaks. Famed cowboy artist Charlie Russell lived and painted in this area and many of his works of art can be viewed at the Russell Museum in Great Falls.

Lewis & Clark also explored much of this region as they traveled up the Missouri River. The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls details their interaction with the Plains Indians and their portage of nearby waterfalls.

Conservationist Bob Marshall dedicated his life to what is now the largest expanse of wilderness in the lower 48 states. The Bob Marshall Wilderness, Scapegoat Wilderness and Great Bear Wilderness combine to form the western edge of the Central Montana tourism region. Three wilderness access areas from the east slope of the Rockies are near Augusta, Choteau and Dupuyer.

Charming small towns dot the landscape throughout Central Montana offering an up-close look at rural life, homesteading history, fur trade history and Native American history.

Six museums in Central Montana are on the Montana Dinosaur Trail and there are also opportunities for hands-on paleontology digs.

Fly fish the blue ribbon Missouri River or our small trout streams, hike in the Lewis & Clark National Forest, explore birding trails throughout the region or drive our scenic byways.

Live the life of a cowboy at our guest ranches. Learn to ride, rope or hike the vast ranchlands.

A visit to Central Montana puts you in close proximity to both Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Come and explore all that Central Montana has to offer!

Events in Great Falls
First Friday Art Walk
Great Falls, MT
Feb 2 - Dec 7
Sunday Painter: Outdoor Paint-Out
Great Falls, MT
Apr 29 - Oct 7
Featured Artist: Doris Boyle
Great Falls, MT
Jun 1 - Aug 6
Michael and Michael
Great Falls, MT
Jun 2 - Jun 30
Johnny Dango
Great Falls, MT
Jun 20 - Aug 17
Downtown Summer Kick-off
Great Falls, MT
Jun 21
Reception: Doris Boyle
Great Falls, MT
Jun 21
Amy LaVere with Will Sexton
Great Falls, MT
Jun 26
Music in Library Park
Great Falls, MT
Jun 26 - Jul 24
Waterloo Revival
Great Falls, MT
Jun 27
A Night At The Ballpark
Great Falls, MT
Jun 30
Music in Library Park
Great Falls, MT
Jul 3 - Jul 24
Mike Patterson, “Montana Unbound”
Great Falls, MT
Jul 7 - Jul 31
Meet Josh Huestis at Scheels
Great Falls, MT
Jul 9
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  • Great Falls, MT 59403
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