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
Log Cabin Studio Tours
Great Falls, MT
Feb 22 - Apr 19
Featured Artist: James Bason
Great Falls, MT
Apr 7 - Apr 30
Outdoor Paint-Out Season
Great Falls, MT
Apr 8 - Apr 29
Festival of the Book
Great Falls, MT
Apr 12 - Apr 28
Opera Gala
Great Falls, MT
Apr 20 - Apr 28
Liquor Down Band
Great Falls, MT
Apr 21
Salute to Women Gala
Great Falls, MT
Apr 21
Ice Breaker Road Race
Great Falls, MT
Apr 22
Scheels’ Fish Fest Seminar Series
Great Falls, MT
Apr 24 - Apr 27
Liquor Down
Great Falls, MT
Apr 27
Homeschool Art Explorers
Great Falls, MT
May 1 - May 29
The Native Howl
Great Falls, MT
May 2
Top Hats and Tails
Great Falls, MT
May 4
Cruisin’ the Drag
Great Falls, MT
May 5
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  • PO Box 3166
  • Great Falls, MT 59403
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