Great Falls, Montana gets its name from the series of waterfalls the Lewis and Clark Expedition had to portage around during their famous trek. For its resident population of 56,000 however it holds so much more. The site of five hydroelectric dams, it is a thriving business community and cultural center. The four waterfalls visible from the city surround the area with natural beauty and wonder.
Immerse yourself in the history of the region at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center or the History Museum filled with the story of cowboys, homesteaders and early business people. Or get outdoors and enjoy Ulm Pishkin State Park or Giant Springs Heritage State Park with the world s shortest river, the Roe.
Take advantage of superb fly-fishing, downhill and cross country skiing. If the water draws you near enjoy water skiing, swimming, canoeing, white water-rafting or kayaking all within the city.
The town s Sip and Dip Bar with live mermaids swimming in a see-through pool behind the bar was once named one of the Top 10 Bars worth Flying to but is also a favorite with locals who enjoy good company and good music.
Interested in a little modern history? In 1950 the city was also the site of one of the first ever photographed UFO sightings and this unique event still figures in the city s sports logos and gossip as many sightings have been reported since. Come and see if you too spot something unusual in the night sky.