Area map for Great Falls, MT
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Great Falls Visitor Center – 771-0885
C.M. Russell Museum, Malmstrom Museum, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Paris Gibson Square, The Children’s Museum of Montana.
Black Eagle Falls
Black Eagle Falls is the uppermost of the seven dramatic “Great Falls” located on the Missouri River. Named by a local tribe, the falls is the site of the Black Eagle Dam, built in 1889 to provide power to a Boston and Montana Mining Company smeltery. Located along River Road North, Great Falls.
C.M. Russell Western Art Museum
The C.M. Russell Museum, at 400 13th Street North, offers a taste of the Old West. It houses a collection of Russell art work and other works from the period. Call for more information 727-8787.
Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum
Located just inside the main gate of the base and features bombers, missiles, and other fighting aircraft displayed on the tarmac. Open Monday through Saturday. No admission charge. 731-2705
Lewis and clark interpretive center
Exhibits detail the historic journey of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and the Plains Indians they encountered. A highlight is a two-story diorama of the portage around Great Falls. Audio tour available. Other attractions include a 30-minute feature film, Portage Cache Gift Store and an outdoor interpretive trail. 4201 Giant Springs Road. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $2 for youths, free for 5 and younger. 727-8733
Giant Springs Park
Discovered by Lewis and Clark in 1805. The area features one of the world’s largest freshwater springs and –according to the Guinness Book of World Records– the world’s shortest river. Visitors may also tour the trout hatchery.