©

Great Falls trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip Planner USA  /  Montana  /  Great Falls

Great Falls

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Art Museums · State Parks
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. The 2015 census estimate put the population at 59,638. The population was 58,505 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Great Falls, Montana Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Cascade County and has a population of 82,278. Great Falls was the largest city in Montana from 1950 to 1970, when Billings surpassed it. Great Falls remained the second largest city in Montana until 2000, when it was passed by Missoula. Since then Great Falls has been the third largest city in the state.Great Falls takes its name from the series of five waterfalls in close proximity along the upper Missouri River basin that the Lewis and Clark Expedition had to portage around over a ten-mile stretch; the effort required 31 days of arduous labor during the westward leg of their 1805–06 exploration of the Louisiana Purchase and to the Pacific Northwest Coast of the Oregon Country. Each falls sports a hydroelectric dam today, hence Great Falls is nicknamed "the Electric City". Currently there are two undeveloped parts of their portage route; these are included within the Great Falls Portage, a National Historic Landmark.
Make Great Falls central to your United States travel plans using our United States travel route builder website.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Great Falls

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Great Falls

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Great Falls

4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Great Falls

5.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Great Falls

4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Great Falls

4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Great Falls

4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Great Falls