Tour de Great Falls - Great Falls
Welcome to the "Treasure State" a/k/a "Big Sky Country." Glad to serve you with vacation information, tours and shuttles throughout central and north central Montana.
Choose Tour de Great Falls for a "Cultural", "Natural Parks" or "Specialty" sightseeing guided tour. Feel the excitement, enjoy the natural beauty, and be inspired by the historical and cultural significance of the area throughout these more in depth guided tours. Prepackaged tours available or customize an excursion around town or to other scenic, historic or cultural sites throughout central and northcentral Montana.
Cultural tour (2 1/2 Hours) features:
The C. M. Russell Museum - including the Log Cabin studio and home of world famous "Cowboy Artist" Charlie Russell.
Paris Gibson Square - First high school building constructed from huge sandstone blocks of Norman architecture, now houses Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, featuring visiting contemporary and modern art exhibits, as well as offering art education classes.
The Ursuline Centre - Gothic Revival architecture home of former Girls Academy Boarding School, now functions as a retreat, conference center and educational facility, as well as home to dedicated Ursuline Sisters. Marvel at the many murals, inspiring chapel and the museum's priceless artifacts.
Historic Home District (optional) - Architectural styles include Bungalow, Prairie, Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, Victorian and Second Empire. Also includes Gothic Revival and English Gothic Revival style churches.
Natural Parks tour (2 1/2 Hours) includes:
Malmstrom Air Force Base Museum and Outdoor Air Park - Walk among historical aircraft and missiles; learn about the important strategic mission during World War II and contrast it to the current missile mission.
Fish, Wildlife & Parks Visitors Center - See mounted displays of big game animals, fish, waterfowl, raptors, other wildlife and recreational displays.
Giant Springs Heritage State Park - Marvel at 134,000 gallons of water per minute flowing into the Roe River, one of the shortest rivers in the world. Have fun feeding the fish at the Hatchery too!
Rivers Edge Trail - See three awesome waterfalls on the Missouri River, and Gibson Park with beautiful flower gardens, bandshell, walking trail, and lively ducks, geese and swans on the pond.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park tour (2 1/2 Hours)
Visit a Buffalo Jump, possibly the longest in the world. Enjoy breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views from atop the cliff where buffalo were stampeded and harvested by prehistoric people. New Visitor Interpretive Center includes interactive displays and a large diorama to present the importance of the buffalo long ago. Inside, you'll also see a full mounted buffalo and a large teepee invites you to come inside. The Gift Shop carries unique items.
(see http://www.GreatFallsHistoricTrolley.com for updated calendar of tours)
Speciality or Custom tours take you to the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center or retrace the Corps of Discovery overland portage trail; a Fish Hatchery; Wildlife Refuge; Hutterite Colony; The History Museum; Steam Engine Museum; Ryan Dam (the "true" Great Falls); Cowboy Museum or Around Town. Also, Custom Tours are available for educational field trips, family or class reunions, church or fraternal groups, 4-H, Scouts, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, business appreciation excursions, conventions, etc. Early December through the 30th are nightly "Christmas Luminaria" tours of spectacular light displays around town. Tours are conducted year round by reservation only. Gift certificates available.
Fares for "Cultural", "Natural Parks", "First Peoples" Tours: Adults $25; Golden Age (65+) and Active Duty Military $20; Children (2-12) $10. Group rates available. Prices subject to change.
Shuttle and bus transportation charter service provided all year by reservation in central and northcentral Montana.
Out-of-Town Day Trips:
Visit Choteau Dinosaur Digs; Fort Benton Museums, Levee and Fort; Gates of the Mountains Scenic Cruise; Glacier National Park; Havre Beneath the Streets, Museums and Buffalo Kill Site; Helena Tour Train, Capitol, Old Governor's Mansion, Museums; Judith Basin, C.M. Russell Country; Lewistown Ghost Town, Museum and Dinner Train and More! Group Rates.
Individuals, families, groups/conventions welcome. Call 406-771-1100 or toll free 888-707-1100 (out of state) for further information or reservations.
Toll Free: 888-707-1100
Tour de Great Falls can be found by asking at the Visitor Information Center, Chamber of Commerce or any hotel/motel in Great Falls. You can call 406-771-1100, or toll free 1-888-707-1100 (outside Montana) for directions. Please see our website at www.GreatFallsHistoricTrolley.com.
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