Quality Inn Ponderosa
220 Central Avenue
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 761-3410
Fax: (406) 761-3411
Arts & Museums
C.M. Russell Museum is a collection house that chronicles the life and works of the native artist Charles M. Russell. Established in 1953, the museum aims to preserve, promote and disseminate the art of the stalwart and interpret and educate about his work for posterity. The museum features a variety of paintings, sculptures and illustrations by the artist along with exhibits that recreate his personality. The complex has five galleries and spaces that pertain to the different aspects of his life. Call ahead for more information.
Providing an all round art experience, the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art consists a number of galleries of 20th-century art along with a sculpture garden and workshops. The beautifully designed building welcomes all into a space of imagination and creativity and regularly hold tours and educational events. Check website for more details.
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center is a museum of sorts that chronicles the historic expedition of Lewis and Clark across North America. You can find here exhibits, replicas and multimedia displays that pertain to their discoveries and experiences. With gasping views of the Missouri River, the trails, parks to the wildlife and outdoors, you can educate yourself a lot about the two-year journey. There are artifacts, specimens and other memorabilia on display that are very intriguing.
If you love to explore aircrafts and nuclear weaponry, the Malmstrom Museum is a perfect place to visit. Nestled within the premises of the Malmstrom Air Force Base, this museum houses an inspiring collection of aircraft models, military equipments, uniforms and several photographs that depict the life of pilots from various eras. Special tours are arranged on a regular basis. Check website for details.