Fly To Great Falls, Montana
Montana represents America’s Wild West culture, so it goes without saying that this cowboy city is a popular destination for outdoor loving adventure travellers. The city of Great Falls takes its name from the magnificent waterfalls in the area, especially those located along the upper Missouri River basin. As each waterfall now boasts a hydroelectric dam, Great Falls has been nicknamed the ‘Electric City’. Adventures aside, Great Falls is something of a living museum, with its historic buildings and landmarks, but there are also lots of real museums to visit as well.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to the United States of America do require a Visa to enter the country. Make sure that your SA passport is valid for 6 months from your return and that there are at least 2 free pages available for stamps. Visitors must have return or onward tickets and the necessary documents for further travel.
- The South African Embassy is in Washington DC at 3400 International Drive, NW, 20008, Washington DC. Phone: +1-202-232-4400.
See and do
In Great Falls itself there are a number of excellent museums worth visiting, including the CM Russell Museum Complex, where you can see displays of the work of famous Cowboy Artist, Charlie Russell. The Complex is also home to the Children’s Museum of Montana, while nearby you’ll find the Lewis & Clark National Trail Interpretive Centre with its interactive displays that help you trace the steps of some famous frontier explorers.
In the area surrounding Great Falls, you’ll find lots of adventure and beauty. Step back in time at the First People’s Buffalo Jump where Native Americans used to stampede buffalo over cliffs. Visitors can also take advantage of a wide array of outdoor recreation opportunities. With a fantastic view of the Missouri River, the 24-mile River's Edge Trail is great for walking, biking, in-line skating or jogging. Bird watchers will enjoy the Benton Lake Wildlife Refuge, and hiking, biking and camping opportunities in nearby mountain ranges offer even more outdoor fun.
Visit Bob Marshall Wilderness, one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems on earth, with its magnificent rugged mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, forests and valleys. There’s also Waterton Lakes National Park, home to an abundance of wildlife as well as rare wild flowers and Glacier National Park, a hiker’s paradise and a magnificent panorama of forests, lakes, mountains and meadows.
Great Falls International Airport – GTF
Great Falls Airport (code GTF) is a combined public and military airport located 6km from Great Falls town centre. Wireless Internet is available throughout the terminal.
Food and beverage: The restaurant at Great Falls International Airport is open from 5:30am to 6:00pm 7 days a week.
Airport Hotels: None at the airport. Nearby: Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn.
Car Hire: Alamo/National, Avis, Hertz. Nearby: Budget and Dollar/Thrifty.