Great Falls Montana

Power dam


Great Falls is a city also known as the Electric City, that is in the geographic center of Montana.  The Missouri River snakes through the area and the 5  hydroelectric dams are the reason for Great Falls being known as the Electric City.  It is also the first major centre for southbound visitors from Alberta (Canada).  As a result on any given weekend you will find plenty of Canadian license plates around the city. 

Quick Notes:
population is over 59,351 (2013 census)
Great Falls is located in Cascade County
Great Falls is one of the areas explored by Lewis & Clark
Paris Gibson was the original city planner
Original Indian tribes of this area were the Blackfoot
Great Falls was the home of the rustic studio of famed artist Charles M Russell
Great Falls is the neighbour to the Malstrom Airforce Base
Great Falls is home to the Mariana UFO incident
As the Missouri River winds through the Great Falls area it drops more than 500 feet.


Local Area Code: 406

Zip codes: 59401- 59406

Time Zone: Mountain UTC -7

Electrical: 110V 60 Cycles, AC

Elevation: 3,330 ft.

Latitude:47° 30′ 13″ N

Longitude:111° 17′ 11″ W

Road Conditions

Montana Department of Transportation - includes text reports & cameras