Board the climate-controlled Great Falls Historic Trolley and enjoy an unforgettable, fun-filled, learning experience on a unique motorized vehicle. Relive the history and the excitement of this fascinating city on one-hour and two-hour traveling tours. Don't forget to bring your camera!
Choose the one-hour "City" tour to wind along the river and into the Historic Downtown area. See waterfalls, beautiful parks, museums, the Historic Business District, saloons, railroad area, distinctive historic homes, churches, skate park, and the municipal pool with rider wave and waterslides.
Follow the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on the two-hour "Historic" tour, where they journeyed along on their portage around the Missouri River waterfalls, encountered dangerous attacks by buffalo and the deadly grizzly bear, and confronted other hazards in this area. Hear the thunderous roar as you behold the awesome beauty of three breathtaking waterfalls. See the world class Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center; then discover Giant Springs with its 134,000 gallons per minute flow into one of the world's shortest rivers, the Roe River. Enjoy the Rivers Edge Trail that beckons you to come and delight in a leisurely stroll, bike ride, or take an invigorating jog along the mighty Missouri River and waterfalls.
Learn about world-famous "Cowboy Artist", Charlie Russell, as you see the museum, the log cabin studio in which he created many of his masterpieces, and the family home. You'll also see Paris Gibson Square, the first high school building constructed in 1895-1896 of magnificent huge sandstone blocks, and named after the founder of Great Falls. Hear about the critical roll of Malmstrom AFB during World War II and their current missions.
Let your imagination run wild as you see and learn about saloons and bars in this frontier town, as well as the Historic Railroad Area and Downtown. Visit the Historic Home District and marvel at the extraordinary architecture of beautiful homes and awe-inspiring churches. Relish the colorful flower gardens, ducks, geese and swans on the pond, the bandshell, and walking paths at Gibson Park.
Board at the Visitor Information Center (VIC) for the one-hour "City" tour and board at the VIC and select hotels for the two-hour "Historic" tours. The "Historic" tour makes a photo stop at the Rainbow Falls Overlook where you can walk in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery. These tours provide a wonderful overview of the area, which familiarizes you for a return later to enjoy a more in-depth visit. If your time is limited, these are superb narrated traveling tours to see the sights and learn the highlights of our enchanting city and area in a short period of time.
There has been a change to the trolley schedule for the two-hour "Historic" and one-hour "City" tours. In 2012, these tours are available by reservation and several tours are being conducted weekly, sometimes on short notice. Visit www.GreatFallsHistoricTrolley for more information on changing scheduled tours. Whether a large group or a small party of one, call 406-771-1100 or 1-888-771-1100 to make tour reservations or for more information. Fares for the one hour "City" tour are $13 for adults, Children (age 2-12) $5. Fares for the two hour "Historic" tour are Adults $22, Children (2-12) $5. Discount coupons for "Historic" tour are available on website and in brochures.
Prices subject to change without notice. Discount coupons for "Historic" tour are in brochures and at http://www.GreatFalls HistoricTrolley.com. Custom tours or non-scheduled "Historic" tours are available by reservation year round for special occasions, family or class reunions, birthdays, educational field trips, business appreciation excursions, church or fraternal groups, Scouts, 4-H, weddings, anniversaries, conventions, etc. Group rates available. Special reduced educational fares for K-8 grade students on school scheduled "Historic" tour. Gift certificates available. 'Christmas Luminaria' tours of spectacular light displays are nightly beginning early December through the 30th and require reservations.