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Great Falls, MT is Overflowing with Arts

Diverse art-centric attractions showcase Great Falls creative side.

By Jessica Walker Boehm on January 17, 2020

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Great Falls lays claim to a diverse collection of art-focused attractions, such as downtown’s Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, which showcases modern art exhibitions in one of the community’s oldest and most-beloved landmarks and features an outdoor sculpture garden. 

Nearby, Wrangler Gallery showcases paintings, photographs, artifacts and other items related to Montana and the American West.

Another downtown destination offering a colorful glimpse into the past is the C.M. Russell Museum, named for Charles Marion Russell, an accomplished painter, sculptor and illustrator who spent most of his life in the Great Falls area and is considered among the foremost artists of the American West.

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The C.M. Russell Museum campus includes Russell’s home and studio, where he created many of his famous works during the late 1800s and early 1900s, as well as a facility with more than 1,000 artifacts, including Russell’s art and personal belongings.

Adults Love It, Too

The Children’s Museum of Montana is another favorite Great Falls attraction, drawing more than 60,000 visitors each year with its variety of interactive exhibits related to science, math and culture.

A new facility in the works will cater to children and adults alike and showcase the state’s history through hands-on exhibits and activities.

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Great Falls delivers when it comes to live entertainment, too, as the Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts (MCPA) houses a 1,780-seat theater that hosts concerts, ballets, Broadway musicals, lectures and other events.

Located inside the Great Falls Civic Center, the MCPA often plays host to performances by the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra

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