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Our North Central Montana area consists of extensively diverse counties including Glacier, Pondera, Toole, Cascade, and Teton.  We have Glacier National Park, guest ranches, numerous lakes, rivers and streams for fishing, the Lewis and Clark trail including camp disappointment and the Two Medicine Fight Site, dinosaur digs, several museums, as well as many local fairs and celebrations.  Below are links to area Chambers of Commerce and other local interest groups to help you plan your trip.

The Blackfeet Reservation, home of the Blackfeet Nation, is located on the East side of Glacier National Park.  They have many attractions and activities including North American Indian Days as well as the Museum of the Plains Indian, which features the historical arts and crafts of local Tribes, and the Blackfeet Heritage Center and Art Gallery that also houses a baby tyrannosaur!

Cut Bank, located in Glacier County, offers fishing, hiking, big game hunting, camping, Lewis and Clark sites, shopping, farmer’s markets in the summer, and many community activities.

Shelby, located in Toole County, hosted the famous Dempsey-Gibbons 1923 Fight and is the home of the Port of Nothtern Montana.  Shelby is your “crossroads to fun” located at the crossroads of I-15 Highway 2. Shelby is the gateway to Glacier National Park as well as the Great Northwest.

A few miles off of I-15, history abounds in the small town of Valier.  Originally a 200,000-acre ranch, Valier is now home to Lake Frances, a premier recreation site that offers camping, world class Walleye fishing, and boat docks to allow access for an abundant supply of water sports.  Hunting, ice fishing, and snowmobiling are also popular activities in the area.  Valier is also on the way to the Lewis and Clark Two Medicine Fight Site as well as Glacier National Park.

Between Great Falls and Shelby, lies the city of Conrad in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Conrad is located on the historical "whoop-up Trail", which was a trading route running to Canada in the 1800’s. Conrad’s City Hall building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Great Falls, the third largest city in Montana, is the major metropolitan city in our area, and the western art capital of the world!  Great Falls offers an abundance of cultural activities, outdoor recreation, rodeos, the C.M. Russell Museum, Lewis and Clark historical sites, as well as several parks and trails.  This family friendly city has everything you would need to live and work here.  Great Falls is home to the Montana State Fair, Malstrom Air Force Base, has an international airport, and is connected to the major interstates and highways. For Great Falls job information, please click here.

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Valier

Before there was a town of Valier or a Lake Frances there was the 7 Block Ranch. It was said that you could ride from the present town of Conrad, Montana clear to Fort Benton, Montana more than 70 miles away and never be off the 7 Block Ranch. Started...


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Two Medicine Fight Site

According to most history books, on the return trip in 1806 Lewis, Drouillard and the Field brothers encountered eight members of the Blackfeet Tribe (Pikuni) and made camp for the night.  During this first day and night, Lewis explained the United States’ intent to bring about a comprehensive peace between...


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"Whoop-Up Trail"

Fort Whoop-Up was the nickname (eventually adopted as the official name) given to a whisky trading post, originally Fort Hamilton, near what is now Lethbridge, Alberta.[1] During the late 19th century, the post served as a centre for various illegal activities. The sale of whisky was outlawed but, due to...


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Conrad Chamber of Commerce

Through our actions, we will support and encourage growth of commerce in the Conrad market area.  We will provide information, programs and promotional activities designed to stimulate use of local services by consumers to support economic growth. ...


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Great Falls

Downtown is the heart and center of Great Falls. Like the Missouri River, it is dynamic, fluid, attractive, and welcoming. It connects our community’s heritage to our future. The River’s Edge Trail, historic neighborhoods, and parks and open spaces support and enhance a unique mix of local shops, restaurants, entertainment...


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Great Falls Development

The Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) is governed by our 36 member Board of Directors that reflects our regional public-private partnership. Each May a nominating committee selected by the Board provides a list of board candidates to our investors to vote in a new board of directors.  The results of the...


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Malstrom Air Force Base

Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the 341st Wing Public Affairs Office and Air Force Global Strike Command. ...


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Great Falls International Airport

The mission of the Great Falls International Airport Authority is to optimize transportation services and development in our region by partnering with others to create innovative solutions in a timely manner. ...


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Wind power in Toole County is a growing industry.  With a total of 210 megawatts, Glacier Wind Farm, constructed and operated by NaturEner USA in 2009, became the largest wind energy project in Montana to date.