Great Falls to Browning
Great Falls Elevation (feet)
Browning Elevation (feet)
From Great Falls to Browning, Montana, US Route 89 is in the Great Plains on the eastern front of the Rocky Mountains. To follow 89 through Great Falls stay on 10th Avenue South until it crosses the Missouri River and merges onto I-315. Take the exit for I-15 North and then exit the Interstate at Vaughn (Exit 290). This road is Montana Route 200 to Sun River where highway 89 turns north to Browning.
Basin and Range
Five waterfalls on the Missouri River account for Great Falls name. Highlights of a your visit include the C. M. Russell Museum, Giant Springs Heritage State Park and the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center.
Choteau grew up in the center of Montana’s cattle and sheep county. Today it is a gateway town for recreation along the Rocky Mountain front. Enjoy a stroll on the well preserved Main Avenue and admire the classic Teton County Courthouse at the junction of US 89 and US 287.
View photo galleries of special attractions along US Route 89 between Great Falls and Browning…
Towns, Cities and Reservations
Blackfeet Indian Reservation
Public Lands and Historic Places
Freezeout Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Thomas Wolfe was an acclaimed author best know for Look Homeward, Angel. In early 1938, he had just delivered two lengthy manuscripts to his publisher. He was 38 and needed a break from writing so he decided to make a trip out west to a part of the country he had...
My first interest in US Route 89 was the landscape, particularly the seven national parks along the road. As I traveled on 89, I realized that it was more than beautiful scenery. It was also a road that led me into the history and culture of what is known in as The...
One of the joys of driving through the small towns along US Route 89 is discovering the local museums. Unlike their big city counterparts, these museums are a reflection of the unique people and culture of the region they represent. Often run on a shoestring and...
In 1805 while portaging around falls on the Missouri River, Lewis and Clark recorded the discovery of a large spring feeding into the Missouri via a short river. Today, Giant Springs and the Roe River are two features preserved in a state park in Great Falls, Montana....