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Great Falls is filled with history and a wide variety of cultures ranging from Native American Groups, Hutterite Colonies, and more. With these different cultures, there are many opportunities for all ages.
The local area and almost all of the rest of the state offers unparalleled outdoor sports, including hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, boating, whitewater rafting, and wildlife viewing. Extensive wilderness, forest, and park areas set the stage for experiencing the wonders of Montana.
The community has 2 indoor swimming pools and 1 outdoor water park. There are 4 local golf courses and many parks in town to enjoy. The community has developed a paved trail along the Missouri River which is used quite heavily by walkers, bikers, roller bladers, and even cross country skiers in the winter. They recently completed a Skate Park which offers various skill levels for roller bladers and skate boarders.
Great Falls is home to the Great Falls White Sox Pioneer Baseball Team.
The Outdoor Recreation Center on base offers many outings in almost every area of recreation.
Services provides a wide range of programs and services for the base people and their families: offering fitness training & sports competition; showing newcomers the sights around the state; helping working parents cope with their child care needs; and sponsoring events from barbecues to bowling and dinner theaters to dances. Services is here to welcome you, and they invite you to start enjoying the "good things" available in Montana.
The base chapel offers many programs for children and youth. The following are just a few:
Protestant - Our Childrens Ministry, AWANA, meets Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. during the school year for Bible Study, games, and activities. The Youth Ministry meets Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. during the school year for Bible studies and activities. Retreats, involvment in chapel worship, and summer events round out the youth program. Sunday school classes are offered for students ages 3 through adult. Childrens church is held each Sunday during the 11:15 a.m. worship service and activities center around a different theme each week. Vacation Bible School for children is offered each summer; please call for times and dates.
Catholic: Sunday school and RCIA classes are held Sep-May for students age 3 to adult. Children are welcome to enroll at anytime during the year. Childrens church meets during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday Mass with activities, Bible stories, music, videos, and crafts. Vacation Bible School takes place during the summer. The High School Youth meet on Sunday's at 11:00 a.m. for both religious education and social activities.
The base and community have a wide variety of special events planned through-out the year ranging from skiing trips, back packing trips, and dances. Many of these events will be publicized through the school system, in the base paper, and at the youth centers. Children and teens can get involved with local clubs through their school and each club sponsors a large variety of events throughout the school year and on into the summer.