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Historic Downtown Business District Walk 10:00 am -

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Gibson Park

River's Edge Trail

Great Falls, MT 59401

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Every person must sign up and each family needs to sign up separately. Children must register with legal guardian.

Length: Approximatley 3 miles.
​Elevation gain: None, all sidewalk travel.
Meet: 10:00 am Departure 10:15 am Gibson Park Bandshell; walk departs from park
Travel Distance to Trailhead: None. Leave from park.
Total Time: Four hours
Age limit: None; children with legal guardian
Max. Number: 20
Difficulty Level: Easy
Coordinators: Ike Kaufman and Channing Hartelius

Join Ike Kaufman, owner of Great Falls’ longest single-family owned business and Channing Hartelius, attorney and part owner of the historic Arvon Hotel and Celtic Cowboy Pub, for a whirlwind tour of the historic business district. Learn the history of the business owners who operated flourishing stores, taverns, theaters, and hotels in in the historic business district. Ike and Channing will share their extensive research and long-standing family knowledge of businesses from the past. You will gain a new perspective on how you see downtown next time you travel along Central Avenue and the lower south side. For those interested, a post-walk celebration at the Celtic Cowboy is an optional activity.

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River's Edge Trail

Great Falls, MT 59401

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