- The list below includes 46 free or cheap things to do in or near Columbia Falls, Montana, including 28 different types of inexpensive activities like Breweries, Art Gallery, National & State Parks and Mysterious Sites.
- From Glacier national park to Desert Mountain Brewing & Draughthaus, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Columbia Falls and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Kalispell, Whitefish, Bigfork and West Glacier.
Kalispel City of Parks & Recreation provides a range of recreational sports and activities for the community. Amenities include outdoor activities such as disc golf and horseshoes, basketball, soccer, football and cheer camps along with special events and cultural classes.
Located in West Glacier, Montana, the Hidden Lake Overlook is ensconced in Glacier National Park. It is accessible from Hidden Lake Overlook Trail, which has its trailhead directly behind the park's welcome pavilion. The hike to the Overlook is under two miles long.
Signature Theatres is a multi-screen theatre that shows first run movies. They offer stadium seating with reclining chairs and digital projection and sound. Both descriptive narration devices and listening devices are available to patrons upon request.
A 14-screen movie theater, Signature Stadium 14 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers stadium seating, closed captioning, descriptive narration devices and a snack bar with food and drinks.
The Museum at Central School is owned and operated by the Northwest Montana Historical Society. Permanent exhibits tell the stories of early residents in the area, Frank Bird Linderman, and those who lived in the Flathead Valley.
Montana's Flathead Lake contains several islands, and Wild Horse Island State Park sits on the largest. The area now contained in the park was once a horse pasture for local First Nations tribes, and it remains immensely popular with tourists and Montana residents.