1. You’re super proud to be from Montana, because you feel like you’re in on this special secret that Montana is completely gorgeous.
7. Montana Yogo Sapphires might be in the crown jewels of England and may or may not be the gemstone in Kate Middleton’s ring. That means you’re basically royalty.
18. Montana’s motto, “Oro y plata,” is Spanish for “gold and silver” and was chosen because of Montana’s abundant mineral wealth.
27. Montana has some of the most enchanting nicknames, including “Big Sky Country,” “The Treasure State,” “Land of the Shining Mountains” and “The Last Best Place.”
At #19 on the list is Great Falls’ very own tiny river: “Montana has the shortest river in the world. Guinness World Records named Roe River the shortest on the planet, which officially makes Montana the cutest state ever when it comes to bodies of water.”
Great -but how can anyone publish a “best of” list about Montana and forget to include the MERMAIDS from the legendary Sip-n-Dip Lounge? You know – the awesomest bar/lounge on Planet Earth, according to GF magazine? Sure, that honor was bestowed about a decade ago, but it is STILL true. And if not the lounge itself, and if not for the mermaids, then surely the Buzzfeed list should include Piano Pat!
Great Falls has some fun parades – the homecoming parades for the high schools, the Pet & Doll parade, Independence Day, etc. But how about if we throw a parade to celebrate some of the people who have made Great Falls so darn great?
I submit for your consideration that Great Falls should have parade to celebrate Piano Pat, legendary entertainer at the Sip-n-Dip Lounge!
Seriously. Name one person who has done more than Piano Pat to bring tourists and money to Great Falls over the last several decades, other than Charlie Russell.
I just love it when Great Falls gets recognized for having unique or special businesses – and last week The Living Room was the ONLY salon in Montana to be included in Elle magazine’s “Top 100″ in the nation – kudos to Jolie!
Other “best of” lists that Great Falls has scored in recent years: the Haystack breakfast at Goode’s was named the “Best Breakfast In Montana” by The Food Network magazine – and man, they couldn’t have been more right! It has long been my absolute favorite breakfast…the sausage gravy is out of this world.
And back in ’09, Ford’s Drive In was listed as having the “best burger in Montana” by The Food Network, and of course we all know about the legendary Sip-n-Dip scoring the title of “Best Bar In The World Worth Flying To” by GQ magazine.