Blue Skies and Mountains
In my opinion, the most important activity in Helena would be anything in the Great Outdoors! For most of us who live here we don't realize how lucky we are to be able to see blue skies and mountains surrounding us until you go elsewhere and realize that it's not like this everywhere. Being able to drive a few minutes and be in the woods or at the lake is a wonderful part of living in Montana!
Layers are key!
Waterproof luggage is key if you're going to be outside, otherwise, whatever suits your fancy. Dress light and always bring layers. IT can be hot one minute and freezing the next. Never leave without your camera. You never know when there will be a beautiful picture waiting to be taken. Bring tarps for camping just in case it pours!
A decade in Helena
Helena is a charming place to visit and less expensive and touristy than a lot of the resort areas. If you want to see movie stars, pass us by, but if you want to settle into a central location for daily road trips to major scenic areas, Helena is a good staging ground with adequate shopping and some very decent restaurants.
Last Chance Gulch Mall
The Last Chance Gulch Pedestrain Mall is a neat area of town lined with historical houses, shops, eateries and sculptures representing Helena's heritage.
Here for istance, is a rancher.
The funny thing is, it was not really warm that day! But hey, in November, you have to take some sun while you can.
One historical house and a sculpture representing the mining past of Helena.
The "Atlas House" has got to be one of the most photographed house downtown.
It was build in 1888 and Designed by Fisk Shaffer in Richardson style architecture.
It used to be was a fire insurance office and is ornate with many interesting figure..
Same house, viewed from afar.
Kids Store and "trolley"