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  • Sky watching

    Montana is known as Big Sky country. When I look up at the sky I am amazed every time. Weather can best be gauged by looking up. A storm coming in can be seen for better than 75 miles in any direction. The height and color of the clouds can determine if there is going to be rain. Rain can be seen far off where it is raining on someone else. It is...

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  • enjoy Big Sky Country's amazing nature

    Montana is called Big Sky Country and for good reason, the sky seems to go on forever. It is a state full of glorious nature so by all means, get out and enjoy it. My first hike in Glacier National Park was in 1994:The Garden Wall Trail in Glacier National Park is an amazingly scenic trail for the effort involved. The predominately flat trail is...

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  • Fond memories

    Montana has always been a ‘passing through’ place for me while on family vacations on our way from Kansas to Idaho and Washington State. Most times we’d drive through, stop every so often to eat or to fill up the car with gas, but we’d never look around much. What I have seen of Montana looks fantastic, and the state has some of the most sublime...

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  • Fun with kids

    If you are traveling to Glacier with children and the weather is warm enough, Big Sky Water Slide is a pretty fun thing to do. It cost about $10 a person for all day, there are many slides for little kids up to ones I have never even dared to try. They also have a large hot pool to soak up some warmth if it isn't quite warm enough. One day...

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  • The Greater Billings Map

    I forgot I had this, so I thought it might be of some help for those who choose to venture to Montana and want to see what this need city has to offer. Enjoy!Billings, Montana

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  • Blue Sky Montana

    The best thing about Montana is the scenery. Trees everywhere! I've never seen so many. Up in the mountains with fresh air...definately the place to be if you want to get out of the smoggy city. The first state I have been to in 22 years.

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  • I have visited Montana on two...

    I have visited Montana on two occasions, spurred on by a desire to see the beauty of the American West. My first driving trip started in Bozeman, and I drove east and south, finally making a leisurely tour through Yellowstone National Park. I was awestruck by the beauty of the country, the Rockies, the lakes, the endless expanse of cattle ranches....

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  • Montana is full of things to...

    Montana is full of things to do, wildlife to view, fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, biking, ect..., there is also plenty of indoor activities. If you are into bigger mining towns, check out Butte. Butte has the largest historic district in the western U.S. made by mining, there is wonderful arcitexture. Rides and museums and historical tours. If...

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  • Some quick facts: Montana has...

    Some quick facts: Montana has about 902,000 citizens. Most part of the state (especially in the east) is cattle land and prairie. The rest is part of the Rocky Mountains (highest point: Granite Peak at 12,799 feet). The biggest cities are Billings, Helena and Missoula. The nature in Montana is beautiful. The most exciting moment was when I saw...

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  • LIBBY area...a tiny little...

    LIBBY area...a tiny little town on US2 road on the nort-western corner of the state. Have a look at the Kootenai Falls nearby and also at the Lake. The area is like most of the state, heavily forested, and wonderfully quiet and untouched !KALISPELL-WHITEFISH area...here you must absolutely take the cable car to Big Mountain (Whitefish). From the...

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  • go to the national bisonrange....

    go to the national bisonrange. It is a park where bisons (or buffalo's)room free like in the old days.

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  • Visit Glacier National Park....

    Visit Glacier National Park. The milky white stream that feeds Cracker Lake comes from the glacier. This milky white substance, called 'glacier flour' is what gives the lake a turquoise blue appearance. It is comprised of finely crushed rock which becomes suspended in the lake (doesn't settle out). These small particles diffract light in the same...

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  • Anything outdoors will leave...

    Anything outdoors will leave you with the sense of visiting a wonderous place that most people only dream of. As this is my hometowm area, it holds a special place in my heart. Hope the photos convey the beauty of this area.

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  • GLacier N.p - just amazing -...

    GLacier N.p - just amazing - dont miss itwhen u there u have to drive the 'going to the sun road' takes u to logan pass (i think its the highest point in the park) also on the road there is alot of wipping walls and ice caves - its great

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  • Little Big Horn was great for...

    Little Big Horn was great for its History Value.Red Lodge had the most wonderful little motel with outside Hot tub, to watch the snow on the mountains.Glacier National park was beautiful with its mountains and the Going to the Sun Road was great.

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  • Big sky skiing/snowboarding! ...

    Big sky skiing/snowboarding! I’m relatively new to snowboarding and haven’t been back to Montana to tackle it on a board but even on skis Big Sky is great! If you’re coming from the East it is certainly worth the drive to go past Bridger bowl. Not that Bridger isn’t good, it’s just not even in the same league. . Wasting a day at Bridger bowl....

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  • go through Glacier Park. If...

    go through Glacier Park. If you're in Browning, the entrance to East Glacier Park is right there. The quiet peaceful mountains with streams and rivers running through are enough to take away your stress from the rest of the year. The powwows are fantastic. It really is an expression of the whole culture - art, dancing, drumming, honoring respected...

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  • Visit Glacier National Park...

    Visit Glacier National Park and take Going to the Sun Highway. Be sure and keep your eyes open. You won't want to miss the breathtaking scenery or wildlife. This is not my fondest, but what I remember most about Montana and Glacier.We arrived in St. Mary's, Montana on Monday, September 10, 2001. The motel we stayed in was small and did not have...

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  • Do some fly fishing. Montana...

    Do some fly fishing. Montana has a wealth of great rivers and small streams that are teaming with trout. Fly fishing is a terribly addicting sport dont expect to only do it once. Seeing the countryside via a river boat is a great way to spend a day. In just about any part of Montana you will have great fishing and see elk, deer, eagles, and maybe...

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  • Visit Glacier National Park! ...

    Visit Glacier National Park! It is at the top of the state and a few hours from yellowstone, but it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to in my life. And I have traveld and seen many things. trust me on this one. Drive the Going to the Sun Rd. I think it start in St. Marys,MT and ends in Kalispell or west Glacier, something like...

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  • You don't have absolutely to...

    You don't have absolutely to take 'this' to reach Montana but I had to because it was the only mean of transport from where I was... I didn't feel very confortable when I saw it and the way people were checked in before the flight... but it worked perfectly and I reached Billings all in one piece!I'm not making fun saying that my father's degree at...

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  • ucbwalker's General Tip

    There's Americana aplenty in Missoula, between the many horse stables, old buildings, and baseball parks. This is a building on an abandoned military fort just outside of the city.

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  • tiganeasca's General Tip

    A few years back, I spent a couple weeks backpacking in the Beartooth-Absaroka wilderness in south-central Montana (just north of Yellowstone). This picture was taken about halfway through that trip. As a matter of fact, if you look at the top right corner of the 'peak' straight ahead, that was our destination that day. We climbed up--saw some...

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  • When driving to Whitefish...

    When driving to Whitefish Montana, we saw cows being herded down the highway with cowboys in tow. It was real neat! The quiet way about the people that live in the small towns along the highways

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  • Go through Logan's pass! ...

    Go through Logan's pass! Breath taking scenery! Some of the beautiful landscape you will see when travelling through the state of Montana

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  • Many of the wildlife were...

    Many of the wildlife were destroyed with the fires. This little coyote was just standing along the road watching the vehicles drive by him. He lived in the Park away from the most major fires.

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  • After leaving Kalispell, keep...

    After leaving Kalispell, keep going North until you get on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.Warning!!!If you get easily frightened by large heights and narrow roads, then this is definitly not the place for you.But an awesome place with some of the nicest scenery ever.

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  • I haven't been to Glacier...

    I haven't been to Glacier National park since I was a six, and even though I was merely a wee lad, I still remember the awe of seeing such amazing mountain landscapes. My fondest memory is of traveling to Big Mountain just above Whitefish with four wonderful ladyfriends (how can you go wrong?) We went at the beginning of December for some skiing...

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  • drive the Going to the Sun...

    drive the Going to the Sun road in Glacier Park, in the northwest corner of the state. It's windy, it's narrow, and the view is soooo amazing!! (Just a tip: take a car, NOT a large vehicle, aka motorhome, unless you don't mind wetting your pants!!!)

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  • Visit Glacier National Park...

    Visit Glacier National Park and take a hike. If you are lucky you will see lots of wildlife (mountain goats, bear, fish, birds, moose...) At the very least you will experience incredible scenery and fresh clean air and water. Hiking along Bowman Lake and finding a perfect spot to fish for Lake Trout. Then hiking back home and cooking what we caugh...

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  • If you're a nature lover like...

    If you're a nature lover like me you will enjoy the Rocky Mountians,which extends beyond Montana. And somewhere in central to eastern Montana is the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. It is where Lut.Colonel George Custer's last stand happened. A lot of his soldiers and himself died there fighting the Sioux Indians during the Sioux...

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  • Well, I'm from Kalispell,...

    Well, I'm from Kalispell, Montana, so there are about a hundred things that you could do while visiting. One place that anyone should visit for definite 'atmosphere' and uniqueness is Mooses Saloon, located on Main street in Kalispell. The best thing is the scenery. The mountains here are amazing and there is always something to do if you like the...

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  • Float down the Madison River...

    Float down the Madison River to fly-fish for wild Rainbow trout or to enjoy the incredible views and wildlife. Relax and watch a sunset. Clear blue sky, mountains and solitude.

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  • If you visit Montana, you...

    If you visit Montana, you absolutely must see Glacier National Park. The beauty there will sweep you off your feet.

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  • bebop88's General Tip

    A glacier fed stream flow through the park. The color of the water sometimes gives off blueish hues due to the high mineral content of the water.

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  • bebop88's General Tip

    One of the most scenic drives in the US, Going-to-the-Sun road is hard to beat for spectacular scenary.

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  • Go to the Glacier National...

    Go to the Glacier National Park. This park is huge and to fully see it will take several months. But there is a Highway through it if you want a one day visit. It's called Going to the Sun Highway, and you will find out why. Good brakes are required. Extremely dramatic scenery. The views. The mountain ranges, the parks, the Indian Reservations and...

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  • pipsqueak's General Tip

    If you like Beef, you'll find it in Montana. There are many great restaurants in Montana, but one of the things that sticks in my memory is ordering a 'side salad' in a small restaurant in Havre, Montana. The 'salad' consisted of some iceberg lettuce and about 3 carrot shavings....a vegetarian might starve in a couple of places in Montana.I...

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  • missnghawaii's General Tip

    The scenery and wildlife viewing is some of the best I've experienced. My most memorable wildlife moments were coming face to face with a mountain goat on the continental divide and watching a grizzly foraging for bugs and grubs.

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  • just take a drive. Western...

    just take a drive. Western Montana is so stunning and wide open. However being from Arizona I do not know where they thought up Montana was the only place with a 'Big sky.'The sunsets were great! The rolling hills were gentle and more like waves on an ocean then the rocky desert I'm used to. The winter was hard, but once I got used to snow it was a...

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  • The mountains of western...

    The mountains of western Montana are spectacular! That's perhaps the best reason to go to Montana. A visit to Montana is like stepping back in time. A lot of history there, and not a lot of big-city development. This is one part of the country that has been barely tainted by urban development.

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  • Glacier National Park is...

    Glacier National Park is absolutely beautiful.I was there in September, after spending a few days in Clinton at the Testicle Festival.The festival is not for the timid or prude, if ya want to go let it all loose, and have a great time!!that is the place to go! I drove thru western Montana, is really Big Sky country, beautiful, and great people.

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  • You must see Glacier National...

    You must see Glacier National Park by hiking the most beautiful trails I've ever hiked. My favorite hiking path was Red Eagle Lake. Be careful because grizzly bears frequent this area. The picture on my home page was taken by Red Eagle Lake. I've been to this park 3 times and will go back as many more times as I possibly can. The mountains, the...

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  • you must come to Helena the...

    you must come to Helena the capital of Montana.....there are alot of historical places to visit! I missed alot of things when i moved away from Montana..mostly the mountains,big sky and being able to drive 5 miles and being in the real mountains.

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  • Glacier National Park. If you...

    Glacier National Park. If you have any appreciation whatsoever for the outdoors, this is one of the most stunning, easy to get to places ever! Hiking through the Cedar Grove up near Lolo Pass. Can you believe they still clear cut virgin forest?

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