Plains, MT is a bit remote, so if ou don't have a car by the end of your trip, you won't get here.
If you're driving here from the Yellowstone area or eastern MT, then you need to get on I-90 (the motorway) and go just east of Missoula, to highway 93 (exit 96), then go north on hwy 93 to hwy 200. Then go 40 miles north to Plains.
If you fly here, there is an airport in Missoula that you can use. My friends prefer to use the airport in Spokane, WA, but thats 150 miles from Plains.
If you take a bus, the nearest Greyhound station is in Regis, MT, about 20 miles from Plains.
Plains is a small town, population 1,000, located in southwestern MT, about 100mi/160km south of Glacier National Park. I was invited to stay with some locals for Christmas in 1998. Technically I had been to Montana before, but I had never _really_ been there. The beauty is awesome awesome!
The town has a little store with slot machines, a post office, two restaurants, grocery store, two petrol stations, a hospital, and the Clark Fork River. I hear the fishin's good in the river.
If you're the type to like fast food or shopping, forget it! Dominoes Pizza is 15 miles away (they don't deliver lol), All the other fast food places are 80 miles away in Missoula. Thats where the nearest Wal Mart and shopping center is as well.
If you visit in the winter its very pretty, but bring warm clothes. I was there for a week and the warmest it got was 40F/5C. I was told they were having a mild winter.
I don't have any pictures of this beautiful place :(( I dunno if I never took any, or they have been lost. GRR