Montana Travel Guide

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Montana Highlights

  • Pro
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     Home to wonderful vistas and the mightiest wildlife in the U.S. 

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     The weather can change in a snap. 

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     Wild natural beauty, alot of nice people. 

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Glacier National Park

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358,835,6

West Yellowstone

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89,243,37

Billings

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78,98,35

Bozeman

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46,85,41

Helena

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50,72,18

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

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45,99,0

Butte

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44,53,13

Great Falls

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39,119,20

Gardiner

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22,26,16

East Glacier Park

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15,29,12

Hamilton

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25,59,8

Missoula

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36,70,43

Livingston

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14,29,10

Big Sky

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35,86,32

Whitefish

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16,18,30

Red Lodge

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12,47,7

Virginia City

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15,63,5

Crow Agency

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1,31,0

Kalispell

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10,17,20

Columbia Falls

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4,13,6

Bigfork

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11,29,6

Wolf Point

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7,7,2

Fort Benton

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10,38,1

Saint Mary

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0,2,1

Hot Springs

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1,5,0

Lolo

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0,0,4

West Glacier

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3,7,13

Giant Springs Heritage State Park

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2,11,0

Makoshika State Park

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1,4,0

Miles City

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5,4,11

Shelby

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2,11,3

Chico Hot Springs

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1,1,0

Cooke City

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3,0,2

Flathead Lake State Park - Finley Point Unit

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1,8,0

Flathead Lake State Park - West Shore Unit

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1,9,0

Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park

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1,4,0

Ingomar

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3,2,0

Lame Deer

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0,3,0

Polson

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4,7,7

Apgar

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3,13,0

Big Timber

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5,6,5

Creston

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1,5,0

Darby

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0,0,3

Deer Lodge

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3,4,1

Fishtail

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1,0,0

Forsyth

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1,4,2

Garnet

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2,5,0

Glasgow

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4,3,0

Hysham

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0,3,0

Kila

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3,1,0

Kootenai Falls

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5,16,0

Lewistown

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3,1,5

Lolo Hot Springs

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1,1,0

Nye

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3,12,0

Pompeys Pillar

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8,29,0

Ronan

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1,1,3

Superior

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4,6,1

Thompson Falls

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2,0,0

Twin Bridges

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1,2,0

Whitehall

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4,5,1

Wisdom

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3,7,0

Glacier National Park

West Yellowstone

  • Flights May Reschedule

    West Yellowstone Warnings and Dangers

    When I made my reservations to fly to West Yellowstone to visit Yellowstone Park, the Delta website said that flights started to West Yellowstone in early June. But after I booked a flight with Delta for June 9th, changing in Salt Lake, Delta canceled the June 9th flight. They did not offer any options, just canceled that one segment.It was easier...

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  • Best Western Desert Inn

    West Yellowstone Hotels

    The Best Western Desert Inn is a three story, smoke free lodging, with standard rooms, as well as...

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  • TOURISTY, BUT NICE

    West Yellowstone Shopping

    Special? Many reasons for the Cradleboard to be special. Let's start off with the greeting. A welcoming hello and Sherrian took me by the hand. She and her husband Paul, co-own the gift store and were very helpful in locating that perfect piece of turquoise jewelry my wife was looking for. Turquoise jewelry is only a part of this expansive gift...

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Billings

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  • A Mediterranean Bistro

    Billings Restaurants

    The New York food critic and travel writer Steven Shaw wrote, “Who would have believed that Billings, Montana could be the home of a restaurant as good as Enzo?”Enzo has a pleasant interior decorated in Mediterranean shades of ochre and olive, with two levels and half moon pine bars. The menu features authentic Naples pizza made in an Italian wood...

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  • Quality Inn Homestead Park

    Billings Hotels

    It's been awhile since we stayed here on our way to Utah. We stayed in a room with the following; ...

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  • Good prices

    Billings Restaurants

    This is an Irish based fair. Mine was really good. I was roast beef, sauce, mash potatoes and bread - Don't recall the name of it. But it covered the plate for $9.99 and then I added onion rings for $1.99. The fish & chips my friend had the fish was really good, not so much for the chips. When we complained she said they make them in big batches,...

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Bozeman

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  • Main Street

    Bozeman Things to Do

    Main Street is the main drag in town so after you are done playing in the mountains and want to wet your whistle or fill your stomach this is a great place to head to. Plenty of great local bars local cafes. Best thing about the place is that I did not see a Starbucks or McDonalds - The locals are smart and with any luck they will keep these trash...

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  • C'mon Inn

    Bozeman Hotels

    Think Executive Suites, but made from logs (at least on the outside) and 4 hot tubs and a pool thown...

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  • BZN Aiport

    Bozeman Transportation

    Bozeman airport is small but well served from the West Coast. United, Alaska, American and Delta fly here from points West or Denver/Dallas. There is also a large amount of private jets that call here during the winter ski season. The airport is small and easy to get around with plenty rental car companies to choose from if you need wheels.

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Helena

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  • Walk North Ewing Around the Old...

    Helena Things to Do

    Helena ha many stately mansions and homes. Many of the older mansions are centered around the North Ewing Street which also is home to the Old Governor's Mansion. Some of the homes are still occupied as single family homes and parking near the old mansion is a good place to start a walk of the area. The most famous of the homes in the area is of...

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  • Best Western Helena Great Northern Hotel

    Helena Hotels

    835 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, Montana, 59601, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Downtown Sports Bar

    Helena Restaurants

    I had the chance to visit this place twice while on a short stay in Helena. The Quarry Bar and Grille is attached to the Holiday on the northern part of Last Chance Gulch. It has a big nice patio where meals are served weather permitting. It is set up primarily as a sports bar and on my Sunday morning visit I could see staff from the local...

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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Butte

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  • The Copper King Mansion

    Butte Things to Do

    The architecture In Butte is amazing, better then I have seen in any other town in Montana. This belonged to one of the original 3 copper kings of Butte, William Clark, the other 2 were Finlan whose son financed the hotel we just stayed at, and Daly, who founded the town I now live in. More money then anything they had. This place is actually now a...

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  • Hampton Inn Butte

    Butte Hotels

    My fiance and I were staying at this place and she left her engagement ring on bathroom counter. She...

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  • Fairmont Hot Springs, Anaconda, MT

    Butte Off The Beaten Path

    Fairmont Hot Springs is 15 miles west of Butte on interstate 90. It has a hot pool, swimming pools and a three-story water slide. It also has golf and tennis. You can rent a room, hook up an RV, or just stay for the day.

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Great Falls

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  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

    Great Falls Things to Do

    For the person retracing the Lewis and Clark trail, this is arguably the best of the many interpretive centers between St. Louis and Astoria, Oregon. The exhibits are complete and dramatic. The bookstore has extremely useful items to aid in understanding the Expedition and its sites. And, there is access to the Missouri River trail so you can walk...

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  • Hilton Garden Inn Great Falls

    Great Falls Hotels

    2520 14th St Southwest, Great Falls, Montana, 59405, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Roe River: Shortest in World?

    Great Falls Things to Do

    Giant Springs flows into the Missouri directly and also via the Roe River. For a long time, the "D" River on the Oregon coast claimed to be the shortest river in the world and was recognized as such by the Guiness Book of Records. Then a new claimant arrived: proponents said that the Roe was shorter and controversy reared. Oregon fought back by...

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Gardiner

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  • Roosevelt Arch

    Gardiner Things to Do

    Roosevelt Arch is the north entrance's gateway into Yellowstone National Park. This is the original entrance into the park. Visitors would take the train into Montana, and ride in stagecoaches to this entrance. This Arch was created in 1903. President Theodore Roosevelt was visiting the park at the time. He placed the cornerstone for the arch,...

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  • Yellowstone Village Inn

    Gardiner Hotels

    We stayed here for 2 nights to be closer to the sites of Mammoth and Tower, as the road between...

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  • White Water Rafting

    Gardiner Things to Do

    Took a family white water rafting trip with Wild West Rafting on the Yellowstone River. Nice clean water, lots of big splashes - had an awesome time, the highlight of our Yellowstone Trip. The guide was great and its a kid friendly river.

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East Glacier Park

Hamilton

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  • NEZ PERCE SAD TALE AT BIG HOLE

    Hamilton Off The Beaten Path

    The wind was biting and the snow was beginning to fall, but my wife and I journeyed on, determined to arrive at the sleeping camp of the Nez Perce to see and feel the sorrow that happened here, so many years ago. It was Memorial Day and quite appropriate to have walked the ground where Chief Joseph, other Chiefs and the people of the Nez Perce were...

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  • Townhouse Inn of Hamilton

    Hamilton Hotels

    1113 N 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • TROUT, TROUT, TROUT

    Hamilton Sports & Outdoors

    The Bitterroot River runs for about 84 miles and near and in Hamilton, the beauty of the surroundings makes the river seem like the place for total relaxation. All types of trout: Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Westslope Cutthroat. Hamilton is a great town to bed down in, right in the middle of the action, with restaurants such as the Spice...

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Missoula

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  • Best lasagna I've ever had!!

    Missoula Restaurants

    this place rocks!!! Some of our entrees were more "americanized Italain" and some were very traditional Italian. but all were very good, I highly recomend this place. The staff seems to enjoy having you there. some places the staff treat you like your just more work for them. Not romeos. The lasagna was the best I've ever had, but we went back the...

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  • Best Western Grant Creek Inn

    Missoula Hotels

    This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. If you drop a crumb on the floor in the evening the...

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  • Authentic Mediterranean and Indian food!

    Missoula Restaurants

    This restaurant is as good as any in the big metro areas of the US. It serves a wide variety of authentic dishes from the middle east, India, Greece, Italy, France, Spain. They use high quality meats and vegetables. The desserts, gelatos and sorbets are made in house and are delicious. There is a nice selection of international beer and wines....

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Livingston

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Big Sky

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  • Horseback Riding

    Big Sky Sports & Outdoors

    We booked a horseback ride from one of the places that the resort recommended. There were guided tours from one hour to all day Beginners or experienced riders welcome. These are the phone numbers of their 'partners' Cache Creek Outfitters: (406) 995-3888 Canyon Adventures: (406) 995-4450 Cedar Mountain Corrals: (406) 539-4065 Jake's Horses: (800)...

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  • The Lodge at Big Sky

    Big Sky Hotels

    The Lodge at Big Sky was known as the Mountain Inn previously. The Lodge is located in the center of...

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  • High Light in BIG SKY

    Big Sky Shopping

    There isn't much in Big Sky to see. Shopping, forget it! But there is this great little market that is worth the visit. Touts a big wine and beer selection, amazing selection of groceries including meat, produce, spices, chocolate, etc! Prices aren't cheap but not outrageous either.

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Whitefish

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  • Horseback ride at the Bar W Guest Ranch

    Whitefish Things to Do

    The Bar W has developed the most advanced and diverse equestrian program in the West. As you may have already guessed the Bar W Guest Ranch is a very horse oriented ranch with a diverse horseback riding program and some of the most experienced training available anywhere.The Bar W offers exceptional horseback riding in the mountainous Montana...

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  • North Forty Resort

    Whitefish Hotels

    3765 Hwy 40 West, P.O. Box 4250, Whitefish, MT, 59

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Best Mexican Food in the Flathead...

    Whitefish Restaurants

    Dos Amigos has something great for everyone. The food is always fresh and delicious, the service is fast and friendly, and the atmosphere is accomodating for all ages. In addition to great food and a kids menu, the bar offers an excellent selection of imported beer, as well as some local Montana draughts. I love the Shrimp fajitas. The guacamole...

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Top Montana Hotels

West Yellowstone Hotels
89 Reviews - 243 Photos
Great Falls Hotels
39 Reviews - 119 Photos
Bozeman Hotels
46 Reviews - 85 Photos
Red Lodge Hotels
12 Reviews - 47 Photos
Billings Hotels
78 Reviews - 98 Photos
Columbia Falls Hotels
4 Reviews - 13 Photos
Gardiner Hotels
22 Reviews - 26 Photos
East Glacier Park Hotels
15 Reviews - 29 Photos
Glacier National Park Hotels
358 Reviews - 835 Photos
Kalispell Hotels
10 Reviews - 17 Photos
Lolo Hotels
4 Hotels
Butte Hotels
44 Reviews - 53 Photos
Saint Mary Hotels
1 Hotel
Whitefish Hotels
16 Reviews - 18 Photos
Big Sky Hotels
35 Reviews - 86 Photos

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Spend a week at a Montana hotel and you'll ask yourself why you didn't book another week. While you're there, you can spend a day in Meadow Lake Golf and Ski Resort in Columbia Falls, Hike in the...