Montana Travel Guide

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Glacier National Park

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362,836,6

West Yellowstone

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90,246,37

Billings

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79,100,35

Helena

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50,72,18

Great Falls

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39,127,20

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

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75,187,0

Bozeman

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46,85,41

Butte

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44,53,13

Big Sky

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40,94,32

Hamilton

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25,59,8

Livingston

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14,29,10

Whitefish

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16,18,30

Gardiner

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22,26,16

Missoula

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36,70,43

Virginia City

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15,63,5

Stevensville

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5,9,1

Bigfork

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11,29,6

Kalispell

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11,24,20

Red Lodge

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12,47,7

Dillon

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5,2,5

Giant Springs Heritage State Park

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2,11,0

Ingomar

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3,2,0

Miles City

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5,4,11

Apgar

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3,13,0

Columbia Falls

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4,13,6

Crow Agency

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1,31,0

East Glacier Park

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15,29,12

Kootenai Falls

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5,16,0

Pictograph Cave State Park

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0,1,0

Wisdom

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3,7,0

Wolf Point

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7,7,2

Cooke City

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3,0,2

Doak Trailer Court

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0,0,1

Ennis

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3,0,1

Forsyth

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1,4,2

Fort Benton

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10,38,1

Roundup

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0,0,1

Shelby

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2,11,3

Silver Gate

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2,0,0

Glacier National Park

  • Lake St. Mary's

    Glacier National Park Things to Do

    St. Mary is the eastern entrance to the Going to the Sun Road. Along the lower valley, the road follows the lakes northside. There are pull offs where you can view the lake and the mountains surrounding this wonderful place. Rising sun is half way up the lake, where there is lodging and food service. It can be a point to focus on the surrounding...

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  • Many Glacier Hotel

    Glacier National Park Hotels

    The largest of the Glacier National Park hotels. Situated near Grinnell Glacier and some incredible...

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  • Visit Many Glaciers

    Glacier National Park Things to Do

    This is the heart of the park, yeah, I just copied that, but it is a great description. Here you'll be surrounded by mountains, have lunch overlooking more than one mountain lake and see a glacier or two in the distance. Hiking trails spread out into the wilds and you'll have a chance to see the wildlife. Trails vary from easy to hard, short to...

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West Yellowstone

  • Skip!

    West Yellowstone Restaurants

    This is located in the Holiday Inn. The kitchen is very slow. The breakfast bar is poor at best. One of the meals was missing the bacon. Another had cold hash browns and when I ordered my eggs al lacart, they cam on a plate that was so small I thought it would slop all over.

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  • Gray Wolf Inn & Suites

    West Yellowstone Hotels

    We were there in the winter, so it was not really full. We were able to have our tour of the park...

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  • 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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Billings

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  • best food in the world hands down!!!!!!!

    Billings Restaurants

    if you have the chance you need to come and eat at this place. this place has the freaking best sushi in the world. it is the freshest tastiest artwork you will ever eat. I have eaten at every sushi place I have seen from Canada to mexico and this is the best...the rolls are huge . they are full size truck tires that is like the heavens opened up...

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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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  • 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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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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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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  • Staybridge Suites Great Falls

    Great Falls Hotels

    201 3rd Street Northwest, Great Falls, Montana, 59404, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • 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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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

  • INDIAN HEADSTONES

    Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Local Customs

    The Sioux and Cheyenne lost between 60-100 men whom they removed following the battle. In 1999, the National Park Service started to place red granite markers at sites where Indians were known to have fallen in an attempt to bring some balance to the scene – the Sioux and Cheyenne are American citizens, after all, and their views of the battle are...

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  • HEADSTONE MARKERS

    Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Local Customs

    In 1890, marble markers were placed on the battlefield at sites where soldiers fell. Some 246 markers were placed in the area where Custer’s battalion fought and two were set atop the Reno-Benteen Hill – 52 died there and in the valley fight preceding it. Of the men on that hill, 90% of the fallen were identified. Near the Last Stand Hill, of the...

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  • DEEP RAVINE TRAIL

    Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Things to Do

    This trail descends into a ravine and runs past a score of marble markers noting more fallen soldiers. The Park tablets mention that these men were thought to have been trying to break out from the Last Stand Hill position at the end of the battle, but were hunted down and dispatched. The men seem to be mostly from Company E and another thought...

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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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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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Big Sky

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  • Terrific Bar!

    Big Sky Restaurants

    We stopped in for after dinner drinks at Chet's Bar & Grill in the Huntley Lodge. We are so glad we did as the Bar has a lot of history and we remember Chet Huntley (& David Brinkley) being on the news for years. The bartender was friendly and we had a fun evening chatting with him and others about how the Big Sky Resort came to fruition, as well...

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  • Huntley Lodge

    Big Sky Hotels

    Chet Huntley, the famous news anchor, was the visionary behind Big Sky and the kingpin in its...

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  • Enjoy a Great Dinner at Big Sky

    Big Sky Restaurants

    Carabiner Restaurant is located in the Summit Ldge at the Resort. During the day it serves sandwich type meals but has upscale dining in the evening. Although the menu options are limited with only about six entree choices, the food was very good. My Half Chicken breast with a crunch salad and macaroni and cheese was very well done. My husband had...

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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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Livingston

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  • Yellowstone National Park

    Livingston Things to Do

    Livingston is the Northern Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. I am working on an extensive page on the park. It was the first national park, established in 1872 and is a must see!

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  • Murray Hotel

    Livingston Hotels

    This is not your Hilton or Marriott..Most rooms are owned but out of staters that have refurbished...

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  • Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate

    Livingston Shopping

    If you are looking for a great selection of cheeses, wines, beers, and chocolates from around the world, check out the Gourmet Cellar. It has over 400 wines, in all price ranges, from Spain, France, and Italy along with many South American, South African and Australian selections, along with US wines. They also have a wide variety of domestic and...

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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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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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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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Virginia City

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  • Mining Museum-Nevada City

    Virginia City Things to Do

    Dredger mining began in 1898 and ended in 1937. Across the road from the Nevada City buildings, there is a pond with a big dredger sitting in it. This is part of the Mining Museum. There are lots of interesting pieces of machinery there. No admission charge.

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  • Just An Experience Bed and Breakfast

    Virginia City Hotels

    1570 MT 287, PO Box 98, Virginia City, Montana, 59755, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Nevada City

    Virginia City Things to Do

    Nevada City is just a mile down the road, and was much more interesting. Most of the original town was long gone, but old buildings from that time period were salvaged and brought here from all over the state instead of being torn down. The result is a historical park with over 100 buildings in it. It is a Living History Museum on weekends, with...

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Butte Hotels
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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...