Billings Travel Guide

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Billings Things to Do

  • Moss Mansion

    Moss Mansion is a huge red stone mansion completed in 1903 by Preston B. Moss for his family. The mansion is three stories tall with an attached solarium and cost over $100,000 to build. It is a beautiful example of the English Renaissance style of architecture, and was designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh, a New York architect who designed such...

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  • Billings Historic Districts

    Billings has an extensive historic area with a large number of buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. There are 3 historic districts and about 30 individual locations in Billings listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Western Heritage Center

    The Western Heritage Center is located in very impressive former Parmly Library Building which was completed in 1901 using a Richardsonian Romanesque design by noted architects Link & Haire. Today the museum features a number of displays concerning the history of Billings, the Yellowstone River Valley and the Northern Plains. The displays...

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Billings Restaurants

  • Fiddler's Green

    $14 as of June 2016. This was close to the Days Inn and the only place I saw in walking distance so I ate dinner here one night. The menu is fairly typical for a bar and grill: Chicken, a fish basket, pizza, soups and salads, and burgers. I opted for the fish which was average. My waitress was cute but not that good at here job. The rum and...

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  • Athenian Restaurant

    $23 as of June 2016. I enjoy most all kinds of ethnic food. While traveling the world, sampling the food was a big part of my enjoyment during my travels. I liked many of the Greek dishes I tried and the Athenian Restaurant in Billings is a good place to try these dishes if you cannot get to Greece. The restaurant is painted in bright colors...

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  • The Field House

    On second try at this place it was not as nice as once thought. They missed making one entree and to make up for it, they brought her out brussel sprouts.... not a favorite dish. The menu is limited and on the expensive side. It is suggested that reservations are made. This is in one of the oldest areas in Billings. Today across the street is...

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Billings Nightlife

  • Daisy Dukes

    Daisy Dukes is a good place to go in Billings if you want to listen to some country music, dance (badly and only after some alcohol in my case), drink some well made drinks, and flirt with the cute waitresses wearing the titular "daisy dukes" made famous by Catherine Bach on the "Dukes of Hazard". Largest dance floor in Billings and plenty of big...

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  • Martini Bar

    My daughter and I were at alive after 5 event and this place looked like a good place for a drink. They have a full bar and a good selection of local beers on tap. Tried a new one from a newer brewery which was nice. Wait staff was friendly and helpful. We had 2 well drinks and a large tape beer for $15

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  • Montana Brewing Company

    The Montana Brewing Company has been the leading brewery in Billings since 1994. If you want to sample some fine Montana beers, give this place a try. Nice friendly staff and a casual atmosphere. They serve food too, I liked the Gyro. Hours are 11 AM to 2 AM daily. Located in the historic Montana Power Company Building.

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Billings Transportation

  • Billings Logan International Airport

    Billings Logan International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Montana which I guess is appropriate since Billings is the most populace city in the state. There are frequent flights to and from places like Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City and a few from Los Angeles. Many of these are...

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  • Fly in Or Drive in

    Billings Logan International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Montana which I guess is appropriate since Billings is the most populace city in the state. There are frequent flights to and from places like Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City and a few from Los Angeles. Many of these are...

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  • Billings Logan Airport

    Security in the early mornings can be long lines in the early mornings. They have now opened up the known traveler line, which helps. It is only open during high traffic times though. If it is not open they give you a card so you can get through the line a bit quicker and not have to take off shoes and such.

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Billings Shopping

  • Second hand

    When one of the make over shows came through Billings they said we had the best second hand shopping of anywhere they had been. People just do not like to toss things that still have use here. It is common to us to find a re purposing of things and secondhand stores offer this option. Look for old time western items.

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  • Local tourist must shop

    They have great gift things as well as knickknacks to take home. Then there is the jewelry - this is a great outlet for Montana Agates which can only be found in this area. They can tell you by the color of the stone almost exactly where it was found. Anywhere from $25 up

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  • Billings Largest Shopping Mall

    Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 to 9:00, and Sundays from 12:00 to 6:00, Rim Rock Mall has more than 100 shops, including four department stores, 85 specialty shops, movie theatres, and restaurants. Some of the stores you will find within this indoor mall are Abercrombie and Fitch, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Victoria Secrets, JCPenney, Herbergers,...

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Billings Local Customs

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    Billings is a western town. ...

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    Billings is a western town. Casual dress is acceptable anywhere. I have been to classy restaurants and the men were usually dressed in jeans and a shirt with a jacket. Women tend to dress up a bit more. But the lifestyle here is casual.

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Billings Warnings and Dangers

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    Just beware coming in June -...

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    Just beware coming in June - during the Western Days festival. The Sheriff kidnapps a traveler with out-of-state car license tags and the kidnapped victim becomes a guest of Billings hospitality for the weekend and gets to ride on the main parade float.

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Billings Tourist Traps

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    Do You Know What Rocky Mountain Oysters...

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Feb 16, 2008

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    A few restaurants and bars in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, and Kansas serve Rocky Mountain Oyster as a starter or appetizer. Be aware that these are not oysters, in fact they aren’t even related to an oyster. Rocky Mountain Oysters, sometimes known as Prairie Oysters, are considered by many people to be a true western delicacy. But what are they really? They are that part of male calves that are cut off when they are castrated during branding. This is done so that the cow will grow meatier, and behave less masculine. The part I am talking about is his testicles. That’s right, his testicles are cut off and thrown in a bucket of water. They are then peeled, washed, and cooked up for your pleasure. Like other meats, testicles can be cooked in a variety of ways, however generally those served in restaurants are deep-fried whole. Calf testicles are about the size of a walnut, and will come to your table hot and crispy (although somewhat chewy when eaten), often served with a spicy sauce to dip them in. In the old days of the west, during roundups cowboys and ranch hands just tossed the testicles on a hot iron stove and cooked them until done. I have heard that Rocky Mountain Oysters can also be made from the testicles of other animals, but the ones I have seen on menus in Wyoming and Montana have always been beef. Well, some people will eat anything, so if you want to try something traditional, Rocky Mountain Oysters are just the item for you. But remember, these are not oysters, just plain old testicles.

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Billings What to Pack

  • If you don't like the weather now, wait...

    The weather here can change in a heart beat. We know how to read the sky - it is the only reasonable way to see what is coming. It is not uncommon in the fall and spring to have the heater on in the morning and evening and the AC during the day. The temps have wide spans. Not as bad as Eastern Montana, where you could have 100 deg. swing in the...

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  • Gear for Billings

    There are lot's of things to do outdoors here so make sure you bring a good pair of hiking boots or walking shoes. Casual dress is accepted just about everywhere so bring comfortable clothes. It is usually pretty dry here but the weather can change drastically in a short amount of time so be prepared. Billings in on a valley floor but the nearby...

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  • Packing List

    The biggest thing to keep in mind about packing for a trip to Billings or Montana is that the weather can change quickly. I have seen it snow in July and I have worn shorts in December. Bring clothing that can be layered. Expect some cold weather - but as Billings is a dry climate - it seldoms rains here.

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Billings Off The Beaten Path

  • Visit Cody and the Buffalo Bill Center...

    Although the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (BBCW) is over 100 miles away, if you are in the area, and have the time, it would be a shame not to drive down to Cody, Wyoming to visit this wonderful, world class museum. Even if you are only a little interested in museums, this is a don’t miss. There are five sections to this museum. The Buffalo...

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  • The History of Custer’s Last Stand

    The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is about 65 miles from Billing’s Logan International Airport. This monument preserves the history of Custer’s Last Stand, one of the last battles against the Plains Indians, who wished to preserve their ancestral way of life. In June, 1876 Lt. Colonel George Custer and the men of the 7th Calvary...

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  • Indian Pictograph Caves

    4 miles south of Billings are pictograph caves. These are early drawings. There are actually 3 different caves. There are two you can get close to and the 3rd requires binoculars. The first cave is where the pictures really are. The second you can't see much of without binoculars. The third is the Ghost Cave where some have said they found stuff in...

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Billings Sports & Outdoors

  • Family fun night

    This is a multi-activity place with something for all ages. Have a teenager that hates everything? Laser tag. Toddler? Play area. Miniature golf anyone? Or bumper boats or race cars or arcade.

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  • Couple of good teams

    Billings has a pretty good hockey team - it is the Bulls. We often place towards the top of the league here. Never saw that side of my sister until I saw her at a hockey game - oh my!We also have arena foot ball with the Outlaws. That is actually fun to watch.Then for baseball in the summer there is the Mustangs. There was a new field just built...

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  • Drag Racing at Intermountain Motor...

    Within a 20 minute drive of billings is the new drag strip at Intermountain Motorsports Park In Acton, Montana. Events run just about every weekend from early May to late September. This track is gaining a reputation as one of the finest in the nation and because of this it is drawing drivers from all over the united states and Canada. It is also...

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Billings General

  • Great Historic Downtown

    Downtown Billings has so much to offer to visitors of this fun town. We made a short two night stay there recently and loved the downtown atmosphere. Plenty of fun little places to eat and find entertainment. We booked our hotel room on Priceline.com and got a fantastic room at a very low price at the Crown Plaza Hotel downtown. Our room at the...

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  • Medical help

    We have two hospitals in Billings. St. Vincents and Billings Clinic. I prefer St. Vincents to Billings Clinic. They are priced better and the doctors often catch thing in the ER that are missed at Billings Clinic. It is located off of N 27th street, just below the rims. http://www.svh-mt.org/

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  • Billings Chamber of Commerce

    The Billings Chamber of Commerce is located at 815 S. 27th St. You may write to them at P.O. Box 31177, Billings, MT 59107, or call (406) 252-4016 or (800) 735-2635. Here you can find information on where to stay and what to see while visiting Billings. The web page for the Billings Chamber of Commerce of Chamber is http://www.billingschamber.com

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