Montana Things to Do

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Montana Things to Do

  • Montana State Capitol Building

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Helena Things to Do

    The Freedom Tree is located on the lawn of the Montana State Capitol Building and is dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the protection of our freedom and to all prisoner's of war and those missing in action. I feel it is important to remember the sacrifices made by our veterans and their contributions to our freedom and our way of...

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  • Historic Buildings in Butte

    Butte Things to Do

    The Mother Lode Theater is in a building completed in 1923 by the Masons. They built a Masonic Temple next door and this massive, ornate structure was the 1200 seat Temple Theater. As economic hard times came along the Masons had to rent out the theater to others like 20th Century Fox. Even while it was leased to movie houses they still had live...

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  • Moss Mansion

    Billings Things to Do

    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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  • Historic Buildings in Bozeman

    Bozeman Things to Do

    In the early days of Catholicism in Bozeman Catholic Priest would come her about four times a year and hold services in various people’s homes. In 1885, Bozeman built the its first Catholic Church a small wooden structure. By 1905 the congregation had outgrown the old building and Father H. B. Thompson decided to build a “new and beautiful house...

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  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great Falls Things to Do

    The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center is 25,000 square feet of displays, a theater, and hands-on components to teach people of all ages about the Lewis and Clark Expedition in general and how they traversed the falls in the Great Falls area in particular. It also teaches about the wildlife and plant life they encountered, and the native peoples...

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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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  • Hamilton Historic Districts

    Hamilton Things to Do

    Hamilton has a fairly extensive historical area with a number of buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. There are 4 districts and many individual locations in Hamilton listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The old fire station (photo 2), and the old Ravalli County Courthouse (see tip on the Ravalli County Museum)...

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  • Brennan's Wave

    Missoula Things to Do

    When you think of surfing; you think of Hawaii, Australia, California, and Montana right? No, not Montana? Well, it might not be Waikiki; but you can surf (sort of) in Missoula, Montana. They spent $300,000 creating a whitewater wave in downtown Missoula on the Clark Fork River. You are not rushing through the water like in regular surfing,...

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  • Augusta Historic District

    Augusta Things to Do

    Augusta has a nice little historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. There is one location in Augusta and one in the nearby ghost town of Gilman, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. I especially liked the old Mercantile Store.

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  • Wolf Point and Roosevelt County

    Wolf Point Things to Do

    Wolf Point is a town of about 2800 (up 7% since 2000) located along U. S. Highway 2 a short distance west of its intersection with Montana Highway 13 in Roosevelt County in Northeast Montana. Lewis and Clark transited the area in 1805 and fur trappers and traders followed several years later. In the 1860s steamboats made it up the Missouri River to...

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  • Bruegger Park

    Culbertson Things to Do

    Culbertson has a nice park along Montana Highway 16 that has a picnic area, a veterans memorial, lots of open space for the kids to run off some energy and the adults to stretch their legs and just to generally relax. There are even camping spots here that are FREE.

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  • The Hanging Tree

    Nevada City Things to Do

    In December of 1863, with the Civil War in full swing and before Montana was a territory, there was a trial in Nevada City against George Ives. Ives was accused of being a part of the "Innocents" gang a group of robbers who prayed on travelers in the area. He was also accused of the murder of a popular local, Nicholas Tbalt and the theft of money...

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  • Georgetown Lake

    Georgetown Things to Do

    The state of Montana sets the bar pretty high as far as scenic beauty goes. There are quite a number of places of spectacular beauty. There are also a number of places with outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. You can also find some great fishing and places to observe wildlife. Georgetown Lake qualifies for all of the above. This is a...

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  • Biddle Historic District

    Biddle Things to Do

    Biddle has a nice, but tiny, historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. I liked the Cross Ranch General Store (photo 3) which was organized to support the nearby Cross Ranch in Broadus, and the old Wesleyan Church (photo 2).

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  • Anaconda and Deer Lodge County

    Anaconda Things to Do

    Anaconda is a decent sized town of about 7600 (little changed since 2000) located along beautiful Montana Highway 1 just west of Interstate 90 in Deer Lodge County in Southwestern Montana. The town got its start when Marcus Daly one of the “Copper Kings” built a smelter near here and recommended founding a town named “Copperopolis”. That name was...

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  • Baker Lake

    Baker Things to Do

    Baker Lake is a man-made lake that was used to supply water for the steam locomotives that went through the town. There are signs posted that you should not swim, fish, etc. here but it is still kind of pretty. It used to be used more for recreation. Not sure if they are cleaning it up.

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  • Kalispell and Flathead County

    Kalispell Things to Do

    Kalispell is a booming town of about 22,000 (up 51% since 2000) located at the intersection of U. S. Highways 2 and 93, and Montana Highway 424 in Flathead County in Northwest Montana near Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park. Kalispell was established in 1891 when Fort Benton Businessman Charles E. Conrad formed the Kalispell Townsite Company...

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  • Become a Prospector

    Bannack State Park Things to Do

    One of the interesting things you can do "hands-on" at Bannack State Park is to become a prospector. A guide will tell you about how the prospectors in 1862 plied their trade and you can take a pan and filter the water and sand through it hoping to find gold. There is still some gold here so you may get lucky. Probably won't find enough to...

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  • Beaverhead Rock State Park

    Beaverhead Rock State Park Things to Do

    Beaverhead Rock was formed when sediment from the shallow sea that existed here about 350 million years ago collected for several million years then became compressed and heated forming the Madison Limestone that forms much of the terrain in this part of Montana, Madison Limestone is durable and resists much of the forces of erosion giving rise to...

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  • The Town

    Boulder Things to Do

    Boulder is a nice little town of about 1200 (down 8% since 2000) located along Interstate 15 (Exit 164) at the intersection with Montana Highway 69 in Jefferson County in Southwest Montana. Boulder was established in the early 1860s as a stop along the stagecoach line. The railroad came in 1888. The town was named Boulder Valley for all the...

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  • Veterans Memorial

    Bridger Things to Do

    Bridger has a nice veterans memorial honoring area veterans who gave their lives in service to our country. I feel it is important to remember the sacrifices made by our veterans and their contributions to our freedom and our way of life.

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  • Harlem Historic District

    Harlem Things to Do

    Harlem has a nice little historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. I especially liked the theater, and the old church. None of the buildings in town are listed in the National Register of Historic Places; but some are neat anyway.

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  • Plentywood and Sheridan County

    Plentywood Things to Do

    Plentywood is a town of just over 1900 (down 7% since 2000) located at the intersection of Montana Highways 5 and 16 in Sheridan County near the borders with North Dakota and Saskatchewan, Canada. Plentywood was established about 1900 and incorporated in 1912 when the railroad arrived. According to legend the town got its name from Plentywood Creek...

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  • The Town

    Custer Things to Do

    Custer is a tiny town of about 160 (up 10% since 2000) located along Interstate 94 (Exit 47) in Yellowstone County in Southeast Montana. Custer is not far from Billings and was named after George A. Custer who was killed in 1876 at the nearby Little Bighorn Battlefield. Custer has a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest but...

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  • Medicine Lake and the Historic District

    Medicine Lake Things to Do

    Medicine Lake is a tiny town of about 240 (down 9% since 2000) located along Montana Highway 16 in Sheridan County in Northeast Montana, between Culbertson and Plentywood. Nearby is the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and Two Medicine Lake. Medicine Lake was established in the early 1900s with a post office opening in 1906. Early settle...

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  • Darby Historic District

    Darby Things to Do

    Darby has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. There is one district and one individual location in Darby listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Veterans Memorials

    Roundup Things to Do

    Roundup has a nice veteran’s memorial located in a park in the downtown area dedicated to Musselshell County veterans who died during the nation's wars. I feel it is important to remember the sacrifices made by our nation's military and the contributions they have made to our freedom and our way of life.

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  • Sleeping Buffalo Rock

    Sleeping Buffalo Things to Do

    "Sleeping Buffalo Rock" was long situated on a hilltop overlooking Cree Crossing of the Milk River. The rock is held sacred by a number of Indian tribes and reportedly fooled many a warrior into thinking he had spotted a sleeping buffalo due to the size and shape of the rock. The planned big dinner, however, changed as the embarrassed warrior got...

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  • Philipsburg Historic District

    Philipsburg Things to Do

    Philipsburg has a very nice historic district with several buildings of historic and/or architectural interest. There is one district and 9 individual locations in Philipsburg listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Prairie Past Museum and Steven Lillegard...

    Stanford Things to Do

    The highlight of the visit to the Prairie Past Museum and Steven E. Lillegard Studio and Foundry, however, was not the museum but my tour guide and his studio and his art. Steven E. Lillegard is a very talented sculptor working mostly in bronze. Many of his works have a western theme but he also sculpts children and nature. One of his best...

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  • Veterans Memorial

    Chinook Things to Do

    There is a nice Veterans Memorial on Main Street in Chinook dedicated to Blaine County Veterans who lost their lives in service to our country. I feel it is important to remember the sacrifices made by our veterans and their contributions to our freedom and our way of life.

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  • Anaconda Smokestack

    Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park Things to Do

    The current Anaconda Smelter Smokestack was completed in 1919 and replaced an earlier one that, although quite large itself, was much smaller. The current smokestack was part of the Anaconda Corporations smelter operation and is 585 feet 1.5 inches (178.3 m) high, 75 feet (23 m) in diameter at the bottom and 60 feet (18 m) at the top. The walls...

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  • Ashland

    Ashland Things to Do

    Ashland is a growing town of about 800 (up 78% since 2000) located along U. S. Highway 212 in Rosebud County in Southeast Montana just east of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation and near the border with Wyoming. The population is 75% Northern Cheyenne, 57% female and the average age is 31. Ashland was established around 1886 and was named...

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  • Little Town

    Alder Things to Do

    Alder is a tiny town of about 100 (down 11% since 2000) located along Montana Highway 287 in Madison County in Southwestern Montana. Alder was settled in the 1860s along a river the Shoshoni called "Passamari"; and the miners in the area called "Stinking Water". The river was later erroneously renamed the "Ruby River" for the gems found there...

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  • Little Town

    Bearcreek Things to Do

    Bearcreek is a tiny town of 89 (unchanged since 2000) located on County Road 308 a short distance off U.S. Highway 212, in Carbon County in Southern Montana not far from the border with Wyoming. Bearcreek was laid out in 1905 and was established as the center for an extensive area of coal mining. When the demand for coal vastly increased during...

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  • The Town

    Belfry Things to Do

    Belfry is a tiny town of 200 (down 1% since 2000) located at the intersection of Montana Highway 72 and County Road 308 in Carbon County in Southern Montana not far from the border with Wyoming. Settlement of farmers growing wheat and other crops in the area along Clarks Fork River began shortly after the removal of this land from the Crow...

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  • Two Moon Monument

    Busby Things to Do

    Two Moons, or Éše'he Ôhnéšesêstse in Cheyenne, was one of the chiefs in the Battle of Little Bighorn where General Custer met his fate. Two Moons led his tribe in several victorious battles before suffering defeat in the Battle of Wolf Mountain to General Nelson A. Miles. Two Moons then served as a scout for General Miles and because of his...

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  • Veterans Memorial

    Harlowton Things to Do

    Harlowton has a very impressive veterans memorial which lists the name of all Wheatland County Veterans who have served in war or in peacetime. They also have plaques specific to each war fought. Hopefully there will be no more to add. I feel it is important to remember the sacrifices made by our military veterans and their contributions to our...

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  • Scobey Historic District

    Scobey Things to Do

    Scobey has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. Of course the most interesting is the Daniels County Courthouse. There are three buildings in Scobey listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Dagmar

    Dagmar Things to Do

    Dagmar is a tiny shrinking town of under 200 located along County Highway 258 a short distance off Montana Highway 16 in Sheridan County in Northeast Montana, very near the borders with North Dakota and Saskatchewan, Canada. Dagmar was established in 1906 by Danish immigrants. It is also the closest place to Brush Lake State Park if you want to buy...

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  • Broadus Historic District

    Broadus Things to Do

    Broadus has a nice little historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. There is one location in Broadus listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The area around the courthouse contains the best buildings.

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  • The Town

    Bynum Things to Do

    Bynum is a tiny town of about 30 located along U. S. Highway 89 in Teton County in Northeast Montana. Bynum was named after a family that settled here in the early days of the town. Bynum is on the way to Glacier National Park. Bynum has a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest like this one and a one room schoolhouse.

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  • The Town

    Charlo Things to Do

    Charlo is a rapidly shrinking town of about 360 (down 14% since 2000) located along Montana Highway 212 in Lake County in Northwest Montana just off U. S. Highway 93, one of the roads leading to Glacier National Park. Charlo is named after Chief Charlo of the Bitterroot Salish Tribe.

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  • The Town

    Chester Things to Do

    Chester is a tiny town of about 850 (down 1% since 2000) located along U. S. Highway 2 in Liberty County in Northern Montana not far from the border with Alberta, Canada. The population of Chester had been steadily declining but got a boost in 2009 (not sure why). It seems like a pleasant town with some nice people. Chester has almost 20% more...

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  • The Town

    Clancy Things to Do

    Clancy is a growing small town of about 1660 (up 18% since 2000) located along Interstate 15 (Exit 182) about 10 miles south of Helena in Jefferson County in Southwest Montana. The population here is slightly more female than male, older than the average for the state and with almost twice the average income for Montana. Clancy began in the 1870s...

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