Montana Travel Guide

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Glacier National Park

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375,897,6

West Yellowstone

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93,246,39

Billings

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91,119,35

Helena

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50,72,18

Butte

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44,53,13

Bozeman

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55,93,66

Gardiner

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22,26,16

Great Falls

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39,127,20

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

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75,187,0

Hamilton

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25,59,8

Virginia City

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16,66,5

Livingston

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14,29,10

Whitefish

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16,18,30

Big Sky

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41,94,32

Miles City

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7,12,9

East Glacier Park

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16,29,12

Shelby

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2,11,3

Wolf Point

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8,7,2

Fort Benton

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10,38,1

Big Timber

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5,9,8

Missoula

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37,75,43

Bigfork

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11,29,6

Alberton

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1,3,2

Biddle

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3,8,0

Crow Agency

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1,31,0

Dillon

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5,2,13

Flathead Lake State Park - Finley Point Unit

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1,8,0

Forsyth

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1,4,2

Glasgow

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4,3,0

Lame Deer

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1,4,0

Polson

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4,7,7

Anaconda

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1,5,15

Ashland

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1,6,1

Augusta

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2,6,3

Boulder

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4,16,2

Browning

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1,2,0

Chinook

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1,4,0

Columbia Falls

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4,13,6

Glendive

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1,4,8

Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park

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1,4,0

Ingomar

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3,4,0

Lolo

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0,0,4

Philipsburg

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2,8,12

Pictograph Cave State Park

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0,1,0

Red Lodge

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13,59,7

Ronan

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1,1,3

Troy

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3,7,0

Wibaux

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0,2,2

Wisdom

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3,7,0

Glacier National Park

  • Day trip to Canada

    Glacier National Park Things to Do

    Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada is beyond gorgeous. We'd read it was worth the trip so got up super early and headed over .. lots of scenery along the way worth a quick stop and once you get there .. the pics don't do it justice. Breathtaking!!!!!!!!We did see a moose but not bears .. really hoped to spot a Grizzly from safe...

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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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  • Glacier National Park

    Glacier National Park Things to Do

    Expected a lot and it didn't disappoint, except inasmuch as the Going To The Sun road was closed beyond Logan Pass. Still, what seems like misfortune initially often takes a turn for the better, and so it was with us.We bought a weekly pass and got to go there three times.These two shots are from the first day, one from the Avalanche Lake Trail...

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West Yellowstone

  • Hits the spot

    West Yellowstone Restaurants

    This is a busy little bakery. The food is good and the coffee is hot. Where it is busy, the food is good. The pastries are great. Not much seating, so get there early. Coffee is hot and the prices are good. It is just a few blocks away from most of the hotels.

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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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  • 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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Billings

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  • The Field House

    Billings Restaurants

    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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  • Wingate Inn Billings

    Billings Hotels

    This is a new hotel on the west end. There are a number of places that are popping up all around...

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  • Not as great as first thought

    Billings Restaurants

    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 not...

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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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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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Bozeman

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  • Palisade Falls

    Bozeman Things to Do

    Pallisade Falls is a beautiful 80-foot waterfall in Gallatin National Forest, just outside Bozeman. To visit the falls, head south from Bozeman on 19th street and turn left on Hyalite Canyon Road. The road is paved most of the way and provides beautiful views of Hyalite Creek. The road turns to gravel past the reservoir and then turn left at...

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  • Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman

    Bozeman Hotels

    I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn for three nights while visiting Bozeman for business. I've stayed...

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  • Gorgeous Waterfall just Outside Bozeman

    Bozeman Things to Do

    Pallisade Falls is a beautiful 80-foot waterfall in Gallatin National Forest, just outside Bozeman. To visit the falls, head south from Bozeman on 19th street and turn left on Hyalite Canyon Road. The road is paved most of the way and provides beautiful views of Hyalite Creek. The road turns to gravel past the reservoir and then turn left at...

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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 Park North Travelodge

    Gardiner Hotels

    109 Hellroaring Road, Gardiner, MT, 59030

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • 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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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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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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Virginia City

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  • The Mining Museum

    Virginia City Things to Do

    Be sure and check out the museum, which is all about the gold mining history which founded this area. If you're looking for a little learning on your trips, a museum is always a good place for that! Plus kids can pan for gold - who knows? Maybe they'll pay for your vacation!

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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

  • 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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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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  • Lodge At Whitefish Lake

    Whitefish Hotels

    1380 Wisconsin Avenue, Whitefish, MT, 59937

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • 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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Big Sky

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Miles City

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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...