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Top 5 Places to Visit in Montana

Updated on November 10, 2010


Montana tourism has a long list of place to visit. You will find cities rich with all the activities and attractions that make city life attractive as well as quaint mountain and prairie towns where life moves at a slower pace, but is no less enticing than its counterparts in the city. So, if you are looking for some of the best that Montana tourism has to offer, much of it comes down to what your preferences are. Regardless of whether you prefer the city or the “country”, here are some of Montana’s best places to visit.

  1. The National Parks- With both Glacier and Yellowstone as part of its topography, Montana is home to some of the world’s most popular tourist attractions. Each year guests from all around the globe to see places such as the Going to the Sun Road, the hot springs and geysers, glacial peaks and lakes and the abundance of majestic wildlife, breathe taking sunrises and sunsets, and indulge in activities such as kayaking, mountain climbing, fishing, hiking and other outdoor adventures.
  2. Billings- This is Montana’s largest city and offers a plethora of activities and attractions. You can enjoy theatre productions, fine art museums, such as the Yellowstone Art Museum, beautiful city parks, an abundance of shopping locations and many other great locations. One of the most loved attractions in the city is the Pictograph Cave State Park where you will find impressive rock art work that was done years ago by the Native Americans who once lived here.
  3. High Bridge in Dillon, Montana is the home of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. With awe inspiring scenery, as well as opportunities for hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, fishing and more you will have to spend many days here before you can truly exhaust all there is to do.
  4. Livingston, Montana is known as “the place to go” for fishing—especially fly fishing. Every year fisherman from all around the world come here to add to their fishing story repertoire. Of course, with lakes so abundant in fish, tales of the “one that got away” are not as common!
  5. The Mineral Museum in Butte is a great place to learn about mining and the minerals found. Here you will see specimens of an assortment of stones as well as learn about life in the mining towns of long ago. Proprietors are happy to direct to area locations were you can try your hand at mining and help determine what tools will best suit your needs.


Montana has many other great locations to visit. So get ready to have a fantastic time—whether it is fishing, snowmobiling, hiking or meandering through museums, you are sure to have a super time.


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