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10 Incredible Places to Visit in Montana

Also known as the Big Sky Country, the rugged wilderness of Montana is a siren’s call few can resist!
Sonali Pimpale Jun 4, 2019

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Glacier National Park

Adorned with glacier-carved peaks, sprawling meadows, dense forests, tranquil lakes, roaring waterfalls and colossal mountain ranges, Glacier National Park is a paradise on Earth.
Labeled as the ‘Crown of the Continent’, Glacier National Park has more than 700 lakes spread over its one million acres. Outdoor lovers have much to explore at the park. Hikers will find trails aplenty, ranging from easy to challenging. You can also go for fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, or boating.

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Yellowstone National Park

With its scenic beauty and the largest concentration of geysers and hot springs in the world, the oldest national park in the country draws countless visitors every year.
Yellowstone’s diverse and rich wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, elk, and bison is as much a draw to visitors as its geysers. From energetic activities including hiking, bicycling, and skiing to quieter pursuits like photography and wildlife watching, Yellowstone Park has it all.

Big Sky

This one is for the ski enthusiasts! With 5800 acres of ski terrains, the Big Sky resort boasts of being the “Biggest Skiing in America”. The thrill of skiing, coupled with a luxurious stay in homely cabins, makes Big Sky one of the most popular destinations in Montana.

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Helena

Founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush, the capital of Montana is a charming blend of the present and the times past.

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Helena has a lot to offer to history lovers, in the form of the grand Montana State Capitol, museums and art galleries. You can take part in one of the many tours that provide a closer look into the city’s rich history.

Missoula

With vintage railway stations, a historic theater house, souvenir shops and busy markets, the home town of the University of Montana is a must-visit stop.

Hikers have plenty of trails to explore in this bustling city, and water sport lovers have plenty of options for rafting, kayaking, and fishing.

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Flathead Lake

With more than 185 miles of shoreline and 200 square miles of water, this pristine lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River.
The serene environment of the lake will lend a peace to your mind that is seldom found in the rush of city life. Driving around the lake, sailing, water skiing, fishing, swimming, picnicking or camping are some of the best ways to enjoy the lake to its fullest.

Museum of the Rockies

This is for the dinosaur geeks! A Smithsonian affiliate, Museum of the Rockies is acclaimed for its impressive collection of dinosaur fossils. With impressive exhibits from across the globe, interesting lectures, planetarium shows, a visit to this museum is entertaining and educational!

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

The monument is a memorial for the soldiers who fell at the infamous Battle of the Little Bighorn, or the Custer's Last Stand. A guided tour will take you through the National Cemetery, the Last Stand Hill and the Reno-Benteen Battlefield. You can find exhibits related to the battle at the visitor centre and the museum.

Livingston

A rustic little ranch town located on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Livingston is the home of the famed frontierswoman Calamity Jane, and is reckoned as the site of the world's best trout fishing.
There are plenty of art and local craft galleries, history and art museums to explore in Livingston. Outdoorsmen will find plenty to do in this charming town including horseback riding, biking and hiking.

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

The first state park in Montana, Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is situated in southeastern Jefferson County. The park's limestone caverns, featuring imposing columns, stalactites and stalagmites are the greatest attractions of the park.
You can undertake a guided tour of the electrically lighted caverns, and the cool air is a welcome respite from the warm weather. Apart from the caverns themselves, there are plenty of hiking trails, camping cabins, and picnic sites for the visitors to enjoy.