Looking to travel someplace full of adventure, natural beauty, history, charm… AND hot springs? Montana might just be the place for you.
Here are 9 reasons to love Montana (with recommendations).
Glacier National Park
Experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, and the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.
Helena State Capitol Building | Helena, MT
Known as the “The Crown Jewel of the Treasure State”, this monumental hall constructed in the Greek neoclassical style, is open for self-guided tours where visitors can immerse themselves in the Capitol Building’s rich history, beauty, and charm.
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park | Whitehall, MT
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest. Cave access by guided tour only.
Museum of the Rockies | Bozeman, MT
MOR is recognized as a world-class cultural and natural history museum and research facility. It is renowned for displaying an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils, including the fully-mounted Montana's T. rex skeleton!
Little Bighorn Battlefield | Crow Agency, MT
This area memorializes the US Army's 7th Cavalry and the Lakotas and Cheyennes in one of the Indian's last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the US Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
Fairmont Hot Springs | Anaconda, MT
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is known throughout the Northwest for its pools. There are two oversized Olympic Swimming Pools and two Mineral Soaking Pools. The pools are fed by a virtually unlimited supply of 155-degree natural hot spring water, cooled to various temperatures for comfort and maximum enjoyment.
The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas | Arlee, MT
A public park, botanical garden, and Buddhist center in the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Nestled in a peaceful valley in the land of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas aligns positive properties of the physical world in a sacred architectural arrangement based on the eight-spoked Dharma wheel. This symbol evokes the turning or awakening of the enlightened qualities of altruism and wisdom.
Moss Mansion | Billings, MT
Modern day visitors marvel at the home’s amenities including heated indoor plumbing on each floor, an electric bell system for the servants, and an early rotary telephone among other impressive feats of technology for the period. The home represents early Billings development and culture but also interprets the inner workings of the family through various letters and other documents preserved in Moss Mansion Museum archives.
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Centre | Yellowstone, MT
Watch the grizzly bears engage in an array of activities in their spectacular bear habitat. Whether they're playing in a cascading waterfall, fishing in their trout stocked ponds, or foraging for food in the snow, the bears interact in an environment that offers ever-changing enrichment opportunities.
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