Visit Montana’s Natural Historic Places

Visit Montana’s Natural Historic Places

Montana is home to 10 National parks, monuments, trails, battlefields, and historic sites. Yellowstone and Glacier are best known but others throughout the state give you a rich look at history and natural ecosystems. The park system allows us to experience and view the natural landscape, as well as the abundant wildlife.

There are 54 State Parks throughout Montana connecting you to nature, water sports, and to history. From the wonder of the Lewis and Clark Caverns to Ghost Towns and recreation areas, there are plenty of places to explore the wonders of Montana.

After a day of exploring in the park, head on home to your favorite B&B, share your stories, and enjoy the warm hospitality of Montana.

Old Jail Museum in Thompson Falls

05/08/2017 - 3:36pm

Preserving history in Sanders County, the Old Jail Museum sits in downtown Thompson Falls on the Clark’s Fork of the Columbia River.  Originally used as a jail, sheriff’s office and residence, the building is one of the oldest in continuous use.  The museum is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

When in Thompson Falls, mak...

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St. Ignatius mission

St. Ignatius Mission

05/01/2017 - 12:59pm

Whether staying near St. Ignatius for a few days to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the beauty of the valley, or if passing through from Missoula to Glacier National Park, it is worth it to take some time to stop at the...

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Havre beneath the streets

Havre Beneath the Streets

05/05/2017 - 1:47pm

This unique depiction of turn-of-the-century life in north central Montana is actually located “beneath the streets”.  When a fire destroyed most of the town of Havre in 1904, the business owners rebuilt in the existing basements. Skylights along the streets allow sunshine to illuminate the underground.

Today tours are available...

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McDonald Creek to Lake

Early Spring in Glacier National Park

04/17/2017 - 4:57pm

It is April and Glacier National Park is waking up to warmer weather, melting ice and snow, and the plowing of the Going to the Sun Road (GTTSR).  This is a special time of year in the park.  Although vehicle access is limited across the park, it is a great time to experience the quiet of nature via foot or bicycle.

Imagine walk...

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Big Hole National Battlefield

04/12/2017 - 5:20pm

Big Hole National Battlefield, located  southwest of Butte, Montana, is dedicated to the remembrance of the tragic Nez Perce - American battle of August, 1877.  The park commemorates the battle in August of each year.

The Nez Perce who camped on this land were trying to flee to Canada to escape the US government's demands that they move t...

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Roosevelt Gate Gardiner

Yellowstone awakes in Spring

04/03/2017 - 2:15pm

It is springtime and Yellowstone National Park is waking up.  Animals are emerging from their winter sleep, brand new babies are coming outside for the first time, and our Park’s crew are busy clearing roads so that you can have access to it all.

Yellowstone is one of our most popular National Parks.  In Spring, there are far fewer people...

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Museum of the Rockies

03/21/2017 - 7:13pm

Dinosaurs!  Yes, the Museum of the Rockies has an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils on display. While in Bozeman, take some time to visit MOR, which is part of Montana State University.  Marvel at the T. Rex skeleton (it is HUGE!), take in a show at the Taylor  Planetarium, learn about Montana and the surrounding regions.

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Cathedral of St. Helen

03/06/2017 - 12:46pm

Towering over the skyline of Helena is the Cathedral of St Helen.  When visiting our state capital for government business, don’t forget to take some time out to see this magnificent church.  The cathedral is majestic and beautiful.  Imagine that you have been transported to...

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Lake McDonald Montana

Skiing and Snowshoeing in Glacier National Park

03/09/2017 - 11:59am

If you get the chance to experience Glacier National Park in the winter, you will wonder why more people don’t flock to our corner of northwest Montana.  Although most of the park is not accessible by road, the parts that are open provide a quiet and peaceful look into nature.

The Going to the Sun Road (GTTSR) is open on the wes...

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The Daly Mansion

12/05/2016 - 9:50pm

The Daly Mansion is the historic home of American industrialist Marcus Daly.  It is located on 46 acres in Hamilton, Montana, in the Bitterroot Valley between Stevensville and Darby.  The exhibits at the mansion tell the story of Mr. Daly and his rise from working-class immig...

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