Montana Attractions

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Lolo Creek

Traveler's Rest

Just south of Missoula, as you head into the Bitterroot Valley, is the famed resting place for the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, Traveler’s Rest.  Lolo, MT, is the home of this historic site, a great place to stop and explore as you make yo...

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Hike in Glacier

Otokomi Lake in Glacier National Park

One of the little known hikes in Glacier National Park is to Otokomi Lake.  The lake is a low-elevation cirque lake, nestled again reddish mountains. This is a great place to see various terrain as you hike your way up the 5 miles to the lake.

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Sweet Palace fudge

The Sweet Palace

A trip through Montana is not complete without a stop at The Sweet Palace in Philipsburg.  Located on Broadway in downtown Philipsburg, The Sweet Palace will spark the inner child in you as you are surrounded by candy and sweet confections of all sorts.

Housed in a Victorian style mercantile building, you will not know which way...

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Clark Chateau Butte

Clark Chateau

The Clark Chateau in Butte, Montana is the Historic home of Charles and Katherine Clark.  It is currently a museum, featuring the architecture of the 1899 home. The house features 7 fireplaces, stained glass windows and the fourth floor ballroom.  All four floors are open for viewing on a guided tour.

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Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump

The Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump is located in Havre, MT.  Also known as the Too Close for Comfort site, it is now an archeological site, preserving the history of the area.  There is also a scenic overlook to the Milk River area and Bear Paw Mountains.

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Gallatin History Museum

The Gallatin History Museum in Bozeman, MT is like no other when it comes to learning about the history of Gallatin County and southwest Montana.  Besides the jail and its gallows, there are exhibits depicting the lives of early residents to the area. Of course this includes the American Indian tribes and the early settlers from the east and west coasts of America.

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Kerr Dam Polson

Kerr Dam

Get ready for the spring runoff at the Kerr Dam near Polson, Montana.  Located at the south end of Flathead Lake, on the Flathead River, the 9 mile drive out of Polson to the dam is well worth it.  In the spring, all 14 spillgates are open helping to regulate the spring thaw and run off from the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

There is a short hike from the parking area to the dam and overlook.  Benches along the way help to make your trip easier and also provide areas to rest for great views.  White water rafting and fishing are also available in the area.

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Yellowstone Gateway Museum

Yellowstone Gateway Museum

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum is a must-see on your list of things to do as you travel through Montana.  It is located in Livingston, MT, just as you your make the turn to drive south along highway 89 towards Yellowstone National Park.  Plan a day or two in Livingston before you head toward the park.  Here you will find authentic Montana culture, small town hospitality, and history of the Yellowstone area, along with modern day dining, art, and entertainment.

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Conrad Mansion Kalispell

Conrad Mansion

The Conrad Mansion in Kalispell, Montana has lovingly been restored to its original beauty, showing off architectural features from the 1890’s.  Architect Kirtland Cutter, who also designed the Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, was brought in by the Conrad family to design their home in 1892.  After 3 years of construction, the 13,000 sq. ft. home was ready for occupancy.

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Blacktail Creek Trail

Trout Creek is your access to the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness and the Kootenai National Forest.  A great hike is the Black Creek Trail.  It is a cool heavily wooded trail.  The 2.2 mile hike provides access to Pillick Ridge.  The top of the creek runs all year long, but not at the bottom.  From the top there is a view of the Clark Fork Valley and some good camping spots.

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