Montana Attractions

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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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Missoula Art Museum

In the heart of downtown Missoula, is the Missoula Art Museum.  Featuring contemporary Montana artists, the museum provides a glimpse into the culture of the American west.  A variety of medium can always be found there, from sculpture and photography to watercolor, oil or acrylic paintings.

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Yellowstone in winter

Yellowstone Snowcoach Tours

West Yellowstone, Montana is the perfect place to launch your winter visit into Yellowstone National Park.  Although the road at the northwest gate is closed to traffic in winter, the park is open.  The best way to get to Old Faithful or to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is via snowcoach.  

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Montana Capitol Building

Montana Capitol

As Helena is Montana’s State Capital, central to the city is the State Capitol Building. It is quite striking with its white granite and sandstone exterior, and copper covered dome with Lady Liberty statue standing on top.  

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ZooMontana

ZooMontana and Botanical Gardens focuses on wildlife and plants that are native to Montana, the northern Rockies, and other cold climates above the 45th parallel.  Located in Billings, MT, this indoor/outdoor wildlife park is a serene and natural place to spend a day, with the kids or without.  Canyon Creek runs right through the park, making it a perfect place for the zoo, just west of the city....

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Bridger Bowl

Montana is made for winter and made for skiing and snowboarding.  Just 20 minutes from downtown Bozeman is the Bridger Bowl ski area.  There are ski runs for all levels of skiers, from beginner to expert.  Ski from morning until late afternoon, and then come on down the mountain to enjoy Bozeman.

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Whitefish Trails MT

Whitefish Trails

The Whitefish Trails are a true gem in northwestern Montana.  They surround Whitefish Lake, just to the west of Glacier National Park. These trails, located on the west side of Whitefish Lake, have been constructed to accommodate both hikers and mountain bikers.  Each area has loop trails, approximately 3 mi...

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Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge

Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge

In the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, in Ravalli County lies the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.  Just north of Stevensville, Victor, and Darby, Montana and 25 miles south of Missoula, MT, this area of natural beauty awaits.  It is nestled between the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains, along the Bitterroot River.

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