Montana Attractions

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Philipsburg Scenic Loop

In Southwest Montana lies the beautiful town of Philipsburg.  If you want to get out of town for a bit you can experience the scenery from your car on the 49 mile loop drive through the Philipsburg Valley.  It is in the shadow of the Sapphire, Anaconda, and Flint Creek Mountain ranges.  It goes through the southern portion of the Long John Mountains.

If you have chosen your favorite B&B in Philipsburg, you can start your journey from there.  Take Montana Hwy 1 south, which is part of the Pintler Scenic Route.  From here you can see the snow covered peaks of th...

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Lake McDonald Montana

Skiing and Snowshoeing in Glacier National Park

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 west side to the Lake McDonald Lodge.  Here you can park your car and then get out your cross country skis or snowshoes and ski or walk up the GTTSR.  There will be times...

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Moss Mansion Billings

Moss Mansion in Billings

Capture a piece of Montana history as you tour the Moss Mansion, home of the prominent Moss family.  See what life was like at the turn of the century in Billings, MT. Original furnishings, persian carpets, and artifacts bring you into life in 1903.  Settlement of the ‘wild west’ became quite sophisticated as wealthy businessmen built homes for their families.

The original red sandstone building was designed by architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who also designed the Waldorf Astoria and Plaza hotels in Ne...

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Blacktail cross country ski

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

Located above Flathead Lake and the town of Lakeside, this family friendly ski area has 24 runs on 200 acres of ski area.  There are beautiful views of the 1000 acres of surrounding National Forest area and Flathead Lake.  

The Blacktail Lodge offers both sit-down restaurant and cafe style eateries.  A great place to take a break after several runs.  Forgot your goggles?  The Blacktail Trading Company has everything that you will need for a day of skiing.  Skis and equipment are available at the rental shop, so you will everything you need for a day of enjoying th...

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Absaroka Montana Dog Sledding

Dog Sled Adventures

Nothing says winter like a ride through the snowy woods behind a team of dogs.  You can drive your own team or let your guide take you on a ride.  Tours range from 6 to 18 miles, and are open to the whole family.  You will get a ‘mushing 101’ lesson before you start out to the trail and a guide will be on every other sled.

Don’t forget your winter clothing!  Not only warm, but waterproof too.  You want to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible while on the trail.  Sunglasses or goggles are als...

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Montana Distillers Guild

One of the latest crazes to hit the country is local, small batch distillers.  Montana has its fair share of companies dedicated to providing unique and distinct blends.  You can easily locate a local distillery through the Montana Distillers Guild.  The ‘Trail of Distillers’ takes you from Billings, through Bozeman, Butte, and Missoula, up into Bigfork, Whitefish and Glacier.

As you travel through Montana, take the time to stop at one of our lo...

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Rendezvous Ski Trails - Cross Country Skiing

The Rendezvous Ski Trails, located near the town of West Yellowstone, are a nordic skier’s dream.  35 kilometers of groomed trails wind through U.S. Forest Service land.  Stay at your local B&B and then pop over to the trails for a day of outdoor fun on the ski trails.

Several events attract skiers each year from all over to enjoy this skier’s paradise.  The Yellowstone Ski Festival gets everyone into the game.  First time skier or advanced, there is something for everyone at the event.  Clinics for all...

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Snow Bowl

Skiing in Montana, just 12 miles from Missoula.  After a great day of skiing, enjoy all that Missoula has to offer, including arts and culture, the University of Montana, shopping, dining, breweries, and much more.

Located between 5000 and 7600 ft, Snow Bowl offers trails for all levels of skiers.  20% beginners, 40% intermediate, and 40% Black Diamond.  4 chair lifts provide transport up to the 2 peaks, with the longest run of 3 miles.

The ski school provides lessons for beginners, kids, ‘For Women Only”, has University programs as well as a rent...

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The Daly Mansion

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 immigrant to copper magnate.

The Mansion is a Georgian Revival Style home, renovated in 1910 by Mrs. Daly, 10 years after the death of her husband.  The 24,000 square foot home has 7 fireplaces, a music room, dining room, living room, sun...

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Banovich Art Center

Quietly sitting in Paradise Valley is this magnificent art center.  Schedule time to stop here as your travel from Livingston to Gardiner and Yellowstone National Park, or stop a while in Emigrant and enjoy Montana’s Paradise Valley.  The building itself stands out with its natural architecture and the beautiful surroundings of the Absaroka  Mountains.

Inside you will find the art of John Banovich, celebrating wildlife.  You will be transported through the art to wild places, marveling in their majesty....

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