Montana Attractions

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Skiing near Billings

Red Lodge Mountain

Winter is knocking at our door and Montana is the place for snow and skiing.  Red Lodge Mountain has been know as one of America’s Best Ski Towns, one of the most underrated ski towns in America, a Winter Wonderland, and the Coolest Ski town, amongst many more.  Here you get small town comfort with big time skiing.

The mountain has 6 chair lifts and claims of ‘no waiting’.  There are 65 trails with the longest run of 2.5 miles.  Check out the Terrain Park featuring jumps, rails and boxes for beginners to advanced challenges.  Ski lessons are available as well as r...

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Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain Resort

As winter approaches, you can feel the ‘ski energy’ in the town of Whitefish.  Most folks here are looking up at the Big Mountain, anticipating the blanket of white that will begin soon, and lasts way into the springtime.  People here love winter.  They love snow.  They love skiing.

Located in the Flathead National Forest, just 4 miles from downtown Whitefish, this ski area attracts visitors from all over.  With 11 chair lifts, 2 T-bars, and a magic...

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Arlee Montana Buddha

The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

Just a short drive north of Missoula is The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, a place of peace and tranquility nestled at the base of rolling hills in the Mission Mountains.  If you are in Missoula for a while, or on your way to Glacier National Park or Flathead Lake, plan on a very short detour to experience this one of a kind garden in Montana.

The buddhas have been cast on site.  They are arranged in a circle around the central figure...

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Yellowstone Art Museum - Billings

One of the great things to do in Billings as the weather cools down, is to visit the Yellowstone Art Museum.  Its permanent collection emphasizes contemporary art from the northern Rockies and northern plains.  The Montana Collection contains over 2000 pieces inspired by today’s west.  Woodblock prints depicting the eastern part of Montana make up the Edith Freeman collection. Contemporary art is represented in the Poindexter Collection.  The largest collection of Will James’ work is housed in the museu...

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Downhill skiing Montana

Discovery Basin - Skiing in South Western Montana

With annual snowfall of 215 inches you will find great skiing at Discovery Ski Area only 15 minutes from downtown Philipsburg, Montana.  There are 67 trails and 8 lifts, on 3 different sections of the mountain.  You fill find conditions ranging from gentle slopes to more advanced slopes and mogul skiing to the wildness of the backside of the mountain.  There is something to accommodate all levels of skiing.  

There are over 5km of cross country trails.  Whether you are a seasoned nordic skier or just a beginner, you can enjoy...

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Holter Museum of Art - Helena

While in downtown Helena, you will want to find some time to stop at the Holter Museum of Art.  Local and national artists are featured in this contemporary art museum.  They all tell a story of the northwest through their art.  Various forms of visual arts are on display:  paintings, photographs, and objects depicting design and function throughout the west.

The museum features various exhibits throughout the year.  Click here to see the current offerings.  

Besides their collection and ex...

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Fort Benton Historic District

Fort Benton, nicknamed “The birthplace of Montana”, has also been named one of the fifteen prettiest towns in America.  There is plenty of history to explore during your stay.  As you explore downtown, check out some of these places.

Lewis and Clark Memorial

Along the streamboat levee you find the State of Montana’s Lewis and Clark Memorial.  It is placed at a point along the Missouri River where the explorer’s camped, and determined their next step.  Was it up the Marias River or the Missour...

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Butte Mining Museum

The World Museum of Mining

Butte Montana, famous for its copper mining in the early 20th century, is home to the World Museum of Mining.  Here you will get a glimpse of what is was like for the miners who worked under the ground day in and day out.  The Underground Mine Tour will take you 65 feet into the Orphan Girl Mine where you can hear the stories of life under ground, and imagine what it was like to work in such an environment.

Learn about the heyday of copper mining in Montana.  Before open pit mining became the way to extract ore from the ground, miners lived their days in tunnels under the ground.  It...

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Livingston Depot Center

Founded by the Northern Pacific Railroad, Livingston was a central point for railway workers and visitors travelling to Yellowstone National Park.  The passenger depot, built in 1902, is still a welcoming center for Yellowstone visitors.  It is just 50 miles north of the north gate in Gardiner, Montana.

Here you will find exhibits which depict the history of Livingston and the railway travel to Yellowstone. Just over 100 years ago, life was quite different in Montana, with the railways being ‘king of the road’.  Today we can drive from Livingston to Gardiner in an...

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Buffalo Range Montana

National Bison Range

Located south of Flathead Lake and north of Missoula, the National Bison Range is a great opportunity to view Bison in a natural habitat.  There are 3 different routes through the Refuge.  The longest of these, the Red Sleep Mountain Drive, is a 19 mile one-way road, open only in the summer season. For vehicle restrictions and more details

The Refuge was established in 1908 to help to save the bison (or buffalo) from extinction.  The current property can safely contain about...

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