Montana

Dinosaur eggs and a buffalo jump: why your Montana road trip should include more than Glacier and Yellowstone.
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Central Montana

Central Montana is home to some of the best trout rivers in the country, including the blue-ribbon rated Missouri River. So while part of the family is busy fly-fishing, others can swim or take in the scenery from a stand up paddleboard Every great family vacation needs an activity everyone can enjoy – First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is the perfect destination An archaeological site believed to be the largest bison cliff jump in North America, the 6,000 square foot center offers buffalo culture exhibits, a storytelling circle, a gallery, a bookstore and impressive views of the jump site – CentralMontana.com.

Montana’s Missouri River Country

The draw of the West has inspired countless pioneers to head for Montana Today, you can discover the same unspoiled nature that greeted these early settlers Visiting Montana’s Missouri River Country is like stepping into the past in all the best ways he meandering Missouri River was a historic siren call to wildlife, pioneers and outlaws Today the outlaws are gone, but you’ll still find the seductive charm of nature, especially when visiting the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge – MissouriRiver.Visitmt.com

Helena

As the state capital, Helena has managed to become a modern city while retaining the charm of its early years. With more than 75 miles of trails for hiking and biking, there’s plenty of adventure within the city limits – ideal for active families. Take a boat tour through the Gates of the Mountains to follow Lewis and Clark’s famous path through the area, exploring incredible scenery, cliff drawings and wildlife. But there’s more than just fun in the sun, as Helena offers some of the best nightlife in the state. Check out the tasting rooms at Blackfoot River Brewing, Lewis & Clark Brewing Company and Triple Divide Spirits Distillery – HelenaMT.com.

Cheap flights to Helena

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Shelby

Home of the world heavyweight boxing championship fight of 1923, Shelby is full of surprises. Along the beautiful Marias River, a breathtaltingpublic18-hole championship golf course rewards adventurous road-trippers headed from Glacier National Park toward Great Falls. Several American Indian tribes have counted the nearby Sweet Grass Hills as sacred over the past few centuries, and the view of these alone is worth the drive. While you’re in town, enjoy 5.6 miles of scenic walking/biking trails, and look out for the 75th annual Marias Fair in mid-July. ShelbyMTchamber.org

Great Falls

Great Falls has a lot to offer visitors of all ages. here are more museums per capita than in any other city in the state, and once a year, it becomes the Western Art Capital of the World. After taking in some culture, it’s time to get outside. Fortunately, there’s plenty to see and do, from visiting North America’s Largest Buffalo Jump to marveling at the world’s shortest river (the Roe River flows just 200 feet) to hiking or biking some of the 57 miles of trails that are accessible from the heart of the city. here’s no shortage of activities in one of Montana’s most popular cities. GenuineMontana.com

Southeast Montana

For those looking to get off the beaten path, Southeast Montana is as rich in history as it is in diversity. he interstate passes by several world-class lookouts and recreation areas, including Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and Yellowtail Dam. Here you’ll find 1,000 foot canyon walls, which make for spectacular sightseeing by both land and boat. If the kids get rowdy, there are 27 miles of winding trails ready to be discovered. Just make sure to bring a camera, as bighorn sheep, mule deer and even wild horses call this area home.

Often unexplored, but never underappreciated, are the petrified bridges leading across canyon walls that can be found on the Calypso Trail outside Terry, Montana. Less than an hour away, the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is where the West goes to rodeo. From bucking broncos to mutton busting (a contest where kids attempt to ride a sheep) to the sale of rough stock, it’s a sight that must be seen to be believed. For those who love history, Pompeys Pillar National Monument is home to the annual Clark Days Rendezvous in August as well as the famous signature of Captain William Clark that he carved into rock.

For the kids, Makoshika State Park offers a front row seat to dinosaur fossils, including 75 million year old dinosaur eggs. And, if you’re lucky, you may just discover your very own dinosaur fossil by exploring the surrounding landscape. Just make sure to inform a park official – SoutheastMT.com

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