Montana is a vast wilderness that is rich in history and teaming with abundant wildlife. Known as “Big Sky Country,” this state offers spectacular adventures for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Highlighted below are the top attractions in this pioneer state.
- Yellowstone National Park – One of the most visited attractions in the U.S., this national park receives worldwide attention. The park features an unparalleled wildlife population, highlighting elk, grizzly bears, black bears, buffalo, antelope, wolves, coyotes, moose and other native North American species.
- Glacier National Park – Joined with neighboring Canada, this park features abundant opportunity for scenic photographs. Featuring rugged mountain peaks and lush, green valleys, this peaceful national park is a must-see destination.
- Lewis and Clark Trail – This themed adventure allows visitors to experience the adrenaline-inducing, heart-pounding excitement that was experienced by renowned explorers Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago. These whitewater rafting trips explore the Clark Fork River, which is located just outside Missoula, Montana.
- Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument – This monument memorializes the deadly battle fought between Sioux and Cheyenne Native Americans and the U.S. Army’s 7th Calvary in June 1876. This site is also revered as “Custer’s Last Stand.”
- Museum of the Rockies – Featuring pristine collections of ancient dinosaur fossils and traveling exhibits, this museum specializes in highlighting the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. They boast the single largest collection of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils in the entire world.
- Rocky Mountains – Often associated with Colorado, Montana’s Rocky Mountains are an ideal destination for mountain sports, camping or hiking.
- Montana Historical Society Museum – Featuring more than 50,000 artifacts, this museum features an outstanding selection of Native American history, including the Sioux, Blackfeet and Salish tribes.
- Montana State Capitol – Helena is the capitol of Montana and this charming city offers one-hour guided tours.
- Whitewater Expeditions – Montana features spectacular whitewater rapids, which makes this a must-visit destination for whitewater enthusiasts.
- Fly Fishing – Among the most renowned and revered flying fishing areas in North America, Montana offers unparalleled opportunities for anglers. Whether it’s exploring the Madison, Yellowstone, Gallatin or Boulder Rivers or enjoying the fish-filled waters of Lake Hebgen, anglers will fall in love with Montana’s beautiful outdoor paradise.
Yellowstone Holiday is located on the shores of Hebgen Lake. This Yellowstone RV park offers RV sites and cabins from Memorial Day through Labor Day.