Explore the past and experience the present in Southeast Montana Sponsored by Visit Southeast Montana

Out here, history and adventure go hand in hand. Experience Southeast Montana’s rich past and exciting present by lacing up your boots and hiking in state parks with beautiful and enduring landscapes. Visit Pompeys Pillar, where evidence of life was etched into the prominent cliff face by Plains Indians and explorers—like Captain William Clark—long ago.

Peruse art, antiques and Montana-made goods in local shops. After trying a legendary local burger, head to one of the profound county museums. You will likely be guided by descendants of the first homesteaders who farmed the land, built the communities and handed down artifacts and generational stories.

Open the Salute to Military Map to find veterans cemeteries, monuments, battlefields and opportunities to pay respects at American Legion and VFW posts scattered throughout charming small towns. Follow the historic Trail to the Little Bighorn and stand on the same ground where warriors and soldiers clashed at the Battle of Little Bighorn, which changed life on the plains forever. Locals and visitors look forward to annual events, like the Little Bighorn Reenactment, in which tribal warrior actors ride bareback into battle against U.S. Cavalry soldier actors.

When you visit Southeast Montana, you don’t have to choose between the past and the present.

Experience both, out here. Learn more at southeastmontana.com

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