The landscape between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks embodies all the best of Big Sky Country. Around every bend lies another treasure or a story of days gone by. A visit to Southwest Montana is a chance to dig deeper into the state’s robust history and remarkable beauty.
Discover scenic drives under great big skies, plus winding rivers galore. Experience the solitude of the wilderness, wander lively downtowns with local charm, dig for sapphires, and soak in a natural hot spring. Follow in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark and embark on a canyon tour of one of the most scenic stretches of river in the country at Gates of the Mountains, complete with excellent wildlife watching.
The region’s rich past is tangible in places like the 1880’s working Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site and the Big Hole National Battlefield—including a Nez Perce camp. Channel the spirit of the boom and bust mining days at well-preserved ghost towns like Virginia City, Nevada City and Bannack State Park, all offering an authentic glimpse of yesteryear. Deer Lodge’s Old Montana Prison provides an intimate look through the chilling maximum-security cells of the first territorial prison in the West, and you can view the country’s largest public collection of automated music machines at the Nevada City Music Hall.
You’re bound for adventure in Southwest Montana where the Old West lives on, so come over and explore the extraordinary.
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