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St. Mary Visitor Center: Home to five permanent exhibits focusing on the Native perspectives and connections to Glacier National Park. Blackfeet, Salish, Kootenai and Pend d’Oreille Nations provide insights on land, plants, animals, mountains and history of the area. Glacier Country.
Old Faithful Education Center: Opening in fall 2010. The centre will tell the story of Yellowstone’s hydrothermal wonders through exhibits, theatre and a young scientists’ program. Yellowstone National Park.
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Visitor Centre: Interpretive displays cover the geology, eco-systems inside and outside the cave. Whitehall.
Pictograph Cave State Park Visitor Centre: Features an educational centre, retail space and a large meeting room. Billings.
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Fort Peck Interpretive Centre and Museum: Home to Peck’s Rex, a fleshed-out model of a Tyrannosaurus Rex found less than 50 km from Fort Peck. Centre also features large aquariums, and the history of the dam. Free admission. Fort Peck.
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Centre: Exhibits covering the explorers’ entire 12,800-kilometre trek. Great Falls.
Virginia City & Nevada City: Experience the past in this living ghost town. Take in the brewery follies, ride a stagecoach, pan for gold in what was once the territorial capital of Montana.
Montana Whitewater & Yellowstone Zipline
“Zip Lines”: In summer, Montana’s two biggest ski resorts, Big Sky and Whitefish Mountain, now provide adrenaline rushes via zip lines.
C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art & Exhibitors Show (March), Great Falls.
Fort Union Rendezvous (June)
Fort Benton Summer Celebration (June)
National Folk Festival (July), Butte
North American Indian Days (July), Browning
Living History At Nevada and Virginia City’s (June-August).
Crown of the Continent MapGuide: Developed to explain the geographical, cultural and heritage relationships that exist in the area surrounding Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
Glacier National Park: Together with Waterton Lakes, it is home to over 1,100 kilometres of hiking trails, majestic peaks and mountain goats.
Greater Yellowstone MapGuide: Highlights the area surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
Makoshika State Park (Glendive): Hike the trails, camp under the stars, take a scenic drive through unique formations and visit the Makoshika Dinosaur Museum or the Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum.
Montana Birding Trails: Five new trails take in more than 78 bird watching sites.
Yellowstone National Park: The world’s first national park is a treasure of geo-thermal wonders, abundant wildlife and fascinating landscapes.
Philipsburg: More than 10 ghost towns from the silver boom. Listed on the National Historic Register and Montana’s Prettiest Painted Places.
Lewistown: Charming downtown features the restored Calvert Hotel. Activities include “spit a pit” during the Chokecherry Festival, the Charlie Russell Chew-choo, exploring ghost towns, hiking or fishing on one of the five surrounding mountain ranges.
Did You Know?
Audrey Hall, Tourism Montana
State Motto: Gold and Silver
State Flower: Bitterroot
State Bird: Western Meadowlark
Region: MOUNTAIN WEST
America’s Byways: Beartooth Highway
Connecting Flights Via: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle.
Info: Travel Montana
1-800-VISIT MT; (800) 847-4868 or (406) 841-2870