Montana is home to two of the world's greatest treasures, Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Between the parks you will find national forests, wilderness areas, numerous lakes and streams, rodeos, celebrations and festivals, soaring Rocky Mountains, and state parks. You can also explore art galleries, blue-ribbon trout streams, museums, elegant resorts and unpretentious ranches, abundant, viewable wildlife, birding trails and many dinosaur fossil sights along the Montana Dinosaur trail.
Montana also offers a variety of year-round recreational opportunities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, hiking, mountain biking, camping, water sports such as rafting, kayaking and canoeing, and of course fishing in the many blue-ribbon trout rivers, lakes and streams.
Ranches are a popular part of the Montana vacation experience. With more than 100 guest and vacation ranches available, a true western adventure is never far away. Visitors can choose from a working guest ranch, a dude ranch, a resort ranch or a fly-fishing ranch.
Montana is home to seven Indian reservations and many attractions detailing the rich history of Montana’s eleven tribes. The Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, the Chief Plenty Coup State Park in Pryor, and the Ninepipe Museum in Charlo are all important cultural institutions. Several Pow Wows are held annually, and are open to the public.
Many attractions throughout the state provide an insight into Montana’s history and culture, such as the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the Madison River Earthquake Area, Grant-Kohrs Ranch, and Virginia and Nevada Cities.
Montana has been captured on the big screen in films such as “A River Runs Through It”, “The River Wild”, “The Horse Whisperer”, “Don’t Come Knockin’” and many others.
We invite you to come and explore the splendor of Montana that you have seen on film and read about in magazines.