MONTANA TRAVEL GUIDE
Explore Montana Destinations
Glacier Bay National Park
Come and experience Glacier National Park's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. Often referred to as the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem", Glacier has over 700 miles of trails and is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Re-live the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans.
Big Sky Resort
If you're looking for powder then look no further! Big Sky Resort is the largest ski resort in the USA by acreage with 5,800 acres and a vertical drop of 4,350 feet. Big Sky is primarily known for its winter activities which include skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing but it has become an increasingly popular summer attraction too with activities that include zip-lining, paintball, archery, tennis, mountain biking on the mountain and horse back riding available near Meadow Village.
The old mining camp of Nevada City got its start at the same time when gold was discovered in Alder Gulch in 1863 and was known as one of the "Richest Gold Strikes in the Rocky Mountain West". Nevada City has become one of Montana's biggest tourist attractions with many original log buildings and an outstanding collection of old-time music boxes, player pianos and calliopes. The town is linked to the Virginia City Historic District by railroad. On weekends you can enjoy live interpretation of historic events and experience life in the 1800's. Fun for the entire family!
Workd Museum of Mining
Founded in 1963 and located in Butte, the Orphan Girl Mine earned the reputation of being home to the worlds most productive copper mines of all time. The World Museum of Mining exists to preserve the enduring history of Butte and the legacy of its rich mining and cultural heritage and is one of the few museums in the world located on an actual mine yard. With fifty exhibit buildings, countless artifacts, and sixty-six primary exhibits in the mine yard, visitors can spend a couple of hours to an entire day lost in the unfolding story.
Going to the SUn HIghway
A highlight of visiting Glacier National Park is a drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This engineering marvel spans 52 miles through the park's wild interior, winding around mountainsides and treating visitors to some of the best sights in northwest Montana. Portions of the Going-to-the-Sun Road remain open all year and provide access to many locations and activities however the earliest the road is accessible in its entire length is around mid June. Actual date of opening depends on completion of spring plowing which is a feat in itself!