8 Best Things To Do in Montana for a Splendid Vacation

You can be an enthusiastic backpacker or a laid-back traveler, the US state of Montana will not disappoint you. With attractions and activities that combine the best of scenic beauty, adventure, history, and art, Montana is surely worth a visit. The national parks, museums, art galleries, resorts and a plethora of outdoor activities adorn the beauty of the natural marvel that Montana is. So plan your trip to Montana and don’t forget to add these splendid attractions to your itinerary for a remarkable vacation! 

1. Appreciate natural beauty at the Glacier National Park 

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Spanning across a wide area of over 1 million acres, the Glacier National Park with its unmatched beauty is a little slice of heaven on earth. From hiking and biking to wildlife viewing and relaxing by the lake, the park never runs out of recreational activities for its visitors. Rightly termed as the ‘Crown of the Continent Ecosystem’ for its breathtaking peaks and views, this national park is a must-visit point of interest in Montana. 

2. Treat the history buff in you at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Museum 

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Nestled at the heart of Crow Agency in Montana, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Museum honors the 1876 battle between Sioux and Cheyenne Indians and the US army. The major attractions at the museum include the Custer National Cemetery, the Reno-Benteen battlefield, a museum, a visitors center, and the 7th Cavalry Memorial. Inarguably one of the most well known historical landmarks of the US, this museum acknowledges the warriors who lost their lives at the battlefield. Do not miss this attraction from your Montana itinerary especially if you are a history fanatic. 

3. Get to know about everything dinosaur at The Museum of the Rockies 

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If you are someone obsessed with everything dinosaur related, The Museum of the Rockies is the place you need to head to. From realistic models, eggs, and skeletons to historical and cultural exhibits, this place showcases everything paleontological. Housing the world’ largest Tyrannosaurus skull and offering some interesting displays related to Western art and the Yellowstone Country, this place is not to be missed. 

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4. Fuel the adventurous soul and go skiing at the Big Sky Resort 

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If you are an outdoor enthusiast who gets excited with the idea of spending some time skiing at varying terrain parks, the Big Sky resort has to be on your bucket list. Occupying about 6,00 acres solely for the purpose of providing excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities along with some entertainment to the visitors, this ski resort is sure to get that adrenaline rushing. While you can enjoy chairlifts and surface lifts during winters, the summers bring with them activities like mountain biking, paintball, ziplining, horseback riding, archery and so much more. 

5. Soak in the delightful landscapes of the Yellowstone National Park 

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A marvelous area of wilderness established in 1872, the Yellowstone National Park with its wide range of outdoor activities is a delight in Montana. One of the oldest national parks in the US, the park features breathtaking vistas and an extensive variety of flora and fauna serving as a treat amidst dazzling landscapes. Some of the most treasured points here include Old faithful, Upper Geyser Basin, Midway Geyser Basin, Norris Geyser Basin, Mammoth Hot Springs, and various others. Waterfalls, valleys, lakes, and canyons adorn the beauty of this lush green park serving as a paradise on earth. 

6. Explore the numerous attractions in the capital city of Helena 

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Montana’s capital city of Helena is loaded with fascinating places that varying interest groups can explore and enjoy. Marvel at Greek neoclassical works of architecture at the Montana State Capitol, get insights about the city’s culture and heritage at the Historical Museum Society, relive the tales of Adam and Eve at the Cathedral of St. Helena, go all artsy at the Holter Museum of Art, or simply spend some time rejuvenating yourself amidst the scenic landscapes of Helena National Forest. 

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7. Watch bears and wolves leave you amazed at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Centre 

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Probably one of the best things to do in Montana with kids is watching enthralling grey wolves and grizzly bears at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Centre. Watch bears playing in the pond, and hunting for food as you visit this non-profit organization that’s devoted to educating the people about these exotic creatures. Don’t miss the Discovery Center as the extensive range of bears in folklore, art, and literature is sure to impress you in there. 

8. Learn about the Yellowstone history at The Western Heritage Center 

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A regional museum nestled in the downtown Billings, The Western Heritage Center houses over 17,000 artifacts showcasing the rich history, culture and heritage of the Yellowstone River region. What makes this center all the more interesting is the wide range of interactive activities, workshops and educational programs organized here throughout the year. Housed in the architecturally significant Parmly Billings Library, the Western Heritage Center is a historical attraction worth visiting in Montana. 

Head to these beautiful locations and fuel your wanderlust in the magnificent US state of Montana. 

 

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