A travel guide to Montana, United States of America providing Montana tourism and travel information.
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Overview

Montana is known for imposing mountains, sprawling prairies, and unrivalled recreational activities. The state boasts a rich history with a variety of related experiences including trail rides, wagon trains, rodeos, and authentic Native American celebrations. Montana is also home to world-class golf courses, incredible skiing, kayaking and whitewater rafting, hunting and fishing. A variety of accommodations are available from bed and breakfasts in quaint historic villages, working dude ranches and upscale resort properties. The majestic mountain landscapes of Montana invoke visions of the Old West and a simpler lifestyle. The Montana Rockies provide countless ski resorts all year round. Glacier National Park attracts a huge number of visitors with its breathtaking scenery, exciting activities and unique lodging options.  The Rockies are also a gateway to timeless Yellowstone National Park.

The landscape in Montana changes from mountains in the east to rolling plains in the east. East Montana is the place to enjoy real Wild West experiences in historic towns and rustic settings. The state's most beautiful public lands are found in the east, Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most popular. The Great Falls region boasts several gorgeous waterfalls including Crooked Falls, Black Eagle Falls, and Rainbow Falls. The town of Great Falls is a hub for cultural activities and makes a perfect base for enjoying the area’s museums, wildlife refuges, parks, and rodeos. 

Yellowstone National Park is affectionately known as “America’s First Playground” and encompasses over 20 million acres in three states. The landscape features craggy mountains, desert plains areas and unique towns and historical areas. The public lands are a haven for hundreds of species including bears, wolves, bison, elk, and trumpeter swans, and contain the fantastic Beartooth Highway, several destination ski resorts, famous fishing spots, unique natural landscape features and plenty of wide open spaces. The park features 2.2 million fascinating acres of incredible geological and geothermal features including geysers, hot springs and bubbling mud pits. Horseback camping excursions and whitewater rafting are some of the more popular activities here.

Yellowstone's Montana region can be reached through the town of Gardiner. Although some sections of the park are closed to visitors during the winter months, the town and surrounding areas continue to offer accommodation, skiing, dogsledding, and snowmobiling activities.  The famous annual Rendezvous Ski Race takes place in Gardiner and the area offers over 600 miles of snowboard trails easily accessible from town. The area is a popular destination with fishermen with its prime location among countless lakes and rivers which are famed for their trout fishing. Hebgen Lake nearby and its tributary, the Madison River, offer incredible boating and fishing opportunities.


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