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So much to see in Montana!!

So much to see in Montana!!




1. The Bozeman Cemetery

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
There are few plots of land n Montana that have as much history buried in them as the Bozeman Cemetery.

2. South Willson Historic District

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
The drive on Willson St. from the downtown area of Bozeman south takes you through a residential district featuring houses that range from large mansions to small cottages, all preserved and maintained in the style they were originally constructed.

3. Museum of the Yellowstone

 West Yellowstone, Big Sky/Yellowstone Area
Located in the 1909 Union Pacific Depot, this museum has historic exhibits featuring cowboys, mountain men, Native Americans, and Yellowstone Park.

4. Wildlife Museum of the West

 Ennis, Bozeman Area
A privately-owned museum featuring bison, moose, deer, elk, mountain lions, black bears, mountain goats, caribou, and more; with a great selection of wildfowl.

5. Luzenac America Talc Mine

 Three Forks, Bozeman Area
The largest talc mine in the United States and the second-largest talc mine in the world. It is located between Three Forks and Willow Creek Montana.

6. Soldier’s Chapel

 Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky/Yellowstone Area
A Historical Chapel in Big Sky, Montana. The Soldier's Chapel structure was built in 1955 as a World War II memorial.

7. Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

 West Yellowstone, Big Sky/Yellowstone Area
A Not-for-Profit wildlife park and educational facility. The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center’s primary mission is to provide visitors to the Yellowstone area an opportunity to observe, understand and appreciate grizzly bears and gray wolves.
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

8. Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

 Logan, Bozeman Area
As early as 2000 years ago and as recently as 200 years ago, the trampling of hoofs could be heard as Indians stampeded herds of buffalo off the cliffs to claim their meat and fur.

9. Parker Homestead State Park

 Three Forks, Bozeman Area
This is probably the smallest park in the system and officially lists visitation as zero. In fact, if you weren't looking for it, you would just pass right on by.

10. Missouri Headwaters State Park

 Three Forks, Bozeman Area
If you love to see moving waters, this is the place. The park embraces the wild rivers of the Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison that converge near Three Forks and flow into the Missouri River.

11. Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

 Three Forks, Bozeman Area
Located in the rugged Jefferson River Canyon, Lewis and Clark Caverns features one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest.

12. Rosebud Battlefield State Park

 Busby, Billings Area
On June 17, 1876, 1300 soldiers, scouts, and miners were met in battle by an equal number of Sioux and Cheyenne.

13. Paddling Adventures around Billings

 Billings, Billings Area
This area around Billings has two canoeable rivers. The Yellowstone and the Tongue River.

14. Miles City Academy (Ursuline Convent)

 Miles City, Southeast Montana
The first Ursuline Convent in the Rocky Mountains opened in Miles City on January 18, 1884.

15. Fort Keogh

 Miles City, Southeast Montana
This was, at one time, the largest army post in Montana. It served from 1877-1908 as a major post at the close of the Indian wars.

16. Rosebud County Courthouse

 Forsyth, Southeast Montana
This three-story, neoclassical building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

17. Reynolds Battlefield National Monument

 Broadus, Southeast Montana
This is the site of Col. Joseph Reynold’s unprovoked attack on a peaceable Indian camp of Cheyennes, Oglalas, and Miniconjous on the Powder River.

18. St. Labre Mission

 Ashland, Southeast Montana
In 1883, Private George Yoakam, who was stationed at Fort Keogh in Miles City, convinced a Catholic bishop to intervene and help the Cheyenne people.
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

19. Two Moons Monument

 Busby, Southeast Montana
In 1936, W.P. Moncure, an Indian trader, with the help of a store employee named Jules, reburied the body of Chief Two Moons along with personal items of his and other Cheyennes from the Battle for the Little Bighorn.

20. Angela Well

 Rock Springs, Southeast Montana
The hottest and most isolated geothermal resources in Montana is on private property.

21. Wibaux County Museum Complex

 Wibaux, Southeast Montana
Pierre Wibaux was a Frenchman who gave up opportunities in his family’s textile business to seek his fortune in the cattle industry of the American northwest. This museum celebrates his life and times
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

22. Frontier Gateway Museum

 Glendive, Southeast Montana
The museum is historical and chronological in content. Displays range from prehistoric times to the 20th century.
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

23. Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery

 Terry, Southeast Montana
The museum was founded in 1975 and now includes the 1906 Bank of Terry building, the only steam heated outhouse west of the Mississippi, a pioneer homestead, a Burlington Northern train depot, and the Cameron Gallery.
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

24. WaterWorks Art Center

 Miles City, Southeast Montana
Housed in the historic Miles City Water Works and built in 1910 and 1924, the WaterWorks Art Center (formerly Custer County Art Center) is a unique venue for art displays.

25. Range Riders Museum

 Miles City, Southeast Montana
From its humble beginnings in 1940s, the Range Riders Museum has become one of the finest museums in the northwest.
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

26. Rosebud County Pioneer Museum

 Forsyth, Southeast Montana
This museum is home to many items used by early settlers, and a collection of photographs from the founding families of Forsyth and Rosebud County.
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

27. O'Fallon Historical Museum

 Baker, Southeast Montana
This five-building museum features the old jailhouse, two homestead houses, antique cars, homestead antiques, dinosaur bones, and much more.
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

28. Carter County Museum

 Ekalaka, Southeast Montana
Features dinosaur fossil remains dating back 65 million years ago when many dinosaurs roamed this area. Among the paleontological finds housed within the museum is a mounted skeleton of an Anatotitan Copei, one of three known skeletons found.

29. Powder River Historical Museum and Mac's Museum

 Broadus, Southeast Montana
The rich history of the area is captured in the Powder River Historical Museum.
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

30. Powder River Taxidermy Wildlife Museum

 Broadus, Southeast Montana
This museum features wildlife mounts, antique and commemorative guns and local art. It is open year-round.

31. Cheyenne Indian Museum

 Ashland, Southeast Montana
The Cheyenne Indian Museum features artifacts and the history of the Plains Indians. A documentary film on the Saint Labre school is featured.

32. Schoolhouse History and Art Center

 Colstrip, Southeast Montana
The gallery is housed in the first schoolhouse in Colstrip and provides visitors a look at Colstrip’s history with photographs and other exhibits.
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

33. Terry Badlands Wilderness Study Area

 Terry, Southeast Montana
Experience enchanting views of banded, colorful cliffs that overlook a vast rolling prairie.

34. Arches of Broadus

 Broadus, Southeast Montana
Arches of Broadus was constructed years ago by several local builders and are a unique feature in town.

35. Rosebud Mine Visitor Center

 Colstrip, Southeast Montana
Take a tour of the Rosebud Mine in Colstrip.

36. Tongue River Reservoir Tour

 Decker, Southeast Montana
This 121-mile loop will take you through some spectacular badland country crowned with rock spires and arid plateaus while dipping into river bottoms and open rangeland.

37. Makoshika State Park

 Glendive, Southeast Montana
Rising from the Yellowstone valley and surrounding prairies is a broad region of seeming disarray—bad lands.

38. Pirogue Island State Park

 Miles City, Southeast Montana
Pirogue Island is on the Yellowstone River just a few miles north of Miles City. The densely wooded area is an oasis for abundant wildlife including beavers, deer and many different species of birds.

39. Medicine Rocks State Park

 Baker, Southeast Montana
Covering one square mile, Medicine Rocks was referred to by the Sioux Indians as “Rock with Hole In It” due to the tunnels and holes burrowed in the stone.

40. Tongue River Reservoir State Park

 Decker, Southeast Montana
The Tongue River Reservoir State Park was formed when the Tongue River was dammed, resulting in a 12-mile long reservoir that winds through scenic red shale, juniper canyons and open prairies of southeastern Montana.

41. Pierre Wibaux - Historical Marker

 Wibaux, Southeast Montana
In 1876, this was strictly buffalo and Indian country. There wasn’t a ranch between Bismarck, North Dakota, and Bozeman, Montana.

42. St. Peter's Catholic Church - Historical Marker

 Wibaux, Southeast Montana
Dismayed that his son's adoptive home had no Catholic church, Frenchman Achille Wibaux instructed Pierre to build one here.

43. Glendive - Historical Marker

 Glendive, Southeast Montana
A yachting party consisting of Capt. Wm. Clark, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, six of his men, Sacajawea and her child floated by here August 1, 1806, navigating a craft made by lashing together two hollowed-out cottonwood logs.

44. The Yellowstone River - Historical Marker

 Fallon, Southeast Montana
Interstate 90 generally follows the Yellowstone River from Glendive to Livingston, Montana. This river originates south of Yellowstone National Park and terminates when it joins the Missouri River north of here.

45. Powder River - Historical Marker

 Fallon, Southeast Montana
This is the river that exuberant parties claim is a mile wide, an inch deep, and runs uphill.

46. Rosebud - Historical Marker

 Fallon, Southeast Montana
From July 28, 1806, when Wm. Clark passed Rosebud Creek on his way down the Yellowstone, this river valley has served as one of the major avenues for development and trade in eastern Montana.

47. Cattle Brands - Historical Marker

Historical highway marker depicting various cattle brands.

48. The Rosebud River - Historical Marker

 Rosebud, Southeast Montana
This stream was noted by Captain Wm. Clark July 28th, 1806, when he was descending the Yellowstone River.

49. Wagon Road - Historical Marker

 Baker, Southeast Montana
Around these gumbo buttes and across these ridges and valleys, the old trail wended its way between Ft. Lincoln on the Missouri River in Dakota Territory and Ft. Keogh on the Yellowstone River in Montana.

50. Powder River - Historical Marker

 Fallon, Southeast Montana
When a top rider from this part of the country is forking the hurricane deck of a sun-fishing, fuzztail, some of his pals are prone to sit on the rope rail of the corral, emitting advice and hollering “Powder River!

51. After the Roundup - Historical Marker

 Miles City, Southeast Montana
D. J. O’Malley grew up living at frontier forts because his stepfather served in the 19th Infantry.

52. Ekalaka - Historical Marker

 Ekalaka, Southeast Montana
Some people claim an old buffalo hunter figured that starting a thirst emporium for parched cowpunchers on this end of the range would furnish him a more lucrative and interesting vocation than downing buffalo.

53. The Powder River Country - Historical Marker

 Broadus, Southeast Montana
From its source in central Wyoming to its union with the Yellowstone River, the Powder River is 250 miles Long “A mile wide and an inch deep; too thick to drink and too thin to plow.”

54. Southeastern Montana - Historical Marker

 Broadus, Southeast Montana
The first white man to enter Montana was Pierre de La Verendrye, a French explorer, who arrived in this corner of the state on New Year’s Day, 1743.

55. Custer Gallatin National Forest

 Southeast Montana
The Custer Gallatin National Forest and National Grasslands range across 20 counties in Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota and encompasses more than three million acres.

56. Bozeman Trail - Historical Marker

 Norris, Bozeman Area
In 1840, the Oregon Trail was the primary emigration route across the northern part of the United States.

57. Madison Valley - Historic Marker

 McAllister, Bozeman Area
Settlement of the Madison Valley followed on the heels of the Gold Rush to Alder Gulch in the mid 1860s.

58. Raynold’s Pass - Historical Marker

 Ennis, Bozeman Area
The low gap in the mountains on the sky line south of here is Raynolds Pass over the Continental Divide.

59. Targhee Pass

 West Yellowstone, Big Sky/Yellowstone Area
This pass across the Continental Divide takes its name from an early-day Bannack Chief. Free trappers and fur brigades of the Missouri River and Rocky Mountain Fur companies were familiar with the surrounding country...

60. Union Pacific Dining Hall - Historical Marker

 West Yellowstone, Big Sky/Yellowstone Area
As tourism blossomed during the first decades of the twentieth century, the Union Pacific Railroad considered how to better accommodate travelers.

61. Madison Hotel - Historical Marker

 West Yellowstone, Big Sky/Yellowstone Area
The Forest Service granted Jess Pierman a special-use permit to build a hotel and restaurant here in 1910.

62. The 1959 Earthquake - Historical Marker

 West Yellowstone, Big Sky/Yellowstone Area
On August 17, 1959, at 11:37 P.M., this spectacularly scenic section of Montana became the focus of worldwide attention and made modern history.

63. The Three Forks of the Missouri - Historical Marker

 Three Forks, Bozeman Area
This region was alive with beaver, otter and game before the white man came. It was disputed hunting territory with the Indian tribes.

64. Gallatin Valley - Historical Marker

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
Captain Wm. Clark, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, with a party of ten men, passed through this valley July 14, 1806, eastward bound, and guided by the Shoshone woman, Sacajawea.

65. American Computer and Robotics Museum

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
Founded in May of 1990 by visionary collector George Keremedjiev, the American Computer & Robotics Museum inspires visitors of all ages to explore the past and imagine the future of the Information Age through thought-provoking exhibits..

66. Museum of the Rockies

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
Learn about the history and pre-history of the northern Rockies region through exhibits ranging from paleontology and Native American artifacts to historic photography and antique vehicles.

67. Gallatin County History Museum

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
Step back in time and learn about Gallatin County’s heritage. Visit the Gallatin History Museum in Bozeman, which offers a unique glimpse into the area’s past.

68. Flying D Ranch: Bison Viewing Area

 Gallatin Gateway, Bozeman Area
This is the private property of media mogul Ted Turner. One of the first things he did when he bought the ranch was to remove all of the fences on the 130,000 acres to allow his bison herd (as many as 5,000) to roam as freely.

69. Ennis National Fish Hatchery

 Ennis, Bozeman Area
This hatchery is different from most others. Most hatcheries produce fish of various sizes and then stock these fish in public lakes and streams, providing anglers with hours of fun, whereas the Ennis Hatchery is a broodstock hatchery.
07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

70. Emerson Cultural Center

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
The Emerson Cultural Center is home to many visual and performing arts as well as galleries that rotate exhibits of contemporary, Native American, and local artists’ work.

71. East Gallatin Recreation Area

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
Known simply as “the Beach” by locals, the lake here has a 300-acre beachfront which is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking.

72. Bozeman Ponds

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
The area has picnic tables, a pavilion, restrooms, and walking trails. A few years ago this pond received a complete makeover by the Bozeman Breakfast Optimist Club turning three separate ponds into one large one.

73. Bogert Park & City Pool

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
If you want to cool off in an outdoor pool and enjoy a picnic in a nice shady park, this is a great place.

74. Beartrap Canyon

 Norris, Bozeman Area
This part of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness is popular for hiking, fishing and whitewater sports on the Madison River.

75. Hyalite Canyon Recreation Area

 Bozeman, Bozeman Area
This is the most used recreation area in the state and for good reason. A beautiful mountain lake sits at the end of a beautiful drive up the canyon of Hyalite Creek.

76. Billings Tour

 Billings, Billings Area
Since the American West’s early days, Billings has hosted a cast of famous figures: Custer, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill, Crazy Horse, Lewis & Clark and others.

77. Wild Horses & More! Pryor Mountains

 Billings, Billings Area
In the extreme southeast corner of Carbon County you’ll find one of the last remaining herds of wild horses in the country.

78. Pryor Mountain National Wild Horse Range

 Billings, Billings Area
The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range was established after a two-year grassroots effort by citizens concerned about the long-term welfare of the Pryor Mountain horses.

79. Little Bighorn Battlefield

 Crow Agency, Billings Area
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their ancestral way of life.

80. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

 Fort Smith, Billings Area
The lake and the steep-sided canyons provide a peaceful setting for those seeking a break from the daily routine.

81. Yellowstone River Trading Posts

 Hysham, Billings Area
Even before the Lewis and Clark Expedition returned to St. Louis in 1806, enterprising fur traders looked to the upper Missouri and Yellowstone rivers as a source of profit.

82. Junction

 Custer, Billings Area
The frontier town of Junction was just across the Yellowstone River.

83. Junction of Big Horn & Yellowstone Rivers

 Custer, Billings Area
The area which surrounds the mouth of the Big Horn River as it enters the Yellowstone 13 miles east of here is one of the most significant areas in the early history of Montana.

84. Camp #44 of the 1873 Yellowstone Expedition

 Billings, Billings Area
In June, 1873, a Northern Pacific Railroad surveying party escorted by 1,500 soldiers, including the 7th Cavalry under the command of George Armstrong Custer, and 526 civilians, left Dakota Territory for the Yellowstone Valley.

85. Pompey's Pillar

 Pompeys Pillar, Billings Area
Pompey’s Pillar National Historic Landmark contains exceptional cultural, recreational and wildlife values.

86. Place Where the Mountain Lion Dwells

 Pompeys Pillar, Billings Area
Called lishbiia Anaache or “Place Where the Mountain Lion Dwells’ by the Apsaalooka (Crow) people, Pompey’s Pillar was a well-known landmark to the Plains Indians.

87. The Place Where the White Horse Went Down - Historical Marker

 Billings Heights, Billings Area
In 1837-38 a smallpox epidemic spread from the American Fur Trading Company steamboat St. Peter which had docked at Fort Union. The terrible disease for which the Indians had no immunity eventually affected all Montana tribes.

88. Garryowen

 Garryowen, Billings Area
Garryowen, the old Irish tune, was the regimental marching song of the 7th Cavalry, General Custer’s command.

89. Buffalo Country Historical Marker

 Glasgow, Northeast Montana
Buffalo meant life to the Plains Indians, and the mountain Indians used to slip down from the hills for their share, too.

90. Fort C.F. Smith

 Saint Xavier, Billings Area
The ruins of this military post are about 25 miles west of here. In August 1866, two companies of soldiers guided by Jim Bridger established the fort on a plain overlooking the Big Horn.

91. Moss Mansion

 Billings, Billings Area
The Moss Mansion is a unique historical look into the wealthy lifestyle that was present in the early 1900s.

92. Alberta Bair Theater

 Billings, Billings Area
Located in the heart of Downtown Billings is the Alberta Bair Theater that is home to the Billings Community Concert Association and the Billings Symphony.

93. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

 Crow Agency, Billings Area
This national monument, commemorates the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

94. Custer's Last Stand Reenactment

 Crow Agency, Billings Area
Watch history come alive! Feel the whirlwinds of epic forces clashing on the high plains of Montana. Relive history as warriors of the Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho fight the Seventh Cavalry at Custer’s Last Stand Reenactment.

95. Treasure County 89ers Museum

 Hysham, Billings Area
Local history is preserved with displays called “Tales of Treasure County.

96. Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture

 Huntley, Billings Area
This is a great stop for visitors interested in agriculture and irrigation.

97. Peter Yegen Jr. Yellowstone County Museum