Montana Tourism Guide
Reading a Montana tourism guide before a vacation will improve you knowledge of the state, your trip itinerary and your overall vacation experience. Montana, which is known as "The Treasure State" because of history of gold and silver deposits, has several excellent historical places, shopping centers, lush parks and more. American Old West traditions are still strong in Montana, so tourists will see cowboys driving cattle to the mountains and Indians dressed in native garb for celebrations.
- Yellowstone National Park If someone wants to see numerous geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and beautiful forests, they will go to Yellowstone National Park. Old Faithful, a very popular tourist attraction, is one of the oldest geysers in the world and it shoots millions of steaming water hundreds of feet in the air. Pole pine, fir, spruce and aspen trees cover the lands of Yellowstone National Park with elk, buffalo, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, coyotes and mountain lions. The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful and popular attractions in Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone National Park: 200 Old Yellowstone Trl, Gardiner, MT 59030.
- Helena Known by the public as the crown jewel of Montana, Helena is the state capital and major tourist attraction. Mountains surround Helena on all sides along with many rivers. A few miles northeast of Helena is a beautiful gorge the Missouri River flows through. This amazing gorge is known as the Gates of the Mountains. During the late summer, local Indians wear native attire and celebrate their culture at the Last Chance Community Pow Wow in Helena. Gates of the Mountains: 3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd. Helena, MT 59604. Last Chance Community Pow Wow: 98 West Custer Ave. Helena, MT 59602.
- Bozeman The traditional, colorful main street of Bozeman is filled with quirky shops and businesses. Despite the numerous businesses and shops, Bozeman is well known as fishing central. Rainbow trout, brown trout and cutthroat trout are abundant in the sparkling streams surrounding Bozeman. Fifteen miles south of Bozeman is the Hyalite Canyon in Gallatin National Forest. Hyalite Canyon has miles of forests, pristine waterfalls and hiking trails. Gallatin National Forest: 9900 Fish Hatchery Rd. Bozeman, MT 59715.
Fort Benton Tourists can see some rugged scenery along the Missouri River near the town of Fort Benton. Sandstone cliffs and deep canyons are nearby Fort Benton and beautiful segments of river that are popular among kayakers. Since Lewis and Clark used this river during their expedition, tourists can relive the experience with the Upper Missouri River Keelboat Company by riding on a replica boat with historically dressed actors. The Northern Great Plains and Lewis and Clark State Memorial are very popular tourist attractions in Fort Benton. Upper Missouri River Keelboat Company: 3866 Bridge Rd. Loma, MT 59460.
- Glacier National Park Located near Kalispell, Montana, Glacier National Park attracts tourists with its beautiful scenery. Towering mountains, alpine meadows, melting snow and large lakes can be enjoyed by everyone. Glacier National Park is often covered with beautiful wildflowers, wolves, bears, moose, deer, elk and mountain goats. This area of Montana is loved by hikers, fishers, skiers and more. Glacier National Park: West Glacier, MT 59936.