Full of natural beauty and rich in majestic Rocky Mountains, clear winding rivers and wide open prairies in Montana makes it a vacation wonderland. Apart from natural beauty, there are various other places to visit while your stay on Montana. Montana also offers you with various adventurous activities like day hikes in Rocky Mountains, skiing, fishing, horseback riding and many more.
It is also an ideal place for relaxing yourself by soaking in natural hot springs or relaxing by fire in a mountain lodge. The state’s colorful human and natural history, touching on everything from Lewis and Clark to paleontology to Old West mines and mining towns, is the subject of many attractions that appeal to visitors from around the world. If you are planning a vacation in Montana, you surely wouldn’t want to miss out the following destinations.
Glacier National Park
On your visit to Montana, one of the places you definitely need to visit is the Glacier National Park. This park is the center of one of the largest and most intact ecosystems in North America. This beautiful park is famous for its jagged snow-capped peaks, glacier-carved valleys, serene lakes and rushing rivers. Along with these natural beauties, Glacier National Park also has almost all its original native plant and animal species. Large mammals, hundreds of species of birds, more than a dozen fish species, and a few reptiles and amphibian species have been documented. Various historic lodges and recreation options enhances the experience of the visitors even more.
C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls
The C.M Russell Museum is one of the nation’s finest museums of American Western art and the home of the most complete collection of Russell art and memorabilia in the world. The permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects also includes the works of such well-known artists such as O.C Seltzer, Winold Reiss, J.H Sharp, E.E Heikka, etc.The C. M. Russell Museum Complex in Great Falls includes not only 15 galleries, but the original Russell home and the artist’s Log Cabin Studio. Highlights from the Museum’s permanent collection include hundreds of Russell paintings and sculptures, a selection of illustrated letters, and the Browning Firearms Collection.
Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman
Museum of the Rockies in Montana is known for its paleontological collections but this is not the sole focus of the museum. The Museum of the Rockies houses the largest collection of dinosaur remains in the United States, possessing the largest Tyrannosaurus skull ever discovered, as well as the thigh bone of a tyrannosaurus rex that contains soft-tissue remains. The museum is part of the Montana Dinosaur trial and is Montana’s official repository for paleontological specimens. A planetarium, living history farm, and travelling exhibits are other fun things to check out while at the Museum of the Rockies.
Gates of the Mountains Boat Tour
Nestled half way between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks sits the Gates of the Mountains. Located 20 miles north of Helena, this is one of Montana’s not to miss destinations. When planning your Montana vacation of a lifetime, make sure that you do not miss the Gates of the Mountains. The river is surrounded by over 28,000 acres of road less undeveloped wilderness filled with Flora and Fauna.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument memorializes the U.S Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Indians last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here, on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota, and Cheyenne warriors. Allow yourself plenty of time for walking tour of the monument, where you can check out sites such as the Last Stand Still, the Custer National Cemetery, and Indian Memorial. Then you can drive to the nearby Reno-Benteen Battlefield site, stopping at marked spots along the way to listen to audio info available via cell phone.
Come along, and explore these beautiful places in Montana and take away a lot of historical and adventurous experience along with you. You can contact your motel owner for additional information regarding these tourist destinations in Montana.
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