One of the natural states in United States, Montana is rich in mountains, lakes, wildlife and rivers. Montana offers plenty of activities like hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, dude ranching and many more. Apart from these outdoor activities, you shouldn’t miss to explore the towns of Montana. Here is a list of towns which is a must visit when you are in Montana.
Located at northwest corner of Montana, Libby is a small valley surrounded by the Kootenai River. Libby has about 12,000 residents and has many attractions for the visitors. Attractions include The Heritage Museum, Kootenai National Forest, Kootenai Falls, Libby Dam and Turner Mountain where you can explore history, hiking, camping, fishing, skiing and many more activities. The places also offer breathtaking views. If you are here in July, do not miss the Libby Logger Days.
Malta is mostly famous for its wide-open spaces and diverse landscape. It offers a variety of wildlife and cultural history. The town offers deer, antelope, elk and upland game birds viewing and hunting for the visitors at Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge. Malta also has The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station and the Philips County Museum where you can view real life dinosaur displays. In July and August, family dinosaur expeditions are offered in The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum.
Nestled along the Yellowstone River, Livingston is rich in history and nature. Livingston has also been featured on several Hollywood movies. Hunting, fishing and whitewater rafting are the best activities to do in the legendary Yellowstone River. Yellowstone Gateway Museum and Livingston Chamber Visitor Center are the must-see in Livingston. Livingston also has over 15 art galleries, a live theatre and over 200 artisans. If you are interested in arts, then visit the Livingston Gallery at every fourth Fridays of June, July and August.
Situated in the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains, the Red Lodge is a resort famous for great spring skiing and 18-hole public golf course. The Carbon County Historical Society and Museum and Beartooth Nature Center lies in the Red Lodge. While the museum features historical gun collection, interactive coal mine exhibit and many more, Beartooth Nature Center is home to more than 100 wild animals. Beartooth All American Road is one of the scenic drive which offers cross-country ski in June & July for all the visitors.
Great Falls is known as the ‘Electric City’ because it boasts numerous dams and power plants. Great Falls include Giant Springs State Park which is one of the largest natural, cold water springs in the world. Great Falls also holds musical history as it is the home of the famed cowboy artist Charlie Russell. Today, his original home and log studio are now part of the C. M. Russell Museum. Great Falls is also the center of United State’s first Minuteman Missile Complex.