Elk at Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area in the C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

Elk at Slippery Ann Elk Viewing Area in the C.M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

Photography by Douglas Roane

Montana. It's Time


  • What are you waiting for? There are choices to make in planning a trip to Montana. From outdoor recreation to wildlife viewing, a legendary bucking horse sale to historic re-enactments, there are things to see and do here that you just can’t experience elsewhere. Visitors often focus on Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks. While these destinations should be on every visitor’s list, embracing the journey while traveling to the parks offers a richer appreciation for Montana. Because no matter which direction you enter this vast state, visitors curious enough to slow down and explore Montana’s distinct regions will be repaid with countless adventures.

    For more information »


    • Southeast Montana

      Southeast Montana

      If you’re entering Montana from the Southeast, you’re in for a treat. Southeast Montana is one of the state’s best-kept secrets. Here you can delve into history, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Native American culture through monuments, museums, state parks, and recreation areas. Go Now>>


    • Billings, MT

      Billings, MT

      Montana’s largest city offers excellent airline service from major hubs and is a great home base. From here, you are within close range of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Recreationalists can experience many adventures, including scenic hiking along the sandstone Rimrocks. Go Now>>


    • Missouri River Country

      Missouri River Country

      Travel north, or enter the state from the Northeast, where you’ll discover how quiet sounds in Missouri River Country. The Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge features native prairies, forested coulees and badlands, and also encompass the Fort Peck Reservoir. Enjoy legendary entertainment at the Fort Peck Theatre. Go Now>>


    • Butte, MT

      Butte, MT

      Located in Southwest Montana, this historic mining town merits a visit. Underground tours should be on every traveler’s list, as should its spectacular hiking and biking trails that surround town as part of the Continental Divide Trail System and the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Go Now>>


  • Helena, MT

    Helena, MT

    Head north to Helena where water and history intersect in the Gates of the Mountains boat tours, which follow Lewis and Clark’s explorations on the Missouri River. Helena has a capital city vibe, meaning there’s no shortage of hip eateries downtown. Burn off post-meal calories in Mount Helena City Park. Go Now>>


  • Great Falls, MT Great Falls, MT



    Central Montana & Great Falls, MT

    Venture north and you’re firmly in Central Montana. The Missouri River continues through this area and is the heart of the city of Great Falls. Check outThe River’s Edge Trail and visit the C.M. Russell Museum to learn about renowned artist Charlie Russell. If you continue north, chances are Glacier National Park is an anticipated destination. But speeding by the Rocky Mountain Front would be a mistake. Experience the beauty and culture of the area by staying at a dude ranch. Central Montana>> & Great Falls, MT>>


  • Whitefish, MT

    Whitefish, MT

    Just west of Glacier National Park, the cozy ski town of Whitefish is where spectacular nature meets vibrant community. Explore the Whitefish Trail system, award-winning restaurants, and downtown's local shops, galleries, and nightlife options. Go Now>>


  • Glacier Country

    Glacier Country

    As further proof that Western Montana’s Glacier Country’s wonders extend beyond park boundaries, Flathead Lake provides a variety of recreation opportunities. This northwest corner of the state is also home to 21 state parks and pristine rivers, reminding visitors that the journey throughout Montana really is the adventure. Go Now>>