Our Montana Travel Guide
Montana’s two most notable features are Yellowstone National Park and The Rocky Mountains. It is a western state in the United States known for its Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. Because of its diverse terrain, Montana is also called the ‘Treasure State.’ Tourists from around the country visit Montana for its many lakes, snow-capped peaks, and alpine hiking trails. Read on down the page to discover more that Montana has to offer and find out where to go, what to see, and how to plan your own journey.
First a little history…
The first explorers to set foot in Montana were French traders. In the years that followed, Montana was claimed by both the French and Spanish. It was only in 1803 that the United States bought most of the states from the French. As more settlers arrived by the 19th century, tensions between the Native Americans and the U.S army rose. After several battles, the Natives were pushed out of their lands. Finally, in 1889, Montana was admitted into the union as the 41st state.
Travel Guides for this State
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Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is located in the Rocky Mountains and is famous for its glacier-carved peaks and valleys. You can also drive the ‘Going-to-the-Sun Road,’ an engineering marvel. Due to its extensive hiking trails, adventurers are attracted to this park throughout the year; although, Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed in the winter.. The most common way to explore the park is through day hiking, but some also dare to go on overnight adventures.
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a haven for people who love wildlife. It was opened as a sanctuary for animals unable to survive in the wild. You can see animals like gray wolves and grizzly bears up close and learn about their history and behavior in a safe space. These animals can be seen playing in the ponds and foraging for food.
Museum of the Rockies
Museum of the Rockies contains some very unique paleontological collections. The museum was founded in 1957 and includes 13 specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex. Moreover, only two complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens have ever been found, and one of them is preserved in this museum. You will also find the world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus skull here. Besides its displays of dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs, the museum also has a planetarium.
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
Lewis and Clark Caverns is one of the first state parks in the country. These caverns are also one of the largest limestone caverns in the world. The site is a favorite spot for people exploring the underground world. Tours inside the cavern are pretty safe as they stay on a concrete walkway and never navigate through tight spaces. However, some tours involve some crawling for spelunkers that are not claustrophobic.
Some other notable places:
World Museum of Mining
Shore of Flathead Lake
C.M. Russell Museum Complex
Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort
Big Sky Resort
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