• Itineraries
  • Mt. Haggin Nordic Ski Area
  • Visit one our uncrowded, friendly ski areas.
  • ExplorationWorks!
  • Enjoy some of the best holiday shopping deals around.
  • Snowmobiling near Lincoln
  • Polar Plunge on Silver Lake, near Anaconda
  • Enjoy one of many community Christmas Strolls and holiday concerts.
  • Ice Fishing, Georgetown Lake
  • Pioneer Mountains Night Sky
  • Get a True Taste of Montana
  • Piccadilly Museum of Transportation
  • Nordic skiing is a great way to experience Gold West Country.
  • Lewis and Clark Caverns Candlelight Tours during December.
  • Snowmobile or Cross-Country Ski in Mt. Haggin WMA.
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  • Feature:St. Patrick's Day Festivities in Butte
  • Trolley on Helena's Historic Walking Mall
  • The Cathedral of St. Helena, Helena
  • Montana Historical Society
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.
  • Stars over the Pioneer Mountains
  • Race to the Sky dogsledding near Lincoln
  • Canyon Ferry Lake sunset
  • Ice fishing opportunities abound on numerous lakes and reservoirs.
  • Dining
  • Night Life
  • Silver Lake, near Georgetown
  • Virginia City
  • Philipsburg
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch, near Deer Lodge
  • Montana's State Capitol, Helena
  • Our Lady of the Rockies, Butte

St. Patrick's Day Festivities in Butte:
If you want to celebrate in a big way, Butte, Montana is the place to go. Races, parades, food, music, and dancing all weekend throughout town. Head to Butte March 16 and 17 for an unforgettable Irish celebration!

Greetings From Southwest Montana

When you think of Montana, do you picture skyscraping ranges of snowcapped rock? A cowboy tipping his hat to greet you as he passes by on a boardwalk? Herds of elk under a sky so wide it seems to swallow you up?

Then you're picturing Southwest Montana. Hemmed by the snow-crowned peaks of Glacier National Park to the north and the geological marvels of Yellowstone National Park to the south, this vast region holds the best of what Montana is about.

Here you'll find a treasure trove of friendly, lively communities and intriguing 19th-century ghost towns. You'll meet a diverse mix of friendly people and have opportunities to glimpse the same wildlife Lewis and Clark encountered more than two centuries ago. When you're done exploring for the day, you'll find gems of places to rest your head - from campsites along crystal streams to lavish Western resorts.

Welcome to Southwest Montana. We're glad to have you.

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