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Lincoln, Montana:
Outdoor recreation at its best is what you find when you visit Lincoln. Surrounded by National forests with the Scapegoat Wilderness Area and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, this is a beautiful time of year to visit. Fish the Blackfoot River this fall. Or prepare for some great winter recreation with the groomed snowmobile trails.

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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Featured Events

Harpdog Brown and the Travelin’ Blues Show

October 24

Helena, MT

gifted singer and imaginative harmonica player has won two consecutive Maple Blues Awards for the best blues harmonica player in Canada, plus a Juno (...

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Butte Symphony: 68th Season Opening Concert

October 21

Butte, MT

concert features virtuoso saxophonist Johan Eriksson as he joins the symphony for pieces by Bozza and Itturalde. Also included in the program is Gersh...

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Ennis Hunters Feed

October 20

Ennis, MT

the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored feed, held every year on the Friday before rifle season opens, welcomes hunters, families, friends and food enthusia...

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Plan Your Winter Adventure in Lincoln

It's not too early to make your reservations and schedule your winter excursion of snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing or many other activities in the quaint community of Lincoln, Montana. Lincoln is a winter paradise and a must-visit destination!

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A Big Sky Alive with Birds

Across Southwest Montana, a varied landscape of windswept lakes, riparian streamsides, coniferous forests, alpine meadows and valley grasslands provide habitat for the largest raptors to the tiniest hummingbirds. Learn More



Get a Real Taste of Montana

Kick back with a cold one from any of the breweries in Southwest Montana. Strike up a conversation with the locals, relax with friends, or take in a live performance. Learn More

Hot Springs

Hot Springs:

Nature's Restoring Baths

Our natural hot springs have attracted weary travelers for centuries. From backwoods to rustic to resort, these natural mineral baths soothe muscles tired from a day of panning, a horseback ride or a hike along the Divide. Learn More

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