• Nevada City
  • Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
  • Ennis Lake
  • Beaverhead Rock
  • Water Sports
  • Saddle up, Cowpoke!
  • Copper King Mansion
  • Big Hole Battlefield
  • A Big Sky Alive with Birds
  • Canyon Ferry Lake
  • Garnet Ghost Town
  • Old Prison Museum
  • Virginia City
  • Night Life
  • Montana Folk Festival, July 7-9, 2017
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  • Feature: Farmer's Markets
  • Biking
  • Piccadilly Museum of Transportation
  • Traces of Tradition
  • Near Granite Ghost Town
  • State Capitol, Helena
  • Western Adventure
  • Get a True Taste of Montana
  • Philipsburg
  • Montana Historical Society
  • Rivers
  • State Parks
  • ExplorationWorks!
  • Wildlife Refuges
  • Stars over the Pioneer Mountains
  • Southwest Montana Fishing
  • Southwest Montana Rivers

Farmer's Markets:
Experience local flavor while you are visiting Southwest Montana! Fresh produce, Montana-made products and homemade treats await you at a Farmer's Market.

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.

SWMT Region Map
Southwest Montana: Montana Folk Festival
Featured Events

“You Never Can Tell”

July 30

Townsend, MT

a brand-new dentist, an independent woman, a pair of twins, a search for a missing father, and a helpful waiter all add up to hilarity in this George ...

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Butte Magic

July 30

Virginia City, MT

performers offer magic, juggling, feats of strength, and more.

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Cookin’ on the Clark Fork Barbecue Cookoff and Festival

July 29

Deer Lodge, MT

in addition to sampling the cookoff entries, the day includes 3K,5K and 10K races, a brewfest, games and activities for kids, teens and adults, as wel...

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Featured Video

Montana Folk Festival

Butte, Montana
July 7-9, 2017

One of the Northwest's Largest FREE Outdoor Music Festivals. The Montana Folk Festival features multiple stages with live performances by some of the best traditional performers in the nation.

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Visitor Favorites


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



Divide and Pedal

For those inclined towards the incline, Southwest Montana boasts some of the best mountain bike terrain anywhere - everything from high ridgeline trails to canyon bombers worthy of your next GoPro video. 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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