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Sled the Burn:
Southwest Montana communities of Ovando and Lincoln along with Seeley Lake are preparing for an epic year of snowmobiling and sled skiing with thousands of acres of densely forested land burned by wildfires now wide open for winter play. Enter to win one of three vacation packages.

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

“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage”

December 19

Butte, MT

wonderful play depicts the loveable story of a Christmas with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew.

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The Lucky Valentines at Norris Hot Springs

December 17

Norris, MT

Husband-wife duo sings stirring original songs inspired by life experiences, heartache and joy, and wide open Montana. Their mix of classical, blues, ...

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Holiday Candlelight Tours of the Lewis and Clark Caverns

December 16 - December 30

Whitehall, MT

take a guided two-mile, two-hour tour of the caverns at Montana's first state park. Wear layered winter clothing with good winter walking boots and p...

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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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Birding

Birding:

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

Biking

Breweries:

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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