• Nevada City
  • Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
  • Ennis Lake
  • Beaverhead Rock
  • Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway
  • Itineraries
  • 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
  • Ringing Rocks
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  • Feature: BREWERIES of Southwest Montana
  • Hunting
  • Piccadilly Museum of Transportation
  • Hiking & Backpacking
  • Southwest Montana Autumn Color
  • State Capitol, Helena
  • Western Adventure
  • Get a True Taste of Montana
  • Dining
  • Montana Historical Society
  • Rivers
  • State Parks
  • ExplorationWorks!
  • Autumn in Southwest Montana
  • Wildlife Refuges
  • Stars over the Pioneer Mountains
  • Southwest Montana Fishing

BREWERIES of Southwest Montana:
Whether you just enjoy some quiet time to pull up a stool and sip on a cold one, or you like the social time with friends and the various bands that occasionally play, the breweries of Southwest Montana offer great beer that appeal to a wide range of tastes.

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?

The 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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Southwest Montana Winter Activities
Featured Events

Butte Symphony: An Evening of Stories in Music

February 25

Butte, MT

concert features Prokofiev’s ever-popular classic “Peter and the Wolf,” with narration, and music inspired by William Shakespeare.

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Helena Symphony: ¡Flamenco!

February 25

Helena, MT

Solero Flamenco Company brings the unforgettable passion of Spain and the allure of flamenco to the stage.

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The Met: Live in HD: “Rusalka”

February 25 - March 1

Helena, MT

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career in this installment of the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning and criti...

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Winter Outdoor Activities!

Come winter, the temperatures may drop some, but the zeal for getting out and enjoying Montana doesn't drop at all. Experience miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing. Strap on the snowshoes and create your own destination. And there are great locations for ice skating, ice fishing or whatever peaks your cold weather interests.

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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



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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