• 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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  • 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

Ghost Towns:
Get yourself in the mood for Halloween with a visit to one of several Ghost Towns in the Southwest Montana Region. Take a Ghost walk adventure and hear the stories of the SPOOKTACULAR events that made these towns, and ended these towns. Check out the Events Calendar link above for more suggestions of Halloween events.

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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Hunter's Feed, Ennis
Featured Events

Musikanten Montana: All Saints Day

November 1

Helena, MT

artistic director Kerry Krebill conducts the ensemble in singing Tomas Luis de Victoria’s Requiem Mass at the annual concert.

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Kids’ Fall Festival

October 30

Butte, MT

kids through 6th grade enjoy games and treats at the annual event.

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“Fame - The Musical”

October 29

Butte, MT

a full-throttle journey traverses the struggles, fears and triumphs of young artists navigating the worlds of dance, music and theater. Conceived from...

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Fall Has Arrived

Enjoy the colors in Southwest Montana!

Southwest Montana has miles of incredible scenic roads to get you out and enjoying the vibrant colors as the seasons change. If you need something to entice you, the calmness of this video surely will!

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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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