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8 Things to do in Southwest Montana Spring

1. Lewis and Clark Caverns: Montana’s first State Park, the Caverns showcase Montana’s unique geology. A tour of the Northwest’s most impressive limestone caves takes about two hours, and involves roughly two miles of hiking, most of it inside the caverns themselves, which stay at 50 degrees no matter what the weather is like outside. […]

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A Distinct Lack of Robbers at Robbers Roost

The fact that no robbers ever roosted at the old stage stop between Virginia City and Sheridan has never stymied the legends of secret assignations and bloody murders that haunt the old inn.  In 1863-64, Henry Plummer and his murderous band of road-agents known as the ‘Innocents’ did terrorize the Bannack to Virginia City stage […]

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Montana’s Jim Dolan: The Land as a Gallery

It’s fitting that one of Montana’s best-known artists got his start in a welding class. Jim Dolan, whose larger-than-life metal sculptures are scattered across the state, came to Montana to pursue a degree in agriculture from Montana State University. He chanced upon sculpting during a welding class-creating small pieces out of scrap metal and nails. […]

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