East Helena Montana

When planning a trip to Montana, it might be easy to overlook East Helena, or to assume that it is little more than a suburb of Helena. That would be a mistake. The unique character and pride of community make East Helena a refreshing stop on any visit to Southwest Montana. East Helena began as a stop on the stage line, called Prickly Pear Junction. It blossomed into a community with the construction of a lead smelter in 1888. For over a century, the lead smelter drove the East Helena economy. Although the smelter shut down, and the iconic smelter stacks were destroyed, East Helena remains a vibrant and unified community. The East Helena rodeo rivals any in the state for fun-filled rodeo action. The Fourth of July fireworks show really has no equal for sheer pyrotechnic prowess. With Canyon Ferry, Holter, and Hauser Reservoirs on the Missouri River just a few miles from town, East Helena is the ideal community to visit, explore, and experience while plunging into the best recreation valley in the state.

Events in easthelena
Upcountry Vintage Market
East Helena, MT
May 5 - May 6
Places to Stay in East Helena

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