• Montana Historical Society
  • Rodeos
  • The Brewery Follies, Virginia City
  • Big Hole National Battlefield, near Wisdom
  • Take a tour of historic Virginia City.
  • Copper King Mansion
  • Traces of Tradition
  • Water Sports
  • Last Chance Tour Train, Helena
  • Beaverhead County Fair, Dillon
  • Fishing Opportunities Abound in Gold West Country
  • Old Works Golf Course, Anaconda
  • Philipsburg, Montana
  • Saddle up, Cowpoke!
  • Where the Deer and the Antelope Play
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  • Montana Auto Museum
  • Desert John's Saloon Museum, Deer Lodge
  • You'll find fantastic fishing in Southwest Montana
  • Our Lady of the Rockies, Butte
  • Gates of the Mountains, near Helena
  • Lewis and Clark Caverns
  • Near Polaris
  • Virginia City
  • Living History, Nevada City
  • Bannack State Park, near Dillon
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch, near Deer Lodge
  • Grizzly Bear near Lincoln, Montana
  • Rivers
  • Bike Trails
  • Headframes
  • Get a True Taste of Montana
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Haunted History:
As the breeze rustles through the leaves, the stage is set for the perfect haunted encounter. With fall rolling into Southwest Montana, now is your opportunity to dig deeper into the colorful history of a region built by the Gold Rush and settled by Homesteaders.

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

Helena Rotary Hoops

October 19

Helena, MT

Annual indoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament for 4th - 8th grade teams. Skills contests (free throw and three point) with cash prizes. All proceeds s...

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TinkerLabs: Hoop Gliders

October 19

Helena, MT

Have you ever seen a plane with round wings? Come test your very own hoop glider and see what happens! Free with membership or paid daily admission...

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Pumpkin Sunday

October 20

Deer Lodge, MT

Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site will once again be hosting the annual Pumpkin Sunday! Come to Deer Lodge for a fun filled, family friendly...

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Adventure!

Adventure means something different to each person. Whether you are looking for an opportunity to get outside, find an adrenaline rush, relax among friends under Montana's big sky, or explore the charming communities of Southwest Montana, there is something for everyone.

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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

Ghosts

Ghosts:

Haunted History

Ghosts and ghost towns are a peculiar draw to Southwest Montana. Dig deeper into the region's great ghost stories, ghost tours, planned ghost itineraries and ghost town information to peak your curiosity. 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