The Latest Montana Travel Information and Updates Regarding COVID-19
  • Get a True Taste of Montana
  • Dining
  • Near Granite Ghost Town, Philipsburg
  • Night Life
  • The Brewery Follies, Virginia City
  • Old Prison Museum
  • Near Lima, Montana
  • Red Rocks Lake NWR, near Lakeview
  • Helena's historic Reeder's Alley
  • Near Wise River
  • High Country Cattle Drives, Townsend
  • Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
  • Philipsburg, Montana
  • Traces of Tradition
  • Last Chance Tour Train, Helena
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  • Feature: Find the beauty in Social Distancing
  • Montana Auto Museum
  • Big Hole River
  • Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway
  • Old Works Golf Course, Anaconda
  • Butte Historical Tours
  • Southwest Montana Rivers
  • Canyon Ferry Lake
  • Saddle up, Cowpoke!
  • Garnet Ghost Town
  • The Berkeley Pit Open-Pit Copper Mine, Butte
  • Fishing the Madison River
  • You'll find fantastic fishing in Southwest Montana
  • Ringing Rocks
  • Grizzly Bear near Lincoln, Montana
  • Virginia City
  • Bannack State Park, near Dillon
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Find the beauty in Social Distancing:
We look forward to having tourists in the future visit Southwest Montana but for now, those of us that live here have beautiful areas to explore that may be right out our back doors. Fresh air and amazing scenery are waiting.

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.

Southwest Montana Region Map with Cities
Southwest Montana Holiday Activities
Featured Events

Beats and Eats at the Star Theatre

April 11

Whitehall, MT

Join us in Whitehall for Beats and Eats at the Star Theatre! Presented by Homemade Jam & Star Theatre.

Grab a mic, pick your guitar, stru...

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Climb The M - 5K and 10K Trail Race

April 25

Dillon, MT

Montana Running Company is hosting the 4th Annual "Climb The M" 5k & 10k Trail Race on April 25, 2020. "Climb The M" is located in Dillon, Mont...

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Putt-Putt Community Fundraiser

May 2

Lincoln, MT

Mark your calendars, Lincoln's 11th Annual Putt-Putt! Put together a 5-member team and play, $10.00 per person ($50.00) team. Our community FUND RA...

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Welcome to Southwest Montana

As you drive through Big Sky Country, it is likely you will find yourself passing through Southwest Montana. Nestled in between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Our region holds some of the best Montana has to offer. Steeped in history, there are endless opportunities to explore. Dive into our lively communities and get to know our lifestyle, we promise not to disappoint. From cultural attractions to outdoor recreation, Southwest Montana offers a trove of hidden gems.

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Birding

Breweries:

What’s On Tap?

Micro-Breweries are gaining popularity throughout the country; Montana holds the second most craft breweries per capita (behind only Vermont). Stop by one of the 15 watering holes across the region. Learn More

Ghosts

Winter Activities:

Outdoor Recreation

Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush or a peaceful day in the mountains, Southwest Montana is your winter basecamp for adventure! Snowshoeing, skiing, and fishing are just the tip of the iceberg. Learn More

Hot Springs

Museums:

A Rich History

Southwest Montana was settled during the 19th century gold rush, but our region's history goes much deeper than that. Dig deeper into Montana's past as you visit some of the museums across the area. Learn More