• Boulder Hot Springs, Boulder Montana
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch, near Deer Lodge
  • Great Divide Ski Area New Year's Eve Fireworks
  • Get a True Taste of Montana
  • Chief Joseph Pass Ski Area
  • Montana's State Capitol, Helena
  • Southwest Montana Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling Near Lincoln
  • Dining
  • Ice Skating in Southwest Montana
  • Ice Fishing, Georgetown Lake
  • Enjoy one of many community Christmas Strolls and holiday concerts.
  • Visit one our uncrowded, friendly ski areas.
  • Winter ATV Adventure in Southwest Montana
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.
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  • Feature: Cultural Gems of Southwest Montana
  • Night Life
  • Trolley on Helena's Historic Walking Mall
  • Southwest Montana Snowkiting
  • Original Governor's Mansion, Helena
  • Enjoy some of the best holiday shopping deals around.
  • Race to the Sky Sled Dog Race near Lincoln
  • Montana Historical Society
  • Holiday Activities!
  • Ice Boating
  • The Cathedral of St. Helena, Helena
  • Mt. Haggin Nordic Ski Area
  • Southwest Montana Hot Springs
  • Pioneer Mountains Night Sky
  • Ice fishing opportunities abound on numerous lakes and reservoirs.
  • Silver Lake, near Georgetown
  • Snowshoeing Southwest Montana
  • Snowmobile or Cross-Country Ski in Mt. Haggin WMA.
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Cultural Gems of Southwest Montana:
As the temperatures outside turn a little chilly, don't let that deter you from exploring in Southwest Montana. Choose from museums, galleries, and theatres or other feature locations. Find out more about the various destinations and attractions!

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
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Sheridan Christmas Stroll

December 13

Sheridan, MT

Sheridan Christmas Stroll with horse drawn hay rides, vendors and businesses throughout town have their doors open with refreshments and entertainm...

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Candlelight Tours of the Lewis and Clark Caverns - 20

December 20 - December 22

Whitehall, MT

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park offers candlelight tours in December, weather permitting. See the cave as the original discoverers did, by can...

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Candlelight Tours of the Lewis and Clark Caverns

December 27 - December 29

Whitehall, MT

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park offers candlelight tours in December, weather permitting. See the cave as the original discoverers did, by can...

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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