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  • 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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  • 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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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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Southwest Montana Holiday Activities
Featured Events

Goat Pursuit Trail Run

September 27

Helena, MT

A shuttle will leave Lewis & Clark Library at 8:00 AM to carry runners to the top. The course starts with switchbacks up to the Helena Ridge bu...

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Kids Fall Fest

October 10

Helena, MT

Join us at Pioneer park for a family friendly kid’s festival! Not that you need another reason to celebrate fall, but if you did, this might be it!...

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Goat Grind Trail Run

October 18

Clancy, MT

The final race in the South Hills Annual Trail Seriestakes (SHATS) takes place in the Elkhorn Mountains not far from Helena for a beautiful change ...

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We'll Be Here

We are living in unprecedented times, having been thrown into a world of unknowns. What we do know, is that to keep ourselves and others safe, now isn’t the time to travel. While plans are being postponed, it doesn’t mean they have to be canceled. Take time to dream of the adventures you’ll take when our world settles into a new normal. Southwest Montana will be here with our wide open spaces, blue-ribbon streams, and lively communities when the time does come to travel.

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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

Summer Activities

Summer Activities:

Outdoor Recreation

Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush or a peaceful day in the mountains, Southwest Montana is your summer basecamp for adventure! Fishing, boating, biking and hiking are just the start of ways to enjoy the great outdoors! Learn More



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