• 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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  • 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.

Explore Butte:
Southwest Montana has wonderful communities full of rich history and places to explore, events to partake, and memories to make. There is no better place to learn about the rich mining history of Montana than Butte!

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

Wayne Estes Basketball Tournament

March 27 - March 29

Anaconda, MT

The Wayne Estes Basketball tournament is an annual memorial basketball tournament honoring Anaconda legend Wayne Estes. The proceeds are used to pr...

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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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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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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


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


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