Montana Traditions: Montana Folk Festival

Montana Folk Festival | Butte

Butte hosts one of the largest FREE music festivals in the Northwest: The Montana Folk Festival. This festival, starting in 2008, has become a Montana tradition that draws thousands to the region. Join us next weekend – July 13-15, 2018 under the headframes in Historic Uptown Butte for a weekend of good company, great food, … Read more

Our Favorite Stops between Glacier and Yellowstone

Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area

So you have decided to make the trek from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park, which as we suggested in the blog Ode to the Road (Trip) is one of the most popular summer traditions for both Montana residents and visitors to the Treasure State. Now the only question is: what stops will you … Read more

Last Chance: A Tale of the Four Georgians

Tour Virginia City by Stagecoach

To understand the culture of a town, you must immerse yourself in the history of the area, and Helena offers a rich history for visitors to explore. Helena was founded, by four men, seemingly by accident. Southwest Montana, formerly known as Gold West Country, drew people far and wide to the major gold strikes in … Read more

406 Day: Celebrating Montana

@BruceWalker

The 406 is an incredible place to call home. Montana offers some of the most amazing views, residents are lucky enough to travel no more than 30 minutes in any direction to find an outdoor adventure of their choosing, the population may be growing – but there will always be a small town vibe, genuine … Read more

Leave Only Footprints

The weather in Southwest Montana has taken a turn. By no means is the spring/summer heat upon us, and yes there is still snow on the ground, but these few warm days have us looking forward to long summer nights under Montana’s big sky. Our state is renowned for wide-open expanses, incredible CM Russell skies, … Read more

The Road Agents

Bannack Montana

In the wild west, murders and robberies of the innocent are considered especially heinous. In Virginia City, the dedicated citizens who investigate these vicious crimes are members of an elite squad known as the Vigilance Committee. These are their stories: Alder Gulch | May 26, 1863 On this date, six men set up camp along … Read more

Butte America: Headframe Spirits

B Corporation

Butte is a mining town, the Richest Hill on Earth. The first major gold strike in the area occurred in 1862; but gold, albeit the initial draw, was not the crowning mineral. No, Butte’s story is one of copper. In 1881 the Anaconda Copper Mine was purchased by Marcus Daly, and by 1915, the mine … Read more

Southwest Montana Snow Day!

Ice Fishing on Georgetown Lake

In Montana, summer turns to winter in the blink of an eye, winter starts before fall and ends after spring has begun. It is for this reason that Montana is packed with winter enthusiasts who take every available opportunity to go downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and more! Growing up in … Read more

Parkers’ Burgers: Small Town, Big Taste

Rodeo Burger

For years friends and family have asked if in my time driving across Montana I have taken time to stop at Parkers’ Restaurant in Drummond. Having driven past Drummond hundreds of times my answer is always a quiet and ashamed – no. Luckily for me, this was remedied last week. After a quick jaunt over … Read more