The Gates of the Mountains

Visitors who come to the Gates of the Mountains area to boat on Missouri River, hike through the mountains, and marvel at the steep limestone cliffs are part of a tradition that probably stretches back more than 1,300 years. Much has been written about Gates of the Mountains over the years, but it’s hard to … Read more

10 things to do in Butte

With everything we’ve written about Butte over the years, I was amazed to see that we hadn’t pulled together a Top 10 list. Maybe it’s because narrowing it down to just 10 is too daunting of a task. Since its beginnings in the 1870s, Butte has been a cornerstone of Southwest Montana life. From the … Read more

Helena’s Walking Mall

The Helena Walking Mall is a staple in the Helena community. Whether you are looking for live music, a simple stroll, window shopping or a bite to eat, you’ll find a little bit of everything. If you are looking for things to do on your trip through Helena, the Walking Mall won’t disappoint. The Creek … Read more

Butte’s Columbia Gardens

Butte has a colorful history that resulted in incredible industry, vast diversity, innumerable stories, and unforgettable landmarks. BUTTE’S HISTORY During the gold rush of the 19th century, thousands flocked to Butte, but what really set this community apart (and kept them from the ghost town fate of so many other mining camps) was its rich … Read more

Montana’s Earthquake Lake

When we talk about Montana’s earth-shattering history, we mean that very literally. Montana sits atop the Intermountain Seismic Belt (ISB), which is a 60 mile wide belt of earthquake-prone geology following the Rocky Mountains from Flathead Lake down all the way into Nevada. As a result of the ISB, Montana ranks in the top 10 … Read more

10 Things to do in the Anaconda-Philipsburg Area


Nestled in the Pintler Mountains and connected by the beautiful Pintler Veterans’ Memorial Scenic Highway, the Anaconda-Philipsburg area offers a treasure trove of activities. A literal treasure trove, given the panning-for-sapphires opportunities in Philipsburg. It’s always difficult to make these “X Things To Do” lists–there’s so many great activities, narrowing it down is impossible! So … Read more