Visit Deer Lodge’s Old Montana Prison

For over 100 years the (Old) Montana Prison at the south end of Deer Lodge housed the state’s worst offenders. Perpetually over-crowded and frequently mismanaged, the Prison was finally replaced by a new facility outside of town. Today, the Old Montana Prison, which still dominates Deer Lodge’s main street, houses five museums across 9 acres. … Read more

A Wetland Oasis: Warm Springs WMA

It’s a bit of a surprising location, just off of I-90, not far from Butte. For some reason I don’t expect to find a remarkable wetland habit and birding area bordering one of Southwest Montana’s busiest thoroughfares. But, that’s Montana for you. Incredible biodiversity everywhere, even in the most unlikely of places. The Warm Springs … Read more