Dillon Montana

Dillon
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Dillon, Montana has served as a hub for activity in the extreme southwest of Southwestern Montana for at least two centuries. In 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition met a band of Shoshone from whom they purchased horses to cross the continental divide. They cached their supplies at Camp Fortunate, just outside of Dillon. As early as 1869 settlers had brought sheep into the area around Dillon , establishing the region as an agricultural center. In 1881 the Utah and Northern Railroad reached Dillon, and Dillon became the point of distribution for supplies from Utah into the gold fields of Montana.

Today, Dillon's reputation as a hub for activity lives on. Several major highways, including Interstate 15, meet in Dillon, making the town a logical epicenter for visitors' explorations of Southwest Montana. In addition, the Beaverhead, Big Hole, and Ruby Rivers all drain into the sweeping valley around Dillon. These destination trout streams alone make the trip to Dillon worthwhile. The adventurous can also travel to the nearby Crystal Park for a day of rockhounding-searching for crystal quartz-in this unique recreation area.

The more historically minded can visit Bannack State Park, site of the first gold strike in Montana, and the most well-preserved ghost town in the state, or stop by the Beaverhead County Museum, in downtown Dillon, to experience every aspect of the last two centuries of Dillon's history.

As the site of the headquarters of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the University of Montana Western, and spectacular rodeos, Dillon offers something for everyone.

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  1. Old School Lofts
    Old School Lofts
    Dillon, MT
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  2. Andrus Hotel
    Andrus Hotel
    Dillon, MT
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  3. Charming Dillon Vacation Rental
    Charming Dillon Vacation Rental
    Dillon, MT
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  4. The Juransen Manor
    The Juransen Manor
    Dillon, MT
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  5. Motel 6
    Motel 6
    Dillon, MT
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  6. Backcountry Angler B&B
    Backcountry Angler B&B
    Dillon, MT
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  7. Sundowner Motel
    Sundowner Motel
    Dillon, MT
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  8. Best Western Paradise Inn
    Best Western Paradise Inn
    Dillon, MT
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  9. Southside RV Park
    Southside RV Park
    Dillon, MT
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  10. Super 8
    Super 8
    Dillon, MT
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  11. FairBridge Inn Express
    FairBridge Inn Express
    Dillon, MT
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  12. Quality Inn
    Quality Inn
    Dillon, MT
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  13. Frontier Anglers Lodging
    Frontier Anglers Lodging
    Dillon, MT
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  14. Riverfront House
    Riverfront House
    Dillon, MT
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  15. Cattail Marsh Recreation Area
    Cattail Marsh Recreation Area
    Dillon, MT
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  16. Goose Down Ranch
    Goose Down Ranch
    Dillon, MT
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  17. Expedition Lodge - Tight Line Adventures
    Expedition Lodge - Tight Line Adventures
    Dillon, MT
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  18. Blacktail Inn & Stables
    Blacktail Inn & Stables
    Dillon, MT
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  19. The Gatehouse - Tight Line Adventures
    The Gatehouse - Tight Line Adventures
    Dillon, MT
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  20. Countryside RV Park
    Countryside RV Park
    Dillon, MT
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