Philipsburg Montana

Philipsburg
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Located on the Pintler Veteran's Memorial Scenic Highway and more or less surrounded by the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Philipsburg lives up to its picturesque surroundings.

Philipsburg began as a trading post and mining camp in 1866. The discovery of silver in the area, and the construction of the Hope Mill, Montana's first silver mill, ensured that Philipsburg would continue as a trading hub in the region. The town was named after Philip Deidesheimer, the engineer who designed the Hope Smelter. The region boomed during the late 1800s, and in addition to the painstakingly renovated National Historic Business District, be sure to visit the many ghost towns in the region to explore Montana's history. Granite Ghost Town State Park, once the richest silver mine on earth lies just to the east of Philipsburg. Don't have time to explore all the ghost towns in the area? Stop by the Ghost Town Hall of Fame in Philipsburg's Granite County Museum and Mine Exhibit. Get a taste of the thrill and rush of striking it rich while prospecting for sapphires at one of Philipsburg's sapphire mines. If you love the sapphires but aren't a big fan of the work, check out Philipsburg's unique jewelry stores.

Outdoor enthusiasts can find something to do at Georgetown Lake, just ten miles south of town, whatever the season. In the summer months, enjoy the fishing, boating, and camping of Georgetown. The winter months find the lake spotted with the tents and huts of avid ice-fishermen. Or, speed down the slopes of nearby Discovery Ski Area. Camping, fishing, hiking, skiing, exploring ghost towns, visiting museums, prospecting for sapphires, and taking in live shows at Montana's oldest functioning Opera house are all excellent ways to spend your time in Philipsburg, but whatever else you do, be sure to stop by the famous Sweet Palace. With fudge, caramel, and taffy made in shop and over one thousand selections of candies, this premier Victorian candy emporium must be on everyone's list. Once a roaring mining camp, today Philipsburg, MT offers a treasure trove of events and activities.

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  1. The Broadway Hotel
    The Broadway Hotel
    Philipsburg, MT
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  2. Kaiser House Lodging
    Kaiser House Lodging
    Philipsburg, MT
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  3. Quigley Cottage
    Quigley Cottage
    Philipsburg, MT
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  4. Sid's Place
    Sid's Place
    Philipsburg, MT
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  5. SapphireSleepoversLLC
    SapphireSleepoversLLC
    Philipsburg, MT
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  6. SapphireSleepoversLLC
    SapphireSleepoversLLC
    Philipsburg, MT
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  7. Cozy Home in Philipsburg
    Cozy Home in Philipsburg
    Philipsburg, MT
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  8. Restored Miners Home
    Restored Miners Home
    Philipsburg, MT
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  9. The Inn at Philipsburg
    The Inn at Philipsburg
    Philipsburg, MT
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  10. Rock Creek Frontage Cabin
    Rock Creek Frontage Cabin
    Philipsburg, MT
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  11. The Cabins at Rock Creek
    The Cabins at Rock Creek
    Philipsburg, MT
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  12. Twisted Fork Ranch
    Twisted Fork Ranch
    Philipsburg, MT
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  13. Flint Creek Campground
    Flint Creek Campground
    Philipsburg, MT
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  14. Sew Unique Custom Quilting & Retreat
    Sew Unique Custom Quilting & Retreat
    Philipsburg, MT
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  15. Cable Mountain Campground
    Cable Mountain Campground
    Philipsburg, MT
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  16. Lodgepole Campground
    Lodgepole Campground
    Philipsburg, MT
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  17. Philipsburg Bay Campground
    Philipsburg Bay Campground
    Philipsburg, MT
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  18. Piney Campground
    Piney Campground
    Philipsburg, MT
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  19. Boulder Creek Lodge & RV Park
    Boulder Creek Lodge & RV Park
    Philipsburg, MT
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  20. Stuart Mill Bay Fishing Access Site
    Stuart Mill Bay Fishing Access Site
    Philipsburg, MT
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