Montana has something for everyone in the entire family. Its greatest treasures are Glacier National Park and part of Yellowstone National Park, extending from Wyoming. This creates endless possibilities for fun, adventure and discovery in this spectacular natural world. Also here are many national forests, lakes, streams and wilderness areas. And there are countless rodeos, festivals and celebrations around the state with its spectacular Rocky Mountains and state parks.
As there are no professional sports teams in Montana, this affords the sportsman an endless variety of activity, from skiing and snowboarding, to fly fishing, dog sledding, hiking, camping, horseback riding, canoing and all the water sports, such as kayaking and rafting down the spectacular rivers found throughout the state. There are many guides and outfitters throughout Montana to help organize these activities for you.
Ranching is an integral part of the Montana vacation experience, ranging from a working guest ranch, to a dude ranch, to a resort ranch or a fly fishing ranch. There are over a hundred such ranches in the state and a stay at the one of your choice will truly give you and your family a taste of the western life. Contact the Montana Dude Ranches Association for a variety of choices.
Some of the towns and cities you may want to visit for these adventures are Big Sky, Butte, Billings, Jackson Hole, Bozeman, Missoula and others where numerous guides and ranches can be found.
There are also important cultural institutions in Montana, such as museums and art galleries. Of particular importance are the seven Indian reservations. There are eleven Indian tribes in Montana. Some related attractions are the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, Chief Plenty Coup State Park in Pryor and the Ninepipe Museum in Charlo. There are numerous Pow Wows held annually and are open to the public. Unique to this area, this should not be missed.
With all this to do, and many trout streams and a world of art galleries, do also throw in a bit of history at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Museum located in Hardin. It has something for all to see, including Custer’s Last Stand.
Pace yourselves, it’s big and grand state.