Welcome to Montana. This is Big Sky Country. Expansive plains stretch across the eastern part of this state, and large herds of cattle graze on the prairies. Montana has buffalo, too, and in the National Bison Range, on the Flathead Reservation, buffalo roam a 20,000-acre national wildlife refuge. The plains run with the big sky up to the foot of the Rocky Mountains and all their majesty. The western portion of this great state rises up in tall, rugged Rocky Mountain country. These mountains have provided Montana its name, and yielded a fortune of gold and silver since the first substantial deposits were discovered in the early 1860's.
Today, the mountains attract people for their natural splendor. Glacier National Park is a destination for many, with majestic peaks shaped by massive glacial ice. Rising cliffs and waterfalls offer spectacular beauty here. And Montana's Yellowstone National Park delights visitors with incredible scenery, waterfalls, geysers, and lakes. That's Montana!
This is the Wild West of dreams and one made popular by the Hollywood big screen, Montana sprawls over a rugged and serene landscape. It's a haven for outdoor adventurers, where the wilderness scenery is only matched by the astonishing variety of wildlife. Part rough-and-tumble Rocky Mountains and part expansive prairie, the state is dotted by a handful of almost-modern cities -- more or less overgrown cow towns. You won't need to pitch a tent, however: Montana offers first-class Western-style lodges, as well as topnotch restaurants and museums.
Montana is a destination that will leave a permanent impression on your soul for its beauty and culture are unique and charming. Some places are the same whether you view them from the pages of a magazine or from the soles of your own traveling shoes — Montana is not one of those places. Montana’s real treasures are beyond the obvious sweeping vistas, pristine trout streams, and powder-rich ski areas. See for yourself!
Hiking and backpacking adventures are available for all skill levels in Montana...for
the adventurous, you can disappear over a mountain or take a day hike up to the lakes
of the heavens. Savor the fresh air and outdoors Montana delivers! View more!
Hiking Montana - all levels on any terrain!
Montana offers countless opportunities and endless vistas for creating your own cycling
adventure. View more!
Biking in Montana - ultimate cycling!
Explore our selection of the top annual events and festivals, fairs and celebrations
across the State of Montana, including events in Butte, Browning and Great Falls,
Nevada City and Virginia City View more!
Montana Festivals, Fairs & Special Events!
If you want to really see Montana, we recommend you take a drive but make sure you
have plenty of time to explore the 147,000 square miles of terrain and nearly 69,000
miles of public highways and roads! You will want to explore many areas of the Big
Sky country. The State of Montana knows you are going to enjoy your drive and they
have helped by preparing lists and maps of the best roadtrips for you to take. Enjoy
these Scenic Drives!