Montana Tourist Places to Visit in Montana, United States, America
Montana is situated towards the western part of the United States, is the 4th largest state in the United States covering an area of 147,042 square miles (381,154 square kilometers) and divided into 6 regions by name Glacier Country, Gold West Country, Russell Country, Yellowstone Country, Missouri River Country, and Custer Country. The economy of the state manly depends on agriculture, oil, gas, coal and hard rock mining and tourism is fast growing industry in the state. Montana is surrounded by Washington, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and border of Canada and located at the distance of 2,014 miles from the capital of United States, Washington DC and coordinates are 47.0000° N, 110.0000° W.
History of Montana:
Montana was first populated by indigenous people 1,000 years ago and later the territory was encountered by the European settlers. From the year 1850, white settlers began to settle in the region until 1870s and in the year 1866, first U.S Army post was established in the year 1866 on the Missouri River named as Camp Cooke and a dispute between Native American and whites increased due the discovery of gold in several parts of Montana. Rail link was established in the state in the year 1881 and after the World War I depression began in the state until the Second World War.
Places to Visit in Montana:
Yellowstone National Park:
Yellowstone National Park is situated in Wyoming and the park is declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site which covers an area of 3,472 square miles and renowned as the world’s first national park which was established in the year 1872.
Glacier National Park:
Glacier National Park is situated in Flathead in Montana, United States and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and national park is surrounded by mountainous region and flora and fauna of the park are unchanged and has a pleasant climate throughout the year.
C.M. Russell Museum:
C.M. Russell Museum is situated in Great Falls in Montana State and showcases the art and architecture of Russell and keeps the old west still alive and museum is the hub to galleries which are devoted to the works of C.M. Russell.
Flathead Lake State Park:
Flathead Lake State Park is situated in Kalispell city in Montana, surrounded by spectacular sight of Flathead Lake and the Swam mountain ranges and tourists can enjoy boating and fishing activities in the lake.
Other Places to Visit in Montana:
- Pompey’s Pillar National Monument
- Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail
- Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center
- The River’s Edge Trail
- A Carousel for Missoula
- Russell Chatham’s Gallery
- Livingston Depot Center
- Conrad Mansion
- Moonlight Basin
- American Computer Museum
- Flathead National Forest
- The World Museum of Mining
Best time to Visit Montana:
Montana faces humid continental weather with warm summers and no dry season. The temperature normally varies from -11° C to 27° C and summer season from June to September and winter season from January to March and best time to visit Montana is from June to September.
How to Reach Montana?
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is the main and one of the busiest airports in the state followed by Billings Logan International Airport Missoula International Airport, Great Falls International Airport, Glacier Park International Airport, Helena Regional Airport, Bert Mooney Airport and Yellowstone Airport. Amtrak is the major rail provider in the state which connects to all the destinations in the state. Montana is well connected through interstate and US highways from the all the neighboring cities and Greyhound, Rimrock Trailways and Powder River Trailways are few bus service providers in the state.
Where to Stay in Montana?
Being an admired tourist attraction for many international tourists, Montana has some best presumed hotels presenting supreme comfort and ambience to the tourists who take such accommodation facilities in such hotels. Visitors can select a hotel as per their choice, requirement and budget as hotels range from budget to luxury in Montana. List of hotels located in Montana are:
- Downtowner Inn Whitefish
- Copper King Hotel Butte
- Hotel Best Western Clocktower Inn
- Staybridge Suites Missoula
- Hotel Holiday Inn Express Great Falls
- West Yellowstone Lodge
- Fairfield Inn Bozeman
- Powder Ridge Cabins Big Sky
- Outlaw Hotel Kalispell
- Grizzly Peaks Condominiums Whitefish
- Hotel Best Western Yellowstone Inn