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Places to see in Montana

The hilly state Montana located in the Western United States has around 77 mighty mountain ranges standing proudly. The name ‘Montana’ is derived from Spanish word montaña meaning mountain..

The state is called "The Treasure State", "Big Sky Country", "Land of the Shining Mountains," and "The Last Best Place." Tourism is the major source of revenue in Montana. Every year millions of tourists come here to enjoy the pleasures in the rugged craggy peaks, alpine vistas, wildflowers and waterfalls of the continent.

The majestic state offers ample opportunities for adventure especially Dog sledding and skiing. Chinese effect on Montana is very much visible in China Town of the capital city Helena whose vibrancy attracts tourists from all around the world.

Places to see in Montana

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park was the world’s first international Peace Park. It has been declared World Heritage Site in 1995. The 1,013,595 acres park has about 350 National Historical Sites. Its wild serenity and natural wonders appeals everyone. One can indulge in number of activities like fishing, camping or hiking, horseback riding on well maintained trails or snowball fight or watch wildlife or skiing and snowmobiling.

With snow covered mountains and craggy cliffs, 50 glaciers, 200 lakes, 1400 plant varieties, 63 species of land animals and 272 species of birds Glacier National Park is a place to see.

Another attraction is the 50 mile drive along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. There are many wonderful 19th century scenic spots and crystal-clear lakes.

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Montana's first state park, Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in Whitehall has one of the largest limestone caverns in the Northwest. The park is located in 2,920 acres at a height of 5,010 feet. The naturally cooled caves are spectacular.

It is a nice picnic spot that offers hiking trail, campground, visitor center, interpretive displays etc. Guided tours are conducted daily in peak tourist season i.e. between May 1 and September 30.

Montana Dinosaur Trail

The Montana Dinosaur Trail has series of Dinosaur museums and state parks. Since May 2005 The Trail has drawn thousands of visitors each year. It is an attraction for historians, paleontologists and commoners as well. One will see dinosaur fossils, fossil preservation stations here. The trail has contributed its part in state’s economy as it increased visitors coming for business along the route.

Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in Polson with 185 miles of shoreline. The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks of Flathead Lake have around thirteen public access sites where myriad activities can be pursued. It is a great picnic place where recreation activities like sailing, power boating, waterskiing, swimming and fishing are enjoyed by tourists.

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

This area was primarily occupied by many tribes. Buffalo Jump State Park is a great place to enjoy picnic with your family. The learning about the local culture and history of local Native Americans for kids is made easier.

The 2,000 year history of park is well exhibited by interactive displays. The park has many different species of wild animals and trails, so it is a paradise for viewing wildlife, hiking and picnicking.