The ideal months for Montana travel are July and August , when the must-see attractions are up and running, the crowds are not overwhelming, and the temperature is most comfortable.
Rich deposits of minerals, including gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, coal and oil, earned Montana its nickname as the Treasure State.
Plan your trip with our list of the best places to visit in Montana . Glacier National Park. Mountain goat in Glacier National Park. Bozeman. Museum of the Rockies | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane. Livingston. Missoula Editor’s Pick. Whitefish. Yellowstone National Park. Helena. Butte.
You should plan to spend around $107 per day on your vacation in Montana, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $24 on meals for one day and $52 on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Montana for a couple is $79 .
Although people in Montana aren’t stressing out about safety as much as others across the country, personal experience with violent and property crime increased year over year. The good news is that the state’s violent crime rate is on par with the national rate—both are 3.7 incidents per 1,000.
Clothing A medium-weight jacket for fall. A heavy jacket for winter and spring. Layers, always. Tennis shoes, hiking boots, or hiking shoes are a must for exploring Big Sky and Yellowstone on foot. If packing for colder weather, find more winter essentials by visiting the Big Sky Visitors Bureau website.
An amount below 100 means Montana is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Montana , Montana is more expensive. Montana cost of living is 94.0.
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Top 10 Must-Have Montana Meals Huckleberry Macaroons, Polebridge Mercantile, Polebridge, Montana (Worth that extra drive north!) Bison Meatballs, Haskill Station, Whitefish, Montana (Labelled an appetizer but a solid meal) Breakfast frittatta, Hidden Moose Lodge, Whitefish, Montana (Best breakfast in the state, hands down)
The Most Beautiful Towns in Montana Bozeman . Architectural Landmark. Facebook. Whitefish . Architectural Landmark. Facebook. Hamilton. Architectural Landmark. Facebook. Polson. Architectural Landmark. Facebook. Lewistown . Architectural Landmark. Facebook. West Yellowstone . Architectural Landmark. Facebook. Anaconda . Architectural Landmark. Butte . Architectural Landmark.
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Montana Billings . Home to about 106,000 people, Billings is Montana’s largest city. Great Falls . Great Falls , often described as a “cowboy version of Mayberry,” offers a small-town experience at the confluence of the Missouri and Sun rivers. Kalispell . Bozeman . Helena.
The Most Montana Town Ever And Why You Need To Visit Stroll the streets of historic downtown Butte and you’ll see pieces of its past. The city is rooted in mining history and all that goes with it . This is one of the few museums in the world located on an actual mine yard, and it’s a place where history comes to life.
Missoula is definitely a community-centered town and it shows through in the abundance of activities you can join in on at any day of the week for little to no cost.
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While mosquitoes are not a problem in some parts of Montana and many other places might be skeeter-free one year and bad for them the next, a good rule of thumb is to pack the repellant everywhere you go in the summertime.
Glacier National Park has had an entrance fee since 1914. The current rate of $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle has been in effect since 2016. The park is one of 117 in the National Park System that charges an entrance fee . The remaining 300 sites are free to enter.