10 Most Beautiful Towns In Montana, USA

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Montana is a state located in the west of the United States of America. It is the fourth-largest state by area after Alaska, Texas, and California respectively. The economy of the state mainly depends on agriculture, mining, and tourism. Famous for its several mountains, plains, and natural environment, tourism is highly anticipated in this state. Home to the Glacier National Park and several other tourist attractions, it is worth a visit. It is also home to great towns like Stevensville, known for its ranches and wildlife, and Whitefish which is famous for its ski competition and snowy mountains, and several others. To know about the beautiful towns in Montana, check out this piece.

1. Stevensville Town

Stevensville Town

Stevensville is located in Ravalli County in Montana. It is the original settlement for the people of Montana, first settled by Jesus missionaries. Kootenai Creek trail and Saint Mary’s Peak are some of the major tourist attractions in this town. All hiking lovers should visit these adventurous areas. Wildlife lovers should not miss what Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge has to offer. Enjoy outdoor games in parks and even go horse-riding in the amazing ranches. Do not miss out on the delicacies at Frontier Cafe and restaurants. Mission Bistro has romantic spots for dates and several shopping malls are located within the area. Accommodations are available in some hotels and you can enjoy a movie at the Pharaohplex cinema for movie lovers.

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2. Big Sky Town

Big Sky Resort
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Big Sky is a town located in the Rocky Mountains in the south of Montana. Tourism is highly anticipated, especially skiing and mountain biking. For adventure lovers, this is where to be. Yellowstone National park is just an hour’s drive from Big Sky. From this first national park in the USA, you will be glamoured by the geysers, wildlife, and even enjoy mountain biking. Go skiing at the biggest ski resort in the USA - Big Sky Resort. You can go hiking at Ousel Falls Trail and also enjoy the beauty of the waterfall. Jewel stores like Shelly Bermont Fine Jewelry, shopping malls like Big Sky Sugarbazz, and boutiques like Willow Boutique are ideal for shopping addicts. Big Sky Town is home to adventure and good memories.

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3. West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone
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West Yellowstone is found in the southern parts of Montana, USA. It is home to the famous Yellowstone National Park, home to the Elks and the Bison. Learn about the day to day lives of wolves and grizzly bears at the Grizzly and Wolves Discovery Center. Skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and tourism are just a few activities to be done here. Visit Yellowstone Historic center to learn about the preserved history of the town. Do not miss the fly fishing activities at Madison River. Alpine Motel, Lazy G Motel, and other inns offer cozy accommodations and several other eateries are found in the town

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4. Ennis Town

Welcome to Ennis
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Ennis is a town found in Madison County, Montana, USA. The town is popular for the art that symbolizes Montana culture. An outdoor art tour will be worth your time if you are new to the town. Visit Madison Meadow Public Course to play entertaining golf. Try out hunting and fishing at the Missoula area with a guide. A pleasant surprise is waiting for you at the Madison Valley History Museum. Learn the ways of the old west, like blacksmithing, tin making, and basketry, at the museum. Go horse riding at the Diamond J Guest Ranch and experience the life of the old west. Get thrifty in a couple of stores like the Nearly New Shoppe and other jewelry stores.

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5. Darby Town

Darby MT Police Station
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Darby is a town located in Ravalli County, Montana. Tour around the Darby Memorial Museum to learn about the heritage and history of the past. Visit the town’s library; you won’t just be amazed by the books but also the structure of the building. The town is also known for hosting sports competitions and other recreation activities like rafting and hiking. You do not want to miss the delicacies at Blue Joint and also enjoy a drink at Bandit Brewing. Accommodations are offered in inns like Mountain Spirit Inn and Bitterroot River Ranch.

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6. Eureka

Eureka Montana Downtown
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Eureka is located in Lincoln County in Montana, USA. It is surrounded by Kootenai forest and it has the Glacier National Park on its veranda. Inquire into Eureka Historical Village and be glamoured by the structures of the buildings that have been there since the 1880s. Hiking at Stone Hill is an adventure worth your time. It is approximately an hour’s drive to Kootenai Falls where you will enjoy the scenery of the largest falls in Montana. Play some golf at Wilderness club and take a wildlife tour through the forests and other parks in the town. Have an appetizing breakfast at antique cafes and dinner at the town’s several eateries. Several inns and motels around Eureka town offer accommodation.

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7. Hot Springs

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Hot Springs in Montana derived its name from being close to several hot springs. Hot Springs Airport is a county-owned airport based in the town. Pay a visit to the Symes Hot Springs to see the hot springs and the geysers. The springs also have a hotel where they offer services like spa, bathing areas, and eateries. At Wild Horse Mercantile, you can buy vintage and old-fashioned furniture, farm tools, and artwork. Do not miss a tour at LaRue Hot Springs Museum to see historic handiwork and learn about the early life of American Indian culture. Several hotels, cafes, and accommodations are located in this town.

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8. Virginia City

Virginia City, Montana
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Virginia City is found in Madison County, Montana. While in town, do not miss a performance at Virginia City Opera House. It is also home to the last Cremona players’ pianos in the world. Be entertained in the old west adventure of horseback riding at Montana Carriage. It is also a short drive to Yellowstone National park. Relaxing moments with stage jokes, concerts, and music at the Breweries Follies is something you don’t want to miss while in town. Inns like Fairweather inn aim to make your visit relaxing and fun. Separate hotels like Bob’s place, Star Bakery, and restaurants are available and offering amazing delicacies.

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9. Manhattan, Montana

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Manhattan town is located in Gallatin County, Montana. This town has the best of the old west adventure to offer. Visit the Alpaca Land and experience a tour to see Alpacas, plus buy Alpaca fiber products from the stores in the ranch. Golfing at the Bridger Creek Golf Course, hiking at Madison Jumpstate Buffalo Park and camping are just a few activities worth trying in Manhattan. Stop at the Broken Bar and Casino for a drink or legal gambling and other casino games. Several inns offer quality accommodation to their visitors. Get your breakfast at Garden Cafe and an appetizing dinner at Sir Scott’s Oasis.

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10. Browning Town

Browning - Montana
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Browning is located in Glacier County, Montana. The largest group of Blackfeet Indian reservation community is located in this town. Make sure you visit Blackfeet Heritage Center and museum to see the glamorous art, crafts, and pieces of jewelry. Hunting, golfing, snowmobiling, and skiing are some of the major outdoor activities. Tour Blackfoot Tipi Village to enjoy traditional meals and other cultural activities practiced there. Visit Little Flower Catholic Church and see the amazing architecture of the building. Browning public schools are also considered some of the best in the state for their academic and athletic performance.

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A beautiful destination

Montana is known for the beauty of its nature. From mountains to forests, you do not want to miss out on the adventures it has to offer. Use our list above to plan out where to visit in Montana when you go for your next vacation.

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