You can have one the most adventurous and eventful holiday when you are in Montana. There are so many things one can choose to do in this state. Montana is placed on the west zone of the United States. The hills, wildlife and many other aspects of the state will help you in keeping yourself busy most of the time. This article will give you an insight of what are the things which you can choose to do when you are in Montana.
The beauty of the state is, you can do all the things which you want to irrespective of the season. There is no stopping of entertainment if you are in Montana. There are many activities which you can take up to have fun on your vacation. There are national parks, historic towns and many more attractions.
Here are some of the must do’s when you are in Montana.
Hot springs are something which one does not come across every day. There are 61 hot springs spread all across Montana. Out of all the hot springs, about two dozen of them have been developed as a tourist destination. These hot springs are also good in treating medical conditions. The springs which were discovered by the Native American tribes are known to cure arthritis, high blood pressure and rheumatism. At least for the sake of knowing the place one should not miss the ‘Hot Spring’ destinations when in Montana.
|Montana Hot Springs Coordinates: 47°36′32″N 114°40′19″W|
|Hot Springs Country||United States|
|Hot Springs State||Montana|
|Hot Springs County||Sanders|
|Hot Springs Area|
|- Total||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|- Land||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Hot Springs Elevation||2,841 ft (866 m)|
|Hot Springs Population (2000)|
|- Density||1,739.1/sq mi (671.5/km2)|
|Hot Springs Time Zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|- Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Hot Springs ZIP Code||59845|
|Hot Springs Area Code(s)||406|
|Hot Springs FIPS Code||30-37825|
|GNIS Feature ID||0772580|
This park can easily be one of the biggest forest which is present in the world. It is known as ‘the Hiker’s Paradise’ by the locals. The huge terrain, lakes and the alpine meadows all come together to create the best set up to become the best location for hiking. There are over 700 miles of trails in this region. One can choose from different types of hiking trails. There are short trails as well as extended trails.
|Glacier National Park Location||Flathead County & Glacier County, Montana, United States|
|Glacier National Park Nearest City||KalispellNearest city: Kalispell|
|Glacier National Park Coordinates||48°41′47.72″N 113°43′5.91″W|
|Glacier National Park Area||1,013,322 acres (4,101 km2)|
|Glacier National Park Established||May 11, 1910 Established: May 11, 1910|
|Glacier National Park Visitors||2,031,348 (in 2009)|
|Glacier National Park Governing Body||National Park Service|
|Glacier National Park World Heritage Site||1995|
The Dino-Tourism is becoming quite an attraction over the past few years. There has been a new trail which has been formed in Montana so that the awareness is increased. The state is known for being the home of discovery of some of the most important species of dinosaurs. The new trail is said to have 15-stops in all and every stop is worth. The paleontological information which is shared is very important in terms of understanding these magnificent animals.
How about putting some eagles and birdies? Well you can have the eagles beside you when you are playing the game. Montana has many animals which are left on the golf course on their free will. The courses are very well developed and stretch over long areas of land. These exotic animals roaming around freely will definitely be a distraction to the player. Your concentration will be tested to the core in these conditions. Keeping a top game with these beautiful animals around you will be some test!
Ever wonder how it is to be in the town of ghosts? Well why wonder when you can actually experience it. There are some towns in the state of Montana which have been converted into ghost towns. These abandon cities were converted into ghost towns just to attract and entertain tourists. They are either abandon towns or exhausted mines which were converted into these ‘ghost towns’. Virginia City and Bannack are some of the well developed tourist places in these kinds of towns.