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In the western part of Montana, grizzly bears lumber through dense pines, mountain goats clamber over the Rockies and thousands of lakes reflect the state’s namesake Big Sky. To the east, the prairie unfurls like a gently rumpled blanket, dotted with bison. Amid all this oversized grandeur, you can also find quirky cities like Bozeman and Missoula, Wild West history and a rich heritage of American Indian cultures.

So they can build a trip tailored to you, our specialists have explored the state and its national parks many times. They’ve climbed Rising Wolf Mountain and driven along the Going to the Sun Road to find the best views. They’ve also ridden horses and hiked through the portion of Yellowstone that sprawls out of Wyoming into Montana.

In Glacier National Park, you might hike along the Highline Trail, ride on a vintage red bus or follow a private guide into the quieter corners of the park to spot wildlife. Climb into an open-top 4x4 to explore Clarks Fork Canyon or visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield, where the Lakota and Cheyenne people fought against westward expansion.

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Places to visit in Montana

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Montana, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

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    Places in and around Montana

    Accommodation choices for Montana

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Montana. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Gardens of Glacier Park Lodge

      Glacier Park Lodge

      Simple

      Located at the eastern gateway to Glacier National Park, the hotel offers 161 guest rooms and suites, many with balcony, on the second and third floors of the main lodge and in the connecting four-floor Great Northern Wing.

    • The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

      The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

      First Class

      Surrounded by mountains and with the tranquil waters of Whitefish Lake on its doorstep, this family-run hotel is just minutes from downtown Whitefish.

    • Best Western Plus Clocktower Inn, Billings

      Best Western Plus Clocktower Inn

      Simple

      Centrally located in downtown Billings, less than a mile from the Yellowstone Art Museum, Historic Billings Depot and the Railyard Ale House, the Clocktower Inn provides a convenient base for exploring the town and wider area.