• The Flathead River as seen from West Glacier, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, October 2013
    What to do in West Glacier: Your Guide to West Glacier, Montana

    For those of us that live near here, West Glacier, Montana, is sometimes passed over as a small ...

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  • Reeder's Alley, Helena, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Things to do in Helena, Montana

    Helena, Montana, is the capital city of Montana, and was initially founded with the discovery ...

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  • Rocks at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park
    Why Are The Rocks In Glacier National Park So Colorful?

    I recently had a picnic at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana, where I looked down ...

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  • Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, Philipsburg, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog
    The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, Philipsburg, Montana

    The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center is located in the former Courtney Hotel on South ...

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  • Grand Union Hotel
    The Grand Union Hotel, Fort Benton, Montana

    We recently took a trip back in time and visited the charming Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, ...

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Wild Horse Island, Flathead Lake, Montana

Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake as seen from the air, Montana Vacation Blog

Wild Horse Island is the largest island on Flathead Lake in northwest Montana.  This 2,000 acre state park is day-use only, and is only accessible by boat.  Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River, measuring approximately 30 miles long and 16 miles wide. The ...

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“All about Glacier” Lecture Series at FVCC

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana, is presenting a 3-part lecture series entitled, “All about Glacier.” There will be three different topics discussed, and entry is FREE, for anyone wanting to learn more about Glacier National Park!  All lectures will take ...

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Our Lady of the Rockies, The Statue On the Mountains Overlooking Butte, Montana

Our Lady of the Rockies, Statue overlooking Butte, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

“Our Lady of the Rockies”, a 90 ft. statue, sitting atop the Continental Divide overlooking Butte, Montana, is the result of a dream and six years of work.  Countless volunteers completed a seemingly impossible task, on Dec. 20, 1985.  The base is 3,500 ft. above the city and 8,510 ft. above ...

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The Lewis and Clark Festival, Great Falls, Montana

Lewis and Clark Festival, Great Falls, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

The Lewis and Clark Festival
 is an annual event that will take place in Great Falls, Montana, June 20-22, 2014.   Turn back the pages of time to 1805 and experience life as it was for the Lewis and Clark Expedition at the 25th annual Lewis and Clark Festival, June 20-22.  Re-discover the ...

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Visiting Chinook, Montana

Chinook, Montana

Chinook, Montana, is the county seat of Blaine County located on Lodge Creek, where it empties into the Milk River.  Our town’s name comes from an Indian word meaning “warm wind,” and it is this wind, melting the snow in January and February, that makes it possible for cattle to ...

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The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, Philipsburg, Montana

Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, Philipsburg, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center is located in the former Courtney Hotel on South Sansome Street in Philipsburg, Montana. The museum was founded in 1991, thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers and the generous donations of many people. The main floor of the building was ...

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Things to do in Helena, Montana

Reeder's Alley, Helena, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Helena, Montana, is the capital city of Montana, and was initially founded with the discovery of gold in 1864.  The town is now home to Carroll College, mining history, and stunning views of open countryside.  I find Helena to be understated and overlooked of places to visit in Montana.  The ...

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The Montana Historical Society in Helena, Montana

The Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

The Montana Historical Society just east of the State Capitol in Helena is a must for anyone visiting Big Sky Country.  Montana’s Museum has 13,000 years of known history on what is now Montana. From the important works of Montana’s cowboy artist Charles M. Russell to changing exhibits that ...

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C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, is the home of one of the most complete collections of Charles M. Russell (1864-1926) art and memorabilia in the world. It maintains approximately 2,000 artworks by Russell, as well as personal belongings and archival materials. The permanent ...

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A Walk Through History in Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana

Beautiful view of the levee in Fort Benton, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Fort Benton, Montana, is known as the “Birthplace of Montana,” and is one of the oldest settlements in the West.  Fort Benton was established in 1847 as the last fur trading post on the Upper Missouri River, making it a key economic center for 30 years.  Throughout those years, the ...

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