• Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com
    Things to do in Montana

    Not sure if Montana is worth a visit?  Wondering what there is to do in Montana? Born and ...

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  • The Grand Parade at the Whitefish Winter Carnival, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Events, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    Popular Annual Events in Montana

    Wondering what events happen in Montana every year?  There are countless annual events and ...

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  • Fall in the Flathead Valley, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    Why You Should Visit Montana in the Fall

    It seems like Montana visitors either visit our beautiful state mostly in the summer, or in the ...

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  • Yellowstone Interactive Map taken from the National Park Service website at: http://www.nps.gov/features/yell/interactivemap/
    Map of the Pullouts in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park

    Anyone who has visited Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Wyoming has probably learned ...

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  • Riding horses in Montana. Photo Credit: Bar W Ranch
    Montana Ranch Vacation Packing Made Easy

    Planning a ranch vacation in the state of Montana?  Packing for a completely new type of ...

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Decision Point: The Lewis and Clark Expedition in Montana

Decision Point, Missouri River, Lewis and Clark Expeditions, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

It was the beginning of June in 1805 that Lewis and Clark reached the ‘Decision Point‘: where the Missouri and the Marias River merge. They camped here for several days, deciding which route to take for the best route across the Rockies. Their decision to take the Missouri River ...

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Headframe Spirits, Butte, Montana

Headframe Spirits, Butte, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Headframe Spirits is a Montana distillery and tasting room in the heart of Butte that pays tribute to Butte’s mining heritage. A headframe is the structural frame above an underground mine shaft.  Headframes have cultural significance in Butte — with Butte’s mining history, ...

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What to do in West Glacier: Your Guide to West Glacier, Montana

The Flathead River as seen from West Glacier, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, October 2013

For those of us that live near here, West Glacier, Montana, is sometimes passed over as a small town you drive through near the West Entrance to Glacier National Park.  This small town offers many opportunities for visitors to enjoy, besides the fact that it is the gateway into the stunning ...

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Stoney’s Kwik Stop and the Cow at Clearwater Junction, Montana

The Cow at Clearwater Junction near Seeley Lake, Montana

“The Cow”, as I have called it my entire life, is a tall landmark located at the junction of Montana 83 and Montana 200. The cow stands about 14 feet tall and is mostly valued for its ease of directions. The quickest way of getting from Helena to Kalispell, Montana, is to drive MT ...

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The Grand Union Hotel, Fort Benton, Montana

Grand Union Hotel

We recently took a trip back in time and visited the charming Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, Montana.  I honestly was not too sure what to expect when we planned to visit the small town of Fort Benton.  We were more than pleasantly surprised!  We discovered an intriguing piece of Montana ...

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Why Are The Rocks In Glacier National Park So Colorful?

Rocks at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park

I recently had a picnic at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana, where I looked down at my feet, and really started analyzing the rocks. Normally, I don’t pay much attention to rocks, except to make sure that my little one does not put any in her mouth. The rocks at Lake ...

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The Historic Old Fort Benton in Fort Benton, Montana

Outside the Old Fort Benton in Fort Benton, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

What fun we had at the Historic Old Fort Benton in Fort Benton, Montana! Located at the end of Front Street on the Missouri River, you will pay your admission at the Museum of the Upper Missouri, which gives you access to all of the museums in Fort Benton for two consecutive days. The fort... ...

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The Story of Shep, the Forever Faithful Dog, Famous in Fort Benton, Montana

The statue of Shep next to the Missouri River in Fort Benton, Montana

The Story of Shep: the famous Fort Benton dog who never gave up on his owner. Shep was a shepherd / collie cross dog, that was born in the 1930’s, spending his early years tending sheep. Shep’s owner was a herder that had little money during the Depression, working for food and a ...

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Montana, my love

View of Glacier National Park from the Flathead Valley, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com

Montana is my true love.  Montana is the place I call home. Montana is a place where life is based around simpler things.  A place with enough space and something for everyone, from the Rocky Mountains to the rolling plains.  A place where you can ride your horse to work, you can visit a ...

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Things to do in Butte, Montana

Butte, Montana, at Christmas time, Montana Vacation Blog

FOR INFORMATION ON THINGS TO DO IN BUTTE, MONTANA, VISIT: http://www.buttecvb.com/ Butte is known as the “Richest Hill on Earth,” for its production of silver, gold, and particularly copper.  As you come into Butte, you will see the hills that have endured years of mining ...

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