• 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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  • The animals on one beautiful summer drive in Montana

    I can say over and over what a special place Montana is, but you just won’t know until ...

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  • Yellowstone National Park or Glacier National Park: Which park should I visit?

    While visiting Yellowstone National Park last summer, we met some people who were visiting ...

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Opal Mountain Gems, Philipsburg, Montana: The Place to Mine for Sapphires

Opal Mountain Gems, Philipsburg, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Opal Mountain Gems provides a great family stop when traveling through southwest Montana. Located in Philipsburg, this is a great stop along your tour.  We offer outside sapphire mining and gold panning using a running water flume – all equipment provided.   Inside you’ll find wonderful ...

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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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Upper Canyon Outfitters: Your Hunting and Fishing Guest Ranch in Southwest Montana

Upper Canyon Outfitters, Alder, Montana

Upper Canyon Outfitters is a family operated guest ranch located in the upper Ruby Valley of Montana. Our family has been exploring, hunting, and fishing in these beautiful mountains since our grandfather homesteaded here in 1910. The ranch is nestled between three beautiful mountain ranges, ...

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Glacier Raft Company: Your Rafting Guides in West Glacier, Montana

Glacier Raft Company rafting in Glacier National Park, Montana

In 1976, Onno Wieringa and Darwon Stoneman had a wild idea:  take their two rafts and one van and start a whitewater rafting company. People thought they were all wet – but the business grew rapidly. Today, Darwon and Terri Stoneman along with their daughter and son-in-law Cassie and Jeff ...

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The Lone Mountain Ranch near Big Sky: This is Real Montana

Lone Mountain Ranch horseback riding near Big Sky, Montana

Lone Mountain Ranch is an authentic summer and winter guest ranch located 18 miles from Yellowstone National Park in the mountains of southwestern Montana.  With miles of horseback riding trails, some of the best fly-fishing in the world with Orvis® endorsed guides, an excellent Outdoor Youth ...

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Mountain Sky Guest Ranch: Montana’s all-inclusive family ranch near Yellowstone National Park

Mountain Sky Ranch, Golf Course, Emigrant, Montana

Just 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park, the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch has spent over 80 years perfecting our rustic elegance on nearly 10,000 acres of beautiful rugged countryside in Montana’s Paradise Valley.  We invite you to rejuvenate in one of our carefully restored one, two, or ...

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“Best of Montana” from National Geographic

Best of Montana from National Geographic

National Geographic has come out with a “Best of Montana” guide, complete with stunning photos and insider information to help you plan your trip to Montana, no matter the season. They have guides ranging from “Where the Locals Go,” to “Best of Montana ...

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My Review of the Deuter Kid Comfort 3: The Kid Carrier Backpack You Need!

Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

If you are bringing a small child on your trip to Montana, (or anywhere you plan on doing a lot of walking/hiking), I highly recommend buying the Deuter Kid Comfort III Kid Carrier backpack. Living in Montana, we have not found much of a need for a stroller.  At least, not since my first ...

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Your Quick Guide to Enjoying a Day in Glacier National Park

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana

Are you looking for what to do during your visit to Glacier National Park in Montana?  Looking to get the most out of one day?  Here is a quick day guide for what to do while driving between the west entrance to east entrance of Glacier National Park. I usually drive by starting on the... Read More

Madison Campground, Yellowstone National Park

Madison River, Madison Campground, Yellowstone National Park

The Madison Campground has become one of my favorite spots in Yellowstone National Park.  Conveniently located near the west entrance, this campground offers easy access to the Tower Junction, Old Faithful, and West Yellowstone.  I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a camping ...

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