• 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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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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What to Pack while Hiking with Children

Baby at Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Hiking with small children may sound like an unbearable task – one filled with tears (both yours and theirs), frustration, and lack of supplies. I am here to tell you that it is doable.  Our one-year-old hiked up to ten miles round-trip with us in Glacier National Park.  You just have to ...

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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company, West Glacier, Montana

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company, Rafting in West Glacier, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Company is a raft and guide company open May through September, located near West Glacier, Montana.   Glacier Guides was founded in 1983 to provide ecologically sensitive backcountry guiding and interpretation in Glacier National Park.  It was started by three ...

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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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Where to Eat Dinner in Whitefish, Montana

Downtown Whitefish Montana in the winter, Montana Vacation Blog

Whitefish, Montana, has a large selection of restaurants to choose from for the small size of the town.  I have many favorites.  I recommend any of the following, depending on what kind of food you are in the mood for.  (Note that only some restaurants have patios, and they are only open during ...

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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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Glacier Outdoor Center: Lodging in the Heart of West Glacier, Montana

Glacier Outdor Center cabin, West Glacier, Montana

For comfortable lodging accommodations in the heart of West Glacier, Glacier Outdoor Center offers modern rental cabins with beautiful mountain views and easy access to Glacier National Park.  One of our guests described our rental cabins as “The best base camp at Glacier.” We think ...

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Things To Do in Glacier National Park in Montana in April and May

Lake McDonald Lodge, Glacier National Park, Montana

I often assume that people know that Montana gets a lot of snow in the winter, and that it takes many months for it to melt in Glacier National Park.  I have overheard several people talking in Glacier National Park in April and May, saying that they didn’t know that the Going-to-the-Sun ...

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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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Sunny Slope Lodge: Your Yellowstone Vacation Rental

Yellowstone Vacation Rental Sunny Slope Lodge Kitchen

Located just 5 miles from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park in Montana, the Sunny Slope Lodge is a custom log lodge, and just the place to hang your hat after a long day of Yellowstone adventuring. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,000 square feet custom cabin/timber frame home ...

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