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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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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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, 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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Things to do in Butte, Montana

FOR INFORMATION ON THINGS TO DO IN BUTTE, MONTANA, VISIT: 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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