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7 of the Most Beautiful Places to See in Montana



Often referred to as the Big Sky Country, Montana is popular for its majestic views and landscapes. It is known for a number of outdoor activities that you can try as well as a variety of wildlife that you can spot in one of its many lands. This natural paradise is just waiting to be explored. Listed below are the most beautiful places to see in Montana!

1. Glacier National Park

Dubbed as the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem”, this nature lover’s paradise will never disappoint. With over a million acres of land, this is perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts who would like to witness a spectacular sight of nature. Filled with huge mountain ranges, thick forests, alpine meadows, and soaring waterfalls, Glacier National Park also boasts its magnificent view of the Triple Divide.

It also features a hiking trail that is over 700 miles long, making it a perfect ground for trekking and sightseeing. If you’re not up for a long walk, you may also bring your car and drive through the park’s 50-mile-long highway without sacrificing the chance to take a glimpse of the park’s highlights.


  • Planning a visit? The National Park System website updates info about the Glacier National Park. Check it out when you make your itinerary!

2. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana
Photo Credits: Outside Online

Situated in southeastern Montana, this historical landmark is a witness to one of America’s most infamous battles. The clash between the Cheyenne Indians, Sioux, and the US Army took place in 1876 and claimed the lives of thousands of soldiers and native Americans. It was originally named Custer Battlefield National Monument up until December 10, 1991, when former President George H.W. Bush renamed it to its current title.

Visitors can go through a guided walking tour and explore the museum that contains an exhibit about the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. This over 5-mile tour leads to a road that connects to another two separate battlefields, the Reno-Benteen Battlefield and the Custer Battlefield.

3. Gates of the Mountains Wilderness

Gates of the Mountains Wilderness, Montana
Photo Credits: Smithsonian Magazine

With over 30,000 acres of land, this scenic mountain is one of the most acknowledged landmarks in the state. An American explorer named Meriwether Lewis took an interest in this massive wilderness. He also gave it its name. Located at 20 miles north of Helena, this spectacle has become a great spot for photographers and nature lovers alike.

Explore the limestone canyon walls by riding the Gates of the Mountain Boat tour which lasts up to three hours. The sight of this majestic wonder is enough to make you feel Lewis’ excitement when he first came across this beauty. If you can’t choose among all the most beautiful places to see in Montana, this one should be in your bucket list.


  • Reserve your boat tours online to avoid the long lines!

4. Whitefish

Whitefish, Montana
Photo Credits: Explore Whitefish

Whitefish Mountain is a thrill-seeker’s paradise. Located in northern Montana, nearing the Canadian border, this glistening mountain is popular all year round. Learn the ropes of skiing and gliding during the winter season. In the summer, you may also try the zip line, downhill biking. There’s also off the mountain activities like river rafting, fly-fishing, and horseback riding.

Formerly known as Big Mountain, Whitefish is home to some of the world’s most spectacular wonders of nature. This authentic mountain town offers several exhilarating activities, impeccable cuisine, nightlife, and a rich culture. No doubt one of the most beautiful places to see in Montana!

5. The Moss Mansion

The Moss Mansion, Montana
Photo Credits: Flickr | Bill Badzo

Built in the early 1900s, the Moss Mansion has been catching the attention of visitors with its impeccable craftsmanship and exquisite decor. The mansion was designed by the famous New York architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh and since then has been an inspiration to many artists globally. This large, crimson-colored manor has over 30 bedrooms that feature unique draperies, furniture, and artifacts.

The Moss Mansion is a part of the National Register of Historic Places list and has been the setting of some period dramas in Hollywood. Today, the Moss Mansion serves as a cultural center. Several social events and fundraisers have been held here as well as educational tours, exhibits, and seasonal festivals.

6. The World Museum of Mining

The World Museum of Mining, Montana
Photo Credits: Montana Standard

Nestling on top of an actual mine yard, The World Museum of Mining offers you a glimpse into the life of the miners in Montana. Founded in the early 1960s, the museum focuses on the restoration of the mining camp, the relics, and the historical structures that are once part of the ancient community called the “Hell Roarin’ Gulch”. This old town is standing on an inactive silver and zinc mine. One of the highlights here is the tower at the top of the mineshaft, which the locals refer to as the “Orphan Girl”.

The World Museum of Mining remains to be a reminder of the history of the town of Butte and what once was considered one of the world’s productive copper mines.


  • You can book tour tickets through the Mining Museum website.

7. Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, Montana
Photo Credits: Reserve America

This limestone cavern is located between Butte and Bozeman. It’s definitely one of the most beautiful places to see in Montana. With over 3,000 acres of underground space, visitors can enjoy the guided tour led by the park staff. It is best known for its natural air conditioning and walls lined with helictites, stalagmites, and stalactites.

The ground on top of the cave features hiking trails, campgrounds and cabins, picnic sites, and grill stations. Feel free to host a barbecue party under the stars! Whether you’d like to explore the chilly cave or back in the sun up in the park,  Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park can surely cater to your needs.

It’s obvious why Treasure State is another nickname for Montana. We love this state so much, we featured more exciting things to see and do in this top 10 list! Featured on this list are some places that you should not miss when in Montana. Check out these gems to have a memorable experience!

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