(Not So) Secret Attractions To See On Your Montana Vacation
Montana is jam-packed with cool and historical sights all over the state. I thought we'd talk about some of the underrated areas.
Explore over 4,000 years of human technological history in this world-class museum.
Bleu Horses, Highway 287 near Three Forks
Created by metal sculptor, Jim Dolan, you might just think this is a herd of wild horses at first glance.
Earthquake Lake, Near Hebgen Lake on Highway 287
In 1959 Montana had an earthquake that stopped the Madison River creating this 5 mile long lake. You can't help but get an eerie feeling when you're visiting.
One of the largest Buffalo cliff jump sites in America, this mile long sandstone cliff is quite a sight and filled with Native American history.
A fire destroyed most of the town of Havre in 1904. To survive while the town was restored, business owners moved it underground.
Built in 1953, Hungry Horse Dam is one of the largest concrete dams in America at 564 feet high.
A memorial to the battle between the US Army's 7th Cavalry, Crow, and Arikara scouts and the Lakotas, Cheyennes, and Arapaho. Around 260 died and were buried where they laid.
National Bison Range, Charlo
Home to about 300 Bison, this is the way to go if you REALLY want to see the Bison in their natural habitat.
Pompey's Pillar, I-94 near Billings
The only remaining physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, you'll see Clark's signature. He also gave it it's name after the baby of Sacagawea.
Priest Butte, Highway 89 near Choteau
There are two stories behind the history of the crosses. #1. The priests killed 3 Blackfeet boys. #2. The Blackfeet killed 3 priests. I'm inclined to believe #1, but I don't think we'll ever really know.
Built in 1999 using about 25 tons of fieldstones. The property is said to be beautiful.
I included the Rimrocks because it's such a sight to see the tall sandstone on the West end of Billings. It's also a GREAT place to get a view of Billings at night and enjoy the stars.
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