1. Our scenery is like no other.
Seriously, have you seen some of our landscapes? They look surreal.
2. We invented the heart monitor.
Well, Norman Holter invented it, actually. He was from Helena.
3. Montana was the first state to elect a woman to Congress.
It’s true! Her name was Jeannette Rankin and she won a seat in Congress before women could even legally vote.
4. Montanans are incredibly kind.
There are bad and good people everywhere, but Montana happens to have a lot of really good people.
5. We know how to have a good time.
Whether you grew up in a tiny town or you were raised in a bigger city like Billings or Missoula, you always found great ways to entertain yourself as a child, and now you know how to have a blast as an adult.
6. We have Glacier National Park, the Crown Jewel of the Continent.
And we’re more than happy to have anyone else come and explore it so they can see how breathtaking it truly is.
7. We have an amazing Dinosaur Trail.
Prehistorically curious? Dinosaurs once roamed across Montana, and we’ve documented their lifespan with a series of 14 museums and other attractions in Central and Eastern Montana. How could anyone ever hate that?
8. Montana is a swing state.
Our votes keep people guessing during election season. Admit it―that’s exciting.
9. Even our ghost towns look better than some populated towns in other states.
Just look at the perfectly preserved Virginia City.
10. We have incredible wildlife.
Bears, deer, moose, birds… beautiful wildlife lives all over Montana, and the animals are amazing to see.
11. If you’re bored in Montana, you’re doing Montana wrong.
The Treasure State has lakes, rivers, mountains and plains. There is whitewater rafting, fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, and horseback riding to be done. There are museums and antique shops to see. We have bookstores and libraries. And if you’re flat broke or too tired to move, we have the most incredible sunsets to watch.
12. It's an amazing place to raise a family.
Montana kids live the good life.
13. Because it’s the last best place.
Most people who visit Montana can sense there’s something special about it, and those who live here know it for a fact. People who can’t see the appeal of Montana can just keep it to themselves.