1. Three words: Montana Yogo sapphires.
You can only find these beauties in the Treasure State, and they're truly something special.
2. Yellowstone was the first national park in the world.
Even though Montana shares the park with Wyoming and Idaho, it’s still pretty amazing being part of that history.
3. A Montanan invented the heart monitor.
The heart monitor was invented by Norman Holter, who was from Helena. Like a true Montanan, Holter donated the rights to his invention to medicine.
4. Montana is full of beautiful wildlife.
Grizzly bears, deer and elk, bighorn sheep, bison, trumpeter swans...and that’s just a small sample of what you’ll see.
5. Some very well-known celebrities were born in Montana.
Among others, Michelle Williams, David Lynch and Evel Knievel were born here.
6. Glacier National Park is the crown jewel of the continent.
No one can argue that.
7. Montana even does legends best.
This is a sketch of the shunka warakin, a wolflike creature that’s called the Hellhound of Montana. Do they still exist, if they ever did? Some people say yes.
8. Montana is where people go to retire, enjoy the outdoors or escape the chaos of city life.
There’s no shame in being proud to be from a place where people go to better their lives.
9. Montana has some incredible breweries.
Between the clear glacier water, the nearby pacific Northwest hops and the fresh wheat and barley being grown in the state, Montana breweries have all the best resources to make some seriously good beer.
10. Even the larger cities have a small town vibe.
The biggest city in Montana, Billings, is still fairly small by other state standards. In every town you visit, you’ll find friendly people who will look you in the eye and greet you with a smile. And that’s something you definitely won’t see everywhere.