12 Magnificent Hidden Gems To Discover In Montana This Year
By Michelle|Updated on December 10, 2023(Originally published January 24, 2023)
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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Every year, we endeavor to see more of the state. We make plans to go to the big-name parks, eat at the best restaurants, and take our visitors to places they’ll want to tell their friends about. But, what about everything else? The truth is that, in doing this, we miss out on some of the best hidden gems in Montana. From restaurants to parks and museums to hikes, there are spots here that are so worthy of a visit. However, these places frequently get overshadowed. This year we’re making a promise to ourselves to get out and see more! Here are a few of the areas we’re starting with:
Have you been to any of these hidden gems in Montana? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience or any tips you may have! If there are any secrets to making these spots even better, let us know in the comments. Or maybe you know of some other Montana hidden gems that you think people would like to visit. Share those, too! We would love to hear from you.
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The Best Hidden Gems In Montana
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Where are some of the best hidden gems in Montana?
The Treasure State is vast in its beauty and you could spend countless hours and never be able to take it all in. When it’s ideal to seek out just a few lesser-known areas in one trip, follow along our Montana hidden gem road trip. Along the way, you’ll stop at places such as:
Kootenai Falls isn’t exactly hidden, but it is in a place many people often don’t tend to visit.
Thompson Chain of Lakes State Park in Libby. You may want to return for a longer stay at this expansive and beautiful park.
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Deer Lodge. You will gain a whole new appreciation for the American Wild West and the cowboys who made their lives out west.