A Trip To One Of The Oldest General Stores In Montana Is Like Stepping Back In Time
Montana’s general stores offer a glimpse into its history — and luckily, our state still has plenty of them. Each of our small town general stores is a symbol of hope, proof that small family businesses can survive and thrive through centuries. The next time you’re in Augusta, check out Allen’s Manix Store, also known as The Trading Post.
Known as the gateway to the immense Bob Marshall Wilderness, Augusta is a charming small town in Lewis and Clark County.
And with a population of just 318, there's no mistaking this place for a major city.
The Trading Post first opened its doors in 1902, serving as the only general store in town.
It has been owned and operated by the Allen family for almost half a century. Susie Allen currently runs the store, taking over when she was only 20 years old in the 1970s.
With the Rocky Mountain Front serving as a backdrop, this store always sees a steady stream of travelers heading to the mountains or to Glacier National Park.
That's why the store always has a great supply of souvenirs, plus plenty of hunting and fishing supplies.
From fruits and vegetables to frozen goods and other staples, you'll find all the groceries you need . . .
. . . and don't forget to check out all the locally made treasures.
The motto here is "If we don't have it, you don't need it."
The store even has a variety of delicious baked goods, from pastries to cookies.
It's especially well-known for its mouthwatering maple bars.
Allen's Manix Store is currently open from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. daily.
Those are some great hours for a family-run business.
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Allen's Manix Store, 10 Main St, Augusta, MT 59410, USA