Montana December 06, 2017
9 Places In Montana That Are Better Than Anywhere Else In The Country
Have you ever heard the expression “A bad day in Montana is better than a good day anywhere else?” Montanans never deny thinking that the Treasure State is the best, and that’s especially true of some of our most coveted spots. When you visit these places, you’ll realize there’s nowhere else in the country (or the world) you’d rather be.
1. Flathead Lake
The lake may be at its most beautiful in the summertime, but there's never a bad time to walk along its shores. Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi in the lower 48 states, and we're lucky to claim it as our own.
2. West Glacier
Named one of "America's Favorite Mountain Towns" by Travel & Leisure Magazine, this gateway to Glacier National Park is delightful. Spending a night at the Belton Chalet before venturing into the park is an unforgettable experience.
3. Makoshika State Park
Makoshika is definitely the gem of Eastern Montana. Exploring the badlands where dinosaurs once roamed is a pretty special experience.
4. Fort Benton
Loaded with local history, monuments and a "bridge to nowhere," it's impossible not to be charmed by the Birthplace of Montana. Those who call Fort Benton home are lucky indeed.
Say what you will about Bozeman... it's getting too populated, it's changing, it's not what it once was. But the fact is, it's the diverse population, abundance of delicious eateries, testaments to the past like The Ellen Theatre, and the surrounding Rocky Mountain views that make it so spectacular.
6. Lake Como
That Italian lake with the same name has got nothing on our version, especially on a warm summer day.
7. Big Sky
Some of our cities are best explored in the summer, but Big Sky comes alive in the wintertime. There's nothing like seeing these landscapes covered in snow.
8. Wild Horse Island
It may be small in size, and surprisingly lacking in horses despite its name... but on a warm summer day, there's no place in the world like Wild Horse Island. Slip away by boat on a day when you need to spend some time in paradise.
9. Lake McDonald
It's impossible to pick a "best" location in Glacier National Park -- every mile is magnificent. But Lake McDonald is one of its most iconic spots, and it's absolutely breathtaking.
All it takes is a little exploring to realize why Montana is called
The Treasure State.