Attractions March 08, 2018
Here Are The 9 Coolest Small Towns In Montana You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
We don’t mean to brag (much), but Montana mainly consists of small towns, and they’re awesome. But even if you were born and raised in the Treasure State, you don’t always hear about them all. Here are a few cool small places that stay under the radar — but they’re all worth visiting.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Located in Blaine County near Havre, Chinook is quiet and peaceful, but it also offers exciting recreational opportunities and several large parks. If you go, check out the Bear Paw Battlefield and the Blaine County Museum.
This small Sanders County town is home to less than 1,100 people, but we'll guarantee that most of them are very happy to live there. You won't find a rich nightlife or an abundance of shopping here, but you will find the kind of small town friendliness that is too rare these days (and the delicious Ripples Ice Cream Parlor).
Don't worry, Montanans -- if you've never heard of Wibaux, you're not alone. This tiny town lies east of Glendive near the North Dakota border. Named after Pierre Wibaux, a Huguenot who came to Eastern Montana and loved it enough to stay, this is the home of the Shamrock Club, which serves some of the best steaks on earth.
Fairview borders North Dakota, but this tiny town is 100% old school Montana. If you ever pass through, check out the old Fairview Bridge, which adjoins the only tunnel in North Dakota.
Take a trip back to Old Montana and cowboy country. Jordan is located in Garfield County, and only about 350 people call it home. In 1904, a Tyrannosaurus Rex was discovered near Jordan in the Hell Creek Formation
Unless you grew up in Libby, you may have never heard of this quiet community near the Idaho border. Often called the Gateway to Montana, it sits along the banks of the Kootenai River with plenty of natural scenery surrounding it.
This little town dates all the way back to the 1850s, and it actually doesn't look much different than it did in its early days. The 650 locals agree that's part of the appeal.
This sleepy little railroad town is often overlooked, but it's actually pretty charming. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Bighorn River and historic attractions like the Big Horn County Museum and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, it's a great place for history buffs to visit.
This tiny Madison County town was named after its early settlers, the Cameron family. It's located in a fertile valley surrounded by ranches, and it's one of the gateways to Yellowstone National Park.
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