This Family Friendly Road Trip Through Montana Leads To Whimsical Attractions, Fun Restaurants, And More
Are you considering a spring break road trip? Do you have little ones in your life with cabin fever?
Montana is a very family-friendly state, especially for families who love nature. But you don’t have to be into hiking, fishing, or anything but driving and having fun to enjoy this particular adventure. This road trip route will truly be fun for the whole family—and you can add as many stops as you’d like, depending on how much time you have.
1. Paul's Pancake Parlor, Missoula
Paul's Pancake Parlor, 2305 Brooks St, Missoula, MT 59801, USA
Start with a tasty morning or mid-day meal at Paul's Pancake Parlor in Missoula. Since 1963, this family-owned eatery has been a beloved local treasure.
Breakfast isn't the only thing on the menu here, but the breakfast menu is enormous. It's also delicious.
Whether you want sweet crepes or pancakes or a savory omelette, one thing is certain: you won't leave hungry.
2. A Carousel for Missoula and Dragon Hollow, Missoula
A Carousel for Missoula, 101 Carousel Dr, Missoula, MT 59802, USA
A Carousel for Missoula and Dragon Hollow
Next, go for a ride on Missoula's iconic carousel. Kids at heart tend to enjoy it as much as actual children.
Philipsburg, MT 59858, USA
Your next stop on the road trip is Philipsburg, our favorite charming 19th-century mining town. Here, you can pan for sapphires, do a little shopping, or get a treat at the old-fashioned soda fountain. If you have some time to spend here, Philipsburg is also a great place to spend the night.
4. Virginia City
Virginia City, MT 59729, USA
You'll definitely want to take the family to Montana's liveliest ghost town, Virginia City. While this town really comes alive in the summertime, some businesses stay open all year, so you'll have a fantastic visit regardless.
5. Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman
Museum of the Rockies, 600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
The adventure ends at Montana's most famous museum. Known for being home to a full T-Rex skeleton, this is a perfect place for dinosaur lovers.
Where are your favorite places in Montana to take your family?
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