Montana October 20, 2017
7 Undeniably Fun Weekend Trips To Take If You Live In Montana
It’s getting cold and snowy in Montana, but if you love to travel, rejoice: You’ve still got a little time for a weekend getaway before the Treasure State turns into a Winter Wonderland. And in fact, since we’re post summer tourist season, now is the perfect time to go.
If you live in Montana, you probably already know that these 7 weekend destinations are always a blast. So fill your gas tank and head for one of these spots.
Located in Granite County, Philipsburg is undeniably charming with plenty to offer. Walk the streets with a treat from the Doe Brothers Soda Fountain and you'll see what we mean.
While Philipsburg is most famous for its sapphire mines, there's plenty to do and see even after Ge Mountain closes down for the season.
Cozy up with a cold one at Philipsburg Brewing Company and talk to the locals about life.
2. Big Timber
This beautiful mountain town makes a great year-long destination. From the breathtaking Natural Bridge State Park to the Crazy Mountain Museum, Montanans can count on a fun getaway when they come here.
While you're out and about in Big Timber, don't forget to stop by the Thirsty Turtle for at least one hearty meal.
Their burgers and BBQ are second to none.
3. Miles City
Miles City hosts the annual Bucking Horse Sale in May, but it's a fun place to visit any time of year. Check out the Range Riders Museum and the WaterWorks Art Museum for a taste of local history.
Don't forget to stop by the Tongue River Winery at 99 Morning Star Lane while you're in Miles City to taste vino made with fruit exclusively from the Northern Plains.
Take the Fort Assinniboine Historic Tour, enjoy an Ugly Burger at Rod's Drive-In, and kick back with a cold one at Triple Dog Brewing when you visit this charming railroad town.
Of course, no trip to Havre would be complete without the famous Beneath the Streets tour.
Check the local Chamber of Commerce for dates and times, because you won't want to miss this glimpse into Havre's history.
Located 24 miles from Butte, Anaconda is a mining town rich in local history. Originally full of immigrants and early settlers, it's full of historic buildings and welcoming locals.
And when you need to warm up on a chilly autumn evening, remember, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is in Anaconda.
If you stay at the resort, you'll enjoy unlimited access to the hot springs and pools.
6. Wallace, Idaho
Wallace is a mere 2 hours from Missoula, and if you live near the Idaho border, your drive time is even less. Filled with local history, this haunted mining town is perfect for a pre-Halloween getaway.
The Sierra Silver Mine Tour is a fun experience you won't want to miss.
The Wallace Mining Museum and Oasis Bordello Museum are also must-sees, as is ending your day of exploring at the Wallace Brewing Company.
Surrounded by the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains, the small, historic town of Stevensville is a local favorite, and it'e easy to see why. Locals and tourists alike love to check out the St. Mary's Mission, or "Where Montana began."
The downtown area of Stevensville is delightful, serving as a good reminder that there's nothing like small town Montana.
Check out the local shops, explore the Creamery Antiques Mall, and treat yourself to some goodies at The Montana Chocolate Company.
Part of the fun of living in Montana means exploring as much of the state as you can. And if you only have a day, check out of of these
amazing autumn day trip destinations.