What comes to mind when you think of Choteau, Montana? For most Montanans, this quiet little Teton County city is just another charming small town that happens to have a beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountain Front. For others, it’s a stop on our infamous Dinosaur Trail, which is certainly something to be proud of. But have you ever noticed that Choteau is the perfect gateway to an abundance of outdoor activities? This charming town in Montana is a nature lover’s paradise.

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What are some other things to do in Choteau, Montana?

Choteau might be the most underrated small town in Montana, offering so much to see, do, and experience! While the city itself is quite small, the area has everything you could ask for: stunning views, attractions, historical sites, restaurants, and coffee shops. In addition to ALL of the outdoor recreation listed above (golfing, bird watching, hiking, cross country skiing, this part of Montana has it all!), here are some other amazingly fun things to do in Choteau, Montana:

  • Old Trail Museum. Choteau is home to an enormous amount of history, and there’s no better place to learn about it than the Old Trail Museum. This museum has unique paleontology displays, interpretation, replicas, or actual skeletons of dinosaurs. The museum is actually within a complex that has a fantastic ice cream shop, so you can leave your history lesson with a tasty treat!
  • Log Cabin Cafe. A local favorite, Log Cabin Cafe is an amazing spot for those who love big breakfasts. And pie. So. Much. Pie. The number of pie options you'll have varies from day to day, but it's rarely less than a dozen. Paired with a burger and fries -- or even by itself for breakfast, because, fruit -- you'll be charmed by this adorable eatery.
  • Charming Chateau. You'll need a home base for your weekend in Choteau, and this chateau is just the place. This cozy 1,000-square-foot cottage sits a few blocks from Choteau's downtown area, making it an easy walk to town. While a bit modest on the outside, step inside and you'll see a rich, vibrant living room and seating area, an open dining area, and a whole lot of color. Cozy amenities and plush linens will keep you comfortable even on the coldest Montana days, making this chateau an all-around winner in terms of local MT accommodations!


What are some other charming towns in Montana?

Looking for more charming small towns in Montana to explore? Here are some standouts:

  • Whitefish
  • Libby
  • Havre
  • Anaconda
  • Great Falls
  • Philipsburg
  • Livingston

Plan a year of adventures in Montana's most charming small towns with this helpful guide!