It’s been called lonely, sleepy, and in the middle of nowhere. And we’ll admit, at first glance, the little town of Shelby Montana may seem pretty dull… but spend a little time here and you’ll see that there’s much more to Shelby than you might think! In fact, if you enjoy golf, learning about local history, exploring a historic downtown area, and eating tasty food with friendly locals, we highly recommend spending a relaxing weekend here (or two). I love exploring small, unexpected towns and this is a great one to start with.

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This overlooked town is so much more than it seems… there’s a reason it often makes our lists of the most charming small towns in Montana! Have you ever visited Shelby Montana? If so, we’d love to hear your tips and tricks for making a visit extra special. Let us know in the comments! For more information on our restaurant recommendation, check out the Alibi Lounge Facebook page.

After visiting Shelby MT, consider checking out Montana’s other small towns. Each one is beautiful and totally unique. A great way to enjoy a new town is by turning a visit into a long weekend. And, our favorite way to do that is by enjoying a local vacation rental.

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What are the best road trips through Montana?

The best road trips through Montana are great for a day trip or even a long weekend. Here are some local favorites:

 

What are some of the most unique museums in Montana?

The most unique museums in Montana can be found in every corner of the state. One of the best is the Little Bear Schoolhouse Museum in Bozeman. You'll love touring this one-room schoolhouse from 1912. Whether you love learning about the state's geologic and prehistoric history or are hoping to uncover more about the settlement of the West, physics, art, and everything in between, Montana has plenty of museums to satisfy even the most curious visitor. You'll quickly find that small-town specialty and massive galleries alike can be found in every corner of the state...and maybe even a few oddities as well!

Which restaurants in Montana have the best views?

There are lots of restaurants in Montana that have the best views. Here are a few to try:

  • Boat Club Restaurant, Whitefish: This spot is award-winning and exceptionally popular among locals and visitors.
  • Fiesta en Jalisco, Polson: If you love waterfront dining, this is the spot for you. You'll enjoy dockside views here.
  • Schafer's Restaurant, Bigfork: This restaurant is perfect for if you're craving the best steaks around.

 

Farm-to-table dining takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to Montana's best restaurants. In fact, many of the state's top-rated eateries can pinpoint the source of their ingredients just by pointing out a window!  Waterfront restaurants, mountain-top resorts, and even remote restaurants in the heart of Montana's wide-open spaces all offer phenomenal sights to go with your locally-sourced meal, whether you enjoy it al fresco or in a cozy, romantic space. These delicious restaurants (and bars) in Montana all offer some of the best views in the state.