Montana May 24, 2018
7 Tiny Towns In Montana That Come Alive In The Summertime
There’s never a bad time to explore Montana, though one could easily argue that our entire state comes alive during summer. But some of our tiny towns feel especially energetic during the warm weather months, especially if they’re near the water. These are seven of them.
As a gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner sees a steady stream of tourism all summer long. Nature and wildlife tours, photography tours, and camping groups all tend to meet in town, and the Two Bit Saloon is a favorite gathering spot for good eats and live entertainment.
2. West Yellowstone
Speaking of gateways to Yellowstone, West Yellowstone is another spot best visited in the summer. With seasonal restaurants like Cafe Madriz opening their doors, not to mention the abundance of nearby outdoor activities, you'll never be bored.
Explore the glorious Miracle Of America Museum, enjoy a tasty burger from everyone's seasonal favorite, Richwine's Burgerville, and relax at Flathead Lake. What's not to love about a Polson summer?
The charming little town of Scobey is even more darling in the summertime, when the Daniels County Museum & Pioneer Town is open for business. The Pioneer Days event at the end of June is the perfect way to welcome the season.
5. Virginia City
There's never a bad time to visit Montana's most delightful ghost town, but summer is when you'll find costumed characters on the streets, performances at the Opera House, and pleasant weather for strolling the historic streets.
6. West Glacier
Glacier National Park spends most of the year blanketed in snow, but the summers are gorgeous. That's also when the gateway town of West Glacier's seasonal businesses open their doors.
There's not much to this quiet little town, but in the summer, it becomes a beautiful oasis for those enjoying some lakeside lounging at Flathead. Plus, the area is absolutely beautiful, especially in the sunshine.
We’re so ready for another beautiful Montana summer. If you’re still putting your plans together, our
ultimate summer bucket list will be helpful.