The Little Town In Montana That Might Just Be The Most Unique Town In The World
In a world full of extraordinary places and one-of-a-kind experiences, calling a place the most unique town in the world seems like a bit of a stretch. But if you’ve ever visited Philipsburg, you understand that it’s truly a place unlike any other. After all, where else can you mine for your own sapphires, explore a ghost town, and sit down at an old-fashioned soda shop in the same day?
Philipsburg is a charming 19th century mining town that still has a historic vibe.
It has been voted one of the Prettiest Painted Places in America.
The restored buildings add to the charm.
The Broadway Hotel, which opened in 1890, has been lovingly restored.
It has plenty of modern amenities, but you'll still feel like you've gone back in time when you stay here.
Speaking of going back in time...
... this is Doe Brothers Restaurant & Soda Fountain. No trip to Philipsburg is complete without a stop here.
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine is located right on Broadway.
During spring and summer, you can try your luck at finding your own sapphires. They also have a storefront with an amazing selection.
If you feel like getting away for an afternoon, the Skalkaho Highway Scenic Byway is nothing short of spectacular.
Just make sure you're back in time for a round of beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company.
Did we mention Philipsburg also has the oldest continually operating theatre in Montana?
The Opera House Theatre is amazing.
Don't leave town without exploring Granite Ghost Town State Park.
In the late 1800s, a silver boom brought this town's population to almost 3,000 people, mostly miners. There's not much left these days, but it's still a fun place to visit if you're into history.
Montana’s cities and towns are part of what make it amazing. Check out this list of other
historic Montana towns to visit.
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