Here Are The 13 Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go In Montana
With a state the size of Montana, there are bound to be some oddities. From utterly strange museums to a real-life vortex, there is a fair share of weird things to do in Montana. But being weird isn’t always a bad thing, and we happen to think these crazy things to do in Montana are a lot of fun. We think you’ll agree when you check out the following unique places to visit in Montana:
1. The Montana Vortex and House of Mystery, Columbia Falls
Montana Vortex and House of Mystery, 7800 U.S, Hwy 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912, USA
The laws of physics don't apply at this bizarre spot in Montana. The
is a true gravitational anomaly! Pass through the Portal, feel the energy of the vortex, and see your aura… or at least have a good time. This place is weird for words... and, apparently, the laws of physics!
2. Historic Dumas Brothel Museum, Butte
Dumas Brothel, 45 E Mercury St, Butte, MT 59701, USA
Montana’s longest-lived house of prostitution was in business until 1982 and is now a museum. Whether or not you agree with the lifestyle, this is a great place to visit if you enjoy learning about local history. The
has even been featured on "The Dead Files" on the Travel Channel!
3. Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Road, Whitehall, MT 59759, USA
When you think of Montana, you probably think of tall mountains. However, at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, the main attraction is below ground. One of the largest limestone caves in the northwest United States, the Lewis and Clark Caverns are named as such because the famous Lewis and Clark expedition camped within sight of the caverns in 1805. The 3,000-acre park features not just cave tours, but beautiful scenery and a campground, as well. The limestone caverns are amazing to see, but they are certainly one of our oddities. You'll find the
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
located at 25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Road, Whitehall, MT, 59759.
4. The Testy Festy, Clinton
Editors note: The Testy Festy is no longer held
The fried bull testicles aren’t the weirdest part of this annual festival. It’s the parade of colorful characters that show up dressed in costumes … or not dressed at all. The
is held in August every year and it’s a blast. Ryegate also has a Testicle Festival in June that includes a fun evening street dance.
5. Al’s Bootery, Billings
Al’s Bootery & Repair, 1820 1st Ave N, Billings, MT 59101, USA
Al’s Bootery in Billings
and you’ll see the size 32 shoe that belonged to Robert P. Wadlow, the world’s largest man. When he died at the age of 22, he was 8’11" and weighed 489 pounds.
6. Lee Steen’s Tree People, Great Falls
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, 1400 1st Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401, USA
Self-taught artist Lee Steen spent 30 years carving these "tree people" from cottonwood branches. If you’re in the Great Falls area, you can see the tree people at the
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
on 1st Avenue North, Great Falls, MT, 59401.
7. Massa Home Center, Hamilton
Massa Home Center, 1600 N 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840, USA
Your home is your castle at
Massa Home Center
, a castle-shaped hardware store in downtown Hamilton, Montana. We’re not sure why a castle theme was chosen, but we’re not complaining.
8. What the Hay (Hay Sculpting Contest), Utica
Bale Road, Bale Rd, Lolo, MT 59847, USA
Every September since 1990, Montanans have gathered to sculpt creative things out of hay. Their works are displayed for 22 miles between Hobson and Windham, otherwise known as the
Montana Bale Trail
9. The Barstool Ski Races, Martin City
Martin City, MT 59926, USA
There's nothing quite like
Barstool Ski Races
in Montana. The races are part of the Cabin Fever Days festival in Martin City in February, and they are quite a sight to behold.
10. Pompey’s Pillar, Worden
Pompeys Pillar, MT 59064, USA
Graffiti, but make it old-school.
Did you know that the last physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Trail is this autograph etched into a giant rock? This pillar is a little piece of our earliest history. It's full of Native American petroglyphs as well as the signature of William Clark who traversed through what is now known as the state of Montana during the now historic Lewis and Clark Expedition. You can pay a visit to this
over in Worden; it truly is one of the most unique places in Montana!
11. O’Fallon Historical Museum, Baker
O'Fallon Historical Museum, 101 W State St, O'Fallon, IL 62269, USA
, the world’s largest steer, calls the O’Fallon Historical Museum home in Baker, Montana, home. He weighed 3,980 pounds at 5’9" tall.
12. The Sip N Dip Lounge, Great Falls
Sip 'n Dip Lounge, 17 7th St S, Great Falls, MT 59401, USA
Mermaids in the middle of Montana? Upon entering Sip ‘n Dip Lounge, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world. Along with the classic decor, it’ll be hard not to spend most of your time watching the mermaids splash around from behind the bar. So, when you’re ready to start your fun evening at this strange destination, head to 17 7th Street South in Great Falls. Pay a visit, and you'll undoubtedly agree that
The Sip 'n Lounge
is weird in all the right ways!
13. The American Computer & Robotics Museum, Bozeman
American Computer & Robotics Museum, 2023 Stadium Dr #1a, Bozeman, MT 59715, USA
Well, what do you think? Are these not some of the most unique places to visit in Montana?!? What are the oddest or most bizarre places you’ve visited in Montana? Share your favorite fun things to do in Montana with us… we love hearing from you and are always up for a walk on the wild and weird side.
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