Montana April 05, 2016
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 strange museums to a real life vortex, our state has its share of out-of-the-ordinary places to visit. But being weird isn’t always a bad thing, and we happen to think these weirdest places in Montana are a lot of fun.
1. The Montana Vortex and House of Mystery, Columbia Falls
The Montana Vortex is a gravitational anomaly. Pass through the Portal, feel the energy of the vortex, and see your aura… or at least have a good time.
2. Historic Dumas Brothel Museum, Butte
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 Dumas Brothel was recently featured on The Dead Files on the Travel Channel.
3. Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
The limestone caverns are amazing to see, but they are certainly one of our oddities.
4. The Testy Festy, Clinton
The fried bull testicles aren’t the weirdest part about this annual festival. It’s the parade of colorful characters that show up dressed in costumes… or not dressed at all. The Testy Festy is held in August every year, and it’s a blast. Ryegate also has a Testical Festival in June that includes a fun evening street dance.
5. Al’s Bootery, Billings
Stop by Al’s Bootery 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
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.
7. Massa Home Center, Hamilton
Your home is your castle at Massa Home Center, a castle-shaped hardware store in downtown Hamilton. We’re not sure why a castle theme was chosen, but we’re not complaining.
8. What the Hay (Hay Sculpting Contest), Utica
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
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
Want to see some old school graffiti? The last physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Trail is this autograph etched into a giant rock.
11. O’Fallon Historical Museum, Baker
Steer Montana, the world’s largest steer, calls this museum home. He weighed 3,980 pounds at 5’9” tall.
12. The Sip N Dip Lounge, Great Falls
Mermaids in the middle of Montana? This place is weird in all the right ways.
13. The American Computer & Robotics Museum, Bozeman
From the first televisions to the ways we’ve imagined our technological future, you’ll see it all here.
What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever been in Montana?