Montana has a very interesting story...

Montana has a rich history. In fact, Butte used to be one of the richest cities in the world providing 26% of the world's copper supply. Many towns across the state of Montana have a lot of history. Our friends over at OnlyInYourState found some of the most historic towns in Montana, and here they are

5 Historic Montana Towns

  1. Lewistown - Lewistown’s architecture looks straight out of the Old West. The town is steeped in history, and the locals preserve it with the Pioneer Power Days festival in June.
  2. Scobey -  Home to fur traders, Native Americans and outlaws seeking refuge in the 1800s. In 1901, settlers began occupying the area, and a post office and other buildings were constructed around 1920. What makes Scobey so special today is the Daniels County Museum & Pioneer Town, which is 20 acres of museum and restored historic buildings.
  3. Virginia City - This little city remains frozen in time. It’s a must-see for any tourist or native Montanan.
  4. Hamilton - Way back when the Bitterroot Valley remained mostly untouched by settlers, Hamilton was built by people working in the lumber, agriculture and railroad industries. Calamity Jane once lived here, and many of the historic buildings have been preserved.
  5. Fort Benton - Often called “The birthplace of Montana,” Fort Benton is one of the oldest settlements of the American West, and a portion of the town was designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1961.