Montana is a popular place.

Millions of people come to Montana all year round to enjoy everything that we have to offer. Whether it's to visit our National or State Parks, fly-fishing, hiking, camping, skiing, or one of the many other activities that we're famous for, Montana is certainly no longer the hidden secret it once was.

Of course, as the popularity of the state continues to increase, so does the popularity of many of the towns here in Big Sky Country. I mean, all of those people have to have a place to stay when they come to visit, and many Montana towns have seen a large jump when it comes to tourism.

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So which Montana town is the most popular?  The folks over at came out with The Top 10 Must-See Towns In Montana and few that made the list might come as a bit of a surprise.

The website listed towns like Big Timber, ChoteauStevensville, and Fort Benton as must-see Montana towns.  Not only do these towns have an amazing history, but they also offer beautiful views and different activities in the surrounding areas that would please almost anyone.

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Credit: Canva

A few other of the towns that made the list certainly won't come as a surprise. The towns of Hamilton, Polson, West Yellowstone, and Whitefish also make an appearance on the Top 10 List but which Montana town comes in first?

Before we reveal the most popular town in Montana, let's take a look at the cheapest towns to live in here in The Treasure State.

These are the Top 8 Cheapest Towns To Live In, In Montana

Have you been contemplating moving to Montana? Maybe you already live here and the town has gotten so expensive you are having to relocate by no fault of your own. The good news, you can stay in Montana by moving to one of the cheapest towns in Montana.

PropertyClub.NYC has announced its 2023 list of the 8 cheapest Montana towns.

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The most popular town in Montana and number one on the list certainly didn't make the cheapest town list, but according to the folks over at, the top spot goes to Bozeman, Montana.

Home to Montana State University and with close proximity to Yellowstone National Park and some fantastic skiing, Bozeman has burst onto the scene in the last few years. Bozeman is one of the fastest-growing towns in America and has become popular among transplants and those looking to "get away" from it all.

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Of course, not everyone will agree with this.

For as much as Bozeman receives tons of national love, there are many in the state who believe Bozeman has lost much of its Montana roots.  While it's true, that Bozeman is certainly a town on the move, the good news is 10 to 20 miles in any direction you can find yourself in the heart of Montana. So in many ways, it offers the best of both worlds.

Top 5 Safest Cities In Montana, 2023

Like every state, there are always going to be a few towns that make us think twice about moving there or deciding where to raise our kiddos. But like I always say, "negative yells and positive whispers". The same goes for crime and violence; we hear about all the drug busts, assaults, break-ins, etc. It's not very often we hear about all the great things right?
Well, the list came out from Safewise, and we now know where the Five Safest Cities In Montana are.

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See Inside This 40 Million Dollar Montana Dream Home

Grey Cliffs Ranch, just outside of Three Forks Montana is for sale and is listed at just under 40 million dollars. This spectacular property comes with over 6 thousand acres and multiple buildings including a workshop and an indoor arena. The main house is almost 8000 square feet and includes 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, a gym, and much more.

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Four Hot Springs That Are Super Close to Bozeman

Looking for a great relaxing getaway? Here are a few hot springs to check out in the Bozeman area.

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