Summer is just around the corner and many folks will be hitting the highways and flying across the United States to enjoy a little relaxation with family or friends. Growing up, our summer vacations consisted of going to where we had family because my parents didn't want to pay for a hotel.

Let's say we went on some pretty lame summer vacations.

However, if you're looking for the best places to visit this summer, US News and World Report just came out with its Best Summer Vacations in the US list and Montana scored high.

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We all know that the tourism season in Montana is a big deal. Each year, millions of folks travel here and visit our parks and sights.  They spend money in our local businesses, stay in our hotels, and pay overpriced t-shirts to let everyone know they've been to Montana.

Recently, we put together a list of the 5 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Montana This Summer It's a helpful guide for those who are planning on spending time here in The Treasure State, and it looks like this year could be a big year for tourists. 

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As mentioned, according to US News and World Report, Montana scored pretty high on the best places for summer vacation list with two popular locations making the Top 5.

Which two Montana locations made the list and how high did they rank?

While it might not come as a big shock that both Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks made the list of best summer vacation spots in the United States, what is interesting is their rankings. As mentioned, both spots made the Top 5, with the two National Parks ranked 1st and 2nd on the list.

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Which National Park ranked first?

Glacier National Park comes in first place, meaning Yellowstone came in 2nd. While this is certainly something for Montanans to be proud of, it also means more tourists will be heading our way.

So get ready for lots of RVs, congested traffic, and wildlife attacks, because it's almost tourist season here in Big Sky Country.

Here's The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana

Montana is known by several nicknames. Big Sky Country, The Treasure State, and the Last Best Place to name just a few. Each year, millions of folks travel to Montana to partake in its beauty, while often seeking adventure in the outdoors. From skiing to rafting, fly fishing, to snowmobiling, Montana can certainly be described as an outdoor paradise.

No matter the season, there is always something to see and do in Montana. Here's a look at The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana.

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Montana is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and with over 3000 lakes across The Treasure State, those who are looking to spend time on the water, have lots of options. From the biggest natural water lake west of the Mississippi to the crystal clear waters in our National Parks, check out the most popular lakes in Montana.

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