Here in Montana, there's a whole lot to love. As one of the most scenic places in the United States, Montana makes many folks' bucket lists.

Millions of people come here each year to have their own "Montana experience", whether that's a trip to one of our National Parks or a couple days skiing on one of our many slopes.

But what do Montanans love about Montana? What is it that Montanans say is their favorite thing about the state?

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There were several things that made the list, but we wanted to look at which things are the most popular among residents. Here are the Top 3 things Montanans love about Montana.

The Mountains

Montana certainly has its fair share of mountains. In fact, according to the United  States Board on Geographic Names, there are at least 2,991 named mountains here in Montana. Many Montanans have said that the mountains are their favorite thing about the state.

Photo by Matthew Lancaster on Unsplash
Photo by Matthew Lancaster on Unsplash

The Outdoors

Montanans love being outdoors and the options here are endless. With plentiful hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, and camping, Montana is an outdoor paradise with something for everyone, no matter your skill level. From beginner to expert and no matter the season, there is always something to do outdoors in Montana.

View from the top of Snowbowl in Missoula, Montana.
Jared Maynard

The People

Finally, there are the people of this great state. There is a certain strength that Montanans have that sets them apart from others, and there's also a unity that Montanans have. It's that unity that brings us together in times of hardship.

Photo by Matthew Lancaster on Unsplash
Photo by Matthew Lancaster on Unsplash

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