Yes, it's the time of year again. The tourists are coming and soon everywhere you look, you will see folks walking around with cameras taking pictures of darn near everything.

Tourism is a billion-dollar industry here in Montana, so while some Montanans might find them annoying, the truth is, that the state is dependent on those dollars. Of course, most folks who come to visit either go to Yellowstone, Glacier, or both. Both National Parks are some of the most visited sites in the country and with good reason. They're spectacular.

However, Montana has much more to offer than just that.

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Several websites will suggest where you should go and what you should see, and it comes down to personal preference. If history is your thing, there are several sites worth checking out. If you're looking for an authentic Montana experience, we have that as well.

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6 Must-See Destinations When Visiting Montana

Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks make the list, but there are other must-see places when spending time here in The Treasure State.

  • Virginia City. Considered the oldest town in Montana, Virginia City is a fantastic way to spend your day and night. From the different shops and restaurants to the live entertainment with the Virginia City Players or the Brewery Follies, Virginia City is a must-see.
  • Floating on a river. A few hours on a Montana river is a fantastic way to spend a summer day in Montana. Not only is it relaxing, but the scenery is quite impressive and there are many rivers that are perfect for everyone.
  • Visting Butte. There isn't a town in Montana with a richer history than Butte. From it's famous Uptown Tours to America's oldest Chinese Restaurant, Butte is a wealth of Montana history.
  • Soaking in one of Montana's many hot springs. If you've never experienced relaxing in a hot spring, you're missing out and Montana has several options. From basic to 5-star luxury, a visit to a Montana hot spring is an absolute must.

Of course, there is much more to do and see. From hiking in the forests to spending time on Flathead Lake, summer in Montana is truly one of the best times of year.

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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The Most "Montana" Towns In Montana

If you're looking for the best that Montana has to offer, you might want to start by asking a local and that is exactly what we did. We wanted to know which Montana towns were the most "Montana" and who better to ask than the folks who were born and raised in The Treasure State?

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The Most Popular Lakes In Montana

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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