Montana is without a doubt one of the most beautiful states in the country.  With both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks bringing millions of people to the state each year to admire their beauty, the secret is certainly out about Montana.

However, there is much more to the state than the two National parks.

All over The Treasure States are towns that not only pack a punch when it comes to charm but are filled with beauty from the natural surroundings to the architecture of the buildings and houses.

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Of course, they say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the truth is, it's hard to narrow it down to just 10 towns, but we're going to give it a shot. So which towns make the list of The Top 10 Prettiest Towns In Montana? Well, let's take a look.

  • Big Fork
  • Bozeman
  • Hamilton
  • Livingston
  • Missoula
  • Phillipsburg 
  • Polson
  • Red Lodge
  • West Yellowstone
  • Whitefish

Big Fork, Montana is a beautiful Montana town that is certainly popular during the summer season. Located on Flathead Lake, both locals and tourists enjoy spending time in this charming town.

Bozeman, Montana is one of the bigger towns on the list and home of Montana State University.  With a vibrant downtown and spectacular views of the Bridgers, Bozeman is a hotspot for not only tourists but folks looking to move to Montana. With easy access to Yellowstone National Park, skiing, and tons of other outdoor activities, Bozeman is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.

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Hamilton, Montana is located in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley and is filled with not only history but impressive views. The downtown area is super charming, and Hamilton is also home to The Stock Farm Club, which is a private world-class golf course and home to some very impressive homes.

Livingston, Montana has one of the best downtowns you'll find not only in Montana but in the United States itself.  With historic buildings, fun shops, and amazing restaurants. Not to mention the backdrop of the mountains looks straight out of a Hallmark Movie. Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Paradise Valley, any time spent in Livingston is a good time.

Missoula, Montana is the biggest town on the list and is home to the University of Montana. The downtown area has a large selection of not only retail but also wonderful restaurants and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the social scene. Missoula is a nice mix of both old and new when it comes to architecture and much like Bozeman, has plenty of outdoor options and activities to participate in.

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Phillipsburg, Montana is an old mining town that has all the charm of "Old Montana". With a beautiful downtown which just happens to include one of the best candy stores in the entire country. There's plenty to do from mining for sapphires, to taking in all the history, Phillipsburg is a great place for family fun.

Polson, Montana is another town that people flock to during the summer because of it's close proximity to Flathead Lake. Not only do you have the beauty of the lake, but the mountains are stunning and when you combine the two, it makes for an incredible view.

Red Lodge, Montana is another town that has a picturesque downtown with great mountain views and easy access to skiing. Just a short distance from what many consider the most beautiful highway in the country, Red Lodge offers something for everyone.

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West Yellowstone, Montana is certainly a popular place because of Yellowstone National Park, but there's also lots to do in the town itself. They have all of the tourist shops that you would expect, plus a really cool theatre that puts on some impressive productions as well as a wildlife sanctuary that is worth checking out.

Whitefish, Montana has been named one of the best small towns in America.  With lots of charm, cool stores, and a delightful downtown Whitefish has something for everyone all year round.  From different festivals to skiing, and one of the best Christmas displays in the state, Whitefish is also very close to Glacier National Park.

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