Are you planning a trip to Montana? With so much to explore, it can be very difficult to decide what to see first and what not. Montana is full of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and so much more that it is definitely going to leave you in awe. The Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are not the only places to be visited once you are in Montana, there is so much more on the list!
When should you visit Montana?
Considering the implications that the weather can put, the best time to visit Montana would be between July and August. During this time, the weather is perfect, not too cold, and the crowd is also reasonable, not overcrowded. Moreover, when there is snow, a lot of places are not even open for visitors. During July to August, these attractions are open for visitors, June and September may also seem fine, but there are chances of rain in June and that of snow in September.
Places to visit in Montana
Glacier National Park
Don’t miss out on the Glacier Park’s rugged mountains, meadows and the beautiful streams that flow through the mountains. The Glacier consists of approximately 700 miles of trails and if you are a hiker, this is the spot for you! The West Glacier also offers easier hikes for families and many activities are also there for families to indulge in. the East side of the park is considered to be more wild than the West part, more lakes and present and it is windier.
Yellowstone National Park
You cannot miss out of the world’s first national park, when you are in Montana! Here is a chance for you to explore wildlife, nature and so much more with your family and friends. Numerous activities like skiing, snowmobiling, biking and other outdoor activities are available for you to enjoy there.
World Museum of Mining
Located in Butte, this museum preserves the ever rich history of mining and its cultural importance. It is one of the few museums in the world that are located in an antual mining yard. It has 66 major exhibits along with some smaller ones also that give you an idea of the kind of information that was used for mining in the 1860’s to 1970’s. When the museum was created, many building were recreated using old materials that are now an attraction for the tourists.
Montana is full of Dinosaur fossils that are displayed in different museums and also many field sites. The Northeastern side consists of many sites for the tourists who are interested in seeing the fossils of dinosaurs. Places like Fort Peck Interpretive Center and Garfield County Museum are the ultimate spots for you to explore the fossils and learn more about dinosaurs. At the Garfield museum, a full size skeleton of a Triceratops has been displayed. The Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Field Station is another paleontological site that can be visited.