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Taste Our Place | Montana

Montana is known for many things – mountains, prairies, stunning landscapes, wildlife, Native American culture, western heritage, dude ranches, cattle and sheep ranches and more. What remains in the background is the unique cuisine found throughout the state, much of which is grown locally. The Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development has created a […]

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A Winter Ranch Vacation

When winter arrives in Montana we don’t hibernate, we recreate! There are many winter activities available in Montana. Downhill and cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding, snowboarding, dog sledding, sleigh rides, ice climbing, and yes – mountain biking! And of course, the perennial family favorites – building snowmen and having friendly snowball fights. […]

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Riding the Range

Western movies have long inspired folks worldwide to take a western ranch adventure vacation. Westerns date back to the early 20th century through the 1960’s and beyond. The films have commonly centered on the life the cowboys and cowgirls who ride the range to watch over their land and cattle. Although the “wild west” depicted […]

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Gems of Montana

Montana sapphires and Montana agates have shared honors as the state’s gemstones since 1969. A distinctive sapphire is mined here and is known as the “Yogo” Sapphire. This name refers to sapphires found in Yogo Gulch near Lewistown, MT. The first sapphires were discovered in Montana in 1865 in alluvium along the Missouri River about […]

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Scenic Montana Drives and the Ranches along the Way

I’d like to share a quote which is written on the back of our Montana state map. “Montana’s nearly endless roads will lead you to some of the most special places in the world. The rivers, streams, mountains and plains you’ll find under our wide-open skies truly make Montana the Treasure State. We hope you’ll […]

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Lights, Camera, Action! Montana on the Big (and small) Screen

If you have seen movies such as “A River Runs Through It”, “The Horse Whisperer”, “Always” and more recently “The Revenant”, you have had a glimpse of the beauty of Montana.  Since the 1897 feature “The Tourist Train Leaving Livingston” Montana has been the backdrop for numerous productions including films, television movies and series as […]

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