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Montana’s Cultural Treasures

Montana has a wealth of cultural treasures, including guest ranches throughout the state. Ranch locations are usually within just a few miles of other cultural treasures such as art galleries, museums, book stores, towns and cities that host festivals and events as well as performing arts. Here are a few must-see cultural suggestions to add […]

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Welcoming the World to Montana

Many of the Montana Dude Ranchers’ Association members have had guests from around the world for many years.  Part of this is due to the world’s interest in the popular western television shows and movies that have been in existence since the early 1900’s (IMDb). The western way of life enthralled an international audience and […]

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Montana’s Indian Country

Many visitors to Montana don’t realize that twelve tribal nations living on seven Indian reservations located throughout the state call Montana their home. Also located in Montana is the Little Shell Chippewa Indians whose tribe is state-recognized. Their tribal headquarters is in Great Falls and is the epicenter of the Little Shell tribal programs. Their […]

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There’s A New Ranch in Town!

The Montana Dude Ranchers’ Association is excited to welcome our new member, the Circle Bar Ranch, located in Hobson, MT. It is a historic guest ranch that dates back to the 1800’s in Central Montana. First, let’s explore the area and the ranch’s history. You may have heard of Meriweather Lewis and William Clark who […]

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A Glamping Experience and More at the Bar W Guest Ranch

You probably already know that the word “glamping” is a combination of the words glamorous and camping. But did you know that you can experience glamping right here in Montana? I recently visited the Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana and my accommodation was in a glamping tent! What a wonderful experience. This large […]

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Wild West Adventures – For Ladies Only!

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Wild West Women’s program at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch near Emigrant, Montana. This program books months in advance and I was fortunate to get in when they had a last-minute cancellation from May 11-16. There were two other dates offered this month as well, from May […]

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