Montana is one state that should be on your list to visit. It is not only incredibly breathtakingly beautiful, but there are so many things to see and do. Glacier National Park near Kalispell should be on everyone’s Bucket List. Bozeman is the gateway to Yellowstone National Park and the drive up to Great Falls is in one word – Spectacular!
Must See Places in Montana: Glacier National Park
Whether you just have a day in northern Montana, or can stay a week or two, a trip to Glacier National Park should be at the top of your list. There are 13 campgrounds that can handle everything from tent campers to large RVs. The best part about Glacier NP is not only seeing some of the last glaciers in the Lower 48, but honestly, it is traveling the Going-to-the-Sun road.
When engineers built this road over 75 years ago, they wanted every twist and turn to break out into a stunning view. They did a remarkable job in doing just that! The road is only open from June to September and the earlier in the season you go, the more waterfalls you can see! There are easily over 40 waterfalls flowing in June. They have waterfalls that you can walk under and even one waterfall that you can even drive your car under! Glacier National Park is what Disneyland looks like for nature lovers.
Must See Places in Montana: Yellowstone National Park
If you are a huge animal lover, like love large mammals, walk do not run right over to Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone lies in both Montana and Wyoming, and most people enter after gathering supplies in Bozeman or Livingston, Montana. You can do a loop from Livingston down into the park and back out. It will take you at least eight hours to drive the entire loop, especially if you stop to snap photos of the Grizzly Bears, Buffalo, Elk, Deer, and Bald Eagles.
In Yellowstone you can also see some of the most active geological geysers in the US. From watching Old Faithful shoot hot water high up into the sky to the dozens of other active geysers all over Yellowstone, it is a definite Must See destination.
Must See Places in Montana: Little Bighorn Battlefield
Step back into history and go to Little Bighorn Battlefield which is the sacred place where the US Army led by Lt. Col George Custer fought and died battling the Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne. There is a National Monument, cemetery, and museum with yearly reenactments of the battle. It is definitely worth the drive to check out the Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Must See Places in Montana: Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
Just an hour outside of Bozeman is the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park that has a campground at the base of the mountain.This state park has one of the largest collections of limestone formation in North America. There are guided tours every hour into the cavern and the path is suited for all activity levels. The hike to the top being the hardest and then you come down inside the mountain taking in all the different limestone formations including stalagmites, stalactites, helictites, and columns.
What are your must-see places in Montana?