Services: airports, campgrounds, parks, museums, golf

This Web site is designed to help you plan your trip to Montana.  Find things to do, attractions, lodging and much more. Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, and the nearby Wyoming are featured as well.

Physical Map of Montana With Selected Towns and Cities

  Visitor Centers

Visitor centers provide lots of information on things to do and see in Montana.  The Billings Visitor Information Center is at 815 South 27th Street;  The Bozeman Convention and Visitors Bureau is at 2000 Commerce Way; The Helena Convention and Visitors Bureau is at 225 North Cruse Avenue; the Missoula Convention and Visitors Bureau is at 101 East Main Street; the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Visitors Bureau is at 15 Depot Park; and the Great Falls Visitor Center is at 15 Overlook Drive.  Many smaller cities also have visitor centers.

Mileage Table

Missoula to                                        Billings to

Kalispell 115 Bozeman 142
Butte 120 Butte 224
Bozeman 202 Missoula 339
Helena 115 Helena 224
Great Falls 169 Kalispell 420
Billings 339 Great Falls 219
Lewistown 274 Lewistown 128
Glendive 520 Glendive 222

Source: Mileage data from Montana Department of Transportation. The M DT Web page has a link to the department’s mileage calculator for computing mileage between other Montana cities.

Motoring is FUN in Montana! The speed limit is posted on the DOJ Web site. On U.S. Highway 93 in western Montana traffic is heavy, so drive carefully and watch for changes in the speed limit. Traffic is light on many of Montana’s highways, however, so there’s plenty of opportunity to see and enjoy the spectacular scenery very common in every travel region.


“Montana’s curvy, mountainous roads and weather—which can change quickly even during summer months—require drivers to be alert to conditions at all times and to adjust speeds accordingly,” warns the Montana DOJ Web site. Great advice!

Some folks may choose to fly to Montana. Modern airports are found in Montana’s major cities. The Billings (BIL), Bozeman (BZN), Missoula (MSO), Helena (HLN), Kalispell (FCA), Butte (BTM), and Great Falls (GTF) airports are especially nice and all are served by major airlines and conveniently located near downtown areas. Booking flights on Expedia or other travel Web site is easy. Bus transportation is available for many Montana cities. Check out Greyhound. Another choice, travel across Montana by train on AMTRAK’S Empire Builder.

Travel tips: Montana is in the Mountain time zone. When entering Montana from the east, one’s watch should be set back one hour. When entering Montana from the west, one’s watch should be set ahead one hour. Don’t forget to call 800-847-4868 to get a free map of Montana.

Montana has a single area code for the entire state:  406.  When using search engines, combining the area code as a search term with a business name or more generally, any keyword(s), is a good strategy for making direct phone connections with travel-related businesses in Montana.

Montana: Campgrounds | Dude Ranches | Outfitters and Guides  | State Parks | Golf Courses  | Art Galleries | Museums |  Churches | Dude Ranches

Twitter Feed:  MontanaTraveler

If you are looking for a different experience, try  Tipi Village a special type of lodging near Cody, Wyoming.

A Montana vacation Planning Kit is available free from The Montana Office of Tourism, P.O. Box 200553, Helena, MT 59620. Or call 800-847-4868


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