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Experience Horse Culture

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Montana is the West. As you might expect horses and horse culture are found throughout Montana, in both rural and urban areas.

Horses by themselves are amazing animals, so beautiful, and horses bring great enjoyment. Broadly speaking “saddlery” is part of the deal. Most people have no idea. But if you are a tourist, you can see all the gear that goes on a horse before the ride begins. Make a visit to Three Forks Saddlery, in Three Forks, Montana, a small town near Bozeman in southwest Montana.

A learning adventure at this place for sure. Just go to experience the scent of all the leather, amazing.

Three Forks Saddlery sells gorgeous saddles, bridles, and saddle pads. Much more here too for cowboys and cowgirls, even if you never get near a real horse. How about a set of spurs to hang on a wall in the den back home? Denim wear, western hats, bags, western shirts, and more.

Three Forks Saddlery is a sliver of horse culture in Montana. A visit to Three Forks Saddlery or a saddlery in some other town in Montana should be on the list of to dos for all visitors. Even, young folks might enjoy. Three Forks Saddlery.

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A Lot to Love in Lewistown

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A small town feel with big time dreams.  Lewistown answers the call from all those who make this town home and to all who visit.

With miles upon miles of paved walking and biking trails you can explore the town on foot and see the historical views, bubbling spring creek, and wildlife all while staying within minutes of city center.

Surrounded by four mountain ranges Lewistown’s opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting are endless.

Visit for the famous Chokecherry Festival in September and you are guaranteed a good time from morning to night. The famous painter, Charlie Russell, has a namesake dinner train that travels along miles of the Old Milwaukee rail system.   With entertainment on board and outside you are sure to enjoy your journey.

Lewistown offers a variety of dining as well.  You can get many styles of food, and all eateries offer friendly service, with gusto and a smile.  The dining experience will keep you wanting to come back again and again.  Lewistown offers plenty of good lodging options to suit everyone’s needs.

There’s more fun year-round in Lewistown.  In the spring, enjoy the opening of the Central Montana Museum, a visit to ways of the past at Pioneer Power Days, and join in at Montana’s Longest table for a taste of foods produced in Montana.

Summer offers golfing, car racing, and the annual Montana Poetry gathering.  Fall gives way for fossil hunting, homestead tours, and the famous Bale Trail.

In the winter season, the North Pole Adventure Train takes trips to the North Pole (well, Lewistown’s North Pole).  There are ski hills nearby, and the mountains offer places to snowmobile, snowshoe, or go cross-country skiing.

Lewistown comes together for an annual Christmas stroll on Main Street having s’mores, parades, bonfires, and, of course, the man in red, Santa Claus, makes a stop!  It’s a community event of sharing and friendship, and so another season ends, with a magnificent celebration showing why Lewistown is so special.

So much is nice in Lewistown that you may even want to stay on and make Lewistown your new home.  With an excellent school system, parks scattered through the town, and established youth activities families are sure to find many opportunities to stretch their legs or put down roots.

Karisa Perryman
Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce
408 NE Main
Lewistown, MT 59457

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Native American Powwows

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Indigenous Americans celebrate at Crow Fair Powwow, Crow Agency, Montana. Photo courtesy Crazy Crow Trading Post.

Indigineous American powwows and fairs are special events held annually at various cities around Montana. Powwows highlight singing, drumming, stories, dancing, and dress of indigenous American peoples. Fun for the entire family. The granddaddy of them all is Crow Fair near Hardin, Montana. Crow Fair attract thousands of visitors.

Montana Powwows/fairs:

    • Kyiyo Powwow, Missoula
    • American Indian Council Powwow, Bozeman
    • North American Indian Alliance Powwow, Butte
    • Little Shell Chippewa Powwow, Ulm
    • Last Chance Community Powwow, Helena
    • MSUB (Montana State University-Billings) Powwow, Billings
    • Sweetgrass Society Powwow, Havre
    • Salish Kootenai College Powwow, Pablo
    • North American Indian Days, Browning

 

  • Valley of the Chiefs Powwow and Rodeo, Lodge Grass
  • Rocky Boy Powwow, Box Elder
  • Wadopana Powwow, Wolf Point
  • Hays Powwow, Hays
  • Poplar Indian Days, Poplar
  • Crow Fair Powwow and Rodeo, Crow Agency





Dates of events may change from year-to-year. Just do a look-up on Google for a powwow/fair and find dates and a description of activities. NOTICE: Many events in Montana are being cancelled in 2020, due to concerns about coronavirus. So check on an event before you go to see if it still scheduled to take place in 2020.

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