Apr
17
2010
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What is Helena, Montana, city profile?

Montana State Capitol - courtesy jimbowen0306 - CC-BYHelena is the capital of Montana and the state’s sixth largest city. With a main street named “Last Chance Gulch,” one knows one is in the Old West.  In fact, many of the original streets followed the meandering paths of the miners, going around claims and following the winding gulch. As a result, few city [more...]

Aug
05
2009
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What is the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area?

Lost Lake in the Beartooth Mountains portion of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area, accessible via a 5-mile hike from a trailhead near Red Lodge, Montana. Mvguy photo. CC-BY.The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area borders Yellowstone National Park and is made up of about 940,000 acres (3,800 square kilometers) of land in three national forests, mostly in Montana with a small portion in Wyoming. It includes Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana, as well as the largest contiguous area of land above 10,000 feet [more...]

May
21
2009
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What is there to do and see at Pompeys Pillar National Monument?

The signature of explorer William Clark is the main attraction of Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Mvguy photo. CC-BY.Pompeys Pillar National Monument, about 28 miles northeast of Billings, Montana, displays the only physical evidence that was left along the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition early in the 19th century. Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the first overland expedition from what is now the eastern United States to the Pacific [more...]

Jan
22
2009
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Where can I learn about dinosaurs in Montana?

dinosaur skeletonAlthough tourists often think of Montana as the state of Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, in recent years it also has become known as one of the leading places in the country to learn about dinosaurs and see where they have been discovered. There are even several places where, with arrangements made in advance, members [more...]

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Jan
13
2009
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Where can I stay at Yellowstone National Park?

Geothermal pools such as this one are among the unusual attractions of Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Rick McCharles. CC-BY.Whether your idea of roughing it is sleeping under the stars or staying in a comfortable hotel room with a restaurant down the hall, you can find what you’re looking for in and near Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is not only the first national park in the United States, it is also one of the [more...]

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