"What a state!" Top 5 Page for this destination Montana by Dymphna1
Montana Travel Guide: 1,585 reviews and 3,660 photos
Montana is the 4th largest state in the union. People think it is a quick drive across this state. Surprise LOL you can drive for better than 10 hours and not leave the state. (Bathroom breaks not included.)
We have a vast amount of prairie on the eastern side of the state. Then there are mountains on the western side of the state. We have the northern tip of Yellowstone National Park and the southern end of Glacier National Park.
There are several reservations which have different cultures and laws within the borders. Tribal laws are different inside the borders of the reservation and they have their own police forces. I grew up on the Fort Peck Reservation and it was a different world. See my page Wolf Point to see a beginning of the differences. I also have a page on an event that happens in Hardin every year. Or take a peek at Pryor for a real taste of the past.
I live in south central Montana, Park City which is so small it is called a 'bedroom' community because no one is there during the day. We are so small we don't even have a stop light. I work in Laurel which isn't much bigger. It is only about 6 miles on the interstate at 75 mph (or 80 when I don't see any cops).
The biggest city in the state is just east of here Billings. People flock here from all over the eastern end of the state for shopping and medical care. Some even come from Wyoming because we do not have a sales tax!
Also of interest in the area is Pompey's Pillar. This is a known stop of Clark from the Lewis and Clark expiation.
One of the jumping off spots to get to Yellowstone National Park is Bozeman. Bozeman's airport is close to two different entrances to the park, Gardner and West Yellowstone. To come in from the NE corner check out Red Lodge which is interesting in it's self. From Red Lodge you can go over the Cook City Highway into the park.
When going between Yellowstone and Glacier there are some great ghost towns to stop at Virginia and Nevada Cities. There are a few places you can really feel the ghosts. Another nice place to stop for the night is at Ennis which is nestled just outside of Virginia and Nevada Cities
Here are a few more places to see in Montana between the two parks:
- Pros:I will never move.
- Cons:I will never move.
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- Top 5 Page for this destination Billings Intro, 37 reviews, 33 photos, 2 travelogues
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- Anchorage Intro, 11 reviews, 34 photos, 1 travelogue
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