"Ingomar, Home of The Jersey Lilly!" Ingomar by lmkluque

Ingomar Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 2 photos

Next to Sumatra, Montana

Welcome to my Ingomar page,

Imagine the lone cowboy riding along the dusty dirt street in the center of town and hitching up his horse to the rail in front of the lone saloon. The Jersey Lilly in Ingomar, Montana, stands as a tribute to that memory.

It has been many years that the Jersey Lilly and the (mail) train depot were about the only things left in downtown Ingomar. Surrounding, but miles out of site, are the sheep and cattle ranches of the local citizens who frequent the Jersey Lilly.

Ingomar seems to have been reduced to "village" status, and the population is fewer than 20 these days. However, the old west feel has survived and many people who pass this way, stop to soak up the natural cowboy atmosphere.

There isn't really much left to see in this once thriving town, except a few runned down buildings from the glory days. There is a camp ground for those who like camping and want to explore this bit of Americana and the Jersey Lilly is a true cowboy saloon, you'll be sure of that when they send you to the heffer/bull pen out back, instead of "rest rooms" inside. They have electricity, but no plumbing.

I Hope You Enjoy Your Visit,

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A real ghost town
  • Cons:Off the Beaten Path
  • In a nutshell:Nostalgic for me
  • Last visit to Ingomar: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated Feb 9, 2013
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    There was a long interview with Kris Kristofferson in our local paper (the Frankfurter Rundschau) this morning, and now while reading your Ingomar page I was reminded of an old song of his, Just the Other Side of Nowhere.

  • Dymphna1's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    I grew up in a town not much bigger than this one.

  • Mar 27, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    My mom cooked at the Jersy Lilly in the late 70's. Dad worked on a ranch east of Ingomar. The Gumbo Lillys were beautiful in the sping . Bill let mom make the beans but he always added the spices.

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2006 at 2:46 PM

    Never heard of this town. I guess there is alot to see in Montana!

  • Nov 8, 2005 at 4:55 PM

    I've been there done that and I am going back next week.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2004 at 8:59 AM

    Such a Wild West saloon sounds interesting !

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2003 at 12:40 PM

    What a dish there!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2003 at 12:31 PM

    You started writing your Montana pages, great!!! I am looking forward to reading those! I would love to go to Montana one day, it looks like such a beautiful State!


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