Family Vacations in Montana

Montana, with its numerous mountain ranges and famous big sky, is a region of rich history and unparalleled natural beauty. The diversity of the landscape provides a varied backdrop for exciting family vacations.

Hyalite Reservoir near Bozeman, Montana
Courtesy of Stan Evans/Bozeman CVB
Montana's Hyalite Reservoir, near Bozeman, is just one of the region's
beautiful landscapes.

In the following pages, you’ll find profiles of some of the state’s attractions, from historic sites to recreations of the old frontier. To help with your trip planning, you’ll also find contact information, as well as photographs of each destination. Here’s a preview:

The Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center
This Interpretive Center, situated in Great Falls, is the largest museum dedicated to the Lewis and Clark expedition and offers a wealth of information and exhibits about their famous journey.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
The tranquil landscape of this monument, with its wide-open prairie and rolling hills, memorializes those who died in the military disaster of 1876 known as Custer's Last Stand.

Virginia City
At its peak, Virginia City was populated by vigilantes, villains, and desperados. Visitors today can walk the same wooden boardwalks these colorful characters strolled in the town's heyday.

Museum of the Rockies
Museum of the Rockies is home to the largest collection of American dinosaur bones in the world, nearly all of which were discovered in Montana. Under the umbrella of Montana State University, the museum gives insight into a world-class dinosaur research center.

Begin by reading about Lewis & Clark's journey through Montana.

To learn more about family vacation destinations, see:

  • Family Vacations: Learn about hundreds of family vacations in destinations all over North America.
  • Montana State Guide: Learn about Mobil Travel Guide-rated hotels and restaurants in Montana, as well as other recreational activities.
  • Scenic Drives: For those who think that getting there is half the fun, we have compiled more than 100 of the most scenic drives throughout the country.