Explore the history, sites and recreation offered in Southwest Montana

There are many vacation opportunities available in Southwest Montana.
Whether travelers are looking for great recreational opportunities, to explore a piece of history or to enjoy a night out on the town, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
In Butte, visitors can visit or stay overnight in the historic Copper King Mansion. Built for William A. Clark, a principle developer of copper mining, the mansion was constructed in the late 1800s. The Victorian structure boasts more than 30 rooms and many of the rooms are a tribute to the Elizabethan era.
Rodeos are featured throughout the region, including this coming weekend’s Northwest Rodeo Association finals. Enthusiasts looking to watch the cowboys and cowgirls annually can enjoy rodeo action throughout the spring, summer and fall months.
In Helena is the famous Cathedral of St. Helena, constructed at the turn of the 20th century; the historic Barrister Bed & Breakfast, built in 1874 and numerous other historic destinations.
For an entertaining stop during a fall vacation, visitors can make a stop in Virginia City. Throughout the month of October community members dress as though they are living in the Old West for that city’s All Hallows Eve Living History program. The program teaches about American heritage, archaeology and folklore.
History buffs, too, can visit the Alder Gulch Legends Living History program in Virginia City, rediscovering myths, legends and facts about the early settlements in Montana.
For those seeking to venture outdoors, there are many opportunities to camp, fish, golf, hike or go for a horseback ride.
Southwest Montana is an adventure waiting to be had.
To plan a trip, visit southwestmt.com.

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