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CENTRAL MONTANA

TRAIL HISTORY LOVER'S HIGHWAY

STARTING POINT: GREAT FALLS

Indigenous cultures, languages and traditions are the heart of this beautiful land that is home to three tribal nations. We've even mapped it all out, so you can put the phone away and be distracted by the epic views and hidden gems! 

DAY 1

GREAT FALLS

Hold a family "meating" over burgers at the Roadhouse Diner in Great Falls, then meet rock-star explorers at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

DAY 2

FORT BENTON & CHINOOK

Let Lewis and Clark's historic journey inspire a canoeing trip with Missouri River Outfitters in Fort Benton. Then visit Blaine County Museum in Chinook to discover dinosaurs and the tragic story of the Nez Perce people at the Battle of Bear Paw. After a day of adventure, relax at the Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton.

DAY 3

LEWISTOWN

Learn more about the Native peoples - and spy a buffalo heard- with Aaniih Nakoda Tours at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Walk or bike more than 25 miles of routes linking parks, historic landmarks, and downtown along with the Lewistown Trail System in Lewistown. While in town, board the Charlie Russell Chew Choo for a four-hour narrated train ride on a historic rail route. Grab lunch or dinner at the Feed Grilling Company located in the heart of Lewistown.