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Eastern Montana Trip Ideas

Find wide open spaces and room to roam.

Exploring Missouri River Country

Lewis and Clark navigated the Missouri River in 1804. More than two centuries later, there's still a lot to discover along the river's Wild and Scenic portion, where even novice canoeists can paddle past 200-foot-high chalky white cliffs, sprawling cottonwoods, bald eagles, and beavers. Of the river, this region is about subtle beauty, from the rolling grasslands to charming towns right out of the Old West. 

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Billings Area Adventures

Where can you get horses and dinosaurs in one spot? Saddle up for a wild ride around Billings, where both riding trails and fossils await. Eastern Montana is home to both Southeast Montana and Missouri River Country tourism regions, where rolling plains, prairies, and badlands intersect to form some of the Lower 48's vastest stretches of pristine landscape.

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Beauty of Little Bighorn

The wide wide-open spaces and canyons of eastern Montana take travelers through epochs, from dinosaur bones to the Little Bighorn battle site to classic western ranching towns like Miles City. If history, solitude, and space are what you're after, you'll find them in abundance on this road trip.

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Bighorn and Beyond

Learn more about Montana's rich Native American heritage and cowboy culture on this four-day drive through Southeast Montana. The history-packed route crosses Indian nations, the state's biggest city, and the path taken by the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition. 

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Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Retrace the path of Lewis and Clark, and parallel two mighty rivers—the Missouri and the Yellowstone—on a five-day loop around the state’s northeastern badlands and spacious plains. This route-less-traveled crosses the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and passes through lands where dinosaurs once roamed.

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Billings: Montana Trailhead Trip

Billings is a melting pot of everything that makes Montana great: the rustic Western heritage, the natural beauty, the small town charm and the big city attractions. And with so much to see and do both in the city and just outside it, it's no wonder it's known as Montana's Trailhead! Whether you're looking to enjoy the culture at a renowned museum, explore the natural environment, or you just want to chow down on burgers and beer, Billings and the surrounding region is the perfect place to do it.

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State Parks Trip

From unique wildlife and stunning scenery to historic caves and rugged hikes, you'll find that Montana has some really awesome state parks that are unlike anything you've ever experienced. Grab your camera, lace up your hiking boots, and adventure out to a few of Montana's best State parks!
 

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