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On land considered sacred by the Indian Nations that reside here, roam responsibly and receive a warm welcome to this legendary realm of pristine waters and natural wonders. 


For canyon grandness without the crowds, explore the expanses of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The views get especially dramatic from the water. Opt for pontoon rentals from Ok-A-Beh Marina near Fort Smith or free guided kayak tours available through the National Park Service.


If you’re looking for a catch you can really brag about, haul your tackle box to Tongue River Reservoir State Park, a rec-filled oasis on the prairie known for its record-breaking fish. Cast for crappie, walleye, bass and northern pike. The park also features 81 campsites, a small swimming beach, picnic areas and a marina store stocked with essentials.


Rugged badlands holding dinosaur fossils make Glendive’s Makoshika State Park a monstrous hit for families. Trails of varying difficulty beckon hikers and cyclists, and paleo experiences on summer Saturdays reveal the remains of T. rex, Triceratops and other once-roaring relics. Don’t miss the park’s visitors center filled with 74 million years’ worth of eastern Montana history


Every June, the Northern Cheyenne tribe commemorates the Battle of the Little Bighorn during Cheyenne Victory Days. Experience a powwow highlighting cultural heritage through elaborate regalia, steady drumbeats and an abundance of dancing.