Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Travel Guide

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Plan Your Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Vacation

Revel in wild grasslands, stark badlands, unhindered skylines, and spectacular sunsets, far from the rumble of jetliners, the roar of traffic, and the ringing of cell phones. A great triangle bounded by the Yellowstone River to the south, the Missouri River to the north, and U.S. 87 to the west, the region comprises nearly 10% of the state of Montana. Its residents, however, represent less than 1% of the state's total population, and the number is shrinking. This is a region with barely 1,000 people between the two largest towns (Jordan, with 364 residents, and Circle, with 644), where the livestock outnumbers the people 100 to 1. One winter the tumbleweeds clogged a highway so badly that the state had to send out snowplows to clear the way.

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Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Hotels

The strength of eastern Montana's hospitality doesn't lie in luxury resorts, bustling lodges, or crowded dude ranches, which... read more

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Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Restaurants

Showy dress and jewelry matter little to most Montanans. A cowboy in dusty blue jeans, flannel shirt, and worn boots leaning... read more

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Things To Do

Things To Do in Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Billings, Little Big Horn, and the Montana Plains Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge: Marvel at the eroded breaks, see elk bugling in the fall, and soak in the quiet beauty.... Read more

  • Past & Future on the Plains

    It's no wonder that in the 1870s the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapahoe hid out in southeastern Montana; 130 years later, this... Read more

  • Guest Ranches on the Plains

    Most eastern Montana ranchers are busy enough with making a living that their concession to visitors is a two-fingered wave through the... Read more

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