Welcome to Billings, Montana, your Gateway to Yellowstone National Park via the Beartooth Highway – a 68-mile scenic drive along some of the most breathtaking landscapes in America. Come and experience the classic Big Sky adventures that surround our city, then return downtown to Montana’s Only Walkable Brewery District, world-class restaurants, great shopping, and of course, a comfy hotel room to call home.
Don’t stop now, you’ve got some exploring to do.
As a National Scenic Byways All-American Road, the Beartooth Highway offers breathtaking vistas throughout your drive, so there’s no harm in taking your time during this 3-hour experience along the Most Scenic Route into Yellowstone. Especially after a great day of exploring in downtown Billings.
Billings is home to mighty animals who roam wild and free. Getting up close and personal with them is easy at the only zoo in all of Montana, right in Billings. Best part? You can take home your favorite animal…in plush size.
Billings is a place filled with Big Sky adventures and home to the only self-guided, Walkable Brewery District in Montana. Pioneers are quickly deemed pint-oneers the minute they begin this 1.5-mile downtown stroll through six breweries and a cider house featuring entertainment, local libations, and patio seating. Don’t forget to stop inside the tasting rooms of our two distilleries along the way – part of Trailhead Spirits is housed inside the Historic Billings Depot built in 1909 to service three major railroad companies.
After admiring the views from the Rimrocks and coming nose-to-nose with a grizzly at ZooMontana, the next frontier to tackle is meal time. Billings provides pioneers with more than your average campfire food. From award-winning burgers at The Burger Dive, to Bistro Enzo featuring Chef James Honaker a 3-time James Beard Award nominee, Billings offers meals to satisfy pioneers of all sizes.
Looking to conquer a satisfying frontier? Look no further! Our Walkable Brewery District is 1.5-miles of local brews and cider, plus tasting rooms inside our two distilleries.
Hover over an icon to learn more about each location along this satisfying historic route.
Looking for a little non-alcoholic pick me up? Forge your way to downtown.
Billings where you’ll find a coffee and tea shop on every block.
Take your pioneering boots on a stroll through the arts and historic museums of Billings. From the Western Heritage Center an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute, the Yellowstone County Museum housed in an original homestead, to a tour through Moss Mansion, another National Register of Historic location.
40-miles of paved, gravel, and bike trails are just outside your hotel room. Whether you’re a history buff or looking for breathtaking views, Billings provides trails and loops covering everything from the legendary Yellowstone River, to panoramic views of the Bighorn and Pryor Mountains.
The fresh air of Billings brings a shopping experience filled with local artists sharing their craft, Rimrock Mall with name brand stores, and we can’t forget the free WiFi.
Billings isn’t just Montana’s Trailhead, it provides the perfect gateway into Yellowstone National Park via the Beartooth Highway, and comfy hotel rooms to relax your heads after a day of exploring.