Area Attractions

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Billings, Montana’s Trailhead.

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If you yearn for outdoor adventure, Billings provides nearly limitless opportunities thanks to our pristine lands, scenic beauty, and rugged, rustic charm. If you’re interested in cultural events, Billings will astound you with its impressive selection of music, theater, museums and dining.


In 1987, the Alberta Bair Theater became a reality. Created with a dream of bringing the excitement of the performing arts to the people of the Northern Rockies and to enhance the quality of life in Billings, the Alberta Bair Theater has added a very special dimension to our lives that cannot be satisfied in any other way.

As a presenter the Alberta Bair Theater has set a standard for excellence in the Intermountain West. In its brief history, the Alberta Bair Theater has brought to audiences the finest performers in every discipline of the performing arts, including classical and popular music, country music and jazz, opera, ballet, modern and ethnic dance, comedy, drama and musical theater. The Alberta Bair Theater has made Billings an integral part of the routing of major national and international artists and attractions in the United States and in the world.

Recognizing its role throughout our community, the Alberta Bair Theater is a home for a wealth of important cultural organizations that are nurtured by our audiences and a mecca for over ten thousand school children who discover the finest and most exciting performing arts experiences annually.

The Alberta Bair Theater can achieve its goal of touching all members of the community only be acknowledging the wealth of talent available to the theater, by offering an outlet to this creative power and through your generous support.

For information on current events at the theater and other regional theatrical and musical events, call the Alberta Bair Theater ticket office at 256-6052.

LOCATION
2801 3rd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
406-256-6052
www.albertabairtheater.org

The Amusement Park Drive-in is the old Park Drive-in from downtown Cody, Wyoming, which opened in 1946 and ran thru 2003. We then tore down the wood screen tower and hauled it to Billings. We rebuilt it during 2004 and 2005 and opened it in July 2005.

Showing movies on both sides of it is our own concept. The front projection booth is a caboose. The caboose is a 1909 wooden model that I have owned for 20 years. My friend and projectionist, Charles Caron, and I have moved it 4 times through the years. My wife would bring it up every time we had a disagreement "and we have a caboose!" So I had to use it. The back projection booth is a 1938 truck that I bought out of the Billings Gazette for $300.00 and rebuilt in our shop, just to be different.

Our amusement park consists of rides we used on the carnival and we are working on adding more this summer.

This drive-in has been a labor of love for my family and friends so that your family can enjoy a true American family experience.

We will see you "Under the stars"

LOCATION
7335 Mossmain Ln
Billings, MT 59106
(406) 245-3212
www.amusementparkdriveinonline.com/

The Babcock Theater is an 800 seat historic theater in downtown Billings available for film lecture and live performances.

LOCATION
2810 1/2 2nd Ave N
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 259-7123
www.babcocktheater.com

Immerse yourself in the relaxing surroundings of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. The canyon offers a diversified landscape of forest, mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lake and wetlands. Since the creation of the recreation area, people have been able to find tranquil settings to better explore recreation, nature, wildlife, and history.

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, following the construction of the Yellowtail Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation. This dam, named after the famous Crow chairman Robert Yellowtail, harnessed the waters of the Bighorn River and turned this variable stream into a magnificent lake.

Bighorn Lake extends approximately 71 miles through Wyoming and Montana, 55 miles of which are held within spectacular Bighorn Canyon. The Recreation Area is composed of 120,000+ acres, which straddles the northern Wyoming and southern Montana borders. There are two visitor centers and other developed facilities in Fort Smith, Montana and near Lovell, Wyoming. The Afterbay Lake below the Yellowtail Dam is a good spot for trout fishing and wildlife viewing for ducks, geese and other animals. The Bighorn River below the Afterbay Dam is a world class trout fishing area.

LOCATION
5 Avenue B
Fort Smith, MT 59035-7458
406-666-2412

BLS sells cattle every week on Thursdays for all classes. The 4th weekend of each month, BLS becomes the “Horse Selling Capital of Western America.” 500 to 1100 head sell on any given weekend.

The Northern Livestock Video Auction base operation is also located at BLS. Several video sales a year are staged to an international market.

One of the oldest, continuous livestock auctions in America, BLS is a great tribute to its pioneer founders.

LOCATION
2443 N. Frontage Rd.
Billings, MT 59101
406-245-4151
www.billingslivestock.com

The Billings Motorcycle Club ("BMC") was established in 1914 in Billings, Montana. For nearly 100 years, Billings has remained on the leading edge of motorcycling.

The club promotes a variety of competitive and non-competitive events each year. These range from club member only rides, such as the Easter Egg and Treasure Hunt for the kids, to motocross and arena cross events, cross country events, flat track events, up to the club's signature event, the Great American Championship Motorcycle Hill Climb.

BMC is a member driven organization, with over 350 member families helping the club on a volunteer basis produce more than 20 competitive events per year, maintain the club-owned property and serve as ambassadors to the local community and region. It is a rare situation where such a large organization can function without paid management, but such is the case for BMC, where all club functions are handled by the BMC Board and its membership on a volunteer basis. Because of the volunteer nature of the club, the number of club memberships is limited.

Check out the events calendar for more information!

LOCATION
3630 Old Blue Creek Road
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 656-9960
www.billingsmotorcycleclub.us/

History was made on Tuesday, May 4, 1948, when the Mustangs and Salt Lake City Bees played the first game of organized professional baseball ever to be staged in Billings. Billings Mayor H.E. Biddinger threw out the ceremonial first pitch in front of 3,280 fans who braved near freezing temperatures. Gene Brocker's long double in the ninth inning scored Kenny Jensen from first base, providing the visitors from Salt Lake City with a narrow, 3-2, victory and spoiling the Mustangs home opener.

The Mustangs finished that inaugural season in last place. But the next season they finished second and made the playoffs. In 1964, the league was downgraded to short-season rookie league status and Billings dropped out of the Pioneer League. The Mustangs returned to the league in 1969 and won back-to-back championships in 1972 and '73. In all, the Mustangs have won 14 Pioneer League titles, more than any other team in the Pioneer League. The last championship came in 2003, with field manager Rick Burleson leading the club.

The year 2009 will mark the 36th consecutive year the Mustangs have been affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds, one of the longest running player development relationships in professional baseball. As Billings started the 2009 season, 12 former Mustangs were on the Reds 40-man roster; Edwin Encarnacion, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Paul Janish, Adam Rosales, Chris Dickerson, Carlos Fisher, Ramon Ramirez, Josh Roenicke, Craig Tatum, Juan Francisco and Sam LeCure all played for the Mustangs. Other current Major League players who wore a Mustangs uniform include Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns, Jason LaRue, Ray King, Todd Coffey, Ben Broussard, Aaron Boone, B.J. Ryan, Trevor Hoffman, Dewayne Wise, and Corky Miller.

Other notable alumni include: George Brett, Paul O'Neill, Tom Browning, Ron Oester, Gary Redus, Dick Stuart, Kurt Stillwell, Gorman Thomas, Reggie Sanders, Skeeter Barnes, Scott Williamson, Al Cowens, Kal Daniels, Rob Dibble, Lenny Harris, Ruppert Jones, Larry Rothschild, Larry Shepard, Scott Sullivan, Nick Esasky, Joe Oliver, Jack Armstrong, Tom Foley, Butch Henry, Jim Hickman, Reggie Jefferson, Don Wakamatsu and Danny Tartabull.

LOCATION
2611 9th Ave N
Billings, MT 59101
406-252-1241
www.billingsmustangs.com

Nonprofit roller derby league. All female sport. We are all about our community and empowering women!
Billings Studio Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality entertainment at an affordable price. The Billings Studio Theatre was established in 1953.

The theatre has grown considerable since its early days and its modest beginnings. Over 500 volunteers involve themselves each year in all aspects of production and help mount a five show Main stage Season along with a major Fall production at the Alberta Bair Theater, special events, and experimental plays in its Dark Night Series. BST also showcases two Rocky Mountain College productions annually and hosts many community events.

In addition, BST operates a children's theatre, The Growing Stage, which creates an environment in which children of our community can explore and develop their talents and life skills. The Growing Stage offers a summer camp, classes, and three children's productions annually. The Growing Stage School began operation in September of 1996 with on-site classes, touring performances, and workshops in the schools.

Altogether, 30,000 individuals in Billings and surrounding communities enjoy participation at BST each year as audience members, artists, builders, supporters, students, etc. Because of BST, these people have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow creatively, meet new challenges, socialize, work cooperatively, and attend quality, affordable theatre performances.

LOCATION
1500 Rimrock Road
Billings, MT 59102
406-248-1141
www.billingsstudiotheatre.com

Since the first concert of The Billings Symphony Society in 1951, the organization’s mission has been to enhance the quality of life in this part of the Rocky Mountain Northwest by offering musical enlightenment and intellectual stimulation to traditional audiences, as well as those who are geographically isolated, economically challenged and culturally underserved.

Today, 58 years later, that mission remains the driving force behind The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (BSO&C), the only symphonic orchestra and chorale serving a regional population of 400,000 people located throughout south central Montana and northeastern Wyoming. The 135+ members of the BSO&C present an annual season from September through June, featuring six subscription concerts, two performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with the accompaniment of a renowned ballet company, a New Year’s Eve event, four performances of a Free Family Concert and a free Symphony in the Park pops-style concert. Each season, The BSO&C perform for more than 35,000 people and introduce children, youth, adults, and seniors around the region to symphonic music and the performing arts through Explore Music!, its music education and community engagement program.

LOCATION
2721 2nd Ave N, Suite 350
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 252-3610
www.billingssymphony.org

Professional Indoor Football Team

LOCATION
(406) 839-8686
www.billingswolves.com

The BYO was established in September 2006 to improve the range and quality of orchestral opportunities for Billings’ youth. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization, modeled after similar youth orchestras found across the country. The program is open by audition to all area students, from preschool to college, including home schooled kids and students from outlying rural schools. Scholarships are available.


To sustain a high quality program while keeping tuition low, we rely on generous financial support from our community. This includes grants, corporate sponsorships, and private donations.

Since its inception, the BYO has expanded rapidly, creating a comprehensive program of orchestral education. Currently we have four orchestras, tailored for a broad range of abilities, from very young beginners to advanced high school and college students. As BYO members improve their skills, they advance from one orchestra to the next. At the highest level, we strive to prepare students for membership in a professional orchestra such as the Billings Symphony. To conduct and inspire our most advanced students, we are fortunate to have Shuichi Komiyama, who also directs the MSU Symphony in Bozeman. He is a highly respected international conductor, as well as an Emmy Award winning composer.

Each season commences with a September retreat, and includes two major concerts at the Alberta Bair Theater, as well as several other local performances. We also present educational outreach tours, performing in rural Montana schools.

The Billings Youth Orchestra is already becoming a magnet for the best young musicians in our region. Considering the talent and dedication of those musicians (and their conductors), and the enthusiastic support of our community, the BYO is destined to become a source of civic pride for Billings, and a core cultural institution for this part of Montana.

LOCATION
(406) 248-2200
www.billingsyouthorchestra.org

Bitter Creek Outfitters offers scenic horseback trail riding adventures on the outskirts of Billings, MT. We offer you the unique opportunity to experience Montana's natural beauty in a most natural way - by horseback!

LOCATION
2400 Coburn Rd
Billings, MT 59104
406-855-6075
www.bittercreekoutfitters.com

The Buffalo Bill Historical Center offers five fantastic museums under one roof!

The Buffalo Bill Museum examines both the personal and public lives of W.F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and seeks to interpret his story in the context of the history and myth of the American West.

The Whitney Gallery of Western Art presents an outstanding collection of masterworks of the American West. Original paintings, sculptures and prints trace artistic interpretations of the West from the early 19th century to today.

The Plains Indian Museum features one of the country's largest and finest collections of Plains Indian art and artifacts. Explore the cultural histories, artistry and living traditions of Plains Indian peoples, including the Arapaho, Crow, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Blackfeet, Sioux, Gros Ventre, Shoshone and Pawnee.

The Cody Firearms Museum contains the world's most comprehensive assemblage of American arms, as well as European arms dating to the 16th century.

The Draper Museum of Natural History integrates the humanities with natural sciences to interpret the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and adjacent intermountain basins.

The Harold McCracken Research Library advances the understanding, appreciation and study of the American West.

LOCATION
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
307-587-4771
www.bbhc.org

A variety of services that will make your special event one to remember. We are affordable and versatile for many public and private events. We cater with vibrant food and impeccable service that is perfect for any occasion!

Throughout the year, we’ll have many scheduled events that are open to the public. Great music, comics, and acts from all over have already selected the Carlin Events Center for their show.

LOCATION
2501 Montana Ave
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 245-2503
www.carlineventscenter.com

New in Summer 2009! 14 screen movie theater in Shiloh Crossing development. Call or check online for movie times.

LOCATION
1001 Shiloh Crossing Blvd
Billings, MT 59108
(406) 652-1105
www.carmike.com/showtimes.aspx?fct=5&tid=256

Carmike theater offering 10 screens with matinee's and evening showtimes daily.

LOCATION
2456 Central Ave
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 656-2041

Centennial Ice Arena is the only ice-skating and hockey facility in Billings, Montana, and is home to the Billings Amateur Hockey League, Figure Skating Clubs, Adult Hockey and the Junior A Billings Bulls!

LOCATION
427 Bench Blvd.
Billings, MT 59105
(406) 256-1192
www.centennialicearena.net

Situated within the Crow Reservation in south-central Montana, 40 minutes south of Billings, this park was the home of Plenty Coups, last chief of the Crow. This day-use park preserves the log home, sacred spring, and farmstead of Chief Plenty Coups. Plan at least an hour to walk the grounds and browse through the small visitor center that traces the story of Chief Plenty Coups' life, and of the chief's efforts to lead his people in adopting the lifestyle of the white man. For more information visit www.nezperce.com/pcmain.html. Note: this site is not affiliated with Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks.

A registered historic site, Garryowen, the only town within the Battlefield is located at I-90 Exit 514 just south of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and Custer National Cemetery. The site is just one-hour’s drive from Billings, Montana or from Sheridan, Wyoming. The Battle of the Little Bighorn began on this quiet riverbank when 7th Cavalry troops attacked Sitting Bull's camp in the first military action of the West's most famous battle. This grassy riverbank is where Major Marcus Reno's troops attacked Sitting Bull's camp on the afternoon of June 25th, 1876 under Lt. Col. George A. Custer's command. For a century the battle was known as "Custer's Last Stand" or the "Custer Massacre.”

From Garryowen, visitors can view all of the famous locations associated with the Battle of the Little Bighorn, including the site where Custer was last seen alive, Major Reno's hilltop defense site, Weir Point, Last Stand Hill, Medicine Tail Coulee, the Crow's Nest, and Wolf Mountains.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is the burial site of one of the first casualties of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The granite tomb was dedicated during the Burial of the Hatchet Ceremony in 1926 at Garryowen, during the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn after the discovery of the Unknown Soldiers body when building the interstate. White Bull Sioux Indian and General Godfrey performed the ceremony in front of 50,000 observers. The Granite "Peace Memorial" behind the Tomb was dedicated on the 125th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

The town is now privately owned and operated by Christopher Kortlander. It is the site of the Custer Battlefield Museum, a Federal Post Office, Conoco Gas Station, convenience store, Subway sandwich shop, Historical Rarities and rest area.

The Custer Battlefield Museum houses extensive new exhibits including hundreds of Custer Battlefield artifacts from the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Plains Indian War period.

Documentaries are shown hourly in the theatre adjacent to the museum and give logistical battle bearings to visitors before they begin the historical voyage through the Museum, then move on to the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Important Indian War period artifacts and manuscripts related to Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and the 7th Cavalry, as well as an acclaimed collection of highly historic photographs by D.F. Barry, are part of the exhibit. Preserved, for example, is the contract for Sitting Bull's appearance in the famous Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. This is the only contract signed by Sitting Bull known to exist.

The exhibit area houses a lock of Custer's Hair, Captain Tom W. Custer's Kerr revolver, Little Wolf's battle-worn eagle feather war bonnet, war clubs and trade knives, cavalry spurs and a U.S. Cavalry pistol dropped on the Reno retreat route - still fully loaded.

Significant collection of battle vintage beaded clothing on exhibit adds to bronzes, paintings, and other memorabilia to create an educational tour through the vanished American frontier.

For tourist and lodging information about Garryowen please feel free to call 406-638-1876.

LOCATION
Custer Battlefield Museum, Town Hall,
Garryowen, MT 59031
www.custermuseum.org

Botanical garden venue for weddings, reunions, memorial services, business and family gatherings. Seasonal tours and luncheons. Please call for availability.

DanWalt Gardens hosts a large selection of perennials zoned for the Billings Montana climate with splendid colors of Irises in early June to the multi-colored hardy hibiscus in August through September. Thousands of annuals and hanging baskets adorn the grounds.

• Conventions/Events Facilities & Services

• Tourist Attractions/Interests

LOCATION
720 Washington St
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 248-4003

The skate park is open to in-line skates, scooters, and skateboarders. No admission is charged. The park contains 14,000 square feet of ramps, rails, bowls, and other structures.

The crowning feature of the Downtown Billings Skate Park is the 'Head Over Heels' monument, a life-sized sculpture of a skateboarder performing a hand plant.

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Four court indoor tennis facility with adult and junior programs plus special events. Private, semiprivate and group lessons available as well as permanent court time for year round play.

LOCATION
934 Lewis Ave
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 839-2896
www.elkstenniscenter.org

Flatiron Gallery a Destination Gallery. Flatiron Gallery shows contemporary paintings, sculptures, and prints by regional artists with changing exhibits. Art Walks are the 1st Fridays, 5-9 p.m., of February, May, August, October, December. Flatiron Gallery is open Wednesday Evenings, 7-9 p.m. for community sharing of poems, essays, art, music. "The Ancient Order of Photographic Mysteries" meets every other Saturday at 1 p.m.

Photographic services are available.

LOCATION
2 Custer Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
406-256-7791

Geyser Park is the place to have fun with your family and friends for entertainment. We are a qualified amusement park with miniature golf, go-carts, bumper boats, rock climbing, and laser tag. And if you're hungry, we have food as well: pizza, nachos, hot dogs, pretzels, and ice cream. We accept all Visa and Master Card credit cards and local personal checks.

LOCATION
406-254-2510
geyserpark.net

Harry Koyama Fine Art is the studio/gallery of Montana native Harry Koyama. Mr. Koyama specializes in oil paintings of western wildlife, Native American subjects as well as local landscapes. The business is located in the historic district in downtown Billings. An impressionist painter, Koyama's work is being shown throughout the western states.

LOCATION
2509 Montana Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
406-259-2261
harrykoyama.com

Enjoy a horse drawn wagon or sleigh tour through the historic Bull Mountains. The tours start at an hour and groups can travel at their own pace.

The equine facility also offers classes on safety and horsemanship, care, harnessing, driving, logging and small scale farming. Classes range from weekend to ten week courses and can be private or group
settings customized for your interests.


LOCATION
5160 Musselshell Tr
Custer, MT 59024
406-856-4871
www.hopesfarm.weebly.com

In Good Glazes , Where Anyone Can Be Creative, is Your Contemporary Studio for ceramics, throwing wheels, mosaics, Wined Up Art and More! Projects range from $5 to $89. Ages 9 months to 109. Birthday parties and family time are our specialties!

LOCATION
2010 Grand Avenue, Ste. 5
Billings, MT 59102
406-294-4ART
www.ingoodglazes.com

This 64-acre reservoir is a popular swimming, boardsailing, non-motorized boating, and fishing area. The park is 183 acres in size at an elevation of 3,199 feet. The site offers flush and vault toilets, disabled fishing pier, showers, change rooms, picnic tables, trashcans, drinking water, a 1.4-mile hiking/nature trail, public phone and special events during the summer months. Day use fees are charged from Memorial Day through Labor Day: for non-resident visitors, the day use fee is $5 per vehicle.

LOCATION
Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks
Billings, MT 59105
(406) 247-2940
stateparks.mt.gov/lake-elmo/

This area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to preserve their way of life. Here in 1876, 263 soldiers and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer, met death at the hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site of the June 25, 1876 battle between the U.S. Army's 7th cavalry and several bands of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho.

LOCATION
406-638-2621
www.nps.gov/libi/index.htm

A committee was formed in 1998 to establish a permanent memorial to Montana professional cowboys and cowgirls who achieve national recognition in the sport of rodeo. The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame was formed to honor the achievements of Montana professional rodeo participants. The larger than life bronze statue, sculpted by Western Artist R. F. Rains, depicts ban Mortensen, six-time World Champion Bronc Rider riding Tee Box. The statue was unveiled October 15, 2002, along with the memorial wall containing the names of previous professional rodeo champions. The statue is located at the entrance to the MetraPark Arena located on the Yellowstone County Fairgrounds in Billings, Montana. There is no admission, and it can be viewed 24 hours a day as the statue and memorial wall are well lighted.

To be built in 2009 is a second monument wall that will recognize all Montana PRCA cowboys and cowgirls who have (1) qualified to compete in the NFR, (2) won a Montana Circuit Championship, (3) Rodeo legends, (4) Miss Rodeo Montana, (5) Rodeo Committees, and (6) Contract Personnel.

Available are 12 x 12 granite blocks of Montana Ranch Brands that will be placed on the exterior wall of the Rimrock Auto Arena. Proceeds from the sale of these brand blocks will fund the construction of the second wall, and then ongoing funds to be placed into the Scholarship Endowment Fund.

LOCATION
406-256-6515
www.montanaprorodeo.org

Step into history with a one-hour guided tour of the Moss Mansion Historic House Museum. The tour captures early turn-of-the-century life as the Preston Boyd Moss family lived it. Visitors see original draperies, fixtures, furniture, Persian carpets and artifacts displayed in the 1903 red sandstone structure. Designed by the New York architect, Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, designer of the original Waldorf Astoria, Plaza Hotels, Willard Hotel, and Copley Hotel. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Moss Mansion has been included as a chapter in the book Great American Homes, published by Reader's Digest, on the A & E Network program on America's Castles entitled Frontier Castles, and in the National Geographic Guide to America's Great Houses.

LOCATION
914 Division St.
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 256-5100
www.mossmansion.com

Our mission is to help sustain the natural heritage of the Yellowstone River watershed through education and research designed to engage individuals and communities in the active care of their environment.

LOCATION
7026 S. Billings Blvd
Billings, MT 59101
406-294-5099
www.mtacec.org

The purpose of the Museum of Women's History:
To establish a museum for the preservation of women's history; To provide for study and research activities and for the dissemination of information about women's history; To facilitate the understanding of historical processes and events from the perspective of women; To accept and display artifacts which depict or illustrate the evolution of women's history.

The Museum of Women’s History was founded in May 1995 at Montana State University-Billings by Dorothy McLaughlin with the support of Chancellor Ronald Sexton. The Museum's first location was in the basement of McMullen Hall at Montana State University-Billings. The Museum quickly outgrew its space at the University and moved to the present downtown Billings location where it now has more room for exhibits, archives, and artifacts. There is also a research library and Museum office.

The Museum is open to everyone and the exhibits proudly reflect the lives of women everywhere -- not just Montana. It is a museum of all ages, for all ages. Exhibits feature women from all walks of life, all professions, all ethnic groups and perspectives locally and internationally. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.

LOCATION
2822 3rd Ave N # B3
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 248-2015
www.museumofwomenshistory.org/index.htm

The Department of Art coordinates everyday access to the Northcutt Steele Gallery, located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building on the Montana State University Billings main campus. The gallery features a variety of exhibitions including the annual art faculty exhibition, juried student exhibition and individual artist exhibitions of national, regional and area significance. Three other art collections are maintained and shown at various times: Permanent Art Collection, Opal Leonard Collection of Chinese and Japanese Art and the Ben Steele Collection of Prisoner of War drawings and paintings.

LOCATION
Montana State University
Billings, MT 59101
406-657-2324
www.msubillings.edu/cas/art

The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts offers drama, musical theater, improv comedy and opera under one roof. With other organizations renting NOVA for performances or meeting space, the building is in use almost every day of the year providing the Billings community a local space for performance arts. NOVA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Please join them, in the audience, onstage, or behind the scenes, you are welcome! See a complete list of performances at NOVAbillings.org

LOCATION
2317 Montana Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 591-9535
www.NOVAbillings.org

An Ag Wall Street! Auctions occurring regularly of cattle, hogs, sheep and more!

LOCATION
1802 Minnesota Ave.
Billings, MT 59101
406-245-6447
www.publicauctionyards.com

First there was the land, the mountains and the rivers. Humans are but recent newcomers to this place now called Montana. However, when and how they arrived is still a mystery. Pictograph Cave State Park is a place to contemplate the origins of human habitation of Montana.

The pictographs are more than 2,100 years old. Their interpretations are still subject to great debate. Do they simply document hunts, or do they honor people or their scripts? The images of animals, warriors and even rifles tell a story that has lasted thousands of years. The three main caves - Pictograph, Middle, and Ghost cave complex was home to generations of prehistoric hunters. They were carved from the Eagle sandstone cliff by the forces of water and wind erosion. The first major discovery of artifacts and paintings in the caves was made in 1936.

Approximately 30,000 artifacts, ranging from stone tools, weapons, paintings and the instruments used, have been identified from the site. The red, black and white pigments used provide key information and evidence suggesting that the caves were first used by nomadic hunters seeking shelter. The artifacts discovered allow researchers to pinpoint which peoples used the caves and when they inhabited the region.

The park has paved trails to the caves, with interpretative displays along the route identifying and explaining the natural features, the prehistoric paintings and vegetation found in the area. The Pictograph Cave is the deepest of the three main caves, at approximately 160 feet wide and 45 feet deep. Visitors are advised to bring binoculars to get a better view of the rock art. Allow at least an hour to complete the pleasant .25-mile loop of the ancient rock paintings. Also an excellent site for bird watching. There are picnic facilities available for day use only, but no camping is permitted.

It is a National Historic Landmark. The park is 23 acres in size and 3,500 feet in elevation. It offers vault toilets, grills/fire rings, picnic tables, trashcans, and drinking water.

Bikes are not permitted on the trails, and the trails and cave are not disabled accessible (only the restroom, water fountain, and parking area.) Binoculars are very helpful in viewing the pictographs.

For non-resident visitors, the day use fee is $5 per vehicle.

LOCATION
Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks
Billings, MT 59105
406-54-7342
stateparks.mt.gov/pictograph-cave

During his return trip to St. Louis, William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition climbed the Pillar and carved his signature and the date in the sandstone. Clark wrote, “This rock I ascended and from it’s top had a most extensive view in every direction on the Northerly Side of the river high romantic Clifts approach & jut over the water for Some distance both above and below...I marked my name and the day of the month and year."

While archeological digs and other recent research have uncovered artifacts that may have been left by the Corps of Discovery, Clark’s inscription is still the only remaining physical evidence of Lewis and Clark’s passing visible on their actual route. This historic carving on the sandstone butte that Clark called a “remarkable rock” has inspired generations of visitors for more than 100 years.

In his journals, Clark named the Pillar "Pomp’s Tower." Pomp was Clark’s nickname for young Baptiste Charbonneau, infant son of Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who accompanied the expedition and contributed greatly to its success. An image of Sacagawea carrying young Pompy adorns the United States golden dollar coin. Pompy means little chief in the Shoshoni language. The name was changed to Pompeys Pillar when an account of the Expedition was published by Nicolas Biddle in 1814.

Pompeys Pillar was proclaimed a national monument in January 2001. Prior to its monument status, it was a designated national historic landmark in 1965. It is located along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

LOCATION
406-875-2400
www.pompeyspillar.org

Pompeys Pillar is a rock outcropping that rises 200 feet above the Yellowstone River 30 miles east of Billings. Pompeys Pillar is like a sandstone history book that reads like a who's who of western frontier history. Look on the rock face for the remains of animal drawings created by people who used the area for rendezvous, campsites, and hunting. In 1806 Captain William Clark carved his signature and the date in this rock. It is the only site on the trail where visible evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition may be viewed by the public.

Interpretive tours are available.

Admittance Rate: $3.00/vehicle Starting Memorial Day weekend and ending at the end of September.

LOCATION
406-969-5380
www.pompeyspillar.org/

Rose Park is a multi-use recreational facility featuring basketball and horseshoe courts, picnic sites/shelters, jogging trails, public restrooms, a playground, soccer, football, rugby, softball, and baseball fields, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a wading pool and sand volleyball courts. Rose Park also has waterslides open after Memorial Day each year, weather permitting.

LOCATION
406-657-8371
www.prpl.info

At Sartorie Farms, we grow and sell a gamut of fresh veggies. We are your Billings Heights source for farm fresh produce and family fun too! Sartorie Farms offers loads of fun and affordable activities for everyone, such as hayrides, bon fires, parties & picnics, and so much more!

LOCATION
1880 Hawthorne Lane
Billings, MT 59105
406-245-9599
www.sartoriefarms.com

Skate World is your place for parties, family entertainment, and safe fun!

Hours of operation vary, call Skate World, or visit: www.skatebillings.com/schedule.htm to view a current schedule.

LOCATION
29th St. West and Rosebud Dr.
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 652-1249
www.skatebillings.com

South Park features basketball and horseshoe courts, public restrooms, picnic sites/shelters, BBQ's, a playground, a swimming pool, tennis courts, wading pool, softball and baseball fields.

LOCATION
406-657-8371
www.prpl.info

Brought to life in 2005 SteepWorld is over 2500 square feet of climbing gym with a gear shop to supply all your climbing needs as well as a few extras. We’d love to help you find the equipment/toys you need, host your party, teach you to climb, or just provide you with a great place to get in shape.

LOCATION
208 N. 13st St.
Billings, MT 59101
406.25CLIMB
www.steepworld.com

Swords Rimrock Park and Black Otter Trail feature historic sites, scenic drives, jogging trails, a bike path and underdeveloped nature areas.



Download Swords Rimrock Park Trail Map

LOCATION
406-657-8371
www.prpl.info

The Reef Indoor Water Park is the largest indoor water park in the state of Montana; it’s as large as a football field! Come speed down the Barracuda Blaster or The Tropical Twister, which are three stories high! Afterwards, take a refreshing dip in the wave pool. For those parents who just want to relax, we have a 25-person hot tub. If you’re hungry check out Ripp’s Café, it has an assortment of food, pizza, hot dogs and novelty ice cream.

There is something for everyone at The Reef Indoor Water Park!

LOCATION
1801 Majestic Lane
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 839-9283
www.thereefindoors.com

The Sandstone Gallery displays and sells art by Montana artists in a variety of styles and media. Included are paintings in oils, watercolor and multimedia, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fused glass, etchings, engravings, drawings and jewelry. Styles range from western to contemporary.

LOCATION
2913 2nd Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
406-256-5837
sandstonegallery.org

The Western Heritage Center is a regional museum whose collections, exhibits and programs tell the stories of life in the Yellowstone River Valley. Located in historic downtown Billings, the building that houses the Western Heritage Center is the former Parmly Billings Memorial Library, a Richardsonian Romanesque structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Accredited by the American Association of Museums and an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Western Heritage Center provides both long term and changing exhibits with interactive components, as well as educational programs for visitors of all ages. The museum cares for over 16,000 artifacts and an extensive collection that illustrates and documents the history of the Yellowstone River Valley.

Guided tours are available for groups with reservations.

LOCATION
2822 Montana Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
406-256-6809
www.ywhc.org

Welcome to Western Romance Company. Our goal is to provide authentic western activities and events for everyone. For all individuals, families and company parties, come experience the West at its Best! From the adventurous Rocky Mountains to the rolling Montana plains, our wagons, horses, equipment, chefs, entertainers, and livestock have provided an arsenal of entertainment and adventure cowboy style. We are locally owned and operated. We invite you to browse our website for your next activity in and around the Billings, Montana area.

LOCATION
3512 Boothill Rd.
Huntley , MT 59037
(406) 348-2048
www.westernromancecompany.com

The Yellowstone Art Museum is a unique and important visual arts center for Montana and the surrounding region. Founded in 1964, it is now a fully accredited museum. Contact the Museum for a current exhibition schedule or visit their website: http://yellowstone.artmuseum.org/

In 1984, with a major grant from the Montana Coal Tax Fund and generous donations from private individuals, the Yellowstone Art Museum began to build a permanent collection of significant contemporary art of the region. The 'Montana Collection' represents the preservation of Western art relevant to today's West, and constitutes a living artistic heritage.

By 1991 there were 609 objects in the collection. Today there are over 3000, exceeding all expectations for growth and popularity. Major gifts from the estates of three prominent artists have tripled the size of the collection since 1992.

Additionally, the acquisition of the Virginia Snook Collection, the largest public gathering of the drawings, paintings, books and memorabilia of cowboy illustrator Will James (1892-1942), has given the Art Museum's collection another popular dimension.

The Snook collection also includes paintings and drawings by other historic regional artists, including J.H. Sharp, Charles M. Russell and others. The expanded museum will provide the physical space to present this artistic continuum to residents and tourists alike.

The beautiful building which houses Montana's finest collection of contemporary regional art is also available to house your party. If you're planning a convention, a meeting, a wedding reception, or just a gathering with friends, we have the space to suit your needs.

LOCATION
401 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
406-256-6804
artmuseum.org

Yellowstone County Museum was organized in 1953 and sits atop the rims at Logan International Airport overlooking the city of Billings and the scenic Yellowstone River Valley. Entrance to the more than 15,000 artifacts representing the area’s history is through a pioneer log cabin. The museum is free of charge and open 11 months of the year. It is truly a treasure chest of Montana's past and is supported by funding from Yellowstone County and private donations.

A wealthy cattleman’s den, a log cabin, built in Billings in 1892, houses a collection of items from the Yellowstone Valley. Included in the collection a ‘Roundup Wagon’ or ‘Chuck Wagon’ a sheep wagon, Native American artifacts, and cowboy and western artifacts. The museum is much larger than it appears as over 5,000 square feet of display area is located in the lower level.

LOCATION
1950 Terminal Circle
Billings, MT 59105
406-256-6811
www.pyjrycm.org/

Drag strip hosting multiple events. Check out our website for more details!

LOCATION
1415 S 32nd St W
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 669-3300
www.yellowstonedragstrip.com

Welcome to Yellowstone National Park!

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

LOCATION
(307) 344-7381
www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is the only public refuge in Montana to house native animals that cannot be returned to the wild due to injury or habituation to humans. We care for 71 animals and birds, many placed here by Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, including wolves, mountain lions, black bears, bison, elk, bobcat, fox, coyote, eagles, hawks, owls and many more. The Nature Center offers visitors an unparalleled chance to learn about these and other animals by observing them at close range and through interpretive displays.

Mission Statement:
By caring for animals unable to be returned to the wild, the Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary's primary focus is to educate the public about the protection and conservation of Montana's wildlife and its habitats.

Formerly known as Beartooth Nature Center



LOCATION
615 2nd St E
Red Lodge, MT
406-446-1133
www.yellowstonewildlifesanctuary.com

ZooMontana is the regions only Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo. With over 70-acres, the zoo is home to both native and non-native species, specializing in northern-latitude animals. Visitors can admire animals in a natural setting, housed in state-of-the-art exhibits. The zoo currently hosts over 80,000 visitors annually and is one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions. Major exhibits include Amur Tigers, River Otters, Grizzly Bear, Big Horn Sheep, Wolverine, Grey Wolves, Red Pandas, Sika Deer, Bald Eagle, Pygmy Marmoset, and a turn of the century homestead stead house and barn. Visitors can also enjoy the Sensory Garden, one of many botanical gardens located at ZooMontana. The zoo offers a unique space available for family reunions, company picnics, retreats, birthday parties and weddings.
It is ZooMontana’s mission to; create for our visitors an enjoyable and recreation experience while fostering an appreciation for wildlife through education and conservation.

LOCATION
406-652-8100
zoomontana.org

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