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ADVENTURES DEPART DAILY BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK PHOTO CONTRIBUTORS Tim Mazzaferro Andrew Thomas Phil Bell Donnie Sexton Billings Chamber of Commerce Dennis Coello Tim De Frisco Tim Struck cover Andy Austin and John H. Fouch Managed by BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Welcome 1-2 Welcome 3-4 Must-See Visitor Information Center 5-6 Events Arts and Culture 7-8 Recreation 9-10 Shopping 11-12 Attractions and Entertainment Guided Tours 13-14 What Youll See Here 15-16 Trails 17-19 Scenic Guide Map 20 Sports 21 Native Culture 22 Southeast Montana 23-24 Lodging 25 Walking Brewery District 26 CampingRV Rental 26-28 Dining 29 How To Get Here 30 State Map 31-32 Day Trips 33-34 Riding Driving Big Sky Country TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Sandstone Rimrocks VisitBillings.com Welcome Youre headin for a connection with warm genuine hardworking people who possess a perspective on life uniquely Montanan and inherently individual. People who look you in the eye and take time to welcome you home. Youre headin for modern conveniences on the edge of the genuine frontier. For the authentic historical West. For a place to explore the many adventures Montana has to offer and still be home for dinner. Youre headin for a place of foreverviewsforevermemoriesandtheadventureoftheuntamedwilderness and history right out your front door. Billings is Montanas Trailhead. Where ya headin Welcome Youre headinto BillingsMontanas City.For people who share a common belief in family opportunity and adventure. For something between open space and western pace. For the beauty of Big Sky Country the grandeur of the Yellowstone River and the shelter of the sandstone bluffs that embrace us known as the Rims. THE MAGIC CITY When the Northern Pacific Railroad set its sights on southeastern Montana in the late 1870s the small town of Coulson saw opportunity. Its residents raised land prices significantly and Northern Pacific chose to establish its own town rather than pay the outrageous prices. Thus in March 1882 the Magic City was born. Seemingly overnight like magic Billings was established and became one of the most vibrant towns in the west. YELLOWSTONE RIVER The longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states and a beautiful place to enjoy. Take a leisurely walk or cast in a line either way the river cannot be missed SCENIC DRIVE ALONG THE RIMROCK BLUFFS Drive Highway 3 from east to west and take in the forever views that make up Billings from 500 feet above. YELLOWSTONE KELLYS GRAVE BOOTHILL CEMETERY AT SWORDS RIMROCK PARK History on Kelly Mountain overlooking the city. Find the grave site as you walk bike or drive the scenic and historic Black Otter Trail and check out Boothill Cemetery just off Airport Road. MOSS MANSION HISTORICAL HOUSE The story of one of Billings oldest families and how Billings was built.The stunning home was designed by renowned architect Henry Janeway Hardenburgh and was constructed in 1903. Located at 914 Division Street downtown Billings. 406-256-5100 or www.mossmansion.com. WESTERN HERITAGE CENTER An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution this museum has the interactive history of Billings and the region. It is housed in one of the citys oldest buildings- the original Parmly Billings Memorial Library. Located at 2822 Montana Ave. downtown Billings. 406-256-6809 or www.ywhc.org. PICTOGRAPH CAVES Evidence of habitation dating back 2000 years Three caves and a fantastic interpretive center open year-round. I-90 to exit 452 then 6 miles south 10 mins. 3401 Coburn Rd. 406-254-7342 or stateparks.mt.govpictograph-cave. CHIEF PLENTY COUPS STATE PARK Visit Chief Plenty Coups home and learn about native culture history and legacy. I-90 exit 447 at Pryor 50 mins. 406-252-1289 or stateparks.mt.govchief-plenty-coups. POMPEYS PILLAR Some of the only remaining physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition plus breathtaking views of the Yellowstone River Valley and a terrific interpretive center. East on I-94 28 miles 30 mins. 406-875-2400 or www.pompeyspillar.org. LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT Take in history on the grounds where it took place where the Sioux and Cheyenne battled Custer and the U.S.Armys 7th Cavalry in one of the last efforts to preserve the native way of life. Near Crow Agency on I-90 exit 510 60 mins. 406-638-2621 or www.nps.govlibi. BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY This scenic pass just west of Red Lodge Montana is open Memorial Day through Labor Day weather permitting and is the most beautiful gateway to Yellowstone Park 125 miles. Plan a half day for this experience. 60 mins to Red Lodge For more information call 406-446-1718 or visit www.beartoothhighway.com. MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME WITH THESE MUST-SEES WHETHER YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS OR SEVERAL DAYS in Billings be sure to make the most of your time Here is a list of some of Billings Must-See attractions so you know what you absolutely should not miss. There is something for everyone in Billings Montanas Trailhead. Times are referenced from downtown Billings. BILLINGS HISTORYVISITBILLINGS.COM Take advantage of one of the best planning tools available to you. Book your room pick out where to shop and eat and choose the events and attractions that will make this visit unforgettable. Use our suggested itineraries or put together your own but be sure to include some of the must- sees below Easy to use easy to plan and easy to save with all the great deals and savings offered exclusively for visitors 3 BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Must-See Visitor Information Center TAKE A STEP INTO OUR CULTURE and note these highlighted boxes of historical and area facts throughout the guide. Learn more about each of these sites in the pages of this guide. Reference their locations on the Scenic Guide Map on page 17 the State Map on page 30 or log on to VisitBillings.com. A wealth of knowledge and guidance awaits at the Billings Visitor Information Center where youll find local and regional travel information as well as a clean facility with hot coffee clean restrooms and an excellent selection of Billings souvenirs. Knowledgeable and friendly volunteers are happy to help guide you through the area share the local favorites as well as inform you of all the must-sees Billings has to offer. 815 South 27th Street Billings MT 59101 406-252-4016 or 800-735-2635 VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER Yellowstone River Summer Hours Memorial Day to Labor Day Monday Saturday 830 a.m. to 500 p.m. and Sunday noon to 400 p.m. Winter Hours Labor Day to Memorial Day Monday Friday 830 a.m. to 500 p.m. Top7Events CLARK DAYS July and August www.visitmt.com 406-896-5235 - A celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. History at its best 30 minutes from Billings at Pompeys Pillar. GREAT AMERICAN HILL CLIMB July and August www.billingsmotorcycleclub.us 406-252-5588 - Largest oldest and richest Hill Climb in the U.S. MAGIC CITY BLUES FESTIVAL July and August www.magiccityblues.com 406-670-2329 - Montanas urban music festival. MONTANAFAIR August www.montanafair.com 406-256-2400 - The states largest fair A week of rides top- notch entertainment and more CROW FAIR August www.visitmt.com 406-665-7120 - The largest powwow for miles. Native culture and tons of fun. 50 minutes from Billings on the Crow Reservation. BURN THE POINT Labor Day Weekend www.burnthepoint.com 406-248-9295 THE NILE October www.thenile.org 406-256-2495 - Stock show pro rodeo and western extravaganza 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 Burn the Point Events Arts and Culture With so many events held annually in Billings we asked locals what their favorites are so we could share them with you Planning a stay that isnt during one of these events Log on to VisitBillings.com and explore the event calendar updated daily. There is always something fun to do in Billings Montanas Trailhead. ARTS AND CULTURE From art exhibits to operas native culture to urban performances Billings has it all We are proud to host hundreds of cultural events each year and even more proud of the diverse selection we are able to offer. A complete listing can be found at VisitBillings.com. Known as P.B. Mr. Moss arrived in Billings in 1892. His historic home the Moss Mansion was built by famed architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh and is the most notable artifact remaining from P.B.s days. However P.B. was a prominent figure in Billings development. He was a well-known banker organized a newspaper which was the forerunner to the Billings Gazette and started a telephone company and the Billings Utility Company. Later with business partners P.B. was instrumental in the development of the Billings Light and Water Power Company the Northern Hotel and in projects like irrigation development the sugar factory and the Billings Polytechnic Institute todays Rocky Mountain College. Less successfully P.B. dabbled in agriculture politics and attempted to build his own city Mossmain west of Billings. Though much of his legacy has been replaced by modern companies and technology his impact on Billings early years is undeniable. MONTANA WOMENS RUN May www.womensrun.org 406-255-8488 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL June www.downtownbillings.com 406-294-5060 SYMPHONY IN THE PARK June www.billingssymphony.org 406-252-3610 LAST BEST COUNTRY FEST July www.lastbestcountryfest.com 406-534-0400 BIG SKY STATE GAMES July www.bigskygames.org 406-254-7426 SUMMERFAIR July www.artmuseum.org 406-256-6804 ARTWALK BILLINGS Held several times a year www.artwalkbillings.com YELLOWSTONE VALLEY FARMERS MARKET Saturdays Mid-Summer through Early Fall Wednesdays also in Late Summer www.farmersmarketonline.com 406-855-1299 HARVESTFEST October www.downtownbillings.com 406-294-5060 Museums and Galleries offer various hours of operation. Please inquire for specific details. Moss Mansion Historic House Museum Explore the home and learn the story of one of Billings oldest families. History Billings was built on. 914 Division St. 59101 406-256-5100 www.mossmansion.com Museum of Womens History A collective history of women everywhere. 2824 3rd Ave. N. St. B3 59101 406-248-2015 Western Heritage Center Regional history museum that is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. 2822 Montana Avenue 59101 406-256-6809 www.ywhc.org Enjoy one of the hundreds of theatrical andor musical performances offered annually in Billings at places like Alberta Bair Theater 406-256-6052 www.albertabairtheater.org Billings StudioTheatre 406-248-1141 www.billingsstudiotheatre.com Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale 406-252-3610 www.billingssymphony.org NOVA Center for the Performing Arts 406-591-9535 www.novabillings.org Yellowstone Art Museum Unique merge of contemporary and traditional western art. 401 N. 27th St. 59101 406-256-6804 www.artmuseum.org Yellowstone County Museum Explore interpretive displays immersed in the history of the region. 1950 Terminal Circle 59105 406-256-6811 www.yellowstonecountymuseum.org LOCAL FAVORITES ADDITIONAL EVENTS CHRISTMAS STROLL December www.downtownbillings.com 406-294-5060 CHASE HAWKS MEMORIAL RODEO December www.chasehawks.com 406-248-9295 VisitBillings.com PRESTON BOYD MOSSPRESTON BOYDBILLINGS HISTORY Find exact event dates at VisitBillings.comevents Yellowstone Art Museum Recreation Outdoor recreation thrives in Big Sky Country and Billings is no exception.Whether you are looking for a leisurely day on the trail or a more challenging experience youll be in good company. From gear to guides contact one of the businesses in this section for help or log on to VisitBillings.com for information on things to do and outdoor recreation. 7 BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Recreation THE BRIARWOOD 3429 Briarwood Blvd. 59101 406-245-2966 www.thebriarwoodgc.com EAGLEROCK GOLF COURSE 5624 Larimer Ln. 59105 406-655-4445 www.eaglerockgolfcourse.com GOLF Tee off at any of the links below but be sure to call ahead for tee times. SKI Come winter its time to ski the heart pounding slopes in Montana. Typically excellent snowfall makes skiing anywhere in Montana unforgettable and your experience at either of these nearby resorts will not be an exception BIG SKY RESORT 1 Lone Mountain Trail Big Sky MT 59716 406-995-5893 www.bigskyresort.com Rentals repairs restaurants shopping zipline sledding tubing and more 3.5 hours from Billings. RED LODGE MOUNTAIN RESORT 305 Ski Run Rd. Red Lodge MT 59068 406-446-2610 www.redlodgemountain.com Rentals repairs restaurants shopping and more 1.5 hours from Billings. BEARTOOTH BASIN SUMMER SKI AREA P.O. Box 2091 Red Lodge MT 59068 307-250-3767 www.beartoothbasin.com Open May 23-July 5 2015. Summertime ski facility. Backcountry skiing with a lift no lodge or warming hut facilities. 1.75 hours from Billings. Yegen Golf Club EXCHANGE CITY GOLF COURSE PAR 3 19 S. 19th St. W. 59102 406-652-2553 HILANDS GOLF CLUB 714 Poly Dr. 59102 406-245-7731 www.hilandsgolfclub.com HORSEBACK RIDING Want to experience the west the way the cowboys do Then horseback riding is a must These folks will saddle you up and show you the reins BITTER CREEK OUTFITTERS 2400 Coburn Rd. 59101 406-855-6075 www.bittercreekoutfitters.com Experience Montanas natural beauty on the outskirts of Billings by horseback. WESTERN ROMANCE COMPANY 3512 Boothill Road Huntley MT 59037 406-348-2048 www.westernromancecompany.com The Western experience with Billings pick-up available. Horseback riding to cowboy cookouts Phipps Park Horseback Riding Skiing in Montana YEGEN GOLF CLUB 1390 Zimmerman Trail 59102 406-656-8099 www.yegengolfclub.com YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY CLUB 5707 Bobby Jones Blvd. 59106 406-656-1701 www.yellowstonecc.com Yellowstone River FISHING Wade float or fish the states most famous waterways overflowing with Blue Ribbon fish all nearby Billings Rock Creek the Stillwater the Boulder the Musselshell the Big Horn and the Yellowstone Rivers Cooney Dam and Deadman Basin Reservoirs. Learn more about fishing access sites from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks406-247-2940 or stop at the Billings Visitor Information Center at 815 S. 27th St. open year-round see page 4 for hours. NON-RESIDENT LICENSING INFORMATION Non-Resident Conservation License 10 required for fishing or hunting Non-Resident Fishing License 15-60 depending on duration of license Fishing licenses can be purchased at a Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks office and at most sporting goods retail stores. WALK HIKE OR MOUNTAIN BIKE Want to hike or mountain bike but dontwanttoventuretoo faroutof townNoproblem Checkoutanyof theseexcellent in-towntreksalllessthan10 milesfromdowntownBillings RIVERFRONT PARK S. Billings Blvd. and TWO MOON PARK Bench Blvd. offer leisurely walks or bike rides along the Yellowstone River. These parks boast an abundance of foliage and are a great place to take in the wildlife. A notable site at Two Moon Park is the Weeping Wall which hugs the northwest side of the park and weeps water year-round. ZIMMERMAN PARK Highway 3 SWORDS RIMROCK PARK Highway 3 and PHIPPS PARK Molt Rd. all offer potentially more challenging hiking or mountain biking among sandstone formations on and around the Rimrocks. These areas provide great views of the city and surrounding areas. The trails in these parks are more technical and cliffs and steep drop-offs exist throughout. To experience both the sandstone heights and the rivers explore the FOUR DANCES RECREATION AREA Coburn Rd.. Hike from the parking area to the edge of Sacrifice Cliff. Again be aware the steep drop-off along this trail reaches 500 feet over the Yellowstone River Additional trails in this area lead down through the pine forest and end at the Yellowstone River. Riverfront Park Recreation VisitBillings.com 9 WEVE GOT YOUR GEAR THE BASE CAMP 1730 Grand Ave. 59102 406-248-4555 www.thebasecamp.com CABELAS 4550 King Ave. E. 59101 406-373-7300 www.cabelas.com EAST ROSEBUD FLY AND TACKLE 1314 24th St. W. 59102 406-839-9397 httpeastrosebudyandtackle.com SCHEELS - 1121 Shiloh Crossing Blvd 59102 406-656-9220 www.scheels.com THE SKI STATION 2132 Grand Ave. 59102 406-245-5559 www.theskistation.com THE SPOKE SHOP 1910 Broadwater Ave. 59102 406-656-8342 www.spokeshop.com SUNSHINE SPORTS 304 Moore Ln. 59101 406-252-3724 www.sunshine-sports.com UNIVERSAL ATHLETIC SERVICE 24 24th St. W. 59102 406-656-8615 www.universalathletic.com MontanaisarecreationalistsdreamandBillingsisnoexception. From fishing hunting and biking to skiing rafting and boating we are your trailhead for gear purchases or rentals. Shopping What is the number one thing visitors do while in Billings Shop And why wouldnt they Famous name brands and local creations ourish in Billings.Here youll find the best selection for miles and miles - fromWestern wear to modern chicfrom classic finds to unique treasures our variety of options is impressive. No matter what youre looking for we guarantee youll have a blast shopping for everything in Billings MontanasTrailhead. VisitBillings.com DOWNTOWN BILLINGS www.downtownbillings.com Enjoy unique shopping dining and galleries all while experiencing the historic parts of Billings. Specialty boutiques like Cricket Clothing Kim Eddys and Lou Toubert Ranch Outfitters national brands and so much more are all available in one great place. RIMROCK MALL 300 S. 24th St. W. 59102 www.rimrockmall.com The largest and premiere fashion shopping center in the state Offering 100 specialty shops including Chicos Starbucks GAP Victorias Secret Dillards Herbergers JCPenney and much more HM coming soon SHILOH CROSSING A diverse shopping center on Billings west end including Kohls Scheels Shoe Carnival Ulta a movie theatre restaurants local shops like Bottega Neecees and Simply Wine and much more. WEST PARK PROMENADE 1603 Grand Ave. 59102 A newly remodeled outdoor shopping center including many restaurants and retailers ranging from boutique fashion to sporting goods. Log on to VisitBillings.com for a complete listing of the retailers available in Billings and be on the lookout for great savings and exclusive offers on our Deals page. LOOKING FOR PLENTY OF SHOPPING ALL IN ONE PLACE CHECK OUT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WITH OPTIONS SPANNING FROM ONE- OF-A-KIND BOUTIQUES like Apricot Lane Bottega Meridian Neecees and much more Billings is a destination for shopping. Find name brands you love and niche shops to fill every need. And with stores like Cabelas Base Camp and the new Scheels youve found your shopping trailhead for every member of the family. Shopping Downtown Shopping One-of-a-Kind Boutiques Shopping near Sky Point AMUSEMENT PARK DRIVE-IN 7335 Mossmain Lane 59106 www.amusementparkdriveinonline.com 406-245-3212 - Get out of the house and watch some movies under the stars BILLINGS LIVESTOCK COMMISSION 2443 N. Frontage Rd. 59101 www.billingslivestock.com 406-245-4151 - Weekly livestock sales and monthly it becomes the Horse Selling Capital of Western America. BUFFALO JUMP SIP PAINT 1911 King Ave West 11 59102 www.buffalojumpwinery.com 307-899-3815 - Begin with a blank canvas and leave with a masterpiece Enjoy Buffalo Jump Winery as you create. CARMIKE CINEMAS www.carmike.com Shiloh 14 1001 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. 59102 406-652-1105 Wynnsong 10 2456 Central Ave. 59102 406-656-2041 CENTENNIAL ICE ARENA 427 Bench Blvd. 59105 www.centennialicearena.net 406-256-1192 - Ice skating hockey and more DOWNTOWN BILLINGS SKATE PARK Corner of 27th St. and 1st Ave. S. www.prpl.info 406-657-8371 - Skate park open to in-line skates scooters and skateboarders with 14000 square feet of ramps rails bowls and other structures. ELKS TENNIS CENTER 934 Lewis Avenue 59101 www.elkstenniscenter.org 406-839-2896 - Four court indoor tennis facility with adult and junior programs plus special events. Lessons available as well as permanent court time for year round play. GEYSER PARK FUN CENTER 4910 Southgate Drive 59107 www.geyserpark.net 406-254-2510 - A qualified amusement park with miniature golf go-carts bumper boats rock climbing and laser tag. HUNTLEY PROJECT MUSEUM 770 Railroad Highway 59037 www.huntleyprojectmuseum.org 406-348-2533 - A museum telling the story of homesteaders who transformed the prairie to farmland. IN GOOD GLAZES 1313 Grand Ave. Ste. 7 59102 www.ingoodglazes.com 406-294-4ART - Do it yourself art studio Paint your own ceramics and create mosaics. LAKE ELMO STATE PARK 2300 Lake Elmo Dr. 59105 stateparks.mt.govlake-elmo 406-247-2940 - A 64-acre reservoir in east Billings acting as an urban park where you can swim sailboat canoe kayak fish picnic birdwatch and more. MONTANA AUDUBON CONSERVATION EDUCATION CENTER 7026 S. Billings Blvd. 59101 www.mtacec.org 406-294-5099 - In the heart of the Yellowstone River Basin conserving and educating about Montanas nature. THE OASIS 543 Aronson Ave. 59105 www.billingsoasis.com 406-969-3131 - Outdoor water park. Slides and pools for all ages. Opens in June. 11 BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Attractions and Entertainment Attractions and Entertainment MontanasTrailhead is an exceptional and diverse destination.The wide variety of options caters to all ages including those who are young at heart. Get outside and canoe or kayak ride the rails at the downtown Skate Park or explore ancient caves while breathing in the fresh mountain air. Or stay in and experience local music and the arts rock climb or make a big splash on the water slides.Your fun-filled vacation starts in Billings MontanasTrailhead OUTLAW CANYON ADVENTURES 4004 Yellowstone Trail 59101 www.outlawzip.com 406-694-3935 - Outdoor adventure on a unique zip line course just 6 miles outside of Billings. PARKS RECREATION www.prpl.info 406-657-8371 - City parks throughout Billings offer a broad range of activities swimming tennis folf soccer baseball volleyball basketball trails and more PICTOGRAPH CAVE STATE PARK 3401 Coburn Rd. 59101 stateparks.mt.govpictograph-cave 406-254-7342 - Wild landscape holding pictographs from a civilization over 2000 years old. PUBLIC AUCTION YARDS PAYS 1802 Minnesota 59101 www.publicauctionyards.com 406-245-6447 - Experience a real cattle sheep or hog auction The way of cowboys today. PUB STATION 2502 1st Ave North 59101 www.1111presents.com 406-894-2020 - A unique concert venue and taproom in historic downtown Billings. THE REEF INDOOR WATER PARK 1801 Majestic Ln. 59102 www.thereefindoors.com 406-839-WAVE - Montanas largest indoor water park Open year-round. SKATE WORLD 701 S 29th St W 59102 www.skatebillings.com 406-652-1249 - Your place for parties family entertainment and safe fun STEEPWORLD 208 N. 13th St. 59101 www.steepworld.com 406-252-5462 - Indoor climbing and rappelling climbing and bouldering gear rentalsguidance. WESTERN HERITAGE CENTER 2822 Montana Ave. 59101 www.ywhc.org 406-256-6809 - A museum telling the stories of the people of the Yellowstone River Valley and Northern Plains. Kids activities available YELLOWSTONE ART MUSEUM 401 N. 27th St. 59101 www.artmuseum.org 406-256-6804 - A modern art museum with permanent western exhibits and changing modern exhibits. Also boasts one of only three Visible Vaults in the nation YELLOWSTONE COUNTY MUSEUM 1950 Terminal Cir. 59105 www.yellowstonecountymuseum.org 406-256-6811 - A regional history museum with changing exhibits. Noteworthy Native Western artifacts. Free admission YELLOWSTONE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY 615 2nd St. E. Red Lodge MT 59068 www.yellowstonewildlifesanctuary.com 406-446-1133 - Native wildlife educational viewing and rehabilitation. ZOOMONTANA 2100 Shiloh Rd. 59106 www.zoomontana.org 406-652-8100 - Montanas only zoo Grizzly bears wolves native species and more Guided Tours VisitBillings.com Zimmerman Park AS AN INDIVIDUAL I WONDER SOMETIMES JUST WHAT THERE IS ABOUT THIS PLACE. DO I LOVE IT BECAUSE ITS BEAUTIFUL OR IS IT BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE I LOVE IT ALL I KNOW IS THE HEART HAS ROOM TO BREATHE HERE AND THE SOUL HAS ROOM TO GROW. THE CITY HAS A SPIRIT BOTH A LIFE AND AN ENERGY. -Herb Buck The Billings Commercial Club Chamber of Commerce 1951 GUIDED TOURS BEARTOOTH MOUNTAIN GUIDES INC. www.beartoothguides.com 406-446-1407 - Local guide service and outdoor recreation school. BITTER CREEK OUTFITTERS www.bittercreekoutfitters.com 406-855-6075 - Guided scenic trail rides on 7000 acres. FUN ADVENTURE TOURS www.montanafunadventures.com 406-254-7180 - Guided and customized small group tours of Billings and the region. GROUP DESTINATION PLANNERS LLC www.gdplanners.com 406-256-1492 - Guided small and large group excursions. MONTANA SEGWAY www.montanasegway.com 406-3-SEGWAY - Schedule a guided segway tour of Billings. WESTERN ROMANCE COMPANY www.westernromancecompany.com 406-348-2048 - Guided experiences of the authentic West. 13 What Youll See Here Billings is proud to boast several lucrative and interesting industries industries youll see active portions of all over town. Wed like to take this opportunity to share with you why we take pride in them what they do for the regional economy and encourage you to embrace them like we do BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK What Youll See Here One of Billings most significant industries can be seen in the three refineries surrounding the city. Continental Oil began selling products in Billings Coulson at that time in 1876the same year Custer was defeated just 60 miles away along the Little Bighorn River. The first refinery in Billings was opened in 1949. Today the Billings area is home to three refineries producing about 180000 barrels of oil a day from oil operations in Montana Wyoming and primarily Canada. That oil is distributed to nine western states. DID YOU KNOW Billings elevation is 3567 feet it boasts a population of over 104000 with over 140000 in the entire Yellowstone County. ThusBillingsisMontanaslargestcity.The average temperature in January is 32F and in July it is 86F. Contrary to popular perception the average annual snowfall in Billingsisonly56inchesandwinter can be a very enjoyable season in thisarea due to frequent thawing periods. Many locals will jokeyou know youre in Billings when you can ski golf and fish all in the same day BILLINGS HISTORY their families to Billings for the services and amenities offered and commute back and forth. While the Bakken development is recent other energy activities in this region are not. Oil and coal extraction are important to the region and Billings plays a role for these functions as well. Additionally refining is important business with three operating in Yellowstone County. Refineries not only provide energy they supply economic support through jobs and production. BILLINGS IS A REGIONAL ENERGY HUB Chances are youve heard at least something about the Bakken Oil Formation in Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota. This formation is centered around small limited service communities that are growing rapidly. Billings is able to play a significant role in this growth by acting as the headquarters on many levels top to bottom. Major companies locate their regional headquarters in Billings hold meetings and trainings here and more. Employees relocate BILLINGS HISTORY OIL REFINERIES CALAMITY JANE Known for chewing tobacco drinking heavily wearing mens clothing and acting out Martha Canary better known as Calamity Jane was a regular in Billings. Though Calamity never lived here she was known to have spent a lot of time here from 1893 to 1902. She often stayed in a log cabin west of Billings on Canyon Creek. No one knows for sure how Calamity Jane got her nickname the stories are wide and varied but one thing is for sure she sure lived up to it A woman of extremes she was often found in a drunken rage and arrested. It is said the cell she was locked in is the very cell housed today within the Yellowstone Art Museum. BILLINGS HISTORY ConocoPhillips Oil Refinery What Youll See Here VisitBillings.com AGRICULTURE IS MONTANAS 1 INDUSTRY Playing a vital role in the Billings economy agriculture is Montanas number one industry. Billings helps maintain that statistic livestock auctions agriculture supply stores and well maintained roads help support farmers and ranchers in a large radius of the region. A diverse climate and fertile soil help Montana farmers and ranchers produce a wide variety of high quality food products. While beef and wheat are the two largest commodities many other products contribute to the states agriculture including corn barley sugar beets cattle and much more. While you travel throughout Montana keep your eyes open for these important crops and livestock WHEAT Winter wheat is planted in September and harvested in JulyAugust while Spring wheat is planted in the spring and harvested in summer. Wheat is Montanas main crop and is a leading cash crop. Wheat is mostly grown in the north-central part of Montana. CORN Planted in the spring and harvested in late summer or early fall corn is an important crop mainly used in Montana as livestock feed. Nearly all of Montanas corn is produced in the south and central parts of the state. BARLEY Planted in the spring and harvested in the fall Montana barley is primarily grown for animal consumption and malting. High quality barley is used for many products including beer. Anheuser-Busch uses Montana barley for their products. CATTLE Both beef and dairy cows are found in Montana though beef cattle far outnumber dairy. Calving is also common and the cute little calves are typically born January through March. CORN2 BARLEY3 CATTLE4 SUGAR BEETS Sugar beets are second only to sugar cane as a source for sugar. In the autumn Billings often offers a unique scent widely regarded as unpleasant but to residents the smell of the sugar beet is the smell of money and success. One of Billings most lucrative industries the sugar beet process thrives here. Farmers all over the region grow the crop and sell it to Western Sugar Cooperative Plant one of the nations largest sugar cooperatives with a local plant processing a multi-million dollar crop of sugar beets every year. Planted in March of each year the lumpy brown beet is later harvested cleaned chopped into long strings called cossettes and then diffused with hot water to extract the sugar. The pulp remaining is pressed and is often sold as livestock feed. The sugar water left behind is known as raw juice and is further processed purified and filtered before being left to crystallize into sugar. The final product is delivered for use in kitchens everywhere. The Montana Department of Agriculture has more ag info at agr.mt.gov. 5 1 2 3 4 5 WHEAT1 15 TRAILS What better way to experience Montanas Trailhead than by hitting the trails Billings offers hundreds of acres of city parks and miles of walkingbiking trails that circle the city. Enjoy the fresh air and get your blood pumping with some of the following suggestions With 47 MILES OF TRAILS in Billings you can go back in time or to the top of the world anywhere or nowhere at all. Your experience is entirely up to you Approximately 7 miles of trail are along the legendary YELLOWSTONE RIVER. What better way to get up close Bring a picnic lunch and dip your toes in the water The stretch of trail along the RIMROCKS off Airport Road Highway 3 is a fantastic place to take in the mountains beyond. On a clear day five mountain ranges can be seen from the trail but even with some clouds youre sure to take in some unforgettable views. Which mountain ranges are you looking at The Pryor Big Horn Snowy Crazy and Beartooth. Whats more this stretch of trail is a historic Mecca. View Yellowstone Kellys Gravesite the legends of Black Otter Trail Sacrifice Cliff Boothill Cemeteryand much more See map on page 16 Billings has 39 city parks and several excellent wild land parks outside city limits. With everything from pools to trailsfrom tennis to basketball from picnic tables to playgrounds theres a park for everyone in Billings. Pick the park for you at www.prpl.info. Take in history and architecture with a ride walk or run through DOWNTOWN BILLINGS. Check out buildings like the Western Heritage Center the original Parmly Billings Library and the Historic Train Depot along Montana Avenue. Dive in a little deeper and see the historic buildings and businesses that began Billings legacy along with the modern updates that keep Montanas City buzzing today. GEO-CACHING Another great way to explore the Trailhead With more than 500 geo-cache treasures in the city of Billings alone this is an ideal way to get outsidetake in the history and the views and have a great time along the way Take home some Montana trinkets and leave behind something from your home town. Learn more about Geo-Caching www.geocaching.com. One of the most significant features in Billings is the sandstone bluffs surrounding the city known as the Rimrocks. The Rims as locals call them are part of the Eagle sandstone formation and were originally a delta of an ancient sea. Estimated to be at least 70 million years old the Rims stretch from Columbus to Miles City and range in height from 200 to 500 feet. It is notable that portions of the Rims in Billings are reported to have been Indian scaffold burials. GO PLAY TRAIL MAP Log on to VisitBillings.comgoplay to access a complete map of Billings trail systems bike lanes parks open space and much more BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Trails Didnt bring your bike with you No problem Stop by the Visitor Information Center hourslocation on page 4 and borrow one There is no charge for use but a credit card is required to guarantee the return of the bicycle undamaged. Call 406-252-4016 to learn more or to reserve your bike today. BILLINGS HISTORY RIMROCKS Swords Rimrock Park POINTS OF INTEREST Trailhead Black Otter Trail Yellowstone Kellys Grave Rimrocks Skeleton Cliff Sacrifice Cliff View Point Boothill Cemetery Yellowstone River 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ParkingP Running on the Rimrocks Biking in Swords Rimrock Park Trails Known to most as Yellowstone Kelly and born in New York in 1849 he began his life in Montana at just 19 years old. Kelly spent years hunting and trapping in eastern Montana and was involved in a hostile encounter with Sioux warriors. Through world travels and adventures Kelly eventually retired to California where he died in 1928. His nal wishes were to be brought back to Montana to be buried and the Billings Chamber helped to facilitate that wish by nancing the process to keep his body on ice until the time came to transport him back to Montana. His grave is still intact today on one of the highest points of the Rimrocks in Swords Rimrock Park overlooking Billings dubbed Kelly Mountain. Photo by John H.Fouchused through the courtesy of Dr.James S.Brust BILLINGS HISTORY YELLOWSTONE KELLY Swords Rimrock Park Billings is the trailhead to Montana and Swords Rimrock Park is the trailhead to Billings. This in-town escape provides breathtaking views historic icons paved recreational trails and a Billings experience that should not be missed. Enjoy 2 miles of paved trail in the park and go on to enjoy the approximate 5 mile ride to the river. VisitBillings.com Swords Rimrock Park Trail Only have a few hours in Billings Make the most of the time you have by exploring what you absolutely cannot miss Whether you have a few hours or a few days there is something for everyone in Billings Montanas Trailhead. Learn more about each of these sites by going to VisitBillings.com. VisitBillings.com E X P L O R E Y O U R O P P O R T U N I T I E S SCENIC GUIDE Only have a few hours in Billings Make the most of the time you have by exploring what you absolutely cannot miss Whether you have a few hours or a few days there is something for everyone in Billings Montanas Trailhead. Learn more about each of these sites by going to VisitBillings.com. VisitBillings.com E X P L O R E Y O U R O P P O R T U N I T I E S SCENIC GUIDE 17 815 S. 27th Street Box 31177 Billings MT 59107-1177 Phone 406-245-4111 Fax 406-245-7333 VisitBillings.com DOWNTOWN BILLINGS 815 S. 27th Street Box 31177 Billings MT 59107-1177 Phone 406-245-4111 Fax 406-245-7333 VisitBillings.com DOWNTOWN BILLINGS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 VISIT BILLINGS AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VISITOR CENTER HISTORIC BILLINGS DEPOT PICTOGRAPH CAVE STATE PARK METRAPARK RODEO HALL OF FAME BOOTHILL CEMETERY BLACK OTTER TRAIL YELLOWSTONE KELLYS GRAVE YELLOWSTONE COUNTY MUSEUM ZIMMERMAN TRAIL MOSS MANSION WESTERN HERITAGE CENTER SKYPOINT ALBERTA BAIR THEATER YELLOWSTONE ART MUSEUM DEHLER PARK RIVERFRONT PARK ZOOMONTANA Scenic Guide Suggestions IF YOU HAVE AN HOUR Take in stops 5 6 7 in Swords Rimrock Park - Experience legendary western history beautiful scenery and Billings Folklore. IF YOU HAVE FOUR HOURS Here are a couple of good options Stops 2 3 5 6 7 8 10 11 will provide you with history while stops 4 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 are more outdoorsy and modern. Or stop by 1 first and well help you tailor the perfect journey. WANT TO EXPLORE MUSEUMS Stops 8 10 11 14 showcase everything from contemporary art to regional history. LOOKING FOR THE OUTDOORS Check out 3 5 6 7 12 16 17. The Pictograph CavesareagreatplaceforahikeandSkypoint is a great starting point to experience all downtown Billings has to offer. SOAKINTHESCENERY Drivetopoints36 9 for the epitome of Billings scenery. View rolling plains mountains and the Rimrock bluffs that surround our city as you go. FULL DESCRIPTIONS ON FOLLOWING PAGE INTERESTED IN AN AUDIO TOUR OF OUR SCENIC GUIDE MAP Download Our App 0.9 MILES 0.1 MILES 3.1 MILES 7.0 MILES 0.1 MILES 6.3 MILES 0.3 MILES 2.1 MILES 0.7 MILES 0.8 MILES 2.1 MILES 1.9 MILES 1.3 MILES 8.5 MILES 0.7 MILES 1.6 MILES 10.3 MILES 0.2 MILES 2.8 MILES 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 19 VISIT BILLINGS AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VISITOR CENTER Welcome to Billings This is a great place to start your journey stop in and talk with a local volunteer for guidance materials and assistance. Youll also find interactive displays. Before you leave be sure to snap a photo by the cattle drive monument VisitBillings.com 406245-4111406252-4016800735-2635 HISTORICBILLINGSDEPOTThoughthereare no longer passenger trains chugging through Billings this historic landmark was built in 1909 to service three major railroad companies. The waiting area and baggage rooms of the Depot are restored and preserved as a Historic Place.Thisisaself-guidedtourlocationandsubject to operating hours. M-F 9-4 S 830-1230 www.billingsdepot.org 406 656-7273 PICTOGRAPH CAVE STATE PARK In the making for thousands of yearsExplore three caves and see evidence of habitation from 2000 years ago. Visit theVisitor Interpretive Center and explore ancient artifacts. This is an excellent placeto get out and hike around or just peruse at your leisure. 6 per nonresident car stateparks.mt.govpictograph-cave 406254-7342 METRAPARK RODEO HALL OF FAME Youve arrived at the largest event center in Montana. MetraPark is home to many diverse events year-round concerts rodeos dog shows car shows trade shows expos and so much more While here check out the outdoor Montana Rodeo Hall of Fame Up the stairs near the front doors. www.metrapark.com 406 256-2400 BOOTHILLCEMETERY A genuine Western legend and a place rich in history. Be sure to read stories of the Sacrifice Cliffs seen to the south and of Muggins Taylor the scout who carried the news of Custers Last Stand to the world who is buried here. BLACK OTTER TRAIL An excellent view of the city. Bike walk or drive approximately 3 miles around historic Kelly Mountain along the sandstone bluffs known as Rimrocks. Black Otter Trail was an original wagon trail and is steeped in Native folklore. YELLOWSTONE KELLYS GRAVE Stop here as you near the end of Black Otter Trail. Known for hunting trapping and for hostile encounters with Sioux warriors Yellowstone Kelly 1849-1928 was truly a man of the frontier. Kelly requested that he be laid to rest in Montana before he died. SKYPOINT Look up Youve reached the center of downtown Billings. Explore the shops restaurants galleries and more that downtown Billings has to offer Look for events taking place here on many evenings weekends. www.downtownbillings.com 406294-5060 ALBERTA BAIR THEATER Opened as The FoxTheaterin1931thebuildingisregistered as a Historic Building and is built on the spot where the Bair Family homesteaded. Its named for the daughter born in the home and who donated generously to the renovation Alberta Bair. Now the theater is the largest performing arts venue in the state holding over 150 diverse performances annually. www.albertabairtheater.org 406 256-6052 YELLOWSTONE ART MUSEUM Formerly the Yellowstone County Jail built in 1884 the Yellowstone Art Museum was in place by 1964. Expanding around the jail in order to preserve the history the museum is nationally accredited and touts both modern and historic art exhibits. The museum collection includes the most comprehensive works by cowboy illustrator Will James. 6 - adults www.artmuseum.org 406 256-6804 DEHLER PARK Home of the Billings Mustangs Pioneer League baseball team affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds The field doesnt have a bad seat in the house. www.billingsmustangs.com Continuing on toward Riverfront park youll pass City Hall and the Purple Heart Memorial commemorating Billings war veterans. Located at North 27th and 2nd Avenue east side its a lovely park and a perfect opportunity to stop and honor all veterans. RIVERFRONT PARK An excellent view of the Yellowstone River the longest free flowing river in the U.S. Walk the trails and experience nature right in the city Home to Lake Josephine named for the steamboat that long ago reached farthest up the Yellowstone River. www.billingsparks.orgparkriverfront ZOOMONTANA At Montanas only zoo youll find animals and plants that can survive Montanas temperate climate and are housed in natural habitats. The Sensory Garden is designed so that sighthearing impaired visitors can enjoy the experience as well. 7 - adults www.zoomontana.org 406 652-8100 THE YELLOWSTONE COUNTY MUSEUM An original homestead built by Paul McCormick Sr. an early Yellowstone River settler the museum is housed at the Billings Logan Airport yes - you do drive through the airport to get to it. The 23000 artifacts housed here tell the authentic story of Billings and Yellowstone Countys History. Free www.facebook.comYellowstoneCountyMuseum www.pyjrycm.org 406 256-6811 Your next stop takes you west along Highway 3 which provides beautiful views. Pull over to the parking areaoverlook and experience breathtaking views of Billings. On a clear day five mountain ranges can be seen from here the Bighorns Pryors Beartooths Crazies and Snowies. ZIMMERMAN TRAIL Built in 1890 by Frank Zimmerman to herd sheep for summer pasturing at the top of the Rims. This road now provides a stunning view of the city and an up close look at the Rimrocks. Along Rimrock Road notice Billings two universities with beautiful campuses and noteworthy architecture. ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE Billings oldest college Rocky was originally the Billings Polytechnic Institute. MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY BILLINGS Originally known as Eastern Montana Normal School. MOSSMANSION On the National Register of Historic Places experience turn of the century culture when you walk through the doors of the Preston B. Moss home. Listen to the story of one of Billings most famous families while taking in the remarkable architecture. Designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh famous designer of the original Waldorf Astoria Plaza Hotels and more. This is a great neighborhood to drive around and look at other historic homes too 10 adults child student and senior discounts www.mossmansion.org 406 256-5100 WESTERN HERITAGE CENTER An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution the museum is housed in the historic Parmly Billings Memorial Library building built in 1901. On the National Register of Historic Places and originally the citys library but now it houses artifacts and history of Billings. 5 - adult www.ywhc.org 406 256-6809 Scenic Guide Points All fees subject to change. Contact attraction for specific information. Visit Billings is not responsible for fee changes. BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Scenic Guide Map Sports VisitBillings.com SPORTS Sports in MontanasTrailhead are a really BIG deal With the rookie affiliate baseball team to the Cincinnati Redsprofessional indoor footballBig Sky State Games amateur hockeycollege and high school sportsyou are bound to be able to catch a game or two while visiting Billings. The Billings Mustangs are the rookie affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Home games are played at Dehler Park newly opened in 2008. Locals will tell you there is not a bad seat in the house The regular season opens mid-June and runs through early September. Check it out at www.billingsmustangs.com. The Big Sky State Games is an annual multi- sport event modeled after the Olympic Games designed and held solely for the residents of Montana. Residents in bordering states that do not have a State Games are invited to participate Idaho South Dakota and Wyoming. Since the inaugural Big Sky State Games in 1986 over 224000 athletes TheBillingsWolvesareaprofessionalindoorfootball teambasedinBillings.Thenewlyformedteambegan playintheIntenseConferenceoftheIndoorFootball League IFL in February 2015. Home games take place at MetraParks Rimrock Auto Arena February-June. For tickets complete schedule and more check out www.billingswolves.com. If college sports get your adrenaline pumping youll find plenty to keep you interested in Billings year-round Rocky Mountain College offers mens football basketball golf ski racing soccer cross-country and distance track as well as womens basketball volleyball golf ski racing soccer cross-country distance track and cheerleading. Find schedules and more at www.rocky.eduathletics. Montana State University Billings offers mens baseball basketball cross- country golf soccer tennis track and field as well as womens basketball cheerleading cross- country golf soccer softball tennis track and field and volleyball. Find schedules and more at www.MSUBSports.com. If youre in town for high school sports find game schedules and information at www.billingsschools.org Page146and www.billingscatholicschools.org. from more than 250 Montana communities have participated in the Games. In 2010 the Big Sky State Games celebrated its 25th year with over 10000 athletes participating in 37 sports with the help of 2500 volunteers. Big Sky State Games stands as the largest State Games per capita in the nation. Find out more at www.bigskygames.org. The Billings Bulls Hockey Team is an affiliate of the Northern Pacific Hockey League and plays at the Centennial Ice Arena with several extra- special event games played at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. Their action packed seasons run from October to February. Take a look at their game schedule at www.billingsbulls.com. Dehler Park 21 CHIEF PLENTY COUPS Through a vision quest at the age of ten Crow Chief Plenty Coups acquired the ambition to develop his mind as well as his bodyto pursue peace and friendship with the white man and to be a guide for his people as they adapted to the lifestyles brought by settlers.This vision led him to cooperate with the changes coming to his homeland. At the end of his life Plenty Coups and his wife Strikes-the-Iron donated the land they lived on for future generations to enjoy and learn about his culture. It is preserved today as Chief Plenty Coups State Park near Pryor MT. Plenty Coups is perhaps best remembered however for his representation of all Native Americans during the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where he gave one of the most eloquent and remembered speeches of all time. NATIVE CULTURE Some of the most colorful histories exist within Montanas seven Indian Reservations and twelveTribal Nations. Each area offers a unique look into the culture and heritage of the Indian people as their stories philosophies and religions are truly inherent to the building blocks of the state.Visiting these parts of Montana will be an experience unlike any other to be had while traveling our stateas many will tell you the Indian people are the spirit of Montana part of what makes it such a sacred place. Two of the seven Montana Reservations are near Billings the Crow and the Northern Cheyenne. The Crow Reservation was established near Hardin in 1851. The original name of the tribe was the Apsaalooke which in native tongue means children of the large-beaked bird. Misinterpretation turned the tribe into the Crow over time. Visit the Chief Plenty Coups State Park stateparks.mt.gov chief-plenty-coups and other attractions on the reservation described below. The Northern Cheyenne Reservation was established in 1884 and is located in southeastern ATTRACTIONS ON THE RESERVATIONS BIGHORN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA Crow Reservation www.nps.govbica LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT RENO-BENTEEN BATTLEFIELD Crow Reservation www.nps.govlibi CHEYENNE INDIAN MUSEUM AND GIFT STORE Cheyenne Reservation 406-784-4516 www.stlabre.org GUIDED TOURS OF THE BATTLEFIELD LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD VISITOR CENTER Crow Reservation 406-638-2621 CHEYENNE TRAILRIDERS Cheyenne Reservation 406-784-6150 CROW FAIR POWWOW The Crow Fair Powwow is the largest Indian celebration held in Montana. Traditionally held in mid-August visitors are welcome to enjoy the powwow activities. RESERVATION ETIQUETTE Powwows are a reflection on the rich heritage of the Native people and a celebration of their culture. Ask about general tribal visitation and powwow etiquette. Photography may or may not be welcomed and many cultural traditions are observed in both daily life and in special events. Asking permission for a photo or for guidelines on etiquette is always acceptable and recommended Montana near Billings. The Reservation boasts many notable attractions including a historical buffalo jump burial sites of Indian chiefs Custers last camp before the Battle of the Little Bighorn and St. Labre Indian School. It would also be worthwhile to ask about the Crazy Heads Freshwater Spring cultural centers and museums that exist throughout the reservation Head Chief and Young Mule Hill Rosebud Battlefield and Two Moons Monument. Annually youll find a Fourth of July Powwow full of culture as well as the Ashland Labor Day Powwow in which many drummers and dancers from a variety of tribes participate. Visitors are welcomed at both events. See etiquette below Other Montana tribes include Blackfeet Flathead Fort Peck Fort Belknap Little Shell and Rocky Boy. Log on to www.visitmt.com for more information on the Montana Indian Nations. BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Native Culture BILLINGS HISTORY Crow Fair Powwow Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Southeast Montana Southeast Montana Made up of small towns big ranches and unending horizons this is your guide to Southeast Montana. Find tiny cafs serving mouth-watering comfort food and truly one-of-a-kind shops museums and culture. Visit with farmers ranchers and cowboys while you explore dinosaur trails and warrior trails. Experience the vibrant culture and proud history of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribes. Above all else in Southeast Montana you will gain a sense of true Western authenticity which cant be found anywhere else. CAPTAIN WILLIAM CLARK LEWIS CLARK EXPEDITION 1804-1806 Perhaps the most famous of all Western explorers and settlers is the story of Lewis and Clark. As part of the Corp of Discovery Clark spent three years with Lewis exploring the region. Clark himself focused his attention on drawing maps maintaining supplies and leading the hunts. Captain William Clark and his men passed through what would eventually be Billings on July 24 1806 on their way to Pompeys Pillar where Clarks signature remains carved into the Pillar to this day. Visit the site of one of the most infamous battles between the U.S. Cavalry and Native Warriors. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument where Lt. Col. George A. Custer made his last stand is just 60 miles east of Billings and tells the story of this epic conflict. The Annual Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City is one of the most legendary horse sales in the world. Its a perfect place to witness authentic rodeo action and down-home Western hospitality. Terry Badlands at Sunset Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum VisitBillings.com BILLINGS HISTORY Makoshika State Park near Glendive is a dinosaur paradise with breathtaking badlands scenery and Pompeys Pillar National Monument bares William Clarks signature some of the only physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Whatever your plans are Southeast Montana is sure to surpass your expectations with friendly people awe-inspiring views and unforgettably unique experiences. Learn more at www.southeastmontana.com. 23 Lodging DOWNTOWN NUMBEROFROOMS SUITESAVAILABLE CONFMEETING ROOMS ONSITERESTAURANT LOUNGE NEARBYRESTAURANT LOUNGE POOLINDOOR OUTDOORORHOTTUB HIGH-SPEED INTERNETWIFI FITNESSROOM ALLOWPETS CONTINENTAL FULLBREAKFAST LAUNDRY SHUTTLE 127 X X X X O X XX X X 34 X X 8 X X X X X 65 X X X X X C X 289 X X X X X XX X 5 X X X X X F CENTRAL WEST END Best Western Plus ClockTower Inn 406 259-5511 800 628-9081 2511 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 www.bwclocktowerinn.com Big 5 Motel 406 245-6646 888 544-9358 2601 4th Avenue North Billings MT 59101 Bourbon Street Hotel 406 259-4551 3314 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 Carlin Hotel 406 245-7515 2501 Montana Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.carlinhotel.com Cherry Tree Inn 406 252-5603 800 237-5882 823 North Broadway Billings MT 59101 www.billingscherrytreeinn.com Crowne Plaza Hotel Billings 406 252-7400 877 2CROWNE 27 North 27th Street Billings MT 59101 www.crowneplaza.combillings Dude Rancher Lodge 406 259-5561 800 221-3302 415 North 29th Street Billings MT 59101 www.duderancherlodge.com Hilltop Inn by Riversage 406 245-5000 800 878-9282 1116 North 28th Street Billings MT 59101 www.hilltopinn-billings.com The Josephine Bed Breakfast 406 248-5898 800 552-5898 514 North 29th Street Billings MT 59101 www.thejosephine.com Lazy KT Motel 406 252-6606 877 545-6606 1403 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 Lewis and Clark Inn 406 252-4691 1709 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 Northern Hotel 406 867-6767 19 North Broadway Billings MT 59101 www.northernhotel.com Riversage Billings Inn 406 252-6800 800 231-7782 880 North 29th Street Billings MT 59101 www.billingsinn.com Rodeway Inn 406 245-4128 800 826-7530 1315 North 27th Street Billings MT 59101 www.rodewayinn.com Swift Building Lofts 406 839-2266 2605 Minnesota Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.swiftbuildinglofts.com The Vegas Hotel 406 248-7761 888 242-6023 2612 Belknap Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.thevegasmotels.combillingsmt Western Inn 406 245-6345 888 231-9378 3311 2nd Avenue North Billings MT 59101 www.westerninnbillings.com Westwoods Rimview Inn 406 248-2622 800 551-1418 1025 North 27th Street Billings MT 59101 www.rimviewinn.com Best Western Plus Kelly Inn and Suites 406 256-9400 800 780-7234 4915 Southgate Drive Billings MT 59101 www.bwbillings.com Days Inn Billings 406 252-4007 888 440-2021 843 Parkway Lane Billings MT 59101 www.daysinn.com Hampton Inn Billings 406 248-4949 800 HAMPTON 5110 Southgate Drive Billings MT 59101 www.billings.hamptoninn.com Ledgestone Hotel 406 259-9454 4863 King Ave E Billings MT 59101 www.ledgestonehotel.com My Place Hotel - Billings 406 259-9970 855 200-5685 4770 King Ave E Billings MT 59101 www.myplacehotels.com Parkway Motel 406 245-3044 4808 Underpass Avenue Billings MT 59101 Picture Court Motel 406 252-8478 5146 Laurel Road Billings MT 59101 Sleep Inn 406 254-0013 800 424-6423 4904 Southgate Drive Billings MT 59101 www.sleepinn.com Super 8 Billings 406 248-8842 888 288-5081 5400 Southgate Drive Billings MT 59101 www.super8.com Big Horn Resort 406 839-9300 877 995-8999 1801 Majestic Billings MT 59102 www.thebighornresort.com Billings Hotel and Convention Center 406 248-7151 800 537-7286 1223 Mullowney Lane Billings MT 59101 www.billingshotel.net CMon Inn 406 655-1100 800 655-1170 2020 Overland Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.cmoninn.com Comfort Inn 406 652-5200 2030 Overland Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.choicehotels.com The Crossings Bed Breakfast 406 672-6878 1807 Lost Creek Road Billings MT 59101 www.thecrossings.us Econo Lodge 406 252-2700 800 4CHOICE 5425 Midland Road Billings MT 59101 www.econolodge.com Extended Stay America - Billings West End 406 245-3980 800 EXTSTAY 4950 Southgate Dr. Billings MT 59101 www.extendedstayhotels.com 57 XX 26 X XX 59 X X X X X C X X X X X X79 20 X X 80 X X X I X X C 60 X X I X X F X 46 X X X X X C Iron X 40 X X X C X X 54 X X X X X C X X 89 X X X I X X X F X X 61 X X X H X X C X XX 122 X X X I X X C X X 22 X X X 64 X X X 74 X X X X C X X 108 X X X X I X X F X X 5 X X X F X 236 X X X X I X X X X X BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Lodging 160 X X X X X XX 56 X X X X CX X X 106 X X X X X X C X X Billings offers a variety of lodging options for every taste. Below discover your lodging options consider area of town amenities and more. 74 X 56 X X X X X X X X 9 X X X X 100 X O X XX C X 86 X X O X X C X X 104 X X X X XCX X X X WEST END CONTINUED 92 X X X I X X X F X 3 F X 79 X X X I X X C X 91 X X X O X X C 41 X X X X X X F 67 X X X I X X F X 33 X X X X C 66 X X I X X C X 15 X X X X 24 X X X I X X 72 X X X H X X C X Lodging HEIGHTS EAST END LODGING OUTSIDE OF BILLINGS Fairfield Inn 406 652-5330 2026 Overland Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.marriott.combilmt Hampton Inn and Suites Billings West I-90 406 656-7511 800 HAMPTON 3550 Ember Lane Billings MT 59102 www.billingswestsuites.hamptoninn.com Hilton Garden Inn Billings 406 655-8800 877 STAYHGI 2465 Grant Road Billings MT 59102 www.billings.hgi.com Holiday Inn Express and Suites 406 652-0111 800 315-2621 3431 Ember Lane Billings MT 59102 www.hiexpress.combillings Holiday Inn Grand Montana 406 248-7701 800 HOLIDAY 5500 Midland Road Billings MT 59101 www.holiday-inn.combillings-west Homewood Suites by Hilton Billings 406-656-0525 800 CALLHOME 3420 Ember Lane Billings MT 59102 www.homewood.hilton.combillings Howard Johnson Billings 406 252-2584 800 446-4656 1345 Mullowney Lane Billings MT 59101 www.hojo.com Kelly Inn 406 248-9800 800 258-2466 5610 South Frontage Road Billings MT 59101 www.kellyinnbillings.com La Quinta Inn Suites 406 252-1188 800 SLEEPLQ 5620 S. Frontage Road Billings MT 59101 www.laquintabillingsmt.com Lexington Inn Suites 406 294-9090 877 488-4649 3040 King Ave West Billings MT 59102 www.lexingtonbillings.com Motel 6 North 406 248-7551 800 4Motel6 5353 Midland Road Billings MT 59101 www.motel6.com Motel 6 South 406 252-0093 800 4Motel6 5400 Midland Road Billings MT 59102 www.motel6.com Quality Inn Homestead Park 406 652-1320 800 228-5151 2036 Overland Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.qualityinn.comhotelMT015 Residence Inn by Marriott 406 656-3900 800 MARRIOTT 956 South 25th Street West Billings MT 59102 www.marriott.combilri The Sanderson Inn BB 406 656-3388 2038 South 56th Street West Billings MT 59106 SpringHill Suites Billings 406 652-9313 800 MARRIOTT 1818 King Avenue West Billings MT 59102 www.marriott.combilsh TownPlace Suites 406 652-7106 800 MARRIOTT 2480 Grant Road Billings MT 59102 www.marriott.combilts Western Executive Inn 406 294-8888 877 214-7772 3121 King Avenue West Billings MT 59102 www.westernexecutiveinn.com Boothill Inn Suites 406 245-2000 866 266-8445 242 East Airport Road Billings MT 59105 www.boothillinn.com Country Inn Suites 406 245-9995 800 596-2375 231 Main Street Billings MT 59105 www.countryinns.combillingsmt Heights Inn Motel 406 545-5526 800 275-8451 1206 Main Street Billings MT 59105 Holiday Inn Express 406 259-8600 888 HOLIDAY 430 Cole Street Billings MT 59101 www.hiexpress.combillingsmt Twin Cubs Motel 406 252-9851 888 303-7386 1818 Main Street Billings MT 59105 Beartooth River Ranch 406 664-3181 77 Robertson Draw Rd Belfry MT 59008 75 mins. from Billings www.beartoothriverranch.com Big Sky Resort 406 995-5000 800 548-4486 1 Lone Mountain Trail Big Sky MT 59716 210 mins. from Billings www.bigskyresort.com Chateau Roug 406 446-1601 800 926-1601 1505 South Broadway Red Lodge MT 59068 60 mins. from Billings www.chateaurouge.com Double Spear Ranch 406 259-8291 PO Box 43 Pryor MT 59066 www.dsranch.com Lupine Inn 406 446-1321 702 South Hauser Avenue Red Lodge MT 59068 60 mins. from Billings www.lupineinn.com M2B Ranch Bed Breakfast 406 348-3282 1650 Nahmis Avenue Huntley MT 59037 20 mins. from Billings www.m2branchbb.com The Pollard Hotel 406 446-0001 800 POLLARD 2 North Broadway Red Lodge MT 59068 60 mins. from Billings www.thepollard.com Red lodge Inn 406 446-2030 811 S. Broadway Red Lodge MT 59068 60 mins. from Billings www.theredlodgeinn.com Rock Creek Resort 406 446-1111 800 667-1119 South of Red Lodge Red Lodge MT 59068 70 mins. from Billings www.rockcreekresort.com Somewhere in Time Bed and Breakfast 406 348-2205 266 Hogan Road Huntley MT 59037 25 mins. from Billings www.ourbedandbreakfast.com Super 8 of Columbus 406 322-4101 800 800-8000 602 8th Avenue North Columbus MT 59019 40 mins. from Billings www.montana-motels.com NUMBEROFROOMS SUITESAVAILABLE CONFMEETING ROOMS ONSITERESTAURANT LOUNGE NEARBYRESTAURANT LOUNGE POOLINDOOR OUTDOORORHOTTUB HIGH-SPEED INTERNETWIFI FITNESSROOM ALLOWPETS CONTINENTAL FULLBREAKFAST LAUNDRY SHUTTLE 128 X X X X I X X F X X 89 X X IH X X F X 317 X X X X I X X X X X 116 X I X X X 99 X X X X 85 X X X IH X X X XC 80 X X X I X X C X XX 87 X X X I X X X C X X 119 X X X I X X F X X 116 X X X IH X X FX X 69 X X X I X X F X X 87 X X X X I X FX X 6 X X F X XX VisitBillings.com 101 X X X I X X F X X 800 X X X X IO X X X Some offer C X X 12 X X X X 15 X X X CH X 46 X X X IH X X X X X 4 X X X X See CampingRV Rental on page 26. 110 X X X I X X X XC 63 X X I X X C X X X After a long day of traveling through the trailhead and enjoying the clear Big Sky youll always have a place to rest up for tomorrows adventures. Come early stay late - we have a lot to see 38 X X X X X FXH Working cattle guest ranch S23rdSt S22ndSt Montana Ave Minnesota Ave Montana Ave S25thSt S24thSt N22ndSt N20thSt 1st Ave N 1st Ave N 1st Ave N 1st Ave N 2nd Ave N N24thSt N25thSt N26thSt N23rdSt N29thSt S29thSt S28thSt S26thSt S27thSt S27thSt N31stSt N30thSt NBroadway NBroadway Montana Ave Minnesota Ave 1st Ave N NBroadway NBroadway Montana Ave 1st Ave N S29thSt S29thSt S28thSt Minnesota Ave S28thSt S26thSt S27thSt S26thSt S23rdSt S25thSt Minnesota Ave S24thSt S23rdSt S22ndSt S22ndSt N22ndSt N20thSt Billings Depot Inc. 2310 Montana Ave When you leave berbrew and head toward Trailhead Spirits make sure and check out the Historic Billings Depot. The distillery is housed in part of this historic landmark that was built in 1909 to service three major railroad companies. The waiting area and baggage rooms of the Depot are restored and preserved as historical places.Enjoysomesunshine intheDepotoutdoorgarden beforeheadingintoTrailhead Spiritsforsomehouse-made ginandvodka. Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. 2123 1st Ave N B Your first stop is a brewery and distillery in one with open mic nights and live music often. Enjoy a handcrafted Yellowstone brew-Grizzly Wulff Wheat Wild Fly Ale Renegade Red Ale Huckleweizen and Black Widow Oatmeal Stout. Or enjoy homemade vodka and gin in their distillery tasting room. Park Two Garage 2651 1st Ave N Park your car and start your brewery tour from here. berbrew 2305 Montana Avenue berbrew offers a full menu so stop here for an appetizer and a drink before you head out. Trailhead Spirits 2314 Montana Ave Stop at Trailhead Spirits for a taste of their award-winning Montana made and hand-crafted gin and vodka and introducing small batch whiskey. Check out their merchandise for a souvenir flask or trademark copper mug. Carters Brewing 2526 Montana Ave Carters has several handcrafted beers to choose from including their Coldwater Kolsch De-Railed India Pale Ale Black Magic Porter Farmhouse Ale StationMaster Pale Ale and Boxcar Brown Ale.Western Heritage Center 2822 Montana Ave Before you head to Angry Hanks stop by the Western Heritage Center to get your history fix. The building is located to your left as you head west along Montana Ave. The center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is housed in the historic Parmly Billings Memorial Library building built in 1901. View artifacts and learn some Billings history before your next stop. Angry Hanks 20 N 30th St Enjoy one of Angry Hanks 8 ales on tap including Anger Management Belgian- style Wheat Angry Hanks Blonde Street Fight Imperial Red Dog Slobber Brown Head Trauma IPA as well as seasonal beers. Youll love the new location with outdoor patio seating. Try a new brew and munch on some popcorn and hot sauce while youre here. Montana Brewing Co. 113 N 28th St Your last stop is at Montana Brewing Company. If youre hungry enjoy some dinner and try Custers Last Stout for dessert. Theyre open late so no rush when youre here. N29thSt N30thStN29thSt Himmelberger Brewing 3008 1st Ave N Located right next to Angry Hanks Himmelberger offers unique and flavorful beers that are sure to please your palette. Skypoint If you feel like exploring a little more after dinner head north half a block and look up to see Billings Skypoint. You have now reached the center of downtown Billings. Many events take place here on evenings and weekends. Billings Montanas Trailhead has the only selfguided walkable brewery tour in Montana. This unofficial brewery district is located downtown and includes six breweries and two distilleries all within easy walking distance. Take this 1.5-mile brewery route and enjoy some historic points along the way. WALKING BREWERY DISTRICT Walking Brewery District 10 1 2 5 7 8 4 9 3 6 0.2 MILES - 4 MIN. 0.4 MILES - 8 MIN. 0.2MILES-4MIN. 0.2 MILES - 3 MIN. 0.4 MILES - 8 MIN. MONTANA MICROBREWERIES ARE TYPICALLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 4 - 8 P.M. TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED HERE. VISIT BILLINGS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CHANGES IN HOURS OR BREW AVAILABILITY. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. VISIT BILLINGS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTIONS TAKEN BY INDIVIDUALS USING THIS TOUR. ARE GRAPES MORE YOUR SPEED Find delicious wines at Yellowstone Cellars and Winery Simply Wine and City Vineyard located throughout Billings. 25 BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Walking Brewery Tour DONT DRINK DRIVE Billings Yellow Cab Limousine Service 877-707-6040 City Cab 406-252-8700 MET Bus Transit 406-657-8218 Transportation Services LLC 406-254-2900 Dining HEIGHTS EAST END DOWNTOWN Applebees 406 896-8450 204 Main Street Billings MT 59105 www.applebees.com Bull Mountain Grille 406 254-2855 2376 Main Street Billings MT 59105 www.bullmountaingrille.com City Brew Coffee 406 896-8845 710 Main Street Billings MT 59105 www.citybrew.com Godfathers Pizza 406 252-0865 905 Main Street Billings MT 59105 www.godfathers.com Mackenzie River Pizza Co. 406 254-0066 405 Main Street Billings MT 59105 www.mackenzieriverpizza.com Montana Jacks 406 252-0243 520 Hansen Ln Billings MT 59105 www.mtjacks.net Bernies the Northern 406 867-6767 19 North Broadway Billings MT 59101 www.northernhotel.com Big Dipper Ice Cream 406 534-2350 100 North Broadway Billings MT 59101 www.bigdippericecream.com Billings Petroleum Club 406 252-6702 27 N 27th St 22nd Floor PO Box 1957 Billings MT 59101 www.billingspetroleumclub.org The Burger Dive 406 281-8292 114 North 27th Street Billings MT 59101 www.theburgerdive.com Caf Italia 406 869-9700 2417 Montana Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.cafeitaliabillings.com Cajun Phattys 406 281-2820 1123 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 www.cajunphattys.com Ciao Mambo 406 325-5100 2301 Montana Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.ciaomambo.com City Brew Coffee 406 294-4620 1131 North 27th Street Billings MT 59101 www.citybrew.com General X X X X X X X Steakhouse X X X X X X X Coffee House X X X X X X PizzaArcade X X X X X X PizzaPasta X X X X X X X General X X X X X X X Diner X X X X Ice Cream X X Casual Fine Dining X X X X X X Burgers X X X Italian X X X X Cajun X X Italian X X X X X X X Coffee House X X X X X X TYPE VisitBillings.com RVPARKING TENT RESTROOMS FLUSHNOFLUSH POWER SEWER WATER CABLE INTERNET WIFI POOL FOOD RESTAURANTGROCERY DUMPSTATION CABINS SHOWERS LAUNDRY 105 15 F X X X X X X X G X 3 X X CampingRV Rental Billings Village RV Park 406 248-8685 800 446-4656 325 South Billings Blvd. Billings MT 59101 www.billingstrailervillagervpark.com KOA Kampground 406 252-3104 800 562-8546 547 Garden Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.koa.comwhereMT26104 Yellowstone River Campground 406 259-0878 800 654-0878 309 Garden Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.yellowstoneriverrvpark.com Bretz RV and Marine 406 248-7481 2220 Old Hardin Road Billings MT 59101 www.bretzrvbillings.com Happy Campers RV Rental 406 245-9008 2110 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 www.montanahappycampers.com Hi-Mountain Recreation 406 252-2323 141 Moore Lane Billings MT 59101 www.himountainrec.com Metra RV Center RV Rental 406 259-2238 850 US Hwy 87 E Billings MT 59101 www.metrarv.com Pierce RV Supercenter RV Rental 406 655-8000 3800 Pierce Parkway Billings MT 59106 www.piercerv.com Sarpy RV Rental RV Rental 406 629-0320 401 13th St. E Hardin MT 59034 www.sarpyrv.com CampingRV Rental Dining COST KIDSMENU ADULTBEVERAGE BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER BARLOUNGE WINELIST RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED TAKEOUT DELIVERY OUTDOORSEATING 70 F X X X X X X X X 135 40 F X X X X X X X RG X 11 X X Amenities Not Applicable Amenities Not Applicable Amenities Not Applicable Amenities Not Applicable Amenities Not Applicable Amenities Not Applicable Fine DiningWalking Brewery District Downtown Billings COST LEGEND Less than 12 Between 12-20 More than 20 27 BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Dining DOWNTOWN CONTINUED WEST END Doc Harpers 406 200-7177 116 North Broadway Billings MT 59101 The Fieldhouse Cafe 406 534-2556 2601 Minnesota Avenue 3 Billings MT 59101 www.thefieldhousemt.com Good Earth Market 406 259-2622 3024 2nd Avenue North Billings MT 59101 www.goodearthmontana.com Guadalajara Family Mexican Restaurant 406 259-8930 17 North 29th Street Billings MT 59101 www.guadalajaramt.com Hooligans Sports Bar Restaurant 406 252-9200 113 North Broadway Billings MT 59101 www.hooliganssportsbar.com Jakes Restaurant 406 259-9375 2701 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 www.jakesbillings.com Jimmy Johns 406 281-8282 122 North Broadway Billings MT 59101 www.jimmyjohns.com Lilac 406 969-4959 2515 Montana Ave Billings MT 59102 www.lilacmt.com Log Cabin Bakery 406 245-0389 2401 2nd Ave N Billings MT 59101 www.logcabinbakery.com McCormick Caf 406 255-9555 2419 Montana Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.mccormickcafe.com Montana Brewing Company 406 252-9200 113 North Broadway Billings MT 59101 www.montanabrewingcompany.com Montana SkyCrowne Plaza Hotel 406 238-4340 27 North 27th Street Billings MT 59101 www.cpbillings.com Perkins Restaurant 406 248-8320 825 North 27th Street Billings MT 59101 www.perkinsrestaurants.com Pug Mahons 406 259-4190 3011 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 www.pugmahons.com Ravens Caf dArt 406 256-6804 ext. 247 401 North 27th Street. Billings MT 59101 www.artmuseum.org Ten the Northern 406 867-6767 19 North Broadway Billings MT 59101 www.northernhotel.com The Rex 406 245-7477 2401 Montana Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.therexbillings.com Rockets Gourmet Wraps Sodas 406 248-5231 2809 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 www.rocketwraps.com The Rockpile 406 245-5985 1223 North 27th Street Billings MT 59101 www.billingsrockpile.com Starbucks Coffee 406 252-7400 27 North 27th Street Billings MT 59101 www.starbucks.com Stellas Kitchen Bakery 406 248-3060 2525 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 Tinys Tavern 406 259-0828 323 North 24th Street Billings MT 59101 www.tinystavern.com berbrew 406 534-6960 2305 Montana Avenue Billings MT 59101 www.uberbrewmt.com Walkers American Grill Tapas Bar 406 245-9291 2700 1st Avenue North Billings MT 59101 www.walkersgrill.com Applebees 406 655-0255 740 S. 24th Street West Billings MT 59102 www.applebees.com Billings Best Yogurt 406 652-6000 1001 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. 5 Billings MT 59102 www.billingsbestyogurt.com Bistecca at the Granary 406 259-3488 1500 Poly Drive Billings MT 59102 www.bisteccagranary.com Buffalo Wild Wings 406 294-9464 411 S. 24th Street West Billings MT 59102 www.buffalowildwings.com Bullmans Pizza 406 839-2386 960 S 24th Street West Billings MT 59102 www.bullmanspizza.com Cactus Creek Steak Outfitters 406 656-9090 2928 King Avenue West Billings MT 59102 www.cactuscreeksteakoutfitters.com Candy Town USA Inc. 406 651-8196 820 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. Billings MT 59102 www.candytownusa.com City Brew Coffee 406 652-0877 1620 Grand Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.citybrew.com City Brew Coffee 406 867-1688 2425 King Avenue West Billings MT 59102 www.citybrew.com Martini Bar X X General X X X X X X X General X X X Mexican X X X X X GeneralBar X X X X Steakhouse X X X X X X X Sandwich X X X X X Casual Fine Dining X X X X X X Bakery X X X SoupSaladSandwich X X X X GeneralBrewery X X X X X X Casual Fine Dining X X X X X X X General X X X X X Irish PubGeneral X X X X X X General X X Fine Dining X X X X X X SteakSeafood X X X X X X X X WrapsBurritos X X X X X X General X X X X X X Coffee House X X X X X GeneralBakery X X X X X General X X X X X X GeneralBrewery X X X X X X Casual Fine Dining X X X X X X X General X X X X X X X Frozen Yogurt X Casual Fine Dining X X X X X X X X X WingsBurgers X X X X X X X Pizza X X X X X X X Steakhouse X X X X X X X CandyIce Cream X X Coffee House X X X X X Coffee House X X X X X Roasting Facility TYPE COST KIDSMENU ADULTBEVERAGE BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER BARLOUNGE WINELIST RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED TAKEOUT DELIVERY OUTDOORSEATING COST LEGEND Less than 12 Between 12-20 More than 20 Dining WEST END CONTINUED TYPE Dining COST KIDSMENU ADULTBEVERAGE BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER BARLOUNGE WINELIST RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED TAKEOUT DELIVERY OUTDOORSEATING VisitBillings.com Dining Montanas Trailhead is also host to many national brand fast food chains such as Dairy Queen Papa Murphys Pizza Hut Subway Taco Bell Taco Johns and Wendys. Coffee House X X X X X General X X X X X BarLounge X X X X Burgers X X X X X X Juice Bar X X X General X X X X X X Steakhouse X X X X X X X X Sandwich X X X X X Italian X X X X X X X SoupSandwich X X X X PizzaPasta X X X X X X X X Steakhouse X X X X X X X Burgers X X X X Coffee House X X X X X X Pizza X X X X X X X GeneralChocolate X X Pitas X X X X X X Pizza Buffet X X X X Mexican X X X X General X X X X X X CafGeneral X X X X X Mexican X X X X X X Casual X X X X Sandwich X X X X Sandwich X X X X X Coffee House X X X X X Coffee House X X X X X BarLounge X X Tea X International X X X X X X General X X X X X X X X Casual Fine Dining X X X X X X X X X Winery X X X Steakhouse X X X X X X X X X City Brew Coffee 406 652-2400 802 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. Billings MT 59102 www.citybrew.com Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 406 254-9403 5620 S. Frontage Road Billings MT 59102 www.crackerbarrel.com Doc Eddys Plaza 406 248-8728 1425 Broadwater Avenue Billings MT 59102 Fuddruckers 406 656-5455 2011 Overland Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.fuddruckers.com Get Juiced 406 534-3170 605 24th Street West Billings MT 59102 www.getjuicedmt.com Grains of Montana 406 259-7142 926 Grand Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.grainsofmontana.com Jakes West 406 252-9375 2425 Gable Road Billings MT 59102 www.jakesbillings.com Jimmy Johns 406 281-8281 805 24th Street West Billings MT 59102 www.jimmyjohns.com Johnny Carinos 406 652-9661 3042 King Avenue West Billings MT 59102 www.carinos.com Kennedys 406 969-2020 1520 24th Street West Billings MT 59102 www.winemarketanddeli.com Mackenzie River Pizza Co. 406 651-0068 3025 Grand Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.mackenzieriverpizza.com Montanas Rib Chop House 406 839-9200 1849 Majestic Lane Billings MT 59102 www.ribandchophouse.com MOOYAH Burgers Fries Shakes 406 294-3797 2695 King Avenue W Ste D Billings MT 59102 www.mooyah.com Off the Leaf 406 839-2033 819 Grand Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.offtheleaf.com Old Chicago 406 655-8122 920 S. 24th Street West Billings MT 59102 www.oldchicago.com Paulas Edibles 406 655-0865 1431 Country Manor Blvd. Billings MT 59102 www.paulasedibles.com The Pita Pit 406 652-9261 2228 12 Grand Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.pitapitusa.com Pizza Ranch 406 294-3663 2050 King Ave West Billings MT 59102 www.pizzaranch.commenusbillings Qdoba Mexican Grill 406 656-5500 2350 King Avenue West Suite 200 Billings MT 59102 www.qdoba.com The Red Door Lounge 406 259-6419 3875 Grand Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.thereddoorlounge.com Red Rooster Caf 406 839-2884 1500 Broadwater Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.redroosterbillings.com Rio Sabinas 406 652-4066 840 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. Billings MT 59102 www.riosabinas.com Simply Wine 406 651-5985 1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. Billings MT 59102 www.simplywinestore.com Spicy Pickle 406 371-5517 900 South 24th Street West Suite 6 Billings MT 59102 www.spicypickle.com Staggering Ox 406 294-6969 2829 King Avenue West Suite D Billings MT 59102 www.staggeringox.com Starbucks Coffee 406 248-2026 910 Grand Avenue Billings MT 59102 www.starbucks.com Starbucks Coffee 406 248-2026 316 S. 24th Street West Billings MT 59102 www.starbucks.com Tap Inn 406 259-0802 910 Broadwater Avenue Billings MT 59101 Tea City 406 652-1222 1001 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. Billings MT 59102 www.teacityusa.com UMI Steakhouse and Sushi Bar 406 702-7600 1603 Grand Avenue Suite 105 Billings MT 59102 www.umibillings.com Western Empire Emporium 406 652-7705 3141 King Avenue West Billings MT 59102 www.westernempireemporium.com The Windmill 406 252-8100 3429 Transtech Way Billings MT 59102 www.windmillrestaurant.net Yellowstone Cellars and Winery 406 281-8400 1335 Holiday Circle Billings MT 59101 www.yellowstonecellars.com Yellowstone Valley Steakhouse Pub 406 248-7701 5500 Midland Road inside Holiday Inn Billings MT 59101 www.higrandmt.com Billings MONTANA Seattle WA 821 miles Glacier National Park 414 miles Portland OR 677 miles Yellowstone National Park 129 miles Salt Lake City UT 556 miles Los Angeles CA 1241 miles Las Vegas NV 972 miles Phoenix AZ 1204 miles Denver CO 552 miles Atlanta GA 1525 miles Chicago IL 1230 miles Minneapolis St. Paul MN 840 miles Havre Daily Non-Stop Flights Multiple Non-Stop FlightsWeek Seasonal Non-Stop Flights Intrastate Flights Glendive Sidney WolfPoint Glasgow 29 BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK How To Get Here Directory Other Services HOW TO GET HERE Billings is centrally located at the junction of I-90 and I-94 and is between Denver Calgary Spokane and MinneapolisSt. Paul. Montanas city is served by several major airlines and as such travel to and from Billings is simple and convenient with direct connections to many national hubs. Once youre here vehicle rentals are readily availablebutplanonmakingreservationsearlyforthesummermonths. Billings also has a variety of public transportation options including A-LIMO LIMOUSINE COMPANY 406-252-2536 BEARTOOTH HARLEY-DAVIDSON BUELL 406-252-2888 BILLINGS YELLOW CAB LIMOUSINE SERVICE 877-707-6040 CITY CAB 406-252-8700 EAGLE RIDER BILLINGS 406-256-7108 MET BUS TRANSIT 406-657-8218 www.ci.billings.mt.us TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LLC 406-254-2900 www.willsonllc.com Directory Wherever your trail eventually takes you getting to Billings is easy with a wide variety of non-stop flights and virtually unlimited one-stop connections. Log on to VisitBillings.comtransportation for a complete transportation directory. Other Services Additional services are available to you as you are traveling throughout Montanas Trailhead. If you need assistance locating a service andor service provider please call us at 406-252-4016 or 800-735-2635 and one of our volunteers will be happy to assist you. Log on to VisitBillings.com for traveler information including weather and gas prices. AUTO RENTAL ALAMONATIONAL 1901 Terminal Circle 59105 Billings Logan Airport 406-252-7626 www.nationalcar.com LOCAL TRANSPORTATION Billings Logan Airport AVIS RENT-A-CAR 1901 Terminal Circle 59105 Billings Logan Airport 406-252-8007 www.avis.com RENTAWRECK 2110 1st Ave. N. 59101 406-245-9008 www.rentawreck.com THRIFTY CAR RENTAL 1233 N. 27th St. Ste C 59101 406-259-1025 1901 Terminal Circle 59105 Billings Logan Airport 406-248-9993 www.billings.thrifty.com VisitBillings.com State Map MONTANAS TRAILHEAD Today Billings is Montanas City known as Montanas Trailhead. And while it still retains many of its frontier roots Billings has evolved into a cosmopolitan city where open space meets Western pace. Youll discover the best artistic performances entertainment shopping restaurants and medical facilities between Spokane and Minneapolis Denver and Calgary not to mention history and nature around every turn. BILLINGS HISTORY 31 Traveling for days without food or water galloping on tired horses and following a controversial commander the 7th Cavalry collided with an overpowering Sioux and Cheyenne village in the Valley of the Little Bighorn. On June 25 1876 the infamous General Custer 263 soldiers Crazy Horse and over 3000 warriors clashed 60 miles southeast of present-day Billings. Feel this historic moment at LITTLE BIGHORN NATIONAL MONUMENT near Crow Agency on I-90 exit 510.406-638-2621 or www.nps.govlibi. PresidentTeddyRooseveltmadeYellowstone theworldsfirstNationalPark.Geysersmudpots painted canyonswildlife and recreation make this park the worlds best. From Memorial Day to Labor Day take Hwy 212 to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK via Red Lodge and Cooke City 130 miles. For park information call 307-344-7381 or visit www.nps.govyell. On your way to Yellowstone enjoy one of the Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies and Montanas highest peak on Hwy 212 SACRIFICE CLIFF Sacrifice Cliff is considered to be part of the Rimrock bluffs. Legend has it when a smallpox epidemic struck the Crow IndianscampnearpresentdayMetraPark several families plunged to their deaths in order to sacrifice themselves to the gods and save their families. CHARLES LINDBERGH Famous for making the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927 Charles Lindbergh spent three months in Billings in 1922. Before he was famousLindbergh was the wingwalker and parachute walker as part of a barnstorming tour which happened to break up in Billings leaving Lindbergh broke and desperate. To make ends meet he worked as a mechanic and as an exhibitioner of parachute jumps. He eventually saved enough to move on and claim the eventual fame he is known for. But Lindbergh returned to Billings once more after his famous flight to say hello to the community. Day Trips Adventure nostalgia and the avor of unique western history await the imaginative traveler here. Follow roads less traveled as you accompany Lewis and Clark along the Yellowstone River chase General Custer through the rolling plains and join great Indian chiefs in their plight along the Little Bighorn. And do it all starting in Billings Montanas Trailhead. This is the starting place as you prepare to take in so many of these fantastic Montana experiences all possible to do in just one day Whether its history or scenery adventure or relaxation youll find it just down the road from Billings. All noted mileage is from Billings. For more on day trips and itineraries log onto to VisitBillings.com. 3 Beartooth Mountains MOVIE MADNESS Montana is a coveted film location for movie makers around the worldand some pretty famous movies have been made here. Billings and the surrounding area served as locations for movies like The Horse Whisperer Return to Lonesome Dove Far and Away Nebraska and A River RunsThrough It. Not to mention the stars who have been lucky enough to call Montana their co-star Robert Redford Tom Cruise Meryl Streep Brad Pitt Nicole Kidman and Jack Nicholson. 1 2 BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Day Trips BILLINGS HISTORY BILLINGS HISTORY BILLINGS HISTORY YOUR GATEWAY TO BREATHTAKING Experience the scenic Beartooth Highway to Yellowstone National Park. Just 60 miles from Billings Montanas Trailhead. Starting your Yellowstone experience from Billings is ideal. Named the most beautiful drive in America the Beartooth Highway is just a 60-minute drive from Billings. The highway itself is legendary and will be an excellent opening to your Yellowstone visit. The fresh mountain air and forever views of Big Sky Country will follow from the sandstone rimrocks to the grandeur of the switchbacks nearly 11000 feet elevation. Start your adventure in Montanas City Billings Montanas Trailhead. CODY WYOMING Cody shares the spirit of the West with its remarkable Buffalo Bill Historical Center www.bbhc.org as well as other unique attractions. Enjoy activities like the nightly rodeo held from June through August or the collection of historic buildings and artifacts known as Trail Town. You may also want to check out Codys art galleries indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities and unique shops and restaurants. Take a side trip on the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway Highway 296 which is an incredibly beautiful drive through the Shoshone National Forest with valuable opportunities for wildlife viewing and unmistakable history. www.yellowstonecountry.org Day Trips 4 5 6 7 9 8 10 over the BEARTOOTH MOUNTAIN PASS. This scenic pass just west of Red Lodge Montana is open Memorial Day through fall weather permitting 125miles.Call 307-250-1510 For more information or visit www.beartoothhighway.com. RED LODGE possesses all the charm one would expect in a resort town. This small mining village is full of antique and Western stores boutiques fine dining nearby hiking and outdoor recreation. I-90 to Laurel MT then south on Hwy 212 60 miles. Learn more at www.redlodge.com. I will fight no more forever The shattered words of a broken Chief Joseph following the Canyon Creek Battle north of Laurel echo the tragedy. Chief Joseph out-maneuvered Colonel Sturgis and his men here along what is now the Nez Perce Trail. A CHIEF JOSEPH STATUE stands in downtown Laurel and the BATTLEFIELD is just 5 miles north 15 miles. Call 406-628-8105 for more information. Retrace the Lewis and Clark Expedition at POMPEYS PILLAR where William Clark carved his name into this sandstone lookout rock some of the only remaining physical evidence of the Expedition. East on I-94 28 miles. 406-875-2400 or www.pompeyspillar.org. Indian guides were a significant part of the Lewis and Clark party. A museum at CHIEF PLENTY COUPS MEMORIAL STATE PARK acknowledges the Indian contribution to the Expedition and honors the history of the Crow Indians. Hwy 416 to Pryor 35 miles. 406-252-1289 or stateparks.mt.govchief-plenty-coups. East of the Crow Reservation on I-90 is the BIG HORN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND STATE VISITOR CENTER in Hardin. The restored buildings along with a railroad depot create a Western village that sits on 22 acres overlooking the Big Horn River. I-90 to exit 497 50 miles. 406-665-1671 or www.bighorncountymuseum.org. Outdoor enthusiasts will be in awe of the spectacular BIGHORN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA and YELLOWTAIL DAM. The 71-mile-long lake straddling the Montana- Wyoming border is one of the largest canyons in the U.S. Follow I-90 to Hardin then Hwy 313 to Fort Smith 90 miles. 406-666-2412 or www.nps. govbica. The PRYOR MOUNTAINS offer ruggedly beautiful wilderness views primitive camping and an opportunity to glimpse wild horses in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. Located in southeastern Montana near the Wyoming border. I-90 west then Hwy 212 113 miles. 406-896- 5013 or www.pryormustangs.org. ERNEST HEMINGWAY A brilliant mind and a world traveler Hemingway is one of the best known authors of all time. Many of his works are coveted classics taught in schools and held dear by fans worldwide. Though brief the award winning author and famed winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature really did spend time in Billings St. Vincent Hospital housed him for three weeks when he broke his arm in a car accident. Hemingway returned to the region however to his home in Idaho where he eventually took his own life in 1961. An invigorating year-round travel destination Red Lodge is nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Beartooth Mountains. Enjoy the quaint selection of shopping restaurants and lodging and a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities for all skill levels with options for all weather conditions. Travelers throughout the world marvel at the majestic rugged mountains as they travel the amazing Beartooth Highway. Spend a few hours driving through the acres of wilderness watching for wildlife like elk deer moose mountain goats bighorn sheep grizzly and black bears and mountain lions. www.redlodge.com VisitBillings.com BILLINGS HISTORY RED LODGE MONTANA Main Street in Red Lodge View from Chief Joseph Scenic Byway 33 Motorcycling Montana is a dream for most bike enthusiasts and the Billings area is certainly no exception. In fact in April 2011 motorcycle tourists and readers of American Motorcyclist magazine ranked the 15 best motorcycle roads in America three of which are in Montana 9 is U.S. Route 12 Lolo Pass and the Northwest Scenic Byway. 6 is Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Most notably the 1 MOTORCYCLING ROAD IN AMERICA IS JUST 60 MILES FROM BILLINGS U.S. HIGHWAY 212 BETTER KNOWN AS THE BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY. And who could argue Glacial lakes wildlife and views from spectacular heights make the Beartooth a must for every motorcyclist visiting Montana. Whats more Billings is a place where you will find locals welcoming you with a smile and a bike wash station in place at many of the hotels in the city. Ask someone for a suggestion on where to drive or check out the map on the following page. It has several suggested scenic drives throughout southeastern Montana. From history to nature you wont be disappointed. RIDING DRIVING BIG SKY COUNTRY The best way to experience Montanas truly local avor is by traversing the beautiful back roads and open country that saturate Big Sky Country. The wide open skies rolling plains snow-capped mountains legendary wildlife and friendly people are a dream come true for anyone wanting to experience the inherent individuality of this state. Whether you choose to breathe in the fresh air from the back of your motorcycle or gaze at the unforgettable views from the seat of a car you are in for forever views and forever memories. Motorcycling near Billings Loop Routes Experience Montana your way. Along the road to these beautiful sites rich in Montana heritage sample Montana cuisine and savor our local museums and cultural centers. BILLINGS GUIDEBOOK Riding Driving Big Sky Country Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Pompeys Pillar National Monument Pictograph Cave State Park Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Tongue River Reservoir Yellowtail Dam Canyon Creek Battlefield Chief Plenty Coups State Park Beartooth Highway Chief Joseph Scenic Byway 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 2 Riding Driving Big Sky Country LOOP LEGEND LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD LOOP Approx. 260 mi. 6 hrs POMPEYS PILLAR LOOP Approx. 195 mi. 5 hrs BIGHORN MOUNTAIN VISTA LOOP Approx. 150 mi. 6 hrs BEST OF THE WEST LOOP Approx. 255 mi. 5 hrs CUSTERS LAST LOOP Approx. 400 mi. Best over 2 days BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY LOOP Approx. 355 mi. Full day or more CHIEF JOSEPH SCENIC BYWAY LOOP Approx. 247 mi. Full day or more HISTORIC RECREATION LOOP Approx. 245 mi. Full day or more Times and distances are approximate and could vary greatly based on chosen stops. VisitBillings.com 5 Traveler assistance available at VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER 815 South 27th Street Billings Montana 59101 406-252-4016 or Toll Free 800-735-2635 Get inspired watch our video at VisitBillings.com