THE MAGIC CITY When the Northern Pacic 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 Pacic 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 owing 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 afliate 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. 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 35 miles. 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 terric interpretive center. East on I-94 28 miles. 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 55 miles. 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. 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 and easy to plan with the maps tools and information at VisitBillings.com. 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.