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Failing to plan is planning to fail. Fortunately, we've got all kinds of plans for all kinds of pleasures: take a moment to browse through the opportunities that await you in Billings.


Timeframe: Half Day Tour

Planning: Reserve Ahead.

Description: Since the early 1930’s Billings has been known for its premier livestock markets. Tour the Ag Hot Spots in Billings and learn firsthand about this lucrative industry.

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Timeframe: 2 Day or customize to your own timeframe

Planning: Customize this itinerary on your own or use our suggestion in the description below

Description: A 2-day Great Escape into the clean air, endless skies, and a kaleidoscope of badlands, flatlands, and highlands that includes history, culture, trophy fishing, and a really great steak. If you want to enjoy continuously-changing scenery, travel north on Highway 87 out of Billings and drive to Roundup and the beautiful Bull Mountains. While not the highest mountain range in Montana, the Bulls offer some of the most scenic vistas in the state. Roundup offers shopping of all kinds, two museums and their scenic “River Walk.”

From Roundup, drive east on Highway 12 and take in some of the unusual sandstone structures visible along the route. Be sure to stop in Ingomar, once one of the world’s leading sheep-producing regions, and home today to the historic Jersey Lilly Saloon. This rustic 100-plus-year-old building is a great place to have lunch or a snack. Be sure to try the “Best Cowboy Beans in the West” and their “sheep-herders’ hors d’ouvres.“ If you call ahead, you can even arrange to take a ride on a real horse-drawn stagecoach to see the buffalo herd that calls the area home. You can even stay overnight at the Bunk ‘n’ Biscuit B&B.

Proceeding south and east on highway 12 brings you to Forsyth, county seat of Rosebud County and the site of one of the most beautiful courthouses in Montana. Forsyth is also home every year to the “Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match” where over 500 participants, many dressed in 19th century garb, shoot original and replica black powder rifles at metal silhouette targets up to 1/2 mile away. Additionally, Forsyth is a hub for railroad traffic hauling coal and grain from the plains of Montana to destinations throughout the world. You’ll also want to stop at the Rosebud County Museum to view some of their unusual collections.

From Forsyth, it’s only an hour-and-half west on I-94 back to Billings. Along the way, you can stop in Hysham to visit the Treasure County Museum in the “Yucca Theater,” one of eastern Montana’s more unique structures.

And don’t forget to stop at Pompey’s Pillar, just 26 miles west of Billings. This famous sandstone outcropping is famous for the signature that Capt. William Clark carved into it in 1806 on his return leg of the Lewis and Clark Voyage of Discovery. Climb to the top and you’ll enjoy a vista that is very much like the view Clark and his men experienced over 200 years ago.

When you get back to Billings, take advantage of big city entities like spas and fine dining. As Montana’s largest city, it is unequaled in the state for the variety of entertaining and relaxing diversions available.

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Timeframe: Full Day Tour

Planning: Reserve Ahead

Description: A guided tour of the Moss Mansion sets you up to experience a pre-arranged lunch followed by other historic stops including Chief Joseph Historic Site, the Yellowstone County Museum, Yellowstone Kelly’s Grave/Boothill Cemetery and Pictograph Cave State Park.

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406-256-1492

Timeframe: Trips can be enjoyed in as little as a two hour ride minutes from downtown Billings to a multi-day trail ride out of town.

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Description: Enjoy many different riding options for everyone from beginner to expert. Along the banks of the Little Bighorn River, horseback riding is an enjoyable way to explore and experience the western outdoors. From motorcoach groups to small traveling groups, these horse rides are an enjoyable way for all to view the majestic outdoors in Montana’s Big Sky Country. Transportation can be provided from Billings, Montana. Rides are available near the historic site of Custer’s Last Stand, through the Pryor Mountains, and so much more. Beginners will be given a quick lesson by a guide so that they can start, stop, turn, and ride a horse.

Timeframe: Half Day Tour

Planning: Reserve Ahead.

Description: This fun and informative city tour takes you to places of historical beginnings and nostalgic memories. Learn how these places contributed to Billings as we know it today. Includes a self-guided tour of the Yellowstone Art Museum and a deliciously catered lunch.

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406-256-1492

Timeframe: Half Day Tour

Planning: Reserve Ahead.

Description: Start at the Western Heritage Center and enjoy the “Heart of Art” in Billings. Featuring studios, art galleries, unique gift shops, handmade jewelry, authentic Native American beadwork and western memorabilia. Lunch served at the McCormick Café.

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406-256-1492

Timeframe: Half Day Tour

Planning: Reserve Ahead

Description: Learn and appreciate the scientific world of BioHaven Floating Islands and how we can be good stewards of ponds and waterways. Then, nibble your way through specialty and locally owned eateries. Have a light breakfast before this tour!

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406-256-1492

Timeframe: Approximately 2-4 hours

Planning: Reserve Ahead

Description: An evening event for all individuals and people who want to be entertained, fed a gourmet cowboy dinner and enjoy old wholesome country music with cultural activities. This evening activity and affair takes place just minutes from downtown Billings, Montana. There is only one way to get to the chuckwagon camp: by our very own covered wagon ride that will be provided for the evening. Enjoy other western activities while dinner is being served up like horseshoes, calf roping and outdoor games. This event can host large groups of up to 60 individuals.

Timeframe: Half Day Tour

Planning: Reserve Ahead.

Description: Shopping is extra sweet when it includes chocolate dipped pretzels, tripled dipped apples and white chocolate huckleberry bark. A short walk takes you to specialty shops and more! Enjoy lunch at a local fave downtown restaurant.

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406-256-1492

Timeframe: 2-4 hours

Planning: Reserve ahead

Description: Year Round. Tour the largest and award winning micro-brews in Billings. Learn what words like “hops,” “yeast,” and “malt” mean when related to a micro-brew. And this tour is not over until you’ve sampled the brew (beer or root beer for those who prefer it). After sampling, head to the store with the finest hand crafted western hats mad in Billings. The hat makers will take you through all the steps from sizing your head to the final stitch of perfection.

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406-254-7180
www.montanafunadventures.com

Timeframe: Customizable

Planning: Reserve Ahead.

Description: A cowboy western activity and country event for adventurous people and families. The Whoopah Ride involves a covered wagon train adventure, historic site visits to Pompey’s Pillar and the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Musical entertainment and classic Western Romance cuisine will round out the ride.

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