Museums in Montana

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Missoula Art Museum – Missoula, Montana
335 North Pattee Missoula, MT 59802
406-728-0047
www.missoulaartmuseum.org

Missoula Art Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
(The Missoula Art Museum motto is “Free Expression, Free Admission.” Thanks to the generosity of the Missoula Art Museum, donors, volunteers and members, admission is always free.)
The Missoula Art Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and researches art that is relevant to the culture of the American West with an emphasis on contemporary Montana artists.The newly renovated and expanded museum opened on September 16, 2006 and boasts six exhibition spaces, two classrooms, a state-of-the-art collection vault and full accessibility. The successful building design has seamlessly fused the 100-year-old Carnegie Library building with a contemporary addition, creating the ideal environment for exhibiting, celebrating, and preserving MAM’s growing contemporary art collection.

 

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Makoshika State Park & Museum
1301 Snyder St, Glendive, MT 59330
406-377-6256
stateparks.mt.gov/makoshika/
Makoshika State Park Museum is a small museum located in Makoshika state park. The museum is locate in the park’s visitor center and has displays on the local fossils and geology. In 1997 Jack Horner and Bob Harmon found a Thescelosaurus fossil while leading a joint expedition there.
Located east of Glendive, Montana, the park’s 11,000 acres is the largest of Montana’s state parks. The park contains spectacular badlands which conceal dinosaur fossils. The park contains rock from the Hell Creek Formation and dinosaurs such as Triceratops are found there.

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Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana – Charlo, Montana
69316 US Hwy. 93|Charlo, Montana|59824
406-644-3435
ninepipesmuseum.org

Named after Chief Joseph Ninepipes, a Bitterroot Salish Chief, the museum is nestled under the protection of the Mission Mountain Range. It contains a wealth of early photos, artifacts and antiques representing more than a century of life on the Flathead Indian Reservation and in Montana. The Ninepipes Museum is one of western Montana’s finest treasures.
The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana was established in 1997 to discover, memorialize, preserve and protect the history and culture of the Flathead Reservation and early Montana. It is designed for the enrichment, education, and recreation of local residents and visitors.
The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana is located halfway between Missoula and Kalispell on Highway 93, near the National Bison Range and the Owl Research Institute. It is bordered by the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge, a nationally recognized bird watching area with Fish and Wildlife land on all sides. Housed in a log and concrete structure built to museum specifications and standards, the museum includes both long term and temporary exhibits that provide the viewer with articles representing the life of early people in the area.
Your trip through time begins with the Gallery of the Art of the Old West. You will see how noted artists, including Alfred Jacob Miller, Charlie Russell and E.S. Paxson, as well as later artists portrayed Native American and frontier life. Indian artifacts are displayed in cases. The Hall of Photographs contains pictures of men and women who helped compose this history: Native Americans, trappers, miners, loggers, cowboys, ranchers, and settlers.
As you continue through the museum you will find a collection of weaponry including clubs, bows & arrows, and guns. There are spurs and saddlery, life-size mannequins in cowboy, cowgirl and Indian dress. You will see a grizzly trap, depicting the lost art of preparing a “grizzly set”. Throughout the museum is a vast collection of Native American beadwork. The center of the building contains a life-size diorama of wild animals and an Indian camp scene that includes a creek, elk hide teepees, a woman scraping a buffalo hide, children playing, and a rack of drying meat. An old cabin, originally built by the Jocko River has been moved to the museum grounds.
Wagons and buggies dot the front of the museum grounds, along with a replica of a cottonwood canoe. An old cabin, originally built by the Jocko River, has been moved to the museum grounds. At the south side of the cabin is the entry to our Nature Trail, a handicapped accessible area giving everyone an opportunity to view the beauty of the valley and Mission Mountains. Signs along the walkway help you identify the birds and small animals in the area. The museum hosts many tours for individuals, schools and organizations.

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Museum of the Plains Indian – Browning, Montana
Junction of US Highway 2 & Montana 89 Browning, Montana USA
406-338-2230
blackfeetcountry.com/museum.html
Free Admission – Weekdays October through May!

The Museum of the Plains Indian, founded in 1941, is administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, an independent Federal agency located in the U.S. Department of the Interior, whose purpose is to promote the development of contemporary Native American arts of the United States.
The Museum of the Plains Indian exhibits the creative achievements of Native American artists and craftspeople of the United States. A permanent exhibit presents the rich diversity of historic arts of the tribal peoples of the Northern Plains, and two special exhibition galleries are devoted to changing presentations promoting the creative works of outstanding talented contemporary Native American artists and craftspeople.
A permanent exhibition presents the diversity of historic arts created by tribal peoples of the Northern Plains, including the Blackfeet, Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Sioux, Assiniboine, Arapaho, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Flathead, Chippewa, and Cree. Highlighting the historic exhibits is a display of the varied traditional costumes of Northern Plains men, women, and children, presented in complete detail on life-size figures. Other historic displays are devoted to numerous art forms related to the social and ceremonial aspects of the tribal cultures of the region.
The Museum of the Plains Indian, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has an annual calendar of events that are posted regularly. Works of art for sale in the Museum galleries will include oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, beadwork, and traditional crafts.
For permission to photograph in the galleries of the Museum of the Plains Indians, inquire at the information desk, or call (406) 338-2230. Photography is prohibited in the craft shop operated by the Northern Plains Indian Crafts Association. In addition to the Museum of the Plains Indian, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board administers the Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the Southern Plains Indian Museum in Anadarko, Oklahoma.

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Bigfork Art and Cultural Center – Bigfork Montana
525 Electric Avenue|Bigfork, Montana|59911
406-837-6927
bigforkmuseum.org
info@bigforkculture.com

The Bigfork Museum of Art and History is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Montana and the history of the Bigfork region. The museum seeks to inspire the visitor and community members through exhibitions, programs and collections in arts, sciences and the humanities. To offer these services and expand them as the needs and desires of the community dictate.
The Bigfork Art & Cultural Center was founded in 1983 the roots of the organization trace back to 1977 when a group of forward-thinking individuals saw the need to foster the arts and established a community center in the small Hamlet of Bigfork. The group purchased and renovated a gas station and proceeded to turn it into the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center.
We are a not-for-profit corporation bringing exhibits, programs and education opportunities for all ages. The Main Gallery features a rotating exhibition schedule featuring Montana artists in the Main Gallery throughout the year. The Museum hosts workshops, lecture series, films and performances.
Our upper gallery features our historic displays such as: Flathead Lake: the Flathead Cherry: Timber and 100 years of photographs about Bigfork and the surrounding area.
Season – All Year
Hours
October – May Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
June – September Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Closed January
Payment Methods Accepted – Cash, Discover, Master Card, Travelers Checks, Visa
Reservations Accepted, Walk-Ins Welcome

 

Archie-BrayArchie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts – Helena, Montana
2915 Country Club Ave – Helena, MT – 59601
406-443-3502
www.archiebray.org/
archiebray@archiebray.org

For group tours please call the Bray at 406.443.3502
The Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
The Gallery hours are Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm and Sunday 1–5 pm.
Clay Business hours are Monday–Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday 9 am–1 pm.

The Grounds are open to the public during daylight hours seven days a week, year-round. A self-guided walking tour map is available in the mailbox in front of the Pottery Gallery.

The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (also known as “The Bray”) is a public, non-profit, educational institution located only 3 miles from downtown.
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be “a place to make available for all who are seriously interested in any of the branches of the ceramic arts, a fine place to work.” Its primary mission is to provide an environment that stimulates creative work in ceramics.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bray is located three miles from downtown Helena, Montana, on the site of the former Western Clay Manufacturing Company. Set against the wooded foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the 26-acre former brickyard is internationally recognized as a gathering place for emerging and established ceramic artists. The nearby mountains and brick factory ruins provide a backdrop for the creative environment; more important is the dynamic arts community created by the resident artists that come to the Bray to work, share experiences, and explore new ideas.
The Archie Bray Foundation provides free access to some of the finest ceramic art found anywhere in the nation. The North Gallery, open year-round, houses a rotating exhibition space and the Sales Gallery, where you can buy work by current and past resident artists. During the summer the Bray’s 3,500-square foot Warehouse Gallery, a converted brickyard building, features an exhibition of work by current resident artists and our Annual Resident Benefit Auction.
Solo exhibitions by departing resident artists take place at different times during the year, and additional Bray exhibitions are held at galleries throughout the country.
The Bray grounds contain hundreds of ceramic artifacts and site-specific sculptures created by former resident artists. Visitors are invited to explore the grounds, and self-guided walking tours can be taken anytime during daylight hours. Special group tours can be arranged through the Bray office.
The permanent ceramics collection contains more than 1,000 pieces and continues to grow. It includes work of past residents as well as several historical pieces, including work by world-renowned artists Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Peter Voulkos, Rudy Autio, Ken Ferguson and David Shaner. A rotating selection can be viewed in the Pottery Gallery.

 

American_Computer_MuseumAmerican Computer & Robotics Museum – Bozeman Montana
2023 Stadium Dr – Bozeman, Montana 59715
406-582-1288
www.compustory.com
Always free admission, but donations are appreciated.
September – May Hours:
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM:
Tue.,Wed.,Thu.,Fri.,Sat. & Sun.
(Closed on Mondays)
Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day & Easter Sunday
Location:
2023 Stadium Drive Bozeman, MT. 59715

Just off Kagy Boulevard, only a half a mile west from the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.
You saw The Imitation Game movie about Alan Turing…
Now See the Exhibit: Hacking Hitler’s Code with actual World War II military encryption/decryption hardware including an original WWII German Enigma Machine

Our Mission:
“To collect, preserve, interpret, and display the artifacts and history of the information age.”
Inch for inch, the best museum in the world.
– Dr. Edward O. Wilson
Professor Emeritus
Harvard University

American Computer & Robotics Museum has also seen in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Billings Gazette, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, ABC News, Vancouver Courier, New Yorker Magazine, USA Today, C-Span, ABC News, Distinctly Montana and many, many other media outlets…

 

mining museumWorld Museum of Mining, Butte, Montana
155 Museum Way, Butte, Montana 59701
406-723-7211
www.miningmuseum.org
info@miningmuseum.org

HOURS:
Open April 1 thru October 31
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
7 Days Per Week
* Last admission sold at 4:30 PM

UNDERGROUND MINE TOUR TIMES
Monday – Saturday
10:30, 12:30 & 3:00
*Underground Tour times are subject to change. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 406-723-7211. Please do not e-mail to make reservations.

The World Museum of Mining was founded in 1963 when the close of Butte’s mining heyday was less than two decades away. In the end, Butte experienced a century of hard-rock mining and earned the reputation of being home to one of the world’s most productive copper mines of all time. The Museum exists to preserve the enduring history of Butte and the legacy of its rich mining and cultural heritage.
The World Museum of Mining is one of the few museums in the world located on an actual mine yard, the Orphan Girl Mine. With fifty exhibit buildings, countless artifacts, and sixty-six primary exhibits in the mine yard, visitors can spend a couple of hours to an entire day lost in the unfolding story.
By walking the streets of Hell Roarin’ Gulch and venturing to the depths of the Orphan Girl Mine, you can almost see their blackened faces and hear their exhausted sighs at the conclusion of the workday.

 

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Yellowstone Art Museum – Billings, Montana
401 North 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101
406-256-6804
www.artmuseum.org
Yellowstone Art Museum
401 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Art Lovers Special! Visit the Yellowstone Art Museum, on the first Saturday of every month, and admission is only $1.

 

museum of rokiesMuseum of the Rockies, Bozeman Montana
600 W Kagy Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59717
406-994-2251
https://www.museumoftherockies.org
Museum of the Rockies
600 W Kagy Blvd
Bozeman, MT 59717
Located on the western edge of the Montana State University Campus, the Museum of the Rockies should be on every families vacation bucket list. Recently affiliated with the Smithsonian Museum.

 

Custer Battlefield Museum, Garryowen, Montana, Crow Indian Reservation

Custer Battlefield Museum
Address: Ext 514 I90, Garryowen, MT 59031, USA
Hours:
7 days a week :  8AM–6:30PM
Phone: +1 406-638-2000

The Custer Battlefield Museum features many artifacts from the Battle as well as books and memorabilia.

 

historc societyMontana Historical Society Museum, Helena, MT
225 Roberts St, Helena,MT 59601, USA
406-444-2694
https://mhs.mt.gov
The Museum collects, preserves, and interprets fine art, historical, archaeological, and ethnological artifacts that pertain to Montana and its adjoining geographic region.
The many public activities of the Museum reach a large and diverse audience throughout the state and region. In 2001, over 75,972 people visited Montana’s Museum and educational outreach programs served an additional 45,906 individuals.
The Montana Historical Society’s Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, the highest honor a museum can receive.

Source: www.406directory.com

 

Upcoming Events in Billings-2

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BILLINGS MARKET ASSOCIATION (PRIVATE SHOW)
Date: Sept 15 – Sept 17, 2017
Location: Expo Center
Exhibiting Wholesale Merchandise to Retailers Only.
The September market has proven to be a great success. We average about 125 exhibitors showing and 700 buyers attending. Women’s, Men’s & Children’s Fashions, Accessories, Gifts, Souvenirs, Western, and Footwear were among the lines shown.
Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm

 

SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC
Date: Sept 16 – Sept 17, 2017
Location(s): Montana Pavilion
Contact the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter at 406.294.7387 for more information and to make an appointment.

 

HORSE NATIONS INDIAN RELAY “CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS”
Date: Sept 22 – Sept 24, 2017
Location(s): Grandstands
Indian Relay, Chief race, Maiden Races, and Kids/Jr. Relays Finals
BACK ALLEY BRATS
Date: Sept 23, 2017
Cost: $10 Advance ($12 Day of Bout), Kids (10 and under) are FREE
Location(s): Montana Pavilion

 

VACCINE CLINIC
Date: Sept 26, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location(s): Montana Pavilion
Vaccines and Annual Flu Shots will be available from 4pm to 7pm. There will also be a drive-thru component for those individuals that find it difficult to walk or stand in line.
This event is hosted by RiverStone Health.
Please contact Gregory Neill for more information: 406.651.6407

 

NILE STOCK SHOW & RODEO
Date: Oct 14 – Oct 21, 2017
Location(s): Expo Center, Montana Pavilion, Rimrock Auto Arena
The NILE is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and embracing the western way of life through the promotion of livestock, youth education and respect for western agriculture.

NILE stands for Northern International Livestock Expo and the week-long event includes four nights of rodeo so buckle up and strap on your boots because the NILE rodeo is ready and waiting for you!

 

MARKETPLACE MAGIC
Date: Nov 03 – Nov 05, 2017
Location(s): Expo Center
The Junior League of Billings presents MarketPlace Magic. This shopping extravaganza has become an established holiday event for shoppers in Billings. This unique shopping experience features a variety of national, regional, and local vendors. Home decor, food, jewelry, furniture, and clothing are just a small selection of what will be offered at this year’s MarketPlace Magic.
Admission: $3.00 or $5.00 for the weekend
Children Free
Hours:
Friday: Noon – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

 

HUFF’S ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE
Date: Nov 10 – Nov 12, 2017
Location(s): Montana Pavilion
60 antique dealers with antiques and collectibles from several states with lots of furniture, glassware and primitives. All items are for sale and dealers are eager to buy as well as sell, so come join us for a fun weekend. This is one of Montana’s largest and finest antique shows.
Admission is $5
Hours:
Friday – 5pm to 8pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Sunday – 10am to 3pm

 

HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT FESTIVAL
Date: Nov 11 – Nov 12, 2017
Location(s): Expo Center
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

The Holiday Food & Gift Festival is a perfect kick-off to your holiday season. Eat, drink and be merry! You will find just the right thing for everyone on your shopping list – gift baskets, clothing, photographs, candles, ornaments, cosmetics, jams, jellies and syrups, gourmet mustards and spices, kitchen items, health, fitness and nutritional products, chocolate and candy, roasted coffee beans, pasta, cookware, and certified Made-in-Montana products.
Vendors from around the region showcase their marvelous talents with metal art, woodwork, stained glass, photography, pottery, handmade toys, jewelry, artwork, pottery, florals, quilts, dolls, holiday decor and much, much more! Over 200 booths offer thousands of items for that perfect gift or holiday decoration.
Enjoy family-oriented singing and dancing performances by local groups. While you’re relaxing, don’t forget to sample beverages and cuisine from the various food vendors. Everything from oriental food and burgers to sweets for dessert will fill your plate.
Admission is $3 at the door or $1 with a donation of a non-perishable item to the Billings Food Bank.

 

BACONFEST
Date: Nov 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location(s): Rimrock Auto Arena
Bacon Fest is a “Bacon Extravaganza” of gluttonous proportions. Billings Bacon Fest is the only festival in Montana devoted to all things bacon. Bacon purveyors, restaurants and vendors are presenting tons of bacon to hundreds of bacon lovers during our one day tribute to BACON.

This event only holds 3,000 people. You must have a ticket to get into the event. When we are sold out – we really are SOLD OUT! Know what that means? “…NO bacon for YOU!” Don’t be left out in the cold with no bacon.

 

GUN SHOW
Date: Nov 24 – Nov 26, 2017
Location(s): Montana Pavilion
ADMISSION- $6
Friday – 1pm to 5pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Sunday – 9am to 3pm

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ
Date: Dec 03, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM
Cost: $57, $50, $39
Location(s): Rimrock Auto Arena
This show is “a horse of a different color” and will be presented by ABT at Rimrock Auto Arena.

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Billings! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.

 

FOO FIGHTERS
Date: Dec 09, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: $102.50, $82.50, $52.50
Location(s): Rimrock Auto Arena
Catch Foo Fighters live in concert!

Source:  METRAPARK- Montana’s Entertainment & Trade Center

 

Parks in Billings Montana

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Lake Elmo State Park:
Lake Elmo State Park is a Montana state park located in Billings, Montana. Lake Elmo is Montana’s most popular state park, drawing  around half a million every year. The park occupies 123 acres and is at an elevation of 3,199 feet.
Location: 2300 Lake Elmo Drive, Billings, MT 59105
Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
Saturday & Sunday closed

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Rose Park:
Rose Park is a multi-use recreational facility featuring basketball and horseshoe courts, picnic sites/shelters, jogging trails, public restrooms, a playground, soccer, football, rugby, softball, and baseball fields, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a wading pool and sand volleyball courts. Rose Park also has water slides.
Location- 21st Street West & Avenue C Billings, MT 59101
Monday-Sunday 5AM-10PM

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Swords Park:
This beautiful 60 acre natural area park is a wonderful place to come and enjoy a walk/jog or do some biking. Come relax and enjoy your day!!
Location-Swords Park Dr, Billings, MT 59105
5-10pm

 

Veterans Park:
This 10 acre park is a great location to hold your family/company picnic or just come play. Located here you will find a playground, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, barbecue grills, restrooms, softball/baseball fields and green space for soccer/rugby/football. Also located here is the Veterans Park Craft house, This is a great place to use when planning a friendly get together.
Location- 2609 13th St W, Billings, MT 59102
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

South Park:
This 16 acre park is a great place for all venues. Located within the park there is the South Park Swimming Pool, picnic shelters, playground, restrooms, horseshoe pits, lots of open green space, barbeque pits, basketball courts and baseball/softball fields. The new Gazebo would be a great place to host your event.
Location- South Broadway, 6th Ave S, Billings, MT 59101
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

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Castle Rock Park:
Castle Rock Park is the largest community park in the Billings Heights. This beautiful 25 acre park is a great location for a family picnic, class reunion, or just a friendly little get together. During the summer months the spray ground is filled with laughter and children.
Location- W Wicks Ln, Billings, MT 59105
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

Terry Park:
This 4 acre park is a fun for all. Here you will find a splash ground, playground, basketball court, restrooms and plenty of green space for softball/baseball/football/rugby/soccer.
Location- N 23rd St, Billings, MT 59101
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

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Yellowstone Family Park:
This 4.5 acre park was designed with user friendly amenities including yell family park a state of the art playground, shelter, basketball court, an open play field and walking paths. Reduced maintenance costs was a priority in designing zones of low maintenance natural areas, moderate maintenance for occasional use areas and intensive maintenance for heavily used recreational areas. Other efficiencies including a computerized irrigation system synchronized to a dedicated weather station.
Location- 54th Street West and Bobby Jones Blvd., Billings, MT 59106
Monday-Sunday 7am-8pm

Central Park:
This 19 acre park is a great place for a family get together, company picnic, or to come watch a baseball game. Located within the park there is a playground, horseshoe pits, picnic shelter, restrooms, tennis courts and softball/baseball fields.
Location- Central Ave, Billings, MT 59102
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

Streeter Park:
This 2 acre park has a playground, basketball court, horseshoe pits, barbeque grill and plenty of green space for soccer/rugby/football and a multi-use-trail.
Location- 11 Patton Ave, Billings, MT 59101
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

Rosebud Park:
This nice little 2.5 acre park is tucked behind Pier One Imports. Located here there is a playground, picnic shelter and a basketball court.
Location- 24th Street West & Rosebud Drive,Billings MT 59102

Burg Park:
This 2 acre park includes horseshoe pits, playground, basketball courts a barbeque grill.
Location- 390 N 23rd St, Billings, MT 59101
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

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Amend Park:
Amend Park is the largest soccer complex in Billings. It is managed by the Amend Park Development Council.
Location- 5101 King Ave E, Billings, MT 59101
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

Arrowhead Park:
This 1.5 acre park includes a picnic shelter, playground, baseball field, horseshoe pits, and restrooms. This is a great park for a family or company picnic or just a little friendly get together.
Location- Crow ln and Sioux ln, Billings, MT 59105
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

Clevenger Park:
This 7 acre park is developed with softball/baseball fields.
Location-390 N 23rd St, Billings, MT 59101
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

Ponderosa Park:
This 4 acre park nice little neighborhood park. Located here you will find horseshoe pits, multi-use-trail, playground, and softball/baseball field, and green space for soccer/rugby/football.
Location- Orchard Ln & N Carlton Ave SW, Billings, MT 59101
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

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Walsh Park:
This 5 acre park has a playground, basketball court, horseshoe pits, and plenty of green space for soccer/rugby/football and a multi-use trail.
Location- 962 Ashley Ct S, Billings, MT 59105
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

Boulder Park:
This 4 acre park includes a playground, softball/baseball fields and green space for soccer. This is a nice neighborhood park for a friendly get together. Location-
32nd. Street West & Boulder Ave. Billings MT
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

Spring Creek Park:
This nice little 2 acre park is a great place to come relax, have lunch and watch the ducks. Be careful they may try to steal your lunch!!
Location- 15th St W, Billings, MT 59102
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

Ironwood Park:
This 14 acre park has multi-use space a playground and natural undeveloped areas.
Location- 3953 Parkwood Dr, Billings, MT 59106
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

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Centennial Park:
This 30 acre park is filled with softball/baseball fields. There is always a game going on.
Location- St Johns Ave & 32nd St W, Billings, MT 59102,
Monday-Sunday 5am-10pm

 

Resource: Billings Parks & Recreation Site

 

Upcoming Events in Montana

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GARTH BROOKS WORLD TOUR With Trisha Yearwood
Date: June 09 – June 11, 2017
Garth Brooks returns to Billings for the first time in 19 years! This is the last Montana-Wyoming appearance on The World Tour!

 

JEWEL OF THE BIG SKY
Date: June 10 – June 11, 2017
Location(s): SuperBarn
Appaloosa and Open Horse Show
The Eastern Montana Appaloosa Horse Club is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of Appaloosa and all equine breeds. We are a Regional Club with the International Appaloosa Horse Club located in Moscow, ID. From horse shows, trail rides, clinics, ranch sorting to pack trips, we offer horse enthusiasts a wide variety of activities to participate in. We welcome all breeds in the club.

 

Paul Simon
June 20, 2017
8:00 PM
Paul Simon live in concert

 

Livestock Training Event
June 23 – June 25, 2017
Participants will learn first-hand from the best in the industry. These professionals will teach you how to win inside and outside of the ring.

 

Billings’ Biggest Garage Sale
June 24, 2017
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Have a garage sale with us or come out & shop hundreds of garage sales all in one place!
SHOPPING! Billings Biggest Garage Sale is a one day event that brings together literally thousands of shoppers to hundreds of garage sale booths all at one location. It is really cool to drive to MetraPark, park the car & shop deals all day long in one place! Save money, save time & get to see more garage sales than you ever would by driving all over town! If you love garage selling – Billings Biggest Garage sale will be amazing for you!

 

CMRHA Horse Shows
May 13 – July 09, 2017
The Central Montana Reining Horse Association (CMRHA) was formed to serve the needs of the reining horse enthusiasts in the region, while supporting neighboring reining affiliates and the National Reining Horse Association.
Big Sky State Games Equestrian Weekend
July 15 – July 16, 2017
For more information, please email info@bigskygames.org

 

Montana Brews & BBQ
July 15, 2017
1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The 7th annual Montana Brews & BBQ’s will take place Saturday, July 15th in the beautiful Lakeside setting at MetraPark. What makes this a true “Brewfest” is that it is outdoors and features only keg beers from Montana. Kegs are used because it offers the purest and freshest beer. It is the only true “Brewfest” in the state. All of the local breweries will be there along with many others from throughout the state. Many of the breweries will showcase seasonal brews typically not available year round.
Admission is free.
EMAHC Horse Show & Clinic
July 22 – July 23, 2017
Open Horse Show and Clinic
The Eastern Montana Appaloosa Horse Club is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of Appaloosa and all equine breeds. We are a Regional Club with the International Appaloosa Horse Club located in Moscow, ID. From horse shows, trail rides, clinics, ranch sorting to pack trips, we offer horse enthusiasts a wide variety of activities to participate in. We welcome all breeds in the club.

 

Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Tour
July 27, 2017
7:30 PM
Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He recently wrapped the first season of his semi-fictitious television show, The Jim Gaffigan Show, which TV Land picked up for a second season and premieres this summer.

 

Zip Tie Club
July 29, 2017
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Welcome to the Zip Tie Club. We are the people passionate about our asian, euro and tuner cars. We are people passionate about community. Whether we drive a $200 Subaru or a $60k NSX, we’ve all been grass roots at one point or another. If you can square with that, you’re in. Once a year we gather for our Annual Meeting of the Zip Tie Club. We laugh, check out each others cars, make new friends, catch up with old ones, and have fun.

 

MontanaFair
Aug 11 – Aug 19, 2017
MontanaFair is the State’s biggest event attracting nearly a quarter of a million attendees each year.
Nearly 10,000 Exhibitors “show their stuff” and compete for blue ribbons and cash prizes.
MontanaFair includes three top notch concerts, outdoor supercross and rodeo! Plus, free entertainment on the grounds and the Mighty Thomas Carnival providing the thrills!

 

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge
Aug 11, 2017
7:00 PM
Live in concert at MontanaFair!

 

Paramore
Aug 12, 2017
7:00 PM
Live in concert at MontanaFair!
Paramore is a band that formed in 2003 in a quiet town that is now known as Nashville, TN. Still in junior high, music made up 100% of their extracurricular time. Until eventually, they all left for tour in the middle of a school year and thank heaven music would eventually work out for them. No one understood how a band so un-country could be from this strange little town called Nashville, nor how a bunch of kids so small could play their angst-filled songs so proudly.

 

Bill Engvall with Special Guest Gary Brightwell
Aug 13, 2017
7:00 PM
Live in concert at MontanaFair!

 

Supercross
Aug 15, 2017
6:00 PM
Archie Cochrane Ford and the Billings Motorcycle Club are bringing Montana Outdoor Supercross back to the MetraPark Grandstands during MontanaFair. If you like high-flying motorcycle action, then this is an event you won’t want to miss. Supercross continues to be one of the most physically-demanding sports there is, and these professional athletes will punch out lap after lap of serious 30-foot air jumps, whoop sections, double and triple jumps, 100 feet long jumps, rhythm sections, roller sections and a challenging array of other technical Supercross-style track conditions.

 

Yellowstone River Roundup PRCA Rodeo
Aug 17 – Aug 19, 2017
7:00 PM
MontanaFair will feature a three day PRCA rodeo event Thursday through Saturday during MontanaFair. The rodeo starts at 7:00 PM all three nights outdoors in the grandstands.

 

Nickelback: Feed the Machine Tour
Aug 27, 2017
6:00 PM
See Nickleback live in concert with Daughtry and Shaman’s Harvest!

 

Gun Show
Sept 08 – Sept 10, 2017
Friday – 1pm to 5pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Sunday – 9am to 3pm
$6 ADMISSION

 

Home Improvement Show
Sept 08 – Sept 10, 2017
Rimrock Promotions, the region’s number one Home Show Producers, presents the Fall Home Improvement Show. Find indoor and outdoor home improvement products and get advice from the experts. Siding, decking, home decor, lighting, bath fixtures, lawn care, home spas, and more can be found at the Home Improvement Show!
The show is free to the public.

More Events will be updated on upcoming blogs. 

Source:  METRAPARK- Montana’s Entertainment & Trade Center

CLASSIC CAR AUCTION

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Classic Car collection is one of the greatest hobby of many who has the desire to own vintage cars. Montana Classic Car Auction event that is happening in Billings Montana is one of the best chance to own one for those who doesn’t have vintage car and wish to own one or for those who are looking for a particular vintage or classic car. Who knows your dream classic car might be there waiting for you to own it.

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Come and visit Montana Classic Car Auction event in Billings Montana and be a part of this special event and own a vintage car or just enjoy the event as classic or vintage cars are not something that you will get to see everyday.

Come and let us take care of your accommodation while you enjoy the show.

MONTANAFAIR

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The most happening and biggest event of Montana State attracting almost half a million attendees every year. This year 2017 it will start from August 11 to August 19 at the below locations:
Montana Pavilion
Rimrock Auto Arena
Chiesa Plaza
Expo Center
Grandstands and
SuperBarn

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During this event nearly 10,000 Exhibitors show their stuff and will compete for blue ribbons and cash prizes. People from all over the world gather to witness and celebrate this special event in Montana. MontanaFair will showcase some of the top notch concerts, rodeo, outdoor Supercross along with the Mighty Thomas Carnival and free entertainments on the grounds.

Be a part of MontanaFair and enjoy to the fullest and let us take care of your accommodation while you enjoy the events and the shows.

One Big Sky Center in Billings, MT

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One Big Sky Center is a multi-million dollar city block renovation project coming to the heart of downtown Billings Montana with a scheduled completion date in 2019. OBSC will contain apartments, retail shopping, hotel, office space and much more, and is walking distance from many restaurants, shopping and the medical corridor. One Big Sky Center will also create over 500 new jobs and spur other development activities in Billings and Western Inn Billings is in a walking distance of 3 block away.

One Big Sky Center as a whole will feature the following blocks:
APARTMENTS (160 units)
HOTEL (160 rooms)
OFFICE SPACE
RETAIL SHOPPING
CONFERENCE CENTER
PARKING GARAGE
PEDESTRIAN MALL

29th Street closes off into a flexible use pedestrian mall featuring a Brewery, restaurant, coffee, first run feature film Movie Theater and retail in a high end, Trailhead to Montana style, environment. Western Inn Billings is located at a walking distance at 33rd street just couple of block away from OBSC.

From OBSC you will be able to see views of the Beartooth Mountains, Yellowstone River, the Rims and much more.

OBSC  will be located in the heart of downtown Billings few blocks away from us. The 70,000 square foot development footprint lies between First Avenue and Second Avenue; and between 30th Street and 28th Street.
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One Big Sky Center’s location in downtown Billings makes it convenient for commuting to work, traveling to the airport, or even taking a quick day trip to the Beartooth Mountains or Yellowstone National Park.

One Big Sky Center’s location in downtown Billings provides so many amenities within a short distance walk. Within 5 minutes you have access to:

Grocery Stores / Shopping
Restaurants / Bars
Hotels
Apartments
Schools
Employers / Businesses

Resource: OBSC Official website

Billings, Montana-Exploring the Climate!

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Have you got any recent plans visiting Montana? If yes, knowing the climatic condition is a must!
3 miles away from Billings Logan International Airport, the straightforward motels are situated. Non-residents may think of Montana as an icebox. The stateholds the record of having the most extreme temperatures, wind, and bitterly cold winter weather conditions. Although it is very cold in Montana, partly because of its geographical location, it has a wide variety of climatic conditions. In fact, Montana seldom has a consistent climate. Due to the variation, you won’t feel the effect of high humidity, hotness and coldness for a long time. The temperature ranges from 28°F to 84.5°F between the months of July and January.

Top 7 things to do with families in Montana

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Montana is one of the biggest states in America and everything you get here is big including the big mountains, big lakes, big sky and altogether a big fun for your family. If you are visiting Montana this time of the year then you will get to do a lot of outdoor activities that will make your family vacation a memorable one.

From great Prairies of the east to the steep Rocky Mountains of the west; there are lots of adventurous places to visit here in Montana. Relax Montana style in destinations with luxurious accommodation here and get set to have lots of Montanan fun with some amazing places to go.

Here is our list of Top 7 Family Friendly activities in Montana.

9 Montana Backpacking Trips: A guide to the various trails

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There’s something heavenly about waking up at a hotel around a countryside and then planning to camp near a quiet lake or alpine cirque with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and nature all around. There are many places like this in the Big Sky State of Montana that we can call the “Montana Experience”.

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Let us discuss some of the favorites trail around this incredible city. Montana has incredibly varied terrain, so I have mentioned different regions as well as different levels of difficulty and distance.