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Staycation Ideas – Things to do in Billings MT

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Are there things to do in Billings MT? Before we started our to-do list for once we get on the road we made a vow to stay at least one location in every state. I will be honest. I thought Montana would be one we would barely spend a few days in and be on our way. Boy, was I wrong! Just in Billings, there is plenty to do from visiting Yellowstone National Park and seeing Old Faithful to an indoor waterpark! There is so much history to take in!

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Things to do in Billings MT

There are so many more things to do in Billings MT than I listed, check out the Billings MT visitor site. Billings has so much history from the Lewis and Clark Expedition that *I* can't wait to see myself!

So if you are looking for things to do or staycation ideas don't forget to check out these top attractions.

The Moss Mansion – 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.

Yellowstone Art Museum – This extensive permanent collection of contemporary and historic art of America's Rocky Mountain West includes more than 3,000 significant paintings and drawings including the works of cowboy illustrator Will James

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.

Related: Top 5 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the US

Pictograph Caves – Evidence of habitation dating back 4500 years! Three caves and a fantastic interpretive center open year round.

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 our city’s oldest buildings, the original Parmly Billings Memorial Library

Yellowstone River – The longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states and a beautiful place to enjoy.

Amusement Park Drive-in – The Amusement Park Drive-in is the old Park Drive-in from downtown Cody, Wyoming, which opened in 1946 and ran thru 2003. It was then torn down and hauled it to Billings. Showing movies on both sides is a new concept. The front projection booth is a caboose. The caboose is a 1909 wooden model.

Related: Ultimate Guide to Chief Plenty Coups State Park in Pryor, Montana

Yellowstone Cellars & Winery – A Big Sky Country winery! Great for wine tasting and they even do nights with live entertainment!

ZooMontana and Botanical Gardens – ZooMontana is the regions only Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo. With over 70-acres, the zoo is home to both native and non-native species, specializing in northern-latitude animals. Visitors can also enjoy the Sensory Garden, one of many botanical gardens located at ZooMontana. Don't miss this on your things to do in Billings MT list.

Yellowstone County Museum – The mission of the Yellowstone County Museum is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the natural history and diverse cultures of the Yellowstone Valley of Montana and the Northern Plains.

Yellowstone National Park – Visit Old Faithful, herds of bison, elk and more! Don't forget to get your JR Ranger badges!

Related: The Ultimate Guide to The National Park Service Junior Ranger Program

The Reef Waterpark – The Reef Indoor Water Park is the largest indoor water park in the state of Montana; it’s as large as a football field! Speed down the Barracuda Blaster or The Tropical Twister, which are three stories high! Afterward, take a refreshing dip in the wave pool or enjoy a soak in the 25-person hot tub.

Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame – The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame was formed to honor the achievements of Montana professional rodeo participants. The larger than life bronze statue, sculpted by Western Artist R. F. Rains, depicts ban Mortensen, six-time World Champion Bronc Rider riding Tee Box.

Pompey’s Pillar – During his return trip to St. Louis, William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition climbed the Pillar and carved his signature and the date in the sandstone. While archeological digs and other recent research have uncovered artifacts that may have been left by the Corps of Discovery, Clark’s inscription is still the only remaining physical evidence of Lewis and Clark’s passing visible on their actual route. In his journals, Clark named the Pillar “Pomp’s Tower.”

Crow Indian Reservation – Take a drive onto the Crow Reservation, there is some beautiful countryside,

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    1. A couple other great places to visit while in the Billings area (I should know – raised here and now back since hubby retired from the Navy!) – Battle of the Little Bighorn (Custer’s Battlefield) in Crow Agency; and PlentyCoups State park in Pryor

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