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10 must-see music festivals in Montana this summer

For festival producers, summertime in Montana is a literal heyday as tourism heats up, and every town on the map seems to be getting in the festival business.

Coast-to-coast bike trail could be boon for places like Three Forks, Montana

The Great American Rail Trail, a rails-to-trails project that replaces old, out-of-use railroads into biking and walking trails, will be the first multi-use trail that runs from coast to coast. Enthusiasm for the project is...

Guest view: Montana strengthens its tourism economy

Tourism, a leading industry in Montana, does not grow by accident.

Step Back in Time at Montana’s Ghost Towns

The southwest corner of Montana is home to the largest number of ghost towns, including three of Montana’s most impressive and historical communities—Bannack, Virginia City and Nevada City

Got Flys? – Craig, Montana is a town of 40 residents, that’s a couple hundred yards long and wide, and there’s three fly shops.”

Towns like Craig reel in thousands of anglers each year — an impressive feat given the size of the town.

5 places to explore in eastern Montana this spring

As snow still relentlessly clings to the high country, it’s a good time to explore portions of eastern Montana.

This Week in Montana Fish and Wildlife Video: Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park ready for season

Forwood also briefly talked about the heavy snow of winter making for a great but damp visit to the caverns this spring.

University of Montana Report: Visitors Spent $3.7B in Montana Last Year

Visitation to Montana was down 1% in 2018, though spending in the state increased nearly 11% overall.

Shelby, Lincoln projects win Montana tourism awards

The annual awards presented at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation in Butte celebrate outstanding communities, businesses, organizations and people who dedicate themselves to strengthening Montana’s tourism industry.

Lt. Governor Cooney Presents 2019 Montana Tourism Awards at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation

“Tourism and recreation drive Montana’s economy,” said Lt. Governor Cooney.

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