Visit Montana! Want to do more after fly fishing on the Missouri River in Montana?
Well, in central Montana, cowboy culture clashes right into 1960s kitsch to create the singular appeal of Great Falls.
By day, absorb Western art at the CM Russell Museum and learn Native American history at the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park in nearby Ulm. By night, you’ll slide into a cracked red vinyl booth at Eddie’s Supper Club to feast on Campfire steaks. And the colorful atmosphere doesn’t stop there, the Sip N’ Dip features live mermaids Tuesdays through Saturdays for your amazement.
The next day, stroll, jog, bike or hike on Great Falls’ River’s Edge Trail, which winds along the waterfalls of the Missouri River and shows off railroad history, local skateboard talent and wide open spaces along the way. On your journey, view one of the world’s shortest rivers, the Roe River at Giant Springs State Park or grasp the trials and successes of the Corps of Discovery at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.
Here are some general facts about Montana:
NICKNAME: TREASURE STATE
STATE CAPITAL: HELENA
STATE FLOWER: BITTERROOT
STATE BIRD: WESTERN MEADOWLARK
STATE ANIMAL: GRIZZLY BEAR
STATE FISH: BLACKSPOTTED CUTTHROAT TROUT
STATE GEMSTONES: SAPPHIRE & AGATE
STATE MOTTO: ORO Y PLATA (GOLD AND SILVER)
Source: Montana.Gov Official State Website