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Old 02-21-2019, 10:28 AM   #1
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MUST SEE list Montana

I'm planning my summer trip to Mt Rushmore then on to Montana. What do folks on here consider a MUST SEE town or site in Montana? Will also see Yellowstone going or coming .
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:23 AM   #2
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:25 PM   #3
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https://www.sturgis.com/content/rall...lly-dates.html

What dates are you travelling and where are you starting and returning to?

Camping near Sturgis is booked very early.
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Still working on a time , but possibly mid June or mid August. Last year I went out west in September , loved it because most kids were back in school and most places were less crowded except Moab . I could wait till Sept again but I know it will be cooler in the upper states. Wife's got a family reunion in Owensboro Ky sometime in June and I might work out going by there on way , spend a couple nights to see her family . I understand the crowds at Yellowstone are pretty bad most of summer and will need to start making plans right away . I have never really had to make reservations for camp sites on any trip until I am on the road , I usually get lucky and find something but some of these areas are a bit more of a challenge .
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Since you're profile says South Carolina why not head north through Michigan and then take Hwy 2 across?

Upon entering Montana the very first stop should be Fort Peck COE park. Beautiful huge sites and you'll see why they call Montana 'Big Sky Country'. Continue heading west and the Glacier Nat'l Park mountains will soon come into view. Definitely make a stop at Glacier. Then work your way into the SW portion of Montana along Flathead Lake. Whitefish & Kalispell have some interesting things. Google individual towns and you'll get lots of information.

There are many gorgeous national forest campgrounds in the whole area. Helena has a beautiful capitol building to tour. If you do any trout fishing Ennis is great and nearby is Virginia City ghost town which is awesome and fun.

You could also go by way of Missoula and take Hwy 93 south to Salmon, Idaho and do the pretty drive toward Challis and Stanley, ID then south to Sun Valley/Ketchum, ID. So much to do in the area! Idaho is a favorite of ours.
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Blue Moon Saloon and RV Park, Cameron, MT S of Ennis, N of W Jellystone.

World Famous Dirty Shame Saloon, Yaak, MT

Any Stockmans Bar in any Montana town!!!

And anything in between!!!
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Thanks fro reply, will go thru KY to see wifes family , all those places you guys are mentioning look interesting .
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Wheat Montana Bakery in 3 Forks MT. and dry camping @ the truckstop across the I-90..while you pig out on the baked goods.................
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So I will fast a few days before I get there.
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Not far from Mt. Rushmore is the Badlands. Worth the drive through. But do not miss the “Going to the Sun” scenic drive at Glacier. You cannot drive it with an RV.
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Man, I appreciate all these suggestions , shoot , I thing I,ll just go tomorrow.
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All above is great advice. Flathead Lake in MT is wonderful. There is a national bison reserve in the area. Worth a drive through. If you make it to Kalispell, head into the little town of Whitefish. Also, take a drive up the mountain to the ski resort.

We will be in KY later this year also for a family reunion (in Kentuckyís Ohio County ...not far from Owensboro). I would suggest a few days at the KY Horsepark Campground if you travel through Lexington. If you do stay there, be sure to use a water pressure regulator. They have really high water pressure. Base camp there and see the horse park and surrounding horse breeding farms. There is a small college town called Berea nearby. Great Arts and Crafts. Bought my mountain dulcimer there from a true craftsman. If you pull a toad, get on the Bourbon Trail.

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Here's some more ideas:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/montana
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Wheat Montana Bakery in 3 Forks MT. and dry camping @ the truckstop across the I-90..while you pig out on the baked goods.................
X2 on Wheat Montana. I-90,,exit 273, west of Three Forks. The Pilot Truck Stop lot across the freeway is large. You can park way back and be away from all the reefer noise.
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