The Top Ten Montana Attractions

Montana is the 7th least populous state within the US but it is the 4th most extensive state. Montana is known for wheat farming, ranching, lumber, oil and coal mining, hard rock mining and tourism. Here are the top ten Montana attractions.

10. Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center opened back in the year 1993. It's located in West Yellowstone Montana. Lewis S. Robinson started the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. Some of the exhibits include wolves and a bears imagination and reality exhibit.

9. MetraPark Arena

MetraPark Arena is located in Billings Montana. Around 12,000 can fit into the MetraPark Arena. The arena is know for hosting musicals, sports and many other events. A tornado touched down that caused a lot of damage to the Arena.

8. Moonlight Basin

The Moonlight Basin is a popular ski resort that's located in southwestern Montana and in the Madison Range Rocky Mountains.

7. ZooMontana

ZooMontana is located in Billings Montana. Over 70,000 visitors visit the zoo per year. Some of the exhibits include the Asia Habitat and the Gardens. It also has exhibits inside and some of the animals that you can see inside include the mink, iguana and the Western Screech owl.

6. Yellowstone Art Museum

The Yellowstone Art Museum is located in Billings Montanta. It's one of the biggest contemporary art museums that is in Montana. It was opened back in October 1964.

5. Quake Lake

Quake Lake is located in Southwestern Montana. On August 17th, 1959 there was a quake that killed 28 people and then the lake was created right after the quake and that's why it was named Quake Lake. The quake that happened was measured at 7.5 but later it was revised and measured to 7.3 by the USGS.

4. Museum of the Rockies

The Museum of the Rockies is located in Bozeman Montana. The museum has one of the biggest collections of dinosaurs that remains in the US and it also has the biggest skull of the Tyrannosaurus.

3. Lolo National Forest

The Lolo National Forest is located in Huson Montana. The forest covers around 2 million acres and it also has four areas of wilderness which include the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, the Scapegoat, the Rattlesnake Wilderness and the Welcome Creek. It also has over 60 mammal species and a variety of fish and birds.

2. Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort is located in Big Sky Montana. It opened back in 1973 and it has grown a lot since the year it opened. Some of the things that the resort offers includes scenic lift rides, Frisbee golf, zipline, mountain biking and horseback riding.

1. Glacier National Park

The Glacier National Park is located in West Glacier Montana. It covers over 1,000,000 acres and it has over 130 lakes and over 1,000 species of plants and animals. The Native Americans first inhabited the park.

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