Montana exploration would definitely take some time but be a super memorable trip. We’ve talked about Road Schooling before, which is basically home school on the road, and this one would be the perfect state to go to for many Native American history lessons among other things!
Here’s Just a Beginning of Places to Visit in Montana
These places are all in the board book below! How cool is that!
- Glacier National Park: A stunningly beautiful National Park, you’ll definitely want to spend a bit of time there on any trip to Montana! The scenery is amazing, so there are lots of fantastic photos waiting to be taken, plus there is camping, hiking and so much to do and see! Being interested in history, I will add that there has been found evidence of the Native American Tribes that were there 10,000 years ago. When the European invaders showed up in the 1700’s, Blackfeet controlled the prairies on the east side of Glacier, while the Salish, Pend d’Oreille, and Kootenai lived in the more forested west side.
- Flathead Lake: Flathead Lake is a large natural lake in NW Montana and is the largest natural freshwater lake by surface area that is west of the source of the Missouri River. The lake is a remnant of the ancient, massive glacial dammed lake, Lake Missoula, of the era of the last interglacial.
- Little Bighorn Battlefield: Now a National Park, I highly recommend Little Bighorn’s ‘Place of Reflection.’ It is an area that memorializes the Lakotas and Cheyennes and the US Army’s 7th Cavalry in one of the Indian’s last armed efforts to preserve their way of life.
- ZooMontana: Everyone in the family will love Zoo Montana! It’s a 70-acre wildlife park in Billings, Montana and is the only Montana zoo and botanical park. It currently has nearly 100 animals, representing 58 different species! They each live in habitats designed to imitate their natural habitats. How amazing is that! A definite must-see place to go!
- Beartooth Pass (AKA Beartooth Highway): This is considered the most stunningly beautiful highway and will take you to the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The highway climbs 5,000 feet through lodgepole pine forests leading you to an enchanting world made of alpine lakes, 20 peaks over 12,000 feet, glacially carved cirques and vibrant wildflowers. It is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day every year, as it is not safe to travel during the rest of the year.
The Most Unique Souvenir For Kids
The above places are all listed in the board book below, a super fun way for kids to remember the trip or toddlers to at least know where they’ve been! When I was little, I went to Alaska with my Great Grandparents
The sights and scenery of Montana spring to life in this adorable twist on the favorite children’s song. Each die-cut page of the layered board book reveals an imaginary boat sailing past Glacier National Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield, ZooMontana, Logan Pass, and more! A delightful children’s introduction to the iconic places of Montana. And when you’re done with your journey? Row, row, row your boat back around the bend. If you love Montana, sing the song again!
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