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State Facts

Nickname
Treasure State
Big Sky Country

Name
based on Spanish word for "mountainous"

Capital
Helena

Population
974,989
(2010 estimate)

Largest Cities
Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Butte, Helena, Kalispell

Animal
Grizzly Bear

Bird
Western Meadowlark
(Sturnella neglecta, noted in the journals of Lewis & Clark)

Fish
Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout

Flower
Bitterroot
(Lewisia rediviva, considered a luxury food by native Americans)

Tree
Ponderosa Pine

Land Area
147,046 square miles
380,848 square km
(4th largest US state)

Highest Point
Granite Peak, 12,799 feet

Lowest Point
Kootenai River, 1,800 feet

Motto
Oro y Plata
Spanish for "Gold and Silver"

Admitted to Union
November 8, 1889
(as 41st US state)


Glacier National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Flathead Lake


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Visitor Information

Here you will find key information for planning your next visit or vacation in Montana. Some of this information has been developed by authors of this web site. Other information is in the form of external links that point to other webs about Montana State. Explore links and descriptions below to find information crucial to planning a trouble free trip, including weather reports, transportation, travel guides, and Montana State government websites.

Government Web Sites

Montana: Big Sky Country
This travel guide is part of the Montana Online, official web site for the State of Montana, by "Travel Montana". Includes information on attractions, accommodations, events, camping, fishing and hiking. A "mirror" site containing the same information as "Visit Montana," which is listed below.

Montana Online
Official web site for the State of Montana maintained by the Information Services Division, State of Montana. Site includes government, cities, tourism, recreation, local communities, history and culture. Selecting "tourism" takes you to "Montana: Big Sky Country"

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks
Fishing and hunting licensing, regulations and opportunities. Wildlife management, threatened and endangered species programs and photos. Camping, boating and other facilities, and reservation information for the more than 45 state parks.

USDA Forest Service
A page on the federal Department of Agriculture's web site, on National Forests in Montana.

Visit Montana
This is a "mirror" site to "Montana: Big Sky Country", listed above, and contains the same information.

Commercial Web Sites

Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP) - Montana
Covers activities and attractions in Montana.

Montana Magazine
The online home of Montana Magazine, a full-color, glossy magazine published six times a year and loaded with beautiful, scenic photographs and informative, entertaining articles about the people, history and culture of Montana.

Montana Territories
Includes articles on Montana's history, cities, attractions such as Yellowstone, and activities. This attractive web site is the online publication of Internet Connect Services.

A Visitor's Guide to Montana
Montana travel and vacation guide to Billings, Kalispell, Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, Glendive, Missoula, Butte, and Yellowstone National Park.  Tips on Montana attractions, museums, wildlife, motels, and restaurants. Maps show Montana travel regions. Features Montana travel books and travel web sites.

Weather

Weather Central - Montana
Today's weather and a 5-day forecast for over 20 towns and cities in Montana.

The Weather Channel - Montana

Weather Underground
Today's weather for almost 20 cities and towns with information on temperature, winds, alerts and the time each city was updated.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Beer is my Life - Montana Breweries
Listing of breweries includes contact details, reviews of beers, links to web sites.

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