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Montana

Big Sky Country, The Treasure State!

Montana
Montana is in the Western United States. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller, “island ranges” are found in the central third of the state, for a total of 77 named ranges of the Rocky Mountains. This geographical fact is reflected in the state’s name, derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain). Montana has several nicknames, none official, including: “Big Sky Country” and “The Treasure State”, and slogans that include “Land of the Shining Mountains” and more recently, “The Last Best Place”.

Montana s Official State Website
Welcome to Montana’s official website.
Montana History
In Montana, the old and new await you.
Official State of Montana Travel Information Website
Information and tips for travel, adventure, recreation, visiting and vacation in Montana

Other places and informational links for Montana:

Roughly defined by the Continental Divide, which runs on an approximate diagonal line through the state from northwest to south-central, splitting it into two distinct eastern and western regions; Montana is well known for its mountainous western region, most of which is geologically and geographically part of the Northern Rocky Mountains. However, about 60% of the state is prairie, part of the northern Great Plains with expansive, rolling tableland prairies, “island” mountain ranges, and scenic badlands extending into the Dakotas and Wyoming, as well as Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada.

Seven American Indian reservations are located in Montana: Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Crow Indian Reservation, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, Blackfeet Indian Reservation, and the Flathead Indian Reservation.

Major Tribal Colleges in Montana include:

Bearlythere Images
For over 9 years, I have been letting Rocky Mountain scenery, wildlife, and weather, find it s way from the lens to here
Montanakids
Dinosaurs, Games, Activities, Facts Figures and lots more
Montana State University
Montana State is an accredited land grant university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 120 fields of study.
University of Montana
The best occupational education in 34 different areas ranging from health care, business, and culinary arts to computers, electronics, and industry.

Travel:

Railroads have been an important method of transportation in Montana since the 1880s. Amtrak’s Empire Builder train runs through the north of the state, stopping in the following towns: Libby, Whitefish, West Glacier, Essex, East Glacier Park, Browning, Cut Bank, Shelby, Havre, Malta, Glasgow, and Wolf Point.

Billings Logan International Airport is the largest and busiest airport within a four state region both in passenger boardings and air cargo. Montana’s other major Airports include Gallatin Field Airport, Missoula International Airport, Great Falls International Airport, Glacier Park International Airport, Helena Regional Airport, Bert Mooney Airport and Yellowstone Airport.

Montana contains Glacier National Park, “The Crown of the Continent”; and portions of Yellowstone National Park, including three of the Park’s five entrances. Other federally recognized sites include the Little Bighorn National Monument, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Big Hole National Battlefield, Lewis and Clark Caverns, and the National Bison Range. Montana has ten National Forests and more than 20 National Wildlife Refuges.


Directions by City or Zip (Postcode)

  You’ll probably need maps, directions or both at some point in your travels. Just type the starting place in the first box, the ending destination in the second box and click “Go”. As an example, you could enter your home address as the starting point and the address of the place you are to stay at as the destination.



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