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This is Helena

Helena exists at a crossroads between past and present, tame and untamed, mountainous wilderness and hometown warmth. A place where you can hike for miles without seeing a soul, stroll through our charming downtown, and enjoy breweries with breathtaking views—all in the same day.

Some say Helena has long been blessed. From the early roots of Blackfeet, Salish, Crow and Bannock tribes who found this land abundant with bison and natural resources—to the four lucky prospectors who, in their last efforts, struck gold in 1864—Helena is a place rich with history, beauty, and life.

We’re unexpected. Unfussy. Unspoiled. We don’t pretend to be anything we’re not, and we’re proud of who we are. But don’t take it from us. Come see for yourself.

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The Helena Experience

10 Helena Fun Facts

  • Helena was declared Montana’s state capital in 1875
  • Helena is a Continental Divide Trail Gateway Community
  • Helena has one of the largest city parks systems in the US—combined 1,000 acres
  • Home to internationally renowned ceramics institution, the Archie Bray
  • Home to the largest Charlie M. Russell collection in the world
  • Named a Silver-level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bike Association
  • The Missouri River is a Blue Ribbon Trout Area
  • Home to two Montana Audubon Society birding areas
  • Perfect mid-way point between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.
  • Awarded “Best for Geocaching” title by Rand McNally & Geocaching.com
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May 6, 2023
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Helena Farmers Market
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July 18, 2024
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Rediscover Reeder’s Alley Walking Tour
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Listen to the history of Helena at your own pace. Download the free ‘Open Audio Tours’ app.

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Everything you need to know for an adventure in Helena.
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From trails to unique downtown restaurants, Helena has plenty of activities to discover.

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