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Say Hello to Helena

Halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, under the shadows of Mt. Helena and Mt. Ascension, lies Montana’s picturesque capital city. “Helen-a,” as locals say it, was born in the gold rush of 1864. She was dubbed the Queen City in the late 1800s, when more millionaires lived here, per capita, than anywhere in the […]

The Art Space of Leah Cupino

Words by Brian D’Ambrosio: Leah Cupino’s art world is simultaneously a convenient studio, a hands-on classroom, and a workspace of ideas. She also views it as a place of commentary and exchange. “It’s important for me at The Art Space to have this two-way conversation with the public,” said Cupino. “People like to watch art […]

Hearing His Own Voice:
A Life of Sculptor Tim Holmes

Sculptor Tim Holmes’ overarching body of work can be interpreted as a testament to his passion. Art is so demanding, and can be so thankless, that the only people who do it for as long as Holmes has are those who cannot imagine feeling fulfilled any other way. “The word artist feels like a misnomer […]

Top 5 reasons Portlanders
will love Helena, Montana

Helena will make you feel at home. Nestled halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks is the charming community of Helena, Montana. Helena is the perfect mix of a hip social vibe and modern businesses mingled with meticulously preserved history and cultural attractions. Helena is also surrounded by unparalleled recreation and outdoor experiences – a perfect […]

YOU to HLN

Helena’s Airport Expansion Project   When visitors land at the Helena Regional Airport, they can easily find their way from the terminal to baggage claim and to the rental car kiosks, which include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National.  With local art on the walls and a friendly voice, that just happens to belong to […]

10 Reasons Helena Is One of the
Country’s Best Adventure Towns

Montana’s capital city, Helena, rests at the very heart of the Big Sky State. Located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, Helena has a rich gold-mining history, and it’s now become known as a community of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts. Surrounded by national forests, trout-laden rivers, and broad, sweeping valleys, Helena is a […]

An Angler’s Guide to Helena:
One of the World’s
Top Fly-Fishing Towns

Nestled amid the rolling national forests of the Rocky Mountains and not far from the edge of the Great Plains, Helena is a quintessential example of Montana at its best. It’s also the logical home base for fly fishing many of the region’s great rivers—including the Missouri, Blackfoot, and Clark Fork rivers. Many smaller streams […]

History Comes Alive
on the Helena Walking App

Visit Helena Montana is excited to launch an updated release of Helena Walking Tour app for Apple and Android smart phones. The new Helena Walking Tour app will help locals and visitors explore Helena’s unique history and architecture. This exciting new over-hall implements augmented reality that will literally make history come alive on your smart phone. These historic photo […]

Hidden Gems:
Aaron Parrett’s Territorial Press

A Helena Hidden Gem By Brian D’Ambrosio Printing was sustainable before ‘sustainability’ became a buzzword. Before the age of offset printing, ‘handmade’ was not only customary in the industry – it was the only way of life. Helena-based letterpress artist Aaron Parrett is tracking the painstaking path of J. Allen Hosmer, who wrote and printed […]

Ten Mile Creek Brewery

Ten Mile Creek Brewery: A new version of an old story by Heidi O’Brien It’s a Helena, Montana story that is over 150 years old. It’s about hope, faith and hard work. It’s about friendship and the future. Three friends in their early twenties are trying something they have never done before. They are digging […]