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Preparing for a Montana Vacation

One thing many first-time visitors to Montana miss is that Montana is a vast state. If you overlay it on the northeast, it will stretch from Washington DC nearly to […] A person hiking on the Continental Divide Trail

Helena Gaels - Local Irish Characters

Guest Blog by Ciara Ryan, Montana History Foundation Thanksgiving Day, 1910, is when one of Helena’s most historic football games was played. Two Montana teams – The Wolfe Tones of […]

Helena Bakeries and Cafés

By Annette Jamieson Fresh bread, crisp pastries and frosted cakes. Who doesn’t love visiting a bakery? Helena has plenty of delicious bakeries with hand-crafted baked goods to satisfy your sweet […]

Helena Coffee Shop Specialties

By Annette Jamieson Coffee lovers rejoice! Helena’s variety of hip coffee spots with tasty pour-overs to the Cup O’Joe on-the-go spots, we have a taste for all caffeine lovers. Coffee […]

National Plan For Vacation Day

Visit Helena, is here to tell you to rejoice in 2022 and start using all your vacation days. Buy back your time, don’t let vacation time go to waste this […]

Explore Cross-Country Skiing near Helena

Cross country (or Nordic) skiing is a sport that allows you to slow down and soak in the beauty around you. Montana is known for incredible natural snow conditions, and […]

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Helena, Montana

By Annette Jamieson New Year’s Eve is right around the corner! Make plans to celebrate in Helena! From having a pandemic-friendly New Year’s Eve Party, going out to dinner at […]

Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local this Christmas

By Annette Jamieson 1. Shop local because it’s not shipped from overseas! If you haven’t started your Holiday shopping, start now! With the high possibility of shortages in the supply […]

Placer Ghost

Helena’s storied Placer Hotel adds to the mystique of the Capital City’s unique and historic Last Chance Gulch. The 172-room Placer opened in 1913 and at that time it was […]

Weekend Getaway in Helena Montana

By Annette Jamieson Grab your friends or that special someone and dash them away for an unforgettable weekend in Helena! Overflowing with hiking trails and stunning mountainsides, you can catch […]