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Radon Health Mines
of Boulder-Basin Montana

Radon Health Mines of Boulder-Basin Montana By Brian D’Ambrosio for the Helena Tourism Alliance Note: We are not endorsing the claims made by the benefits of radon simply sharing information on the mines location, history and others experiences.   There are only four radon health mines in the United States, and all four of them are located […]

We all Scream
for Ice Cream

Must Try Ice Cream Stops in Helena, Montana By Anna Strange Ice cream lovers have had the perfect excuse to indulge in their favorite treat this month as July is “National Ice Cream Month.” Who knew there was such a thing? An entire month dedicated to enjoying your preferred sweet, mixed dairy treat; sounds like the […]

A Day Trip from Helena, Montana:
Virginia City & Nevada City

Day-tripping from Helena, MT by Heidi O’Brien, Helena Tourism Alliance Helena, Montana is smack-dab in the middle of western Montana. Helena is 178 miles from Yellowstone National Park and 187 miles from Glacier National Park. This capital city certainly makes a great place to stay for a couple of days if you’re traveling from Park to Park. Helena […]

Helena Area Hikes

By Brian D’Ambrosio One of Helena’s greatest attributes is that anyone living or visiting here can enjoy the beauty and benefits of its hiking. Spring, summer, and fall, the hiking of the great outdoors beckons loudly – and closely. Boasting an attractive, direct escape from the monotony of the gym and the same benefits as the […]

Top Ten Helena Events of the Summer

There’s so many wonderful things to do in Helena, Montana this summer.  It was pretty tough to narrow our list down. Check out our ranking and feel free to comment with what you think is a top Helena Summer event.  If you’re en route between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park via Helena, you’re […]

Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine & Gold Fever Rock Shop – A Montana Mining Adventure

By Brian D’Ambrosio There are barely a handful of places in the U.S. where you can mine for your own gemstones, and one of them is only 10 miles east of Helena. This explains why people arrive at the Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine from eclectic corners of the world to rock hound and rummage around […]

A.L. Swanson Gallery and Craftsman Studio – Orvis Fly Box

Article By Brian D’Ambrosio To diversify is to bet on, rather than against, your own ingenuity. A.L Swanson’s business model is rich in diversification. He is sharp with developing his assets. Whether those assets are his products, his branding, or his relationships, he is adaptable and ready to rethink everything if things aren’t working. To […]

Ellen Baumler & Her Helena History Passion

By Brian D’Ambrosio, for the Helena Tourism Alliance Self-disciplined. Self-directed. Curious. These three words perhaps best describe Ellen Baumler, the Interpretive Historian at the Montana Historical Society. Since 1992, Baumler has made a career out of creating interpretive signs for historical sites in Montana, developing and writing walking tours of historic districts, successfully submitting National […]

Jmacs Pottery:
Jeremy McFarlane’s Journey

By Brian D’Ambrosio, for the Helena Tourism Alliance True health instills positive energy in the mind, body, and spirit.   For Helena potter and business owner Jeremy McFarlane, true health is the feeling of digging his fingers into squishy clay and rotating wet soil into well-formed sundries. Indeed, the meaning of pottery in McFarlane’s life […]

Trout Creek Canyon

A perfect Montana hike for the family. This past weekend my kids and I headed up toward York, Montana to the Trout Creek Trail, near the Vigilante Campground.  This area is about a 45-minute drive from Helena and most certainly worth the beautiful drive. Note: There is no cell phone reception in this area like many […]