As the largest city in Montana, Billings is a great jumping off spot for tourists who want to explore big sky country. But a vacation to Billings itself won't leave you wanting for things to see and do. The city of 150,000 residents was founded in 1882 with the coming of the railroad. Today, Billings offers a glimpse into the settlement of the nation's western territories through its museums and culture.
Out and About in Billings
See what it was like to live in Billings at the turn of the century with a visit to the red sandstone Moss Mansion. Take in a show at the Alberta Bair Theater, the largest theater between Spokane and Minneapolis. Explore Montana's only wildlife park at Zoo Montana, where you'll find everything from bald eagles to Siberian tigers. Don't miss the chance to see a rodeo, held seasonally at the Metrapark entertainment complex. And you'll be able to explore many of Montana's historic and recreational sites when you stay in Billings hotels: Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Yellowstone National Park, and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area are all within an easy drive of hotels in Billings.
Eating and Drinking in Billings
When it comes to food, Billings offers everything from fast food to farm-to-table dining experiences. Look for more eclectic and high-end options in the downtown district or find casual dining and fast food options scattered throughout the city. The city also offers a unique walkable brewery district with six breweries and two distilleries in a one-mile loop that will offer cool refreshment during your vacation.
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