There is one site that you certainly don't want to miss during your stay, as all Helena vacations should involve visiting it. That's a trip to the Great Northern Carousel and Ice Cream Parlour. This carousel features 37 hand-carved animals and is like a trip back in time (don't forget to get ice cream after). You also can't miss hanging out in Reader's Alley Historic Mining District, where you can learn all about how Helena began and about the industry that drove its growth. The Old Fire Tower—a landmark dating back to the 1870s—is another must-see, and St. Helena Cathedral—with its Gothic style architecture—is a marvelous sight. Additionally, golf courses abound around the city if you want to spend a leisurely day outside.
Recurring Festivals and Events
Throughout the year, you'll find cool festivals in Helena. The fun begins with Feb Fest in February, an annual chocolate and Valentine's Day fair. The Last Chance Stampede and Fair in July always entertains with its carnival, rodeo shows, and parades, and the Wild West Fest in August brings the town's past back to life for a few days.
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