There are many reasons why Montana is considered the "last best place", and one of the best states in America. Much of Montana looks like it could be on the cover of a nature magazine or a scenic illustration on a postcard. What makes Montana so special, and why do so many people want to live here?

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Montana wasn't always the happening place that it's become in recent years. For a long time, the state flew under the radar, and most people thought of it as some barren arctic tundra. After all, Montana winters can be absolutely brutal. Montana is a huge state with endless opportunities for adventure, but it remains one of the least populated in the country. Here's a list of 10 things that Montana is known for.

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Billings, Bozeman, and Missoula are the largest cities in Montana, but compared to large cities in most other states, Montana's most populated cities are rather small. If you ask any longtime residents, they'll tell you that they prefer to keep it that way. They don't want the state to turn into a concrete jungle. Before we reveal our list of why Montana is special and unique, here are a few reasons why it's better than other states.

10 Reasons Why Montana Is Better Than Other States

What makes Montana so much better than other states?

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5 Unique Things You'll Find in Montana

To be honest, narrowing down a list of only 5 things was really difficult. There are too many unique things about Montana to list, and unfortunately, I don't have all day to write this article. So, I'll do the best I can to highlight some of the things that make Montana so special. If you think I missed something, please send me an app chat on our radio station app and let me know.

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