On average, more than 12 million people visit Montana each year, many for the first time. Maybe it's to explore all that Big Sky Country has to offer, or perhaps they're just driving through, either way, there's lots to do and see in The Treasure State.

Montana is home to multiple National Parks (9) as well as over 50 different State Parks that are spread across the state,

Of course, there is much more to see and do in Montana, including popular towns like Bozeman, Billings, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula not to mention all of the charming small towns that you will find along the way as well.

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Should I check out the "touristy" spots?

When it comes to exploring Montana, lots of folks will go the "tourist" route and there is no shame in that. Montana thrives on tourists and several of the more popular locations bring in billions of dollars to the state each year, so by all means, check out those spots and enjoy yourself while doing so.

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Are there less popular places worth checking out?

Absolutely! Montana is filled with adventure from big to small and you will no doubt find something that is not only fun but interesting as well. Montana has lots of sites to check out that allow you to see the state's history while enjoying yourself. Old towns like Bannack and Virginia City are fantastic ways to spend a few hours here in Montana.

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Is there a certain part of the state that is better than the rest?

The majority of the population and most of the popular destinations can be found in the western part of the state, however, that doesn't mean that there isn't stuff to do and see in the rest of Montana, as you will find lots of sites and activities to visit statewide.

10 Best Places To Check Out When Visiting Montana

Montana is one of the most popular states in the nation when it comes to tourism. With multiple National Parks and lots to do and see, more than 12 million people come to Montana each year to visit. While places like Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks are extremely popular, there's a lot more in Montana to do and see.

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