There are a lot of beautiful small towns in Montana, but not many with a history like Anaconda, Montana.

According to westernmininghistory.com, Anaconda was established in 1883 by Marcus Daly. Daly was one of the three "Copper Kings" of Butte, Montana. It was the site for a new smelter to treat ores from Daly's Anaconda mine. Anaconda was going to be called Copperopolis, but that name was already in use by another Montana town at the time. The 585 foot tall Washoe Smelter smoke stack can still be seen today. It is recognized as the tallest surviving free-standing masonry structure in the world.

Needless to say, Anaconda has a long mining history. The smelter was closed in 1980 after nearly a century of mining. Today, there's still a lot to do in Anaconda, Montana. The Old Works Golf Course is Montana's only Jack Nicklaus designed golf course that's open to the public. Eventually, you'll be able can catch a flick at the historic Washoe Theatre. You can get an u close look at the Washoe Smelter in Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park. You can hit the slopes at Discovery Ski Area in Phillipsburg, which isn't far away. You can also learn all about Anaconda's rich mining history at the Copper Village Museum & Art Center.

Recently, the YouTube page City Walks, which lets you travel the world at home while you exercise posted a walking tour of Anaconda, Montana that shows how incredible beautiful the town is. If you're gonna be hitting the treadmill, you can now do it while taking a virtual walk through Anaconda. Check out the video below. Make sure to change the video settings to the highest quality for the best experience.

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