Montana Regions and Regional Travel information

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Montana Regions
and Travel Information

Chris Sawicki

Montana Regions
and Travel Information

Montana is home to two national parks—Glacier and Yellowstone—as well as miles of sweeping prairieland, mountains and foothills, lush forests, cattle ranches, Tribal Nations and some of the friendliest folks you could ever hope to meet. Our state is divided into six distinct tourism regions, including Western Montana’s Glacier Country, Central Montana, Missouri River Country, Southwest Montana, Montana’s Yellowstone Country and Southeast Montana, each providing visitor and traveler resources to help you make the most of your Montana experience.

Montana is broken up into six different tourism region. Glacier Country covers the northwest corner of the state.

Western Montana’s Glacier Country

Ours is a region steeped in natural wonders, cultural richness and unforgettable experiences. Glacier Country’s vibrant small towns and diverse communities offer local allure surrounded by rugged mountains, glacial waters, pristine landscapes and the Crown of the Continent—Glacier National Park.


Central Montana

This region has the best of both worlds. Breathtaking mountains rise up from the surrounding prairies giving way to the scenic Missouri River, ample wildlife viewing and unexpected detours that lead to plenty of worthy diversions.


Missouri River Country

Montana's northeast corner pays homage to the great American road trip. This vast region's two-lane highways lead to over 1 million acres of protected wildlife habitat at the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge, the homelands of three Tribal Nations, and some of the state's best fishing—in Fort Peck Reservoir.


Southwest Montana

While Montana’s mining spirit lives on here, today's visitors mine the area not just for history, but for spectacular scenery and recreational opportunities like the Pintler Scenic Route and Gates of the Mountains.


Montana’s Yellowstone Country

Take bison, geysers, wolves and grizzlies, then add in three destination ski resorts, world-class fishing and America's first national park and you'll fully understand why there's no place in the world quite like this part of Montana.


Southeast Montana

Montana's southeast corner is one of Montana’s best-kept secrets. It's rich with the history of America's last frontier in places like the Little Bighorn Battlefield, Pompey's Pillar, Makoshika State Park, and the world-famous Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City. But it's the region's friendly locals that will bring you back time and again.


News from Glacier National Park Currently, 17 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.