What to see in Billings

Billings Attractions

Billings, an old railroad town in Montana with humble beginnings, is a unique destination in that while it offers big city appeal it also gives visitors access to open spaces and beautiful landscapes.

The largest city in Montana, Billings offers those who cross its city boundaries lots to discover. History is a key drawcard for people to the city; picture the prehistoric era when visiting the Pictograph Cave State Park where there are cave paintings over 2,000 years old, still in their original state. The Western Heritage Center in downtown Billings, home to over 16,000 historical artefacts from the Yellowstone River Valley, is a popular choice with history buffs, as is the Moss Mansion Historic House. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 1903-built Moss Mansion has been preserved to capture family life as it was way back when in the state of Montana and draws in many visitors each year.

For those with a penchant for the arts, the Yellowstone Art Museum is a most memorable stop with exhibits of both contemporary and historic art from the Rocky Mountain West; visitors will find it hard to match these artefacts anywhere else. Billings is also home to a Performing Arts Center as well as a couple of good theatres and a symphony orchestra.

Visitors in search of some open space and natural beauty need only take a short drive to the Chico Hot Springs set in the aptly-named Paradise Valley. Chico Hot Springs is home to two open-air mineral pools as well as many outdoors activities such as horseback riding, hiking, white-water rafting, fly fishing and more. A drive to Missoula will prove a unique excursion; this liberal hub of hippies and students really gives visitors something to talk about.

With a history providing visitors with lots to research and explore, as well as some incredible outdoor activities, Billings makes for an interesting and memorable visit.

Moss Mansion Historic House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Moss Mansion was the 1903-built home of the Preston Boyd Moss family,…

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Western Heritage Center

The Western Heritage Center in downtown Billings, affiliated to the Smithsonian Institution, has a collection of more…

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Yellowstone Art Museum

Montana's premier art museum, the popular Yellowstone Art Museum exhibits contemporary and historic art of the Rocky…

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Zoo Montana

Montana's zoological park and botanical garden plays host to around 70,000 visitors a year and is one of the State's…

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