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Helena, MT

Helena, MT in Western Montana

Rich history meets modern adventure in Montana's vibrant capital. The “Queen City of the Rockies” comprises a robust arts and culture scene, from performing arts, live music and local shopping to farmers markets, coffee shops, culinary delights, and breweries and distilleries. Downtown Helena’s Last Chance Gulch and Reeder’s Alley serve as a historic and lively community hub and outdoor walking mall. From town, Helena’s expansive trail system leads to incredible hiking and biking; the Missouri River offers an excellent spot for authentic Montana fly-fishing; and Canyon Ferry Reservoir, Lake Helena, and Holter and Houser lakes provide endless ways to play on the water.

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Take the Last Chance Tour Train on an hour-long jaunt around downtown Helena, beginning near the Montana State Capitol building (as seen in the popular “Yellowstone” series). Witness and learn about Helena’s remarkable architecture and the city’s rich—and sometimes quirky—history.

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  • Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Helena, MT 59602
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