Visit Southeast Montana

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Find the Real Montana Out Here

There’s nowhere better than Southeast Montana, where time slows down and invites you to linger, to soak up every moment and marvel at the wide-open plains and deep canyons surrounding you.

Makoshika State Park, the largest state park in Montana, boasts otherworldly badlands with towering rock formations—a photographer's dream. Terry Badlands Wilderness Study Area is another gem, with its spires and natural bridges that seem to defy the laws of physics. Hiking trails allow you to immerse yourself in the stunning land, providing an up-close-and-personal experience.

Southeast Montana isn’t just about outdoor adventures; it’s also home to remarkably well-preserved and pivotal historical sites. The Big Horn County Historical Museum in Hardin is a great place to peer into the window of the past. And nearby, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument memorializes the 1876 battle, in one of American Indians’ last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. The Monument will undergo a major renovation, starting in 2024; visit for up-to-date information.

Take to the Trails: Tour the legendary Burger Trail, which highlights Montana flavors and communities, or the Trail to the Stars, which spans Eastern Montana and includes 45+ ideal stargazing locations, or the Montana Dinosaur Trail, where visitors can explore all-things-dino.

Plan on staying a while when you visit Southeast Montana—there’s nowhere better for big horizons and a renewed sense of adventure.