Stunning Missouri River scenery on the Gates of the Mountain boat tour near Helena, Montana. We enjoyed the narrated tour, but if you're visiting in the summer, take the morning river tour because the afternoons are hot! There's so much history here! We highly recommend this Montana travel experience.
Helena, MT - Gates of the Mountain Boat Tours on the Missouri River features interesting geology and varied wildlife, including birds of prey. Gates of the Mountain was named by Merriwether Lewis in July 1805 during the Corps expedition; you'll find out why on the tour. You'll also stop at the entrance to Mann Gulch, site of a tragic 1949 wildfire that is the subject of several books.
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Bannack, Montana an amazing ghost town completely as it was over 100 years ago, when it was the first territorial capital of Montana because gold was discovered. You can still pan for gold in Bannack today!
Frontier Town, Helena, Montana: Built, starting in 1946, by John R. Quigley & his wife Sue, Frontier Town was not only a noted summer tourist attraction, it was a grand example of American folk art. It was located west of Helena, just below the summit of McDonald Pass, with a beautifully expansive view east toward the Helena Valley.