Montana’s Missouri River Country - History And Adventure

The rolling green heart of Montana is Missouri River Country – the place where Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery once battled the unknown and where today lonely highways range across epic landscapes.

Learn about the Corps of Discovery at the Lewis and Clark interpretive sites along the area’s highways. Strike out on an adventure of your own and learn about the area’s history and culture – see cowboys in action and visit the spot where hardy frontiersmen lived. Join in the fun at an Indian pow wow or cast a fly into the Missouri River – and don’t worry, there are plenty of outfitters waiting to take you to their secret trout spot.

Dinosaurs once roamed this land and several museums give you a glimpse at their bony structures. After a big animal of your own? The Missouri River Country is teeming with game and wild fowl – chase after antelope, whitetail deer, mule deer, majestic elk, wild turkey, and more. Launch a power boat into sprawling Fort Peck Lake or paddle a canoe down the famed Yellowstone River near Sidney.

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Gas The Car And Explore The Missouri River Country

The road beckons in Montana’s Missouri River Country, where lonely lanes link small towns and fascinating sites. The famed Hi Line – U.S. 2 – cuts across the region and along the way are tiny towns to explore like Saco, Malta, and Poplar. Ready for adventure? Peel off the main road and find your way across the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and to the shores of Fort Peck Lake.

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History Lives On In The Missouri River Country

The plains of northeastern Montana hold relics of some of the state’s earliest residents. In Fort Peck make sure to visit the distinctive Daniels Country Courthouse, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Culbertson’s museum has a great collection of artifacts and historical photographs. Want to really go back in time? Check out Exhibition Hall, which has a cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex found nearby.

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