Day Trips

A Day Trip from Helena, Montana: Virginia City & Nevada City

Day-tripping from Helena, MT by Heidi O’Brien, Helena Tourism Alliance Helena, Montana is smack-dab in the middle of western Montana.  Helena is 178 miles from Yellowstone National… Read more »

Elkhorn Ghost Town & Cemetery Begin your day with a drive to the Elkhorn Ghost Town, just about an hour outside of Helena. Head south of Helena… Read more »

Elkhorn Ghost Town & Cemetery Begin your day with a drive to the Elkhorn Ghost Town, just about an hour outside of Helena. Head south of Helena… Read more »

2. Itinerary Day 2: Discovering the West

Tour the Montana Capitol Building Learn more of the Capitol Buildings fascinating history and check out the western beauty of Montana’s Capitol Building. visit-the-capitol.mt.gov Montana  Historical Society This large… Read more »

3. Itinerary Day 3: Art, Montana Style

Tour the Holter Museum of Art This modern-museum rotates displays, but will always feature at least one Montana artist. Holtermuseum.org A.L Swanson Gallery and Studio Often times,… Read more »

Jefferson County Museum

In keeping with the Jefferson County theme, the museum collects and displays items pertaining to Jefferson County. The museum is housed in the 1898 Clancy Schoolhouse and… Read more »

Broadwater County Museum

Exhibits at the museum, located abut 30 miles southeast of Helena at the south end of Canyon Ferry Lake, cober area mining, agriculture, toys, school and industy…. Read more »

Augusta

If you like a town with real Western flavor, try roaming the streets of Augusta. The Old West lingers in Augusta, where back-country wranglers swap tales with… Read more »

Continental Divide

Montana’s predominant geological feature, the Continental Divide, offers breathtaking scenery just west of Helena. Four great drives across the Continental Divide. MacDonald Pass (paved) Flesher Pass (paved)… Read more »