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Montana in July - where to go?

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Montana in July - where to go?

Hello!

I am planning a family trip for about 10 of us in Montana in July. I have no idea where the best area to stay is (we plan on renting a house). We want something scenic with still many activities. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Montana in July - where to go?

The typical vacation areas where you will find lots of outdoor activities and vacation rental homes will be around Bozeman (Yellowstone NP), Kalispell (Glacier NP) and Missoula. To find more "authentic" cowboy and Native American culture you will need to go further away from those places.

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2. Re: Montana in July - where to go?

Also in West Yellowstone will find lots of activities and it is adjacent to Yellowstone National Park. Will also find rental homes in Jackson, Wyoming which is adjacent to Grand Tetons National Park.

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4. Re: Montana in July - where to go?

I would agree that looking in the Glacier area, the Bozeman area or the Gardiner/West Yellowstone area are all good options. If you stay in the Glacier area (make sure to look for rentals both on the west and east sides of the divide) I will disagree with the post above regarding native american activities...Glacier has a fabulous "Native America Speaks" program where 3 or 4 or more times per week there are either native american dancers or performances by the fabulous Jack Gladstone (who started this program) that brings blackfeet/lewis and clark/area history to life for all ages...we go to as many of those performances as possible on our trips...there is nothing like it. Browning has the Museum of the Plains Indian which is great and you can also participate in a variety of activities at the Lodgepole Gallery in Browning...we've slept in their tipis twice and it was an amazing experience. They will also serve you traditional Blackfeet cuisine, take you an a cultural/historical tour of the reservation, let you participate in a drumming class, and other things...here is the website for that: www.blackfeetculturecamp.com . As for vacation rentals they may be limited in the Glacier area but just look at both sides - East and West and make sure to consider what activities you are looking for. Good luck!

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5. Re: Montana in July - where to go?

I would suggest visiting the Eastern side of the state, too. Our too-often-forgot part of Montana is full of activities to partake in. No where else will you find the untouched beauty of the Northern plains like you will here. Fort Peck Lake is chock full of Montana history!

This year is the 75th anniversary of the building of the Fort Peck dam and spillway. The Corps of Engineers is planning a big celebration in honor of the hundreds of men who labored to create what was the largest hydraulic filled dam in the WORLD until one built by the Chinese in the '80's surpassed it; It is currently the largest hydraulic filled dam in the U.S. Fort Peck Lake is also the fifth largest man-made lake in the U.S. boasting a coastline longer than the state of California's.

US Army Corp of Engineers website: …army.mil/visitors/projects.cfm…

The historic Fort Peck Summer Theater is also a must if you're in the area. Built during the creation of the dam in the 1930's, it's rustic charm and world class actors have been entertaining Northeastern Montana's for decades!

Fort Peck Summer Theater website: http://www.fortpecktheatre.org/

The town of Glasgow is located 15 miles north of Fort Peck and has many options for lodging. The Fort Peck Hotel is also a good option if you plan on staying in Fort Peck. I'm not sure if there are any vacation rentals available in either town, but I'd check with some of the local real estate offices to be sure.

Missouri River Realty: http://www.missouririverrealty.com/index.html

Red Foxx Real Estate: http://www.redfoxxrealestate.com/

Helland Agency: northwest-national.com/glasgow_montana.htm

Fort Peck Properties: fortpeckproperties.com/fortpeckproperties/pr…

United Insurance & Realty: unitedinsuranceandrealty.com/listings.html

Good luck!

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