Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Montana? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Montana?”
What do Hannah Montana and Tony Montana have in common? Not much, other than a name (no, they’re not related, don’t listen to internet theorists). But they are both unpredictable, independent and a bit wild. Just like the state. This wilderness wonderland is packed full of stop-you-in-your-tracks mountain peaks and winding rivers, some still as unencumbered by human activity as they were a century ago. But dig deeper and you’ll unearth great eats, better beer, Old West history and maybe a few dinosaur bones. Montana’s combination of breathtaking solitude and cool locales makes it a draw for celebrity summer homes and intrepid travelers alike. There’s a lot to see, so consider this your trail guide. Here are the best things to do in Montana right now.