Smack your lips in anticipation because halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks in the center of Philipsburg, Montana you are in for a treat.
The Sweet Palace, home to more than 900 varieties of sweets and fondly referred to as the “Biggest Sweet Spot in the West” by candy experts of all ages, will entice all your senses.
Located in the “Heart of Sapphire Country,” Philipsburg is home to America’s only indoor sapphire mining. Montanans and visitors have prospected for sapphires of every color since 1894. Don’t miss your opportunity to mine your own piece of Montana at the Sapphire Gallery. Call 800-525-0169.
Search out the secrets of nearly 20 ghost towns, all located within 30 miles of Philipsburg. We suggest you start your journey at the Granite County Museum’s Ghost Town Hall of Fame, and don’t forget your camera!
The Opera House Theatre, built in l891, offers not only a historical experience, but also the best of professional summer theatre entertainment. They claim, “You’ll laugh ’til you stop.” Call 406-859-0013.
Montana’s Pintler Scenic Highway 1 encompasses mining history to working cowboys and generously allows you to become up close and personal with our aspens, mountains, lakes, creeks and waterfalls. However, we recommend staying camera distance from our wildlife.
Whether skiing, ice-skating, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, kite boarding, snowmobiling, mining for sapphires, shopping, dining or just relaxing, whatever day, week or month of the year, Philipsburg invites you to come and play in one of America’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” and “Prettiest Painted Places.”
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