Southeast Montana is Cowboy Country

In search of the West before vanilla lattes invaded corner cafes? You'll find it in these authentic towns.
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The Montana Bar in Miles City, Montana

Mosey up to the Montana Bar with its original 1912 bar featuring decorative wood carvings

It would be hard to guess how many cowgirls and cowboys have stepped into the historic Montana Bar since it opened in 1908. This historic Miles City icon still has its original ornate Italian tile floor, cherry wood tables, original bar [which arrived by steamboat in 1912] and shiny gold 1914 cash register.

Near Glendive, explore trails at Makoshika State Park, Montana’s largest state park. You’ll discover badlands formations and stories of dinosaurs like the Triceratops that once inhabited the area. Or head to Medicine Rocks State Park - named by Native Americans who gathered among the sandstone pillars - where you'll find sacred Plains Indian rock art just 11 miles from Ekalaka.

Medicine Rocks State Park in southeast Montana

Wander among giant rock towers in Medicine Rocks State Park

Spend the night at the Castle Rock B&B in Colstrip for warm hospitality. Into fly fishing? Join owners Nick Forrester, a wildlife biologist, and Francine Forrester, an executive chef, at Forrester’s Bighorn River Resort in Fort Smith for excellent food, guiding and accommodations.

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