Montana's 9 Best Small Towns


Nestled near Glacier National Park, Whitefish offers stunning natural beauty, charming downtown shops, and access to outdoor activities like skiing and hiking.

Red Lodge

Known as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Red Lodge is a picturesque town with a rich history, scenic drives, and a vibrant arts and culture scene.


Livingston: Located on the Yellowstone River, Livingston is a historic town known for its well-preserved downtown, fly fishing opportunities, and proximity to Yellowstone National Park.

Virginia City

Step back in time in Virginia City, a living ghost town that transports visitors to Montana's gold rush era with its preserved buildings, museums, and stagecoach rides.


This small mining town offers a unique experience with its historic storefronts, sapphire mining opportunities, and the famous Sweet Palace candy store.


Situated on the shores of Flathead Lake, Bigfork is a charming arts community known for its galleries, live theater performances, and outdoor recreation options.


Surrounded by stunning mountain vistas, Ennis is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering excellent fly fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing opportunities.


With its close proximity to Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Choteau attracts visitors with its natural beauty, dinosaur fossils, and the scenic Teton Pass.

Fort Benton

Known as the birthplace of Montana, Fort Benton is a historic town along the Missouri River, featuring preserved frontier buildings, museums, and riverboat tours.

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