Wise Wonders Children’s Museum in Billings, MT

The Tribe (at least the younger members) recently had the opportunity to visit Billings, Montana’s new children’s museum!  Wise Wonders Children’s Museum was opened earlier this year in downtown Billings, as an up and coming museum, it is already a much appreciated addition to what Billings has to offer it’s younger residents and visitors! The […]

Visiting Fort Missoula in Zootown, Montana…

Missoula, Montana, is located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.  This college town of approximately 70,000 people is nicknamed Zootown (for both loving and not-so-affectionate reasons).  Missoula is considered a whitewater mecca by kayakers, by summer, and  a ski haven for winter sporters.  For our family of Montana lovers, we appreciate Missoula […]

The family-friendly Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Missoula, MT…

Missoula, Montana is conveniently located halfway between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, and is a popular overnight stay for many RVers visiting the 2 parks.  But more than an overnight stop, Missoula offers some fun places to visit for families, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is an educational, family friendly, and interesting […]

What to do and see at the National Bison Range in western Montana

The National Bison Range is located in western Montana, just an hour northwest of Missoula, Montana. Established in 1908 by Theodore Roosevelt, this refuge is designated as a safe region for the maintenance of a herd of bison (currently numbering about 350 animals!).  And while the refuge is maintained for the preservation of bison, many […]

Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, Billings, Montana…

We have been to Billings, Montana, many, many times, but our family had never been to Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, just 25 miles east of Billings, until recently!  In fact, we didn’t even know it was there until a couple of years ago. Pompey’s Pillar is the location where William Clark (of Lewis & Clark […]

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls, MT…

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, MT is a fabulous destination for all ages.  Our family has always been fascinated with the L&C Expedition, and this center is a fabulous overview of their trip to explore the northwest and to try to find a water passage to the Pacific ocean. This 25,000 […]

Giant Springs Fish Hatchery & State Park, Great Falls, MT…

In Great Falls, MT, one of our favorite stops is the Giant Springs State Park and Fish Hatchery!  Located right on the Yellowstone River, near the ‘great falls’, and a mere half mile from the Lewis and Clark Discovery Center, the hatchery and park are a great place to stop for a picnic lunch between […]

CM Russell Museum – Great Falls, MT…

When we are visiting Montana, a jaunt to Great Falls is always a popular day trip.  There are several great stops there that are both educational and enjoyable! On one of our recent visits, we spent a few hours at the CM Russell Museum complex, and it was a hit! If you have even passed […]

One last Montana-hurrah. Camping.

So, last time I wrote a post about Wise River, it was more of an informational blurb, to let other travelers know about one of our favorite areas to camp in (and a couple of my kids said, “WHAT are you doing telling people where that is?!?!?!?!’ lol.) But this time there isn’t any information, […]

Wise River, Montana and the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway…

There are so many beautiful areas to discover in the northwest, but one of our very favorites is the Wise River, Montana area!  Wise River is a gorgeous valley river that meanders through the southwest corner of Montana.  It stretches out for miles, snaking its way over rocks and between mountains.  For part of it’s […]