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Helena (Montana)

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Helena is the state capital of Montana, located in the Western Central part of the state.

Get in

By car

Interstate 15 runs north and south through Helena's eastern edge. US-12 runs east-west, and is the quickest connection from the Missoula area; US-12/287 leaves Helena to the southeast, towards Townsend and eastbound I-90 and Billings.

By plane

Helena Regional Airport (IATA: HLN) [1] receives scheduled service on Delta/Northwest to Salt Lake City and Minneapolis, United to Denver, and Alaska/Horizon to Seattle, with some flights passing through Great Falls or Billings. The airport is located immediately northeast of the city, roughly three miles from downtown.

Get around

See

  • The Great Northern Carousel and Ice Cream Parlour is a must do when visiting the historic town of Helena. A hand carved Carousel was built in 2002 with a wide variety of native Montanan animals. They also feature delicious homemade ice cream with flavors like Missouri River Mud, Frog Mint, and Buffalo Jump.
  • Tour the Montana State capital building.
  • The Gates of the Mountains of the Missouri River.
  • Reeder's Alley historic mining district.
  • Old Fire Tower. An Old Fire Tower built in 1876.
  • St Helena Cathedral.


Do

  • Visit ExplorationWorks a unique, exciting museum of science and culture at the Great Northern Town Center, Downtown Helena. [2]
  • Bill Roberts Municipal Golf Course, 2201 N Benton Ave, (406) 442-2191, [3]. 18-hole course, open and thriving since 1925.
  • Hike Mount Helena, a large city park overlooking the city.
  • Great Divide Snow Sports, 406.447.1310, [4]. A ski/snowboard area north of Helena.
  • Old Fire Tower. Old Fire Tower built in 1876


Buy

Eat

  • Silver Star Steak Company, 833 Great Northern Blvd, +1 406 495-0677, [5]. 6 categories of main courses. 5 types of steaks with different portion size options. Extensive wine list.
  • Coney Island, 325 North Last Chance Gulch, 406-443-9664. Casual dining including their popular hot dogs.


Drink

Sleep

  • Elk View Bed and Breakfast, 88 Howard Beer Rd, Clancey (12 mi south of the city, along I-15), +1 406 442-1224, [6]. checkin: 4PM-7PM; checkout: 11AM. A four room guest room lodge built with logs and set on 450 acres that feels like a park. The lodge has three large fireplaces, a hot tub and sauna. The breakfasts are recommended. $100-$125.
  • Park Plaza Hotel, 22 N Last Chance Gulch, +1 877 774-3536, [7].
  • Walker Creek Retreat, 7871 Clausen Road, +1 406 449-2552, [8]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: noon. A large, spacious, secluded lodge with four room guest rooms and a fishing pond. Located at the base of MacDonald Pass. $115-$225. (46.569722,-112.259569)
  • Jorgenson's Inn & Suites, 1714 11th Avenue (between 11th Ave and Prospect Avenue at Lamborn Street (next to Capital Hill Mall)), 406-442-1770, [9]. checkin: 2pm; checkout: 12n. Jorgenson's Inn & Suites is a friendly hotel in the city center. Highlights of the property include free breakfast with every room, a fun bar and casino, an indoor pool, business center and Free Wifi in the main building, free on-site parking, round-trip airport shuttle, laundry facilities, coffee in the lobby, a microwave in the lobby, complimentary newspapers in the lobby and air conditioning in all rooms and public areas. 69.00.


Contact

Get out

Routes through Helena
LethbridgeGreat Falls  N noframe S  ButteIdaho Falls
Missoula ← Elliston ←  W noframe E  ForsythMiles City
Ends at US-89.pngChoteau  N noframe S  → Townsend → Three Forks





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