Billings Travel Guide

The city of Billings is the largest city in Montana and is in close proximity to Yellowstone National Park and Pompey’s Pillar. One of the most popular attractions as well as one of the wackiest is the area where the famous Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought. Billings has a dramatic setting as it is surrounded by sandstone cliffs and rugged terrain. However, the town has replaced old town taverns and tumble weeds with chic galleries, trendy bars and restaurants.

Billings is an old town that definitely embraces its cowboy heritage. There are countless stores and shops selling immense collections of cowboy paraphernalia. You will not have any problems finding that 10-gallon Stetson hat that will complete your J R Ewing ensemble. Although a laid-back city, Billings boasts a colorful nightlife. In the downtown area you can find scores of country and western bars, but you can also find lively jazz venues, blues bars and even a hip-hop club or two.

Enthusiastic sports fans will have plenty of opportunities to catch some fantastic sporting events. Billings has four popular semi-pro sports teams including baseball, hockey, basketball and American football. Billings wouldn’t be Billings if it didn’t offer fans a few cowboy sports such as professional rodeos and pow- wows.


Alberta Bair Theater for the Performing Arts: showcases performances by local performers as well as world class productions featuring acclaimed actors and musicians.

Babcock Theater: is a historic ‘must-see’ for theater buffs as well as fans of Vaudeville.

Big Splash: is a great spot to cool off during those hot Montana summers and features water slides and swimming pools.

Golf: golf is a favorite pastime of locals and they have three major courses available including the Peter Yegan Golf Course, Lake Hill Golf Course and Exchange City Golf Course

Lake Elmo Park: is a wonderful respite for weary travelers and has a swimming area as well as lots of trees and park benches.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: is the historic site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn and history buffs have a great time re-enacting this fierce battle.

Moss Mansion: this turn of the century mansion has recently been restored to its former grandeur when it was home to Preston B Moss, one of Billing’s most prominent citizens.

Pictograph Caves State Park: is a great place for a family outing as kids can explore dark and mysterious sandstone caves.

Yellowstone Art Museum: is a contemporary and historic art museum that features the works of Roy Lichtenstein, August Rodian and the works of Jean Arnold.

Zoo: The Zoo Montana is filled with interesting animals and fun attractions for the entire family.