Helena Journals

It's a Hell-un-a Place!

An August 2006 trip to Helena by travellingdave

Motel 6 Helena Photo, Helena, Montana More Photos
Quote: A short visit to Helena on my way south, visiting this cute little town.

It's a Hell-un-a Place!

Overview

Golden Corral Photo, Helena, Montana
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Helena is pretty short on sights and interesting things to do, which makes it not a very appealing tourist destination. However, with some luck, you can still enjoy yourself for the one night you are in town. The only major thing of interest in Helena is the Montana State Capitol, a lovely building which is the center of the State's Government. Go here for a free tour of the massive building, and pick up some free information about the area.Afterwards, take a walk downtown and shop in some of the unique western stores. Shopping is a cure when in a sleepy town.Helena has no shortage of good restaurants, though, and you'll find whatever you are looking to eat. Just remember, you are in o...Read More

Motel 6 Helena

Hotel | "Motel 6"

Motel 6 Helena Photo, Helena, Montana
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This American standard is located right off of Interstate 15 on busy exit 192B (Prospect Avenue), on the Oregon street side road. The comfortable rooms come with a very comfortable price. For $33, I received a tiny, but cozy double room with two beds, a desk, and a warm shower.This is an older building, so don't expect luxury. The hotel needs a paint job, there is no breakfast, the staff are mostly snobby, and the carpets need a cleaning job. But, the beds are comfortable and clean, and the showers work wonders. The jail-cell darkness might not appeal to some, but at this price I was not complaining. The rooms are cramped though, so families will not be very happy here. The only floor space ar...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 5, 2007

Motel 6 Helena
800 N Oregon Street
Helena, Montana 59601
(406) 442-9990

Wingate by Wyndham Helena

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Hotel | "The Best Hotel in Helena, Hands Down"

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Welcome to Helena's premier hotel experience. The Wingate by Wyndham Helena is by far the most comfortable choice for business travellers and tourists alike, the staff going above and beyond the extra mile to make your stay as pleasant and stress-free as possible.I arrived at this hotel at the reasonably late (or early, depending how you want to look at it) of 1:00 AM. I was promptly greeted by the professional and respectful hotel staff, and my key was ready for me without any paperwork or hassle. Their VIP guests and Wyndham Rewards members are given special honor, with their names adorning an announcement board. I liked this added touch, but some may not. As I made my w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 23, 2008

Wingate by Wyndham Helena
2007 North Oakes Street
Helena, Montana 59601
(406) 449-3000

Golden Corral

Restaurant

Golden Corral Photo, Helena, Montana
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Helena's only Golden Corral location is perhaps its best restaurant in this small city of 26,000 people. This excellent steak buffet has feature days every day, my personal favorites being seafood night on Friday's, and carver's night on Sundays, which features assorted grilled meats (everything you can think of). Here, you will find tender, juicy steaks - as many as you'd like - for only $9.99 per person. Come for lunch, though, and you'll miss out on the steak and seafood. Lunch is $5.99, and features standard, mostly plain buffet fare. Avoid this unless you're desperate, although at the same price as a McDonald's combo, it's worth a shot.You will not be disappointed walking out of h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 5, 2007

Golden Corral
2910 Prospect Avenue
Helena, Montana 59601
(406) 442-8725

Montana State Capitol Photo, Helena, Montana
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Montana's State Capitol is not to be missed. This otherwise sleepy town is home to the center of government for the state, housed in this beautiful building. The building is only open Mondays to Fridays, and free tours of the complex are available. Inquire at the visitor desk after entering the building. You may be asked to go through security, and your belongings may be inspected - this is common in government buildings.First, head to the rotunda and step foot under the massive dome. Look up, and you will see some very intricate design on the dome. If you are with a tour, you will get the chance to visit the legislature and the senate rooms, and sometimes even sit in the Governor's chair (if ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 5, 2007

Montana State Capitol
1301 East Sixth Avenue
Helena, Montana