Visiting Montana

You may not know it, but you’ve been preparing for your trip to Montana since you were small. Its wonders are the stuff of legend (and textbooks): Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Big Sky, and buffalo are all part of a winning Western persona. Go discover thrills around every bend, from raft-flinging rapids with Geyser Whitewater Expeditions, to stops along the Dinosaur Trail like the Museum of the Rockies, home to the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the country.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find ... Read More
You may not know it, but you’ve been preparing for your trip to Montana since you were small. Its wonders are the stuff of legend (and textbooks): Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Big Sky, and buffalo are all part of a winning Western persona. Go discover thrills around every bend, from raft-flinging rapids with Geyser Whitewater Expeditions, to stops along the Dinosaur Trail like the Museum of the Rockies, home to the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the country.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Montana

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Trains, Planes or Automobiles???

Written by MilwVon on 22 Mar, 2012

I've always wanted to experience the Amtrak and taking the train to Glacier National Park has been a bucket list item for me for a while now. Having gotten hooked on Alaska a few years ago, I wondered if Montana's Rocky Mountains were close…Read More


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Stations Across The Nation - part 2

Written by MilwVon on 22 Mar, 2012

There were so many things to see while riding on the train. As you would probably expect, this region of the country is largely farm and ranch land. I saw a lot of cattle, sheep and horses on my journey. In terms…Read More


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Stations Across The Nation - part 1

Written by MilwVon on 22 Mar, 2012

OK upfront I must admit to not being that creative. A young lady with whom we shared lunch one day said that our Amtrak adventure sounded like a tour of "stations across the nation" and I liked it enough to use it here. For…Read More


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Accommodations on the Amtrak

Written by MilwVon on 22 Mar, 2012

A vast majority of people travel on the Amtrak rail system in coach. Tickets are very reasonably priced, especially if you buy them in advance of your travel dates. A coach ticket one-way from Milwaukee to Whitefish, MT started at $158. To…Read More


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Amtrak Dining Aboard the Empire Builder

Written by MilwVon on 21 Mar, 2012

The 30 hour trip between Milwaukee, WI and Whitefish, MT was made much more comfortable and enjoyable in part due to the meals served in the dining car. The train in both directions (east and west) had a dining car which provided a full-service…Read More


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Glacier National Park in the Winter

Written by MilwVon on 21 Mar, 2012

Glacier National Park is like many other national parks located in mountainous areas of the United States in that access is very limited due to the extreme winter conditions. Many of the park services are closed and the roads are only cleared and maintained…Read More


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Renting a Car in Whitefish

Written by MilwVon on 20 Mar, 2012

For my two full days in Whitefish, I wanted to have a rental car to get out and about, including a road trip out to Glacier National Park. I started looking for what deals were out there immediately, only to find that the price…Read More


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More Adventure Than I Bargained For!

Written by MilwVon on 20 Mar, 2012

After a great first day in Montana, I thought I would explore north of Whitefish to see what was up that way on Hwy 93. Given the lousy weather conditions, I was not sure if I would attempt to venture north of the border…Read More


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Day 3 - Montana

Written by whenilk38 on 10 Jan, 2010

My third day turned out to be one of those days when nothing goes right. I left Bozeman is a light drizzle, but the clouds soon parted and I thought I was going to have another bright sunny day.…Read More


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Buffalo Jump Behind the Mall: Wahkpa Chun’gn Archaeological Site

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 18 Oct, 2008

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump may be UNESCO caliber but I would like to suggest that the Wahkpa Chu’gn Archaeological Site is a more authentic. What you see at this site is not protectively behind illuminated glass cases. There are no wall diagrams tracing the history…Read More


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