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Experience a vibrant urban destination on the edge of Montana’s wild frontier in Billings, Montana’s Trailhead. Shaped by the Yellowstone River and sheltered by the sandstone Rimrocks, Billings is “Montana’s City,” a place of forever views, history and adventure right out your hotel door. With exceptional air service, affordability and accessibility from most any direction, Billings is ideal for setting up your home base and venturing off to enjoy the variety surrounding it.

Just sixty miles from Billings, experience the legendary Beartooth Highway, the most scenic entrance to Yellowstone National Park, America’s first National Park and a bucket list destination all on its own. Planning your Yellowstone experience from Billings is ideal. Use the city as your trailhead – fly or drive in, enjoy what Montana’s City has to offer, then venture on to the Park!

Whether you want the local experience or feel more comfortable with national brands, Billings fits the bill. Make Billings your destination and indulge in award–winning beer and cuisine, truly local flavor and Montana’s only walkable brewery district made up of six breweries and two distilleries in historic downtown. Billings offers shopping that is unique to “Montana’s style;” you can cowboy (or cowgirl) it up, or find the latest trends and treasures. Enjoy authentic western experiences or modern art and culture - not to mention a remarkable variety of events.

Step back in time at the Little Bighorn Battlefield just 50 short miles outside of Billings where General Custer fought the Sioux and Cheyenne. 25 miles away, walk the path of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Venture through eastern Montana to Dinosaur Country where you’ll stumble into prehistoric history of magnificent size and incredible age at every turn.

As the largest community between Calgary and Denver, Spokane and Minneapolis, Billings boasts big city amenities with a truly small town feel. Billings allows you to travel throughout history, through majesty and within legend – use it as your trailhead to Yellowstone and so much more! Start planning: