You might not think Eastern Montana would make for a fun getaway. When you open your mind up a bit, you'll see vast prairies, rugged landscapes, and tons of unique attractions.

Here's a list of 16 iconic landmarks and attractions in the region to check out on your next vacation break:


Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument: Commemorating the famous battle between the U.S. Army and the Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes. Located near Crow Agency, Montana.
Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Pompeys Pillar National Monument is a massive sandstone pillar featuring the only physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Located near Worden, Montana.
Makoshika State Park

Makoshika State Park is known for its badlands formations, fossils, and scenic beauty. Located near Glendive, Montana
Custer National Forest

Custer National Forest offers outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. Located in various locations, including near Ashland, Montana
World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale

Miles City is famous for its annual Bucking Horse Sale and rich cowboy heritage. Located in Miles City, Montana.
Terry Badlands

Terry Badlands Wilderness Study Area: A rugged landscape with unique geological formations. Located near Terry, Montana.
Pictograph Cave State Park

Pictograph Cave State Park is home to prehistoric rock art and artifacts. Located near Billings, Montana.
Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum

Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum: Showcasing dinosaur skeletons and fossils found in the region. Located in Glendive, Montana.


Yellowstone River: The longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, offering opportunities for fishing and scenic float trips.
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area: Featuring stunning canyons, waterways, and historical sites.  Extends from Montana into Wyoming, near Lovell, Wyoming, and Fort Smith, Montana.
Fort Peck

Fort Peck Dam is one of the largest earth-filled dams in the world, providing hydroelectric power and recreational opportunities. Located near Fort Peck, Montana.


Medicine Rocks State Park is known for its unique sandstone formations and Native American history. Located near Ekalaka, Montana.
Carter County Museum

Carter County Museum features exhibits on local history, paleontology, and Native American culture. Located in Ekalaka, Montana.
Tongue River Reservoir State Park

Tongue River Reservoir State Park: Offering camping, boating, and fishing opportunities. Located near Decker, Montana.
Prairie County Museum & Evelyn Cameron Gallery

Prairie County Museum and Evelyn Cameron Gallery: Showcasing the history and photography of the region. Located in Terry, Montana.
Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Rosebud Battlefield State Park: Site of the Battle of the Rosebud between the U.S. Army and Native American tribes. Located near Busby, Montana.

So, whether you're looking for camping, fishing, hiking, history, or something different, Eastern Montana has a lot to offer! Make sure you include some of these destinations on your next vacation.

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