Billings, Montana is one city every visitor can find plenty to see and do to keep busy. A huge variety of local events, historical attractions, shopping and dining are just waiting for visitors to spend their time.
Start your day out with a trip to 914 Division Street where you'll located the Moss Mansion Historic House Museum, and take a step into history with a one-hour guided tour that lets you experience the turn-of-the century life as the Preston Boyd Moss family experienced it. You'll see original furniture, fixtures, Persian carpets and numerous artifacts located in the 1903 structure made of red sandstone. This is just one of several places in Billings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Yellowstone Art Museum is the outcome of the Yellowstone County Jail 1964 restoration. Located at 401 North 27th Street, visitors can view over 2000 pieces of art and artifacts that focus on western art. Pieces include works from Joseph Henry Sharp, Will James and Charlie Russell. Visitors to the museum will also see exhibits of nationally and internationally renowned pieces and collections.
One site that every visitor enjoys is the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Mostly known as the area for Custer's Last Stand, guests will enjoy witnessing the battlefield that was the setting for one of the conflicts between the Northern Plains Indians and whites. An information center and a museum assist in interpreting this event for visitors.
Take the afternoon and stroll through the Zoo Montana, located at 2100 South
Shilo Road. This Zoo is a 70-acre zoological and botanical garden. Zoo
Montana specializes in the natural habitats and include Waterfowl, Siberian
Tiger, River Otter, Silka Deer, Red Panda, Bighorn Sheep and a host of other
wildlife. You'll enjoy the Sensory Garden where you'll experience the
sounds, smells and tastes of native and exotic plants.
Pompeys Pillar can be located at 5001 Southgate Drive. The pillar is one of the few physical signs left that remind visitors of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806. William Clark carved "W.Clark, 1806" on this sandstone butte in the Yellowstone drainage. This pillar was stood as a signal tower for the Crows, and later became a landmark for military expeditions and fur traders of the area.
Although Billings offers many historical and cultural places to visit, visitors can also find plenty of shopping. Throughout the city, visitors can find shops that specialize in handmade western wear, or can enjoy locally-owned specialty stores as well as companies known nationally.
Dining is also one of the great activities in Billings as visitors have plenty of choices. Visitors can choose from Fine Dining, Family Style, Fusion, Bristos, and Exotic dining places to end a great day of adventure in Billings.
If you enjoy the opera, you may have the opportunity to end your evening by
attending the Rimrock Opera Company where international artists present
several production during the year at the Alberta Bair Theater. The Rimrock
Opera Chorus for Kids not only trains voices for those in grades 1-12, but
these youngsters also present performances in the community and surrounding
areas. Catching one of these performances would be a superb way to end a
perfect day in Billings.
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