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Gates of the Mountains

Address: 3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
Phone Number: 406-458-5241
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Ranked #4 of 12 Activities in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Motor-boating, Hiking
Owner description: Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.
Attraction details
Type: Bodies of Water, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Motor-boating, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.
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Helena, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you go to the Gates of the Mountains try to go on the first boat trip of the day when you will see the most game etc by the water. Dress warmly because it can be cold in the canyon. Watch for goats and deer and eagles and other birds. The boat pilot will tell you lots of interesting... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We enjoined the tour and the people whom operator the boat were knowledgeable with the natural and human history .

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Helena, Montana, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The boat pilot is very knowledgeable and enjoys his job. Even the kids on board are impressed and quiet while he points out rock formations and wildlife along the river. Then there is the story of the fire in which so many fighters died. The petroglyphs are still visible as are the unique vegetation. There is the breath taking view... More 

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Saint Anne, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Missouri River tour was truly wonderful. The wonders Lewis and Clark discovered are amazing even today. Once on the river the thought of the state capital being only 15 miles away is amazing.

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Helena, Montana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I just spoke to a man at the Gates of the Mountains regarding possibly having a small wedding ceremony followed by a dinner cruise for our family. We are from Helena and love Montana so thought it fitting to incorporate some of our local treasures into our special day. It's very unfortunate to have someone like that totally ruin your... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

2 hour boat tour rides 3x day until Sept 21 (winter closed). Narrated tour guide and beautiful. Is only about 15 min from hotel

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Great Falls, Montana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Out tour boat captain was quite knowledgeable of the area and delivered the information in a very humorous. That made the tour more enjoyable. Beautiful country with tons of history and some interesting wildlife. Although we only saw a few deer and eagles. A nice outing for visiting friends and family.

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Montana City, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a great trip to take with your family - lots of history and lots of wildlife. You will see more wildlife on the first early trip of the day but any time you will see deer and eagles, etc. Lots of Lewis & Clark info and how it got its name. Very relaxing and a bathroom break in... More 

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Stevensville, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The two hour tour is pricey ($16 adult) but worth it. The tour commentator was also the pilot of the tour boat. He was funny and informative, talking about the geological wonders and history of the area with equal enthusiasm. There is ice water in an Igloo container on board, but you should probably carry your own drink. About 75... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived at 10am, just as one of the tours was pulling away from the dock. I noted that there didn't seem to be many people on that particular tour. We wasted time by looking at the little museum which surprisingly had some interesting information. By the time the 11am tour was ready to board there was a crowd ready... More 

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