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Gates of the Mountains

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Address: 3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
Phone Number: 406-458-5241
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Motor-boating, Hiking
Description: Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.

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Staying in Helena due to not being able to visit Glacier. This was stunning and cool on a hot day. In the past you have been able to be dropped off and hike and be picked up later... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Staying in Helena due to not being able to visit Glacier. This was stunning and cool on a hot day. In the past you have been able to be dropped off and hike and be picked up later but due to fire in 2007 that is no longer possible. Lots of bird wildlife eg bald eagles, turkey vultures, pelican, cormorants... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

this was a good way to see the sights. This place is in the middle of nowhere but worth the drive. The first boat was booked so we did need to wait an hour so do buy your tickets ahead of time. Also, sit outside instead of under the safe. You can see a lot more this way.

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Helena
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We did this summer of 2014. Had a great guide, it was beautiful , informative and fun? Highly recommended!

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fremont,ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have been here many times to take advantage of the unspoiled beauty of the lake and mountains so close to the city. The tour boat ride is a good one and informative. I highly recommend visiting here.

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There are two boats, one with mostly enclosed and tinted windows and only a small open deck used year-round and another smaller open one with just an awning if it rains, and used only in the summer on the off-hours (even-numbered). We were fortunate to have this one on the last tour of the day, 4PM, when the light is... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a tour so worth taking. We took the 9 am tour and were treated to sightings of eagles, deer and osprey. Seating is comfortable and the pilot/narrator very interesting. Great for all ages.

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Grenchen, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We love all storys about Lewis and Clark and so we went for this boat ride. But we heard much more storys of all sorts which was great. We did see the Gates and bald eagles and a deer and interesting stoneformations. So its a great thing to take this tour.

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Montevallo, Alabama
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

beautiful river ride, very informative had a great time, friendly people, I will go back when in area.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This tour was amazing! What views and the tour guide we had was great! There was nothing more beautiful riding down the Missouri River!

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Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Was great, the boat tour is a once in a lifetime thing to do. Do it if you are in this area. The sighseeing is great and great for photographers.

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Additional Information about Gates of the Mountains

Address: 3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
Phone Number: 406-458-5241
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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