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Billings
Lewis & Clark, Custer, Sitting Bull and Calamity Jane may be long gone, but they are not forgotten in Billings. Museums, galleries and landmarks honoring these legendary characters from the Old West dot the city, making it a history buff's dream destination. Surrounded by six breathtaking mountain ranges, Billings also offers plenty of opportunities for fresh air recreation, including hiking, biking, golf and viewing rare Montana wildlife. Spend time at the Western Heritage Center, an interactive museum full of clothing and remarkable artifacts from the Yellowstone River Valley. In the early 1900s, the railroad brought wealth to Billings and testaments of this prosperity are still standing. Be sure to visit the... more Lewis & Clark, Custer, Sitting Bull and Calamity Jane may be long gone, but they are not forgotten in Billings. Museums, galleries and landmarks honoring these legendary characters from the Old West dot the city, making it a history buff's dream destination. Surrounded by six breathtaking mountain ranges, Billings also offers plenty of opportunities for fresh air recreation, including hiking, biking, golf and viewing rare Montana wildlife. Spend time at the Western Heritage Center, an interactive museum full of clothing and remarkable artifacts from the Yellowstone River Valley. In the early 1900s, the railroad brought wealth to Billings and testaments of this prosperity are still standing. Be sure to visit the regal Moss Mansion, designed by architect H.J. Hardenbergh (who also designed the Waldorf-Astoria and Plaza Hotels in New York City). In the more modern realm, MetraPark offers horse racing, rodeos, concerts, fairs and other types of entertainment everyone will enjoy. And kids of all ages will enjoy the animals and games at ZooMontana. less

All things to do » Things to do

Moss Mansion
Moss Mansion
Owner description: In 1903, entrepreneur Preston Boyd Moss (better known as "P.B.") built the Moss Mansion, greatly influencing the culture of Billings, Montana. Designed by New York architect... more Owner description: In 1903, entrepreneur Preston Boyd Moss (better known as "P.B.") built the Moss Mansion, greatly influencing the culture of Billings, Montana. Designed by New York architect, Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, designer of the original Waldorf Astoria and Plaza Hotels, the mansion showcases inspired architecture, unrivaled craftsmanship and exquisite décor. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has graced the silver screen on several occasions as the perfect site for period films such as Son of the Morning Star and Return to Lonesome Dove. Although the youngest daughter, Melville Moss, resided in the home until the mid-80's, the house and its original fixtures remain intact. Modern day visitors marvel at the home's amenities which include a call button system for the servants, among other impressive feats of technology for the period. The home not only records the activities of early Billings development but also interprets the inner workings of the family through letters shared among its members. Today the mission of the Billings Preservation Society (the operating entity), symbolized by the Moss Mansion, is to inspire, to educate and to facilitate historic and cultural preservation activities for the community and for its future generations. The Moss Mansion welcomes thousands of visitors each year to enjoy a guided or group tour, explore the gardens and gift shop and experience a variety of signature community events. Many volunteers and a small staff are responsible for daily operations of the Moss Mansion. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday - summer hours include daily guided tours that start on the hour from 10am to 3pm, winter hours (Sept through May) 1pm to 3pm. The beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens are free to the public and are also open year-round. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Historic Sites
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Dehler Park
Dehler Park
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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DanWalt Gardens
DanWalt Gardens
Attraction type: Gardens
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Yellowstone Art Museum
Yellowstone Art Museum
Owner description: This extensive permanent collection of contemporary and historic art of America's Rocky Mountain West includes more than 3,000 significant paintings and drawings including the... more Owner description: This extensive permanent collection of contemporary and historic art of America's Rocky Mountain West includes more than 3,000 significant paintings and drawings including the works of cowboy illustrator Will James(1892-1942). less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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The Rimrocks
The Rimrocks
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Burger Dive
The Burger Dive
Ranked #1 of 291 Restaurants in Billings
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Enzo Mediterranean Bistro
Enzo Mediterranean Bistro
Ranked #2 of 291 Restaurants in Billings
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Stella's Kitchen and Bakery
Stella's Kitchen and Bakery
Ranked #3 of 291 Restaurants in Billings
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Lilac
Lilac
Ranked #4 of 291 Restaurants in Billings
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Harper & Madison
Harper & Madison
Ranked #5 of 291 Restaurants in Billings
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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Western Executive Inn
$50 - $200
Ranked #4 of 9 Billings B&B and Inns

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BEST WESTERN Yellowstone Crossing
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Yellowstone Crossing
$84 - $128
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Crossings Bed & Breakfast
The Crossings Bed & Breakfast
$105 - $145
Ranked #1 of 9 Billings B&B and Inns
Ledgestone Hotel Billings
2.5 of 5
Ledgestone Hotel Billings
$81 - $128
Ranked #4 of 50 Hotels in Billings
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Billings
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Billings
$109 - $214
Ranked #5 of 50 Hotels in Billings
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Northern Hotel
4.0 of 5
Northern Hotel
$125 - $225
Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Billings
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