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“Fun two hours with great scenery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gates of the Mountains

Gates of the Mountains
3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
406-458-5241
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Ranked #1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Helena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Motor-boating, Hiking
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Owner description: Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.
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“Fun two hours with great scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We enjoyed this 2 hour cruise with our informative captain. Great historical info and lots of wildlife, flora and fauna to see and hear about. Our boat had both indoor covered seating and outdoor open seating at the stern. There are several tours a day. Tickets can be purchased there and do not require advance purchase (except for dinner cruises).There's a gift shop with snacks at the dock and also restroom facilities. Passengers can eat and drink on board.
Tip: We went on a lovely sunny summer day. Please bring sunscreen, water, a hat or visor (which can be purchased at the gift shop) and enjoy the lovely scenery!

Visited June 2013
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Son en Breugel, The Netherlands
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Nice boattour on the Missouri river”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This boattour was a very good idea for a nice afternoon. It takes you up the Missouri river and shows the lonely rocks and nature of this limestone Canyon.

Visited July 2013
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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“Time well spent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Gates of the Mountains offers a 2-hour boat ride with beautiful scenery for a mere $16.00. You will see eagles, osprey, deer, and others. The boat's captain is a history buff and delights in sharing all he knows about the area and its wildlife.

Visited May 2013
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Helena, Montana
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“Amazing natural beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Wonderful place to spend some time during the summer. Commercial scenic boat rides available, or boat ramp and docks if you have your own boat. The canyon is absolutely gorgeous. Several opportunties to pull up to shore for dinner or hiking. Several established picnic areas and campgrounds. Opportunties for wildlife watching, fishing, boating, water skiing, hiking. Incredible scenic vistas.

Visited August 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“You can appreciate the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We would never have seen these limestone mountains, bald eagles, Indian marking, etc. unless we took this boat cruise. Very good original narration. Spectacular scenery.

Visited September 2012
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