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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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  Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.

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While I've taken this tour several times, it's been quite awhile. This trip is a must for visitors from out of the area. There is so much history and scenery to absorb it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
CharlesS916
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Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While I've taken this tour several times, it's been quite awhile. This trip is a must for visitors from out of the area. There is so much history and scenery to absorb it is sensory overload. The limestone cliffs are an incredible sight all by themselves, add to that the wildlife, the history and the great narration by the boat... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great two hour cruise. lots of local history in the waiting area. Saw several bald eagles, pictographs, incredible scenery!

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Sedalia, Missouri
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made reservations a few days in advance. Took the 3pm tour. It was not crowded at all, which was a plus in our opinion. The tour just before ours appeared to be packed with people, whereas we had a row of seats to ourselves and could relax. The captain of the boat was a great tour guide. We learned... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This boat ride was wonderful. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the boat was comfortable. The scenery was incredible. This boat trip allows you to see areas that can only be reached by boat or hiking. iI you have binoculars bring them for better viewing of the sites. This was an excellent experience.

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Thank msteachret
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a few hours in the morning and decided to take this boat ride. The ride was beautiful and our captain was very informative about the rock formations, history of the area, and the wildlife we were seeing. Well worth the costs and time. I would highly recommend and bring a camera.

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Thank andersmorrison
Boulder, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on this tour many times over the years, but this year's (August, 2016) was the best yet. The guide was extremely informative and kept everyone's attention. We were lucky enough to see bald eagles and a variety of other birds. No big game this time. Having read Young Men of Fire several times, the Captain's fairly detailed... More 

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Thank ddawson1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat tour is about 90 minutes on the Missouri through absolutely spectacular scenery. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the geology and the flora and fauna. A really worth while visit and reasonably priced.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This guided boat ride north of Helena, Montana, takes you along a narrow gorge past the site of a famous and deadly forest fire, to the Gates of the Mountains, named by Lewis and Clark in 1806. A good history lesson, and you may see bighorn sheep, too.

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Thank Dick13cathy
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably priced narrated boat tour of the Missouri River, traveled by Lewis and Clark. Full of history, details of birds, saw bald eagles, mountain sheep etc

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat tour was amazing. Really helps to have great tour guide that was very familiar with the area.

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