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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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We are RVing around the country and upon checking in to our RV park, Gates of the Mountains was mentioned as a worthwhile experience. Our boat guide was a Botanist Major and had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are RVing around the country and upon checking in to our RV park, Gates of the Mountains was mentioned as a worthwhile experience. Our boat guide was a Botanist Major and had so much interesting information to add to our experience. The day was perfect and the boat was not overcrowded, yet pretty full. Our guide made sure that... More 

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Thank djtyc1949
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've done this tour several times over many years and count it as a "must do" when Im the Helena area. The tour guides/boat pilots are very well trained and the commentary is very educational. You can grab a quick hot dog before the boat trip and an ice cream after. Can see bald eagles, Ospreys, pictographs, site of the... More 

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Thank Lou M
Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a hot summer day perfect for a boat cruise! The tour on the Missouri River was breathtaking. Our guide was knowledge and informative. I would highly recommend this tour! Great price for a 2 hour tour.

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Thank Phillip P
Belgrade, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect thing to do on a beautiful Montana day! Two hours is the right amount of time to tour the river!

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Kalispell
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have taken this tour many times, as a fourth grade teacher with 50 children and also with a friend. Each time I have gone it has been excellent. The boat captains are all very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the flora and the fauna. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys history or just... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my granddaughters (14 and 12). They enjoyed the ride and the history of the area. It was a beautiful summer day. I have gone on the tour many times and always enjoy it!

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Thank Drea B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband, an adult daughter and I went for the 11:00 boat ride on the second Saturday in July. The river was a little windy, and even in the covered boat it was good to have a light jacket for the first part of the trip. The scenery is breathtaking and the guide enhanced the trip with detailed stories of... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this boat ride on the scenic Missouri river where Lewis and Clark were exploring. It was about 1hr and 45 min long. The boat was just right for the number of people that day and we weren't crowded at all.Our guide gave good information on the river and surrounding area. It was very relaxing and well worth the... More 

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spokane, wa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful one hour each way through the Gates of the Mountains. The guide was very well informed and had lots of fun stories to tell. Remember to wear sunscreen if you go on the smaller boat.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were over 100 Vietnam War Veterans who flew choppers and other Air Force Helicopter pilots who were on this tour with their family members. This trip was a highlight of the brilliantly organized four days of historical tours by the AFHPA association leadership. Our group required two boats and we departed together. We were blessed by our captain &... More 

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