Things To Do in Helena





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Last Chance Tours - We offer historic tours of Helena aboard open-air tour trains and our climate controlled trolley. See the opulent mansion district, marvel at the Cathedral of St. Helena, and roll by our governorís homes. Cruise by a restored minersí village, enjoy the unique architecture along Last Chance Gulch, and catch a glimpse of the Old Fire Tower.

Exploration Works - An Interactive Museum of Science and Culture. Interactive, hands-on community education enrichment programs, involving kids, families and seniors, provide opportunities for experimentation and experiential investigation of subject areas, while also building community, and promoting appreciation of the differences among us.

Great Divide Skiing - Great Divide is a progressive & fun family operated skisports mountain park that covers a lot of country. 140 trails and four terrific terrain parks are spread out over three mountain peaks and three distinct valleys on an area covering 1600 acres and three miles from end-to-end.

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Ol' Wild West Fest - Have fun with us as we recreate the days of the old west. The Festival is a wonderful, two day event, held the second weekend of August, every year. Plans include western re-enactments, a chili cook-off, a ball, a Bar-B-Q and Dinner show, children's activities, and a lot of food!

Stevensville Scarecrow Festival - A big bonfire and wiener roast, great music, fun or the whole family building the scarecrows, contests, pumpkin carving, and a Big Sale in the nursery and garden shop. Last year we had over 350 scarecrows made.

Spring Meadow Lake Cardboard Cup Regatta - The Spring Meadow Lake Cardboard Cup Regatta is a family fun event sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Spring Meadow Resources. Building a boat requires some imagination, there are no size restrictions and the boat may be as big or small as the participants wish.

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Last Chance Ranch Wagon-ride Dinners - Let our draft horse teams take you on a ride through the timber on a chuck wagon style dinner. The trail takes you up to Moose Meadow Tipi, the largest Indian tipi on this side of the Great Divide. Once at your destination you will enjoy a full course prime rib dinner theater, complete with huckleberry cheesecake and cowboy coffee for desert.

Mackenzie River Pizza Co - The MacKenzie River mission is to provide a distinctive dining experience in an atmosphere unique to Montana. We do it by offering delicious food, creatively prepared, served by an energetic staff.

On Broadway - On Broadway has live music every Thursday night. Try the Tuscan Grilled Chicken breast charbroiled and topped with prosciutto, sun-dried tomato, broccoli and mushroom sauteed in a fresh rosemary, white wine sauce. You will love our taste.

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