Billings Montana has long been identified as “the star of the Big Sky Country,” and is certainly that. Billings, while it keeps its small town friendliness, has many modern amenities! Wearing a great historical past including Lewis and Clark, Liver-eatin’ Johnson, Calamity Jane—we also have Montana’s tallest building, great sporting events, a bit of culture, and shopping.
If you like western history, forts, cowboys n’ Indians, we have it all in our surrounding areas! Our six surrounding mountain ranges are chock full of great places for horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and 4X4ing. If you like fly fishing, you’ll love the Montana mountain streams and nearby lakes offer other fishing experiences.
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Our Billings Montana accommodations is Located in South-central Montana, on I-90, 2 hours north of Sheridan, WY on I-25 and 1-90. Canada is to our north, Bozeman is less than 2 hours to our West, the great Montana prairie and Fort Peck Dam open to our East.
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, it is located in the south-central portion of the state and is the county seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2012 population of 151,882.
Billings was nicknamed the Magic City because of its rapid growth from its founding as a railroad town in March 1882. The city is named for Frederick H. Billings, a former president of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Area attractions include Pompey's Pillar, Pictograph Cave, Chief Plenty Coups State Park, Zoo Montana, Yellowstone Art Museum. Within 100 miles are Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Red Lodge Mountain Resort and the Beartooth Highway which links Red Lodge to Yellowstone National Park.
About five miles south of downtown are the Pictograph Caves. These caves contain over 100 pictographs (rock paintings), the oldest of which is over 2000 years old. Approximately 30,000 artifacts (including stone tools and weapons) have been excavated from the site.