10 Best Sightseeing Tours in Montana

There are many, many sights to see under the Big Sky. While you could certainly try and figure out where to go and what to do on your own, a tour can help make sure that you don’t miss some of the state’s best experiences. These are our picks for the top sightseeing tours in Montana.

Last Chance Tours, Helena, MT

If you’d like to see all that historic Helena has to offer, why not do so in a guided, open-air tour train or trolley? Last Chance will take you through Helena’s mansion district, past the governor’s residence, through a restored mining village, and down Last Chance Gulch.

Glacier Park Boat Company, West Glacier, MT

A boat tour of St. Mary Lake, near Glacier National Park’s eastern gateway, is a fantastic way to take in the breadth of the park’s natural splendor. The glacier-fed lake is, itself, quite gorgeous, but you will learn more about its fascinating game natural and human history one of Glacier Park Boats’ guided tours. During season, the boats typically leave from Rising Sun Campground.

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Apsaalooke Tours, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT

In combination with the interpretative ranger overview of the Battle of Little Bighorn’s timeline, an in-depth tour of the battlefield itself from Apsaalooke Tours will help complete your picture of one of the most significant moments in the nation’s history. The tours are operated by the Crow Tribe, on whose reservation the monument is located.

Montana River Guides, Alberton, MT

One of the best ways to explore western Montana’s rugged beauty is by water. Montana River Guides offers guided tours of the area by raft, kayak, river board, and even stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Depending on your comfort level, you can choose the degree of whitewater you’d like to experience on your river adventure.

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Montana Fun Adventures Tours, Billings, MT

Many of the Wild West’s most well-known characters, such as Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane, spent a considerable amount of time in Billings, which also happens to be the home Boot Hill Cemetery. Explore the sites and learn more about the city’s past on the Historic Billings Tour from Montana Fun Adventures Tours.

Glacier Guides, West Glacier, MT

Although a boat tour is a wonderful way to get an overview of Glacier National Park, there’s nothing like a guided hike to help you see the trees that make up the forest. Glacier Guides offers several options for exploring the park on foot—from guided day hikes in specific areas to longer backpacking trips.

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Yellowstone Safari Company, Bozeman, MT

Montana is home to Yellowstone National Park’s northern and western gateways. If you’ve only got a day to spend in the park and you want to ensure you hit all the highlights—and see some wildlife, to boot—go with Yellowstone Safari for a guided, full-day adventure in the United States’ oldest national park.

Old Butte Historical Adventures, Butte, MT

The city of Butte was once known as “the richest hill on Earth” for the billions of dollars worth of minerals that were extracted from the area. To learn more about this boom town’s fascinating history and the industry that begat it, take one of Old Butte Historical Adventures’ tours, like the Underground City Tour, and dive into Butte’s past.

Montana Fly Fishing Guides, Livingston, MT

Southwestern Montana is home to world-class fly fishing and some incredible trout fisheries. Whether you’re an experienced angler looking for a guide to show you all the Big Sky State has to offer or a novice looking to recreate the vibe from “A River Runs Through It,” Montana Fly Fishing Guides will show you some of the states best fishing spots.

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Montana Segway, Billings, MT

Although hitting the state’s many wonderful trails is an awesome way to see the sights in Montana, it doesn’t often come with the depth of knowledge and expertise that an experienced guide can offer. If you’re hoping to explore the trails and terrain around Billings, go with Montana Segway. They will get you set up with a Segway outfitted with off-road capabilities and guide you to some of the best sights in the area.

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