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Lewistown Travel Guide, Montana

Located in a place of remarkable natural beauty with a broad valley surrounded by mountains Lewistown is one of the towns in Montana that must be visited. People who come here come mostly for the surroundings and the recreational activities like hiking and fishing and the lodging is exceptional.

You will find in Lewistown all the conditions you need to have a perfect relaxing vacation.Besides the surrounding area the city is a nice place to stroll with stately homes and great downtown architecture.

The town became what it is today mostly due to the ranching and the mining boom at the beginning of the 20th century. The profitable businesses brought in a lot of money and this can be seen from the fancy large buildings spread around town and in the nice neighborhoods. You can go on a self guided tour to see the gothic and Victorian buildings but you will only see the outside as the buildings are closed to the public. Still walking around and seeing the outside architecture is a pleasant way to visit the town. Be sure not to miss one of the most impressive buildings Fergus County Courthouse set on a hill and offering a nice view of the area.

The Judith Shadows Golf Course is an alternative for those who want to stay in town and still enjoy the outdoors.

Outside town there are various options to choose from you can go on a special train ride to Denton, visit the Crystal Lake 25 miles from town, go fishing at Big Spring Creek, drink the freshest water at Big Spring and many other.

You don’t have to go further than 7 miles from town to drink what is considered the purest water in the in the nation. Big Spring is the third-largest freshwater spring in the world and you can drink as much as you want for free. The water is bottled by the Big Spring Water Company and sold in stores.

The Charlie Russell Chew-Choo Dinner Train provides a great opportunity to see the nearby area and the Judith Basin in a 56 mile round trip from Lewistown to Denton.

To get to Crystal Lake you have to go up in the Big Snowy Mountains, a recreational area that has not yet been overrun by tourists and you can still feel you are in the wilderness.

Most tourists come here to fish and hike choosing the camping facilities for the night. It is mainly the fishermen’s heaven as they can choose from a variety of places to fish like: Flatwillow Creek, Upper and Lower Carter's Pond, the James Kipp Recreation Area.

Hikers also have lots of trails to choose from especially at Lewis and Clark National Forest and the James Kipp Recreation Area.

With its wide variety of accommodations and recreational opportunities, the great outdoors at the edge of town, the city makes an ideal base for exploring much of Montana.

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