Scenic Drive West of Choteau

I’ll admit, we were heading to a destination west of Choteau but even if we weren’t, it still would have been a gorgeous drive in Central Montana. After a quick stop in Choteau, we drove 4 or 5 miles north on US Hwy 89, then turned west on the Teton Road. If you haven’t driven this road in a while, it’s a new experience. It’s amazing what some new asphalt will do. That road is as smooth as, well…you … Read more

Lunch At The Meeting Grounds

I traveled to Choteau, Montana today and our lunch choice, The Meeting Grounds, was a refreshing stop. Choteau is 52 miles northwest of Great Falls, an easy drive on US  Hwy 89. The town is a pass through for many visitors heading to Glacier National Park and those seeking recreation along the Rocky Mountain Front. The Meeting Grounds Cafe is located in an old bank building built in 1906 on a corner of Choteau’s main street (also … Read more

14 Years and Still Luring Visitors

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana celebrated their 14th anniversary Sunday, May 6. Balloons, ice cream, Smokey Bear…there were lots of activities for all ages. Since opening day 14 years ago there have been many visitors, many changing exhibits and constant enhancement to permanent exhibits. School groups (this is the seaon for that) work a visit to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center into their history curriculum and Elder Hostels and group tours use the Interpretive … Read more

Missing the Music

On a recent visit to the Highwood Bar in Highwood, MT I grabbed my camera and snapped a few quick photos of this iconic bar/steakhouse. If you aren’t from the area and want a geographic description of the location I tell people that Highwood is located between Belt and Fort Benton or you can turn off US Hwy 87 sooner if departing from Great Falls. It’s a beautiful drive, some varied geography and rolling crop and … Read more