CHINOOK MOTOR INN is a complete modern facility with 38 non-smoking, clean, comfortable rooms, family restaurant and lounge/casino. Featured are queen-size beds, HBO and cable television, handicapped room, and meeting and banquet facilities that can accommodate groups efficiently. Room rates are from $65 to $79.
The Chinook Motor Inn is conveniently located on Highway 2 for travelers, business persons and hunters. Stay with us and enjoy Chinook's historical museum, Bear's Paw Battlefield, fall hunting, and year-round hospitality. For more information or reservations at north-central Montana's finest stop, please call (406) 357-2248.
The Chinook Grille and Lounge has daily lunch and dinner specials. Their Italian food is authentic and they offer Chinese food specials. Soups are all homemade. Breakfast menu includes eggs, omelette's, pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy or combination plates. For lunch they have burgers, sandwiches, baskets and soup or salad. At dinner time enjoy a steak, the nightly special or choose from one of our favorites off the menu. Kids menu is available. The lounge is adjacent to the restaurant with beer, wine and assorted beverages available with your meal from breakfast to dinner.
The Blaine County Museum is located three blocks south of US Route 2 on Chinook's Main Street. Extensive exhibits tell the story of the Nez Perce Indians, the pioneer days of the cowboy, the hardships of the homestead era, and follow Blaine County through two World Wars. The palaeontology department exhibits many unique fossil remains and the dinosaurs which lived, hunted and died in what is now Blaine County. The audiovisual presentation '40 Miles to Freedom' is one of the highlights of the museum. It details the events leading up to the Battle and Siege of the Bear Paw. This event ended one of the most remarkable and tragic retreats in this nation's history, inspiring Chief Joseph to utter the now immortal line, 'From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.'
The Bear Paw Battlefield is a unit of Nez Perce National Historical Park, managed by the National Park Service. The site is located 16 miles south of Chinook, Montana, via US Route 2 and County Road 240.
Recreational opportunities around Chinook are limited to the extent of one's imagination. Varmint, antelope, deer, waterfowl, and upland game bird hunting is unmatched anywhere. Bighorn Sheep and elk roam the Missouri Breaks area. For the fishing enthusiast, nearby reservoirs are filled with everything from trout to the crafty walleye.