Inspiring Road Trips

Central Montana & Montana’s Missouri River Country

Hop in your rig and visit your friendly neighbors to the south. Central Montana and Montana’s Missouri River Country are just across the border and provide easy travel routes through the regions so you can experience the charm of our communities.

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Below you can explore detailed travel routes, itineraries, and sort through all the experiences waiting for you in Central Montana and Montana’s Missouri River Country.

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CMT MRC Route Map Can't Miss in Chester Breath of Fresh Air in Fort Peck Can't Miss in Fort Peck Rest Your Head in Fort Benton Rest Your Head in Malta Rest Your Head in Virgelle Rest Your Head in Scobey Rest Your Head in Glasgow Rest Your Head in Fort Peck Rest Your Head in Lewistown Rest Your Head in Great Falls Breath of Fresh Air in Fort Benton Breath of Fresh Air in Great Falls Can't Miss in Great Falls Quench Your Thirst in White Sulphur Springs Quench Your Thirst in Belt Quench Your Thirst in Harlowton Quench Your Thirst in Culbertson Quench Your Thirst in Wolf Point Quench Your Thirst in Glasgow Quench Your Thirst in Sidney Quench Your Thirst in Malta Quench Your Thirst in Havre Quench Your Thirst in Lewistown Quench Your Thirst in Great Falls Grab Some Grub in White Sulphur Springs Grab Some Grub in Fort Benton Grab Some Grub in Wolf Point Grab Some Grub in Plentywood Grab Some Grub in Scobey Grab Some Grub in Glasgow Grab Some Grub in Malta Grab Some Grub in Havre Grab Some Grub in Fort Peck Grab Some Grub in Culbertson Grab Some Grub in Sidney Grab Some Grub in Circle Grab Some Grub in Sand Springs Grab Some Grub in Jordan Grab Some Grub in Lewistown Grab Some Grub in Great Falls Grab Some Grub in Choteau Do Some Shopping in Fort Benton Do Some Shopping in Hinsdale Do Some Shopping in Wolf Point Do Some Shopping in Plentywood Do Some Shopping in Glasgow Do Some Shopping in Malta Do Some Shopping in Havre Do Some Shopping in Virgelle Do Some Shopping in Culbertson Do Some Shopping in Sidney Do Some Shopping in Circle Do Some Shopping in Sand Springs Do Some Shopping in Jordan Do Some Shopping in Lewistown Do Some Shopping in Great Falls Do Some Shopping in Shelby Fun With The Kids in White Sulphur Springs Fun With The Kids in Scobey Fun With The Kids in Glasgow Fun With The Kids in Plentywood Fun With The Kids in Zortman Fun With The Kids in Havre Fun With The Kids in Fort Peck Fun With The Kids in Lewistown Fun With The Kids in Great Falls Fun With The Kids in Choteau Fun With The Kids in Shelby

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  • Awesome Autos Etc. Museum
    This auto museum is filled with antique, classic autos, fire engines, antique tractors and farm equipment as well as other must-see historical memorabilia.

Fun with the kids

  • Two Medicine Dinosaur Center
    Located in Bynum, 14 miles from Choteau. Includes the world's longest dinosaur, a skeletal model display of a Seismosaurus.

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  • Outpost Deli
    Home of the grizzly sandwich and other local favorites.

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Do some shopping

Grab some grub

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Grag some grub

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Do some shopping

  • McGraw Antiques
    Historic 107 yr old building located on Front St. along the bank of the Missouri River.

Breath of fresh air

  • Walking bridge
    Take in the views of the Missouri River as you stroll across.

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Breath of fresh air

  • Milk River Observation Point
    Spectacular view of the confluence of the Milk River and the Missouri River.

Rest your head

Fun with the kids

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Grab some grub

Do some shopping

Quench your thirst

Rest your head

Fun with the kids

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Breath of fresh air

Fun with the kids

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  • Hotel Arvon
    11 historically named suites and 22 luxurious guest rooms, attached to Celtic Cowboy, an Irish Pub.

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  • Klover
    Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing boutique in downtown.
  • Motif’s
    A perfect boutique for the home, gifts, baby, and you.
  • North 40 Outfitters
    Family owned and operated retailer outfitting work and play.

Grab some grub

Quench your thirst

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Do some shopping

Do Some Shopping

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  • Hotel Calvert
    Historic charm with vintage ambiance and elegant luxury.

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  • Frank Day Park
    Provides access to the Lewistown Trail System and Big Spring Creek.

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Grab some grub

Do Some Shopping

Fun with the kids

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  • Pioneer Town
    35 buildings that depict turn of the century businesses and homes.

Fun with the kids

Do Some Shopping

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Do some shopping

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  • Jawbone
    Speakeasy-style cocktail lounge and tapas restaurant.

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Need inspiration? Explore these itineraries

Use our guide to find ideas for your road trip! Included are suggested routes, hidden gems, insider tips, local favorites, must-see attractions, and photo opportunities.

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Day 1

I-15 to Shelby

Carousel Rest Area of Shelby — Featuring a restored 1936 merry-go-round with 900 lights and hand-painted animals, the carousel is a labor of love completed by the Shelby community in 2018.

The Prairie Peddler — specialty gift shop with espresso, ice cream bars and soda fountain.

Quilt with Class — a complete quilting experience with fabric, notions, patterns, books and expert staff.

I-15 to Great Falls

Lunch at Roadhouse Diner — See why Travel+Leisure Magazine named it one of the Top 25 Diners in the United States. Roadhouse cuts, grinds and patties their beef in-house every few hours for the best and freshest burgers around.

Downtown shopping — explore quaint and charming downtown businesses such as Motifs for the Home, Klover, Dragonfly Dry Goods, Candy Masterpiece and more.

Unwind with a local brew from one of the three breweries - Mighty Mo Brewing Company, Black Eagle Brewery or Jeremiah Johnson Brewing.

Unique dinner and craft cocktails at Enbar to cap off your night.

Check into the Hotel Arvon — a historic boutique hotel located in downtown.

Day 2

As the sun rises, take a walk or bike ride along the River's Edge Trail.

US-87 to Fort Benton

Lunch at Wake Up Coffeehouse and Restaurant.

Enjoy an after-lunch treat at The Nutty Korean candy store.

Take in the views of the Missouri River as you stroll across the walking bridge.

US-87 to Virgelle

Antique shopping and rustic charm in Virgelle. Shop the Virgelle Mercantile and stay overnight at the historic bed and breakfast or homestead cabins.

Day 3

US-87 to Havre

Grab a burger, fries and homemade milkshake at Wolfer’s Diner, a 50s-inspired eatery where kids’ meals are served in a vintage car.

Experience Havre Beneath the Streets, a re-creation of Havre’s history, all underground.

Afternoon drink at one of three breweries — Triple Dog Brewing Co., Old Station Brewing or Vizsla Brewing, or a cocktail at Crawford Distillery.

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Inset map of itinerary route

Day 1

Hwy 191 to Malta

Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Philips County Museum — stops along the dinosaur trail.

Lunch at Hitchin Post Café — serving breakfast all day.

Grab a cold one at Blue Ridge Brewing.

Hwy 191 to Zortman

Take the family to pan for gold!

Continue Hwy 191 to Lewistown

Check into the Historic Calvert Hotel for a night’s rest in style.

Enjoy a local microbrew at Big Spring Brewing and an outstanding dinner at Central Feed Grilling Co.

Day 2

Shop the Heart of Montana at The Hub Antique Store and Lewistown Art Center.

Frank Day Park — Access the Lewistown Trail System and Big Spring Creek.

Hwy 200 to Sand Springs and Jordan

Ready for a break? How about an old-fashioned milk shake from Sand Springs Store or some award-winning jerky from Ryan’s Grocery Store in Jordan.

Hwy 24 to Fort Peck

Check into the Historic Fort Peck Hotel.

Don't miss a show at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre.

Enjoy some local grub at The Gateway Club

Day 3

A must see before leaving town is the Fort Peck Interpretive Center and Museum, a stop along the MT Dino Trail and home to a life sized T-Rex.

Photo opportunity at Milk River Observation Point.

Hwy 24 — Short 20-minute drive to Glasgow

Grab a bite for lunch at Durum Restaurant and Bar.

Shop the town with stops at Red Barn Gifts, Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery, and Shippwrecked.

Round out your visit to Glasgow with a stop at Busted Knuckle Brewery for a refreshing brew.

If you are looking to stay one more night in Glasgow

Make plans to eat dinner at Eugene’s Pizza

Book a room at Rundle Suites, a historic hotel with renovated suites.

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Inset map of itinerary route

Day 1

Hwy 16 to Plentywood

Fun for the entire family with the Golf Simulator at CEG Sports and freshly shaved ice.

Shop for unique gifts at the Greeter and The Copper Cup and Antique Shop.

Grab some grub at the recently renovated Blue Moon.

Hwy 16 to Culbertson

Quench your thirst with a refreshing hot or cold drink at Frackin’ Java.

Shop for Made in Montana items at Wild West Diner and Gift Shop.

Hwy 16 to Sidney

Shop antiques, art, furniture, jewelry and more at Yellowstone Marketplace.

With a variety of lodging properties to choose from, you won’t have trouble finding a place to rest your head!

Enjoy local brews from 1035 Brewing and Meadow Lark Brewing.

Dine on slow roasted and juicy prime rib at South 40 Restaurant.

Day 2

Hwy 200 to Circle

Indulge on home baked goods at Main Street Bakery.

Make a shopping stop at the Prairie Pickins.

Hwy 24 to Fort Peck

A must see is the Fort Peck Interpretive Center and Museum, a stop along the Montana Dinosaur Trail and home to a life-sized T-Rex.

Don’t miss photo opportunities at Milk River Observation Point and Lewis and Clark Observation.

Check into the Historic Fort Peck Hotel.

Don’t miss a show at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre.

Day 3

US 2 to Wolf Point

On your journey home, be sure and make a stop at Doc Z’s Missouri Breaks Brewing for a cold one.

Do some shopping at Bryan’s Clothing, a family-owned business for over 70 years.

Grab some lunch at Sherman Inn Restaurant.

Highway 13 to Scobey

Visit the Daniels County Museum and Pioneer Town.

Enjoy a great dinner and refreshing beverage at The Slipper.

Inset map of itinerary route
Inset map of itinerary route

Day 1

Havre

Experience Havre Beneath the Streets – a re-creation of Havre’s history, all underground.

Stop in the welcoming environment at Bearly Square Quilting.

Hwy 87 to Fort Benton

Grab a bite for lunch at Wake Cup Coffee House and Restaurant.

Enjoy an after-lunch treat at the candy store The Nutty Korean.

Take in the views of the Missouri River as you stroll across the walking bridge.

Hwy 87 to Great Falls

Get a breath of fresh air at Giant Springs State Park.

Outfit your work and play at North 40 Outfitters.

Don’t miss the Sip ‘N Dip Tiki Bar and Restaurant – eat and drink among mermaids!

Check into Hotel Arvon for the night – a historic boutique hotel located in downtown.

Day 2

Before hitting the road, grab breakfast and coffee at Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes.

Hwy 89 to White Sulphur Springs

Take a soak at the Spa Hot Springs.

Quench your thirst with a local beer at 2 Basset Brewery.

Hwy 12 to Harlowton

Another stop along the way at a local brewery – Gally’s Brewing Co.

Hwy 191 to Lewistown

Check into the Historic Calvert Hotel for a night’s rest in style.

Enjoy an outstanding dinner at Central Feed Grilling Co.

Day 3

Shop the Heart of Montana at The Hub Antique Store and Lewistown Art Center

Make a family stop at Frank Day Park – providing access to the Lewistown Trail System and Big Spring Creek.

Hwy 191 to Zortman

Take the family to pan for gold!

Hwy 191 to Malta

Great Plains Dinosaur Museum and Phillips County Museum are two stops along the dinosaur trail.

Grab a cold one at Blue Ridge Brewing.

Rest your head and enjoy an elegant steakhouse dinner at the Great Northern Hotel.

Inset map of itinerary route