Billings, Montana offers a satisfying blend of quiet communities, history, and modern culture. Some of the best-known attractions include the Billings Symphony, the Custer Battlefield Museum, Rimrock Opera and the Western Heritage Centre.
Located in the southern part of the state, it is the largest city in Montana with a population of about 90,000. Historically it is known as the Magic City because of its rapid growth as a railroad town. The largest city in fact for 500 miles, it is a shopping and get away destination for many who call this part of North America home.
Billings proximity to world famous Yellowstone National Park and the area made famous by the Battle of Little Bighorn, make it a draw for many visitors interested in both history and natural wonders. Billings proper is actually located in the Yellowstone Valley which was underwater millions of years ago and means amateur archaeologists can be lucky enough to find ancient fish fossils if they look hard enough.
Officially founded in 1877 Billings history actually goes back even further. During the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1806, Clark inscribed his name on the site known as Pompey s Pillar, from which he had a most extensive view in every direction. That landmark and the original carving still exist today.
For those who crave connecting with nature, Billings is a great place to take in hiking, rock climbing, horse back riding, rafting and fishing. There are also many food festivals, rodeos and the Battle of the Little Big Horn Reenactment which is something that must be seen to be believed.