Fact: Helena has the oldest Chamber of Commerce in the state of Montana. It's got approximately 30,000 people in its metro and is home to Carroll College.

According to City-Data.com:

For population 25 years and over in Helena:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.9 minutes
Near Helena, Montana (photo MIchelle Wolfe/KMMS)

I've always had a very good time when I've spent time in Helena. There's a ton of fun to be had on the area lakes AND they had several great restaurants that I enjoyed very much.

(I've always had good luck at the Silver Star Steak Co. if you're interested!)
The thing I enjoyed most about Helena is their mix of old and new buildings, much like Bozeman. You'll be able to see some of that architectural mix in this drone video.