To experience the following things, you'd HAVE to be in Montana because there's no place else on earth that you'd be able to see or do them. From food to fishing, Montana is packed with special experiences that simply can't be replicated anywhere else on earth. Montana's got cool stuff all over the place.

Enjoy a Meal at the Oldest, Continuously Operated Chinese Restaurant in America: You'll find the famous Pekin Noodle Parlor in Butte, Montana and it's been open since 1911. "The restaurant was founded in its current location in 1911 by Hum Yow and Tam Kwong Yee."

Photo by Orijit Chatterjee on Unsplash
Photo by Orijit Chatterjee on Unsplash
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The start of the Continental Divide in the United States begins in Montana: The Continental Divide actually crosses 5 US states, but Montana's position is unique. (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico are all included.)

"With a spectacular start in the remote western reaches of Glacier National Park, at the 49th parallel of latitude where Alberta, British Columbia and Montana join, the northern most point of Montana's Divide begins its run to the south at an elevation of 7,460 feet." (According to Visit Southwest Montana)

Photo by Michael Kirsh on Unsplash
Photo by Michael Kirsh on Unsplash
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Hang Out With Extinct Grasshoppers Preserved In Glacial Ice: Montana has some weird stuff but this experience might be one of the more unique. There's a place in Park County called Grasshopper Glacier, and although the glacier itself is fading away quickly, those extinct grasshoppers will hopefully be available to see for a while more. You'll find it north of Cooke City.

Grasshopper Glacier - Google Maps
Grasshopper Glacier - Google Maps
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Enjoy The Largest Part Of The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail: Sure, Lewis and Clark explored many more states than just Montana, but when you trace their path, you'll see they spent a TON of time here and many more exploratory miles than the other states. Lewis and Clark spent (cumulatively)  a total of two years exploring Montana from east to west and top to bottom.

Lewis and Clark - Lewis and Clark Interp Center FB
Lewis and Clark - Lewis and Clark Interp Center FB
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Soak In The Best Hot Springs In America: You can "soak" in almost any state. But Montana's hot springs are some of the best you'll find anywhere in America, and perhaps the world. (There are too many travel mag recomendations to list about how truly good they are.) Without blowing the hidden, local, secret spots for undeveloped hot springs - we'll just mention a couple of the developed areas. Two of the best in Montana are Yellowstone Hot Springs north of Gardiner, and Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in the Lolo National Forest. Both are excellent choices.

Cities in Montana That Have a Symphony Orchestra

Montana cities are packed with true, big city talent within their symphony orchestras and programs. We even have a support organization for all of the separate symphonies across the state. Treat yourself to a performance soon - you will not be disappointed.

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LOOK: Which movies were filmed in Montana?

Stacker compiled a list of movies filmed in Montana using data from Movie Locations, with additional information about each film collected from IMDb.

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10 Interesting Quotes About Montana

10 Interesting quotes about Montana from authors, athletes, actors and musicians.

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