Montana Towns Tourists Can’t Pronounce
Every state has town names that can be hard to pronounce, but it seems to happen more here than anywhere else.
Montana is a vast state filled with beautiful mountains, forests, and rivers. We have many incredible towns and cities that people flock to year-round for outdoor activities, and I'll admit that some town names are more challenging to pronounce than others.
The problem is that most people don't ask how to pronounce towns in Montana. Tourists will take a wild stab at it, and it usually doesn't end well.
Most of these towns are easy to pronounce, but the spelling can confuse out-of-towners. Montana has a rich history of eclectic town names. Towns have histories that are steeped in French and Native American tradition, as well as a variety of cultural traditions from surrounding areas.
We looked over towns and cities across Montana and found several places that fit this description. We might have also added some towns from personal experience where we have heard tourists butcher some town names.
We aren't saying these towns have bad names, but unique names that can be difficult for visitors to pronounce. As much as we love to giggle and eye roll at the way these towns are pronounced, we should be kind and help educate. That's the best course of action, don't you think?
So the next time you hear someone having a hard time with the pronunciation of a Montana town, be a friendly local and let them know how to pronounce it the right way.
Here are five towns in Montana that tourists can't pronounce correctly.