Visit Billings, Montana
Billings, with a population of more than 110,000, is the county seat of Yellowstone County and the largest city in the state. As Montana’s Trailhead, it is the region’s economic hub. Major industries including agriculture, energy, healthcare, finance, education, and as previously noted, tourism drive the local economy. Conveniently positioned in southeast Montana as the largest city between Calgary and Denver, as well as Spokane and Minneapolis, Billings proudly serves a trade area of more than 500,000 people.
Popular attractions locally include the Rimrocks or the 70-million-year-old sandstone rock formations which surround much of the community and offer space to take in the incredible views of the region. The city also boasts a walkable brewery district in historic downtown Billings, Montana’s only zoo and Botanical Park, contemporary and western museums, galleries, several theaters, music venues, a state-of-the-art public library, and several outdoor community venues and festivals.
Billings offers 50 miles of multi-use trails and 24 miles of bike lanes. From the Rimrocks to the Yellowstone River, which is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48, residents of Billings invite visitors to experience the magic of Montana’s Trailhead. Billings sits near the intersection of Interstates 90 and 94 and offers a first-class airport with numerous daily flights to major U.S. cities via Delta, United, American Airlines, Allegiant, and Alaska Airlines. Regional carrier Cape Air also plays a role in air travel and connectivity in the state.
Amazing summer weather and snowy winters with bluebird days offer many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to experience all four seasons and the accompanying adventures. Nearly 4,500 hotel rooms as well as numerous retail and restaurant offerings (Billings offers an incredible food scene), flexible meeting space, and sports venues are ready to accommodate any traveler’s needs and preferences.
Important Things to Know:
Passport Requirement: No
Visa Requirement: No.
Best Time To Travel to This Destination: June to September.
This Destination is Best For: Outdoor Adventure/ Family Adventure
Is This a Family-Friendly Destination: Yes
Recommended Vaccinations: Non Required