Day trips?
Posted by Sarrie (+79) 8 years ago
Looking for someplace to take my girls that can be a day trip. I don't want something super expensive. They love going for hikes. Since we're new to Montana we'd love some suggestions on fun places to go that we can make a day of. Either the getting there or the being there My twins are 9 and my little one is 6. So any outdoorsy stuff needs to be able to be traversed by those ages.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Posted by MRH (+1495) 8 years ago
http://milescity.com/foru...ew/301274/

Some of the suggestion here might work. Obviously, some will not. Hope you all have fun.
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Posted by Steve Allison (+983) 8 years ago
Another thing to try is, stop by the Miles City Star and pick up a free Visitors guide. A small book packed with fun things to do.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17503) 8 years ago
Strawberry Butte.
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Posted by Sarrie (+79) 8 years ago
I will stop by the Star and get that. Where is Strawberry Butte? I had heard of it from someone at work, but they didn't know exactly how to get there. Friend of a friend type of thing. Thanks!
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Posted by Stan Wheeler (+1184) 8 years ago
Medicine Rocks near Ekalaka is one of our favorites.
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Posted by Sharlys (+197) 8 years ago
I strongly recommend a visit to Makoshika State Park. It is just outside of Glendive (an hour away from Miles City) and has some great hiking trails, dino fossil areas, etc. Would be great for kids that age. We made a day trip of it a couple of years ago with our kids and had a blast. Plus there is a dino museum in Glendive to check out while you are there. We have never been to that, but an extra idea for you anyway!

Here is a link with some more info for you. http://www.makoshika.org/
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Posted by Sarrie (+79) 8 years ago
Thanks so much. I can't wait to take my kids to explore!
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+481) 8 years ago
There are some interesting sights in Forsyth:

- Rosebud County Courthouse (built 1914)
- Rosebud County Pioneer Museum (includes a showroom-quality Case steam engine and lots of other great stuff)
- Several huge outdoor murals by artist Bob Watts scattered around downtown area...and you can call Bob and if he isn't busy, he will tour you around town and talk about the paintings.
- Clark Hardware - it's like stepping back in time
- Roxy Theatre - retains its 1930 ambiance but has modern technology inside
- Indoor Olympic-size swimming pool
- Beautiful 9-hole golf course (if you like a change in scenery from MC's course)
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+587) 8 years ago
I am not familiar with Miles City's fish hatchery but most give tours & kids always love them.
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