what to do in Forsyth?
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Posted by Lincoln (+148) 7 years ago
Going to Forsyth for the first time Thursday. Looking for suggestions on fun places to have lunch and to spend some time with a couple of kiddos- boys 3 and 5. We are pretty easily entertained, just wanted to know what might be "not to miss" in town.
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 7 years ago
There's a glass of water evaporating on 3rd and Vine when it's not freezing outside! An E Ticket attraction!!
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Posted by Scott Kaiser (+268) 7 years ago
Forsyth has one of the nicer indoor swimming pools around, not sure if it is open however. Top-That Eatery, Speedway Cafe,are OK. Nice theater, about all I can think of.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17343) 7 years ago
Counting coal cars as the train goes by.
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Posted by Lincoln (+148) 7 years ago
thanks for the food suggestions... is there a town park? or a hiking trail? are there any stores there? When I go by on 94 it always looks like a cute historic town....
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Posted by Bridgier (+9197) 7 years ago
The water will be better than that in Glendive.
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Posted by Dillpickle (+34) 7 years ago
Forsyth does have the nicest indoor swimming pool in the area. And, you are in luck as the pool is open thursday afternoon! The pool is located on the north side of town, next to the H.S. football feild.

The Roxy is also a great place to catch a show, but I think Thursday is an off day for the theater.

The Library usually has all sorts of entertainment for the little ones.

And, if the snow surrenders some by then, or not, you can take a walk along the dike from boat ramp to boat ramp. It's a really pretty walk with snow on the ground.

We also have several merchants who can provide a plethora of services while you are in town. Some of those are listed on the city website, which I believe is CityofForsyth.com, or I'm sure you can find it on google.
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Posted by Marty Scheid (+236) 7 years ago
They have a nice local history museum. Cant remember the name of it though
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Posted by Lincoln (+148) 7 years ago
It actually took me a few tries on google, but I did find the website and its nice. we will check out some shops in downtown.

What is the pool like? my kiddos aren't the best in pools, we used to live by the ocean where they could wander in to where they felt comfy- is there a 3ft section?
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Posted by heimer (+96) 7 years ago
I enjoy going down to the dam; North on 15th Avenue.

Chris: The glass of water is frozen at this time. Move along. Nothing to see there.

[This message has been edited by heimer (2/25/2014)]
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Posted by Forsyth Pool (+37) 7 years ago
Hello, I saw this conversation and thought i would interject some info on the pool:

We are a year around indoor pool featuring a 6 lane, 25 meter, 197,000 gallon pool. Also included in our building is a diving board and 6 person hot tub.

Our Pool has a shallow end starting depth of 3.5 FT slowly progressing to 5 FT. from there depth drops rapidly to our 12 FT deep end.

We keep the building a nice 80 Degrees F. and 50-55% humidity year around and our pool 84 degrees F. to keep our patrons comfortable.

We now have a photo walk through of the pool on our Facebook page, so feel free to check us out.

we are open for lap swim Thursday from 5-7pm. we are always glad however to welcome any families to come play in the pool during lap swim, so long as they stay clear of swimmers.
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Posted by Duane Duffy (+257) 7 years ago
Hope you found the amazing murals painted on the exterior of several buildings in Forsyth! They were done by Bob Watts, resident artist. Beautiful
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+797) 7 years ago
The Rosebud County court house is worth a visit. There are a lot of stairs to climb and halls to run through that kids like.
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+475) 7 years ago
There are two major parks with playground equipment - Marcyes Park and Riverside Park. Riverside is right next to the swimming pool building, and Marcyes is on Front Street. Of course there's a lotta snow right now, but it's supposed to be in the 30s this Thursday so, possibly good snowman weather.

The murals mentioned above are all located on 9th Avenue, except as noted:
- West side of Yellowstone Pharmacy (on Main Street)
- In the alley next to Royal Oaks Inn
- On the north side of the Independent Press building
- The volunteer fire department building (all sides of the building)
- Inside the Carquest store (also on 9th Avenue)

The Roxy is indeed closed most Thursdays - it's the slowest day of the week so we usually use that day to make repairs, adjust things and (most importantly) give the owners a date night!

[This message has been edited by Forsyth Mike (2/26/2014)]
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Posted by Lincoln (+148) 7 years ago
Thanks everyone! We are looking forward to our big day out on the town of Forsyth! Definitely going to see the murals and the courthouse- may take a walk on the dike trail, and visit a shop or two to get a present for dad's birthday Sunday.

Thanks again for all the tips!
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+475) 7 years ago
There is also a nice walking trail at the Dam area -- locally just called the "nature trail." I'm not sure how it would be right now with all the snow we've had lately, but it could be worth checking out. If you go to the East Rosebud Recreation Area, and drive around the loop by the tables, you'll see a path leading to the toilets that's marked "potty path." (The Potty Path sign was donated in tribute to a local lady who always called it that, in case you're wondering.) The nature trail is an unmarked opening leading west into the underbrush, about 50 feet to the right of the potty path sign. It follows the river and ends up on top of the dike at Riverside Park.

This feature is really way better in the summer of course...there's even a rope swing that you can dive into the river from. So, if you're coming back in the summertime put it on your list!
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+475) 7 years ago
Other ideas - you could have lunch at the Dairy Queen, and not far from there is a store called Victorian Era that is a nice gift shop.

Also check Yellowstone Pharmacy downtown for gifts. You said the gift is "for dad," so you might find ideas at Clark Hardware (which is a cool store to visit for the historical angle too...it's on Main St. across the street from the courthouse), or Forsyth Hardware which is a more traditional hardware store, or Carquest (both on 9th Avenue), or Napa Auto Parts, behind the bowling center on Front Street.

Another good spot for lunch is Fitzgeralds which is on 10th avenue near the railroad crossing.

The city website is forsythmt.com.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1438) 7 years ago
...an indoor pool but there's a question about it being open?

I'm not knocking the genuine question, I'm just wondering (if it's not open) why have an indoor pool except to brave the weather and be able to stay open? Would they really be closed?
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+475) 7 years ago
It's open as much as the budget will allow. It used to have more open days but wasn't getting enough usage.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 7 years ago
Heating pools is EXPENSIVE.

One of the hardware stores in Forsyth used to have model railroads set up at Christmas. Which one was that?
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Posted by Dillpickle (+34) 7 years ago
Check out Valley Auto, on 9th, during the holiday season. The train display is fantastic.

I believe it recently returned to storage, so a little late this year.
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