Even as the summer season winds down, there’s still plenty to do during autumn in the Headwaters. Pony Bar is a standout when it comes to keeping entertained in this little corner of Montana. Just a few miles down the road from the Sacajawea, outside the town of Harrison, you’ll find the legendary Pony Bar.
Untold mysteries and wonders lie under the mountain at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, and opportunities to explore are just steps away, letting you get underground to help beat the summer heat with natural air conditioning. At the park, you’ll find a cafe and two gift shops, two visitor centers, plus more than ten miles of hiking and mountain biking trails to explore. And of course, the park’s namesake is not to be missed. The good news is that this cave has a tour for everyone.
For such a relatively young state, Montana has racked up a heap of history in the time since the Lewis and Clark expedition first traversed the land in 1805. Though Native Americans lived here for millennia before settlers arrived, the oldest building in the state—Fort Connah—dates back just to 1846. But there’s a lot of history packed into the historical sites of the Treasure State. Explore your way around the region with relaxing stays at these classic properties.