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Billings is the largest city in Montana, but don’t let that definition fool you — this city still has plenty of the small-town charm Montana is known for. With the Rocky Mountains a short drive away, country landscape right on the edge of town, and beautiful rock rims along the northern edge of the city, the beauty of Billings will delight you just as much as its burgeoning food and beer scene.
It’s worth it to leave the downtown area to visit Pictograph Cave State Park, an important archaeological site where you can still see Native American pictographs on the walls of the cave!
How to Get to Billings, MT
You can get to Billings by flying into Billings Logan International Airport. The easiest way to get there is via taxi or Uber/Lyft unless your hotel offers a shuttle.
Public transportation is very sporadic in Billings and things are fairly spread out. It’s wise to rent a car.
Where to Eat in Billings, MT
Grains of Montana // Excellent sandwiches with bread made from wheat grown at the restaurant’s own farm.
Lilac // Highly lauded restaurant in downtown Billings serving up modern cuisine made from scratch using local ingredients.
The Fieldhouse // Run by a local couple, the Fieldhouse serves up delicious New American cuisine. The restaurant focuses on sustainability and uses ingredients grown nearby.
Uberbrew // In addition to being one of the top breweries in Billings, Uberbew also serves up some delicious pub fare. Try the cheesy fries!
The Burger Dive // For some creative and gourmet burgers, head to the Burger Dive, an award-winning burger joint that also has some tasty shakes. For a particularly Montanan burger, get the “I’m Your Huckleberry” burger.
Things to See in Billings, MT
Bin 119 // A chic wine bar serving up an excellent array of vintages. Also has tapas style plates for a late evening snack.
Levity // This bar focuses on quality wine and craft beer, which you can enjoy while trying your hand at the onsite casino.
High Horse Saloon and Eatery // Hit up the dance floor at this lively bar for an energetic night out. Plus, if you’re in town on a Tuesday they offer free dance lessons from 7pm to 9:30pm!
Billings Brew Trail // Billings has many breweries downtown that are located within walking distance of each other. Just be aware that due to liquor laws in Montana, most stop serving alcohol at 8 p.m. though they may have food later.
The Pub Station // See what’s on the lineup at the Pub Station when you’re in Billings. The Pub Station is one of the premier live music venues in Billings and also has a fun tap room.
Guide by Gina Tarnacki | Travel Montana Now
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