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Billings

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State Parks · Room Escape Games · Geologic Formations

Popular things to do in Billings

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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State Park
Pictograph Cave State Park
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Geologic Formation
The Rimrocks
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Moss Mansion
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. The 2015 Census estimates put the Billings population at 110,263, making it the only city in Montana with over 100,000 people. The city experienced rapid growth when surpassing Montana's largest city in 1970, Great Falls. Billings held the title to having the largest growth of any city in Montana. Parts of the metro area are seeing hyper growth. From 2000 to 2010 Lockwood, a census-designated place In Yellowstone County, saw growth of 57.8%, the largest growth rate of any community in Montana. Billings has avoided the economic downturn that affected most of the nation 2008–2012 as well as avoiding the housing bust. With the Bakken oil development in eastern Montana and western North Dakota, the largest oil discovery in U.S. history, as well as the Heath shale oil discovery just north of Billings, the city's already rapid growth rate is escalating.Billings was nicknamed the "Magic City" because of its rapid growth from its founding as a railroad town in March 1882. The city is named for Frederick H. Billings, a former president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Use our United States route site to plan your trip to Billings and other destinations in United States.

Side trips from Billings

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Yellowstone Guidelines Livingston
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Battlefield
Little Bighorn Battlefield Crow Agency
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ski Area
Red Lodge Mountain Red Lodge
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area Lovell
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Billings

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Winery / Vineyard
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Brewery
Angry Hank's Microbrewery
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Western Heritage Center
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Pryor Mountains
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Billings

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Art Museum
Yellowstone Art Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Yellowstone County Museum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Toucan Gallery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Oscar's Park
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in Billings

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Brewery
Canyon Creek Brewing
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Brewery
Thirsty Street Brewing Company at The Taproom
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brewery
Carter's Brewery and Tap Room
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Brewery
Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Billings

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State Park
Lake Elmo State Park
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Phipps Park
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Sacrifice Cliff
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Room Escape Game
The Grand Escape Room
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zoo
ZooMontana
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company Crow Agency
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
DanWalt Gardens
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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