Who said we don’t have any culture around here?
There Are Many Great Attractions
Visitors interested in Bitterroot Valley cultural attractions have a lot to choose from.
As we shared in Bitterroot Valley History, there’s been a lot of changes in the Bitterroot Valley over the past couple hundred years, which has created quite a diverse culture.
Explore the rich history and culture of the Bitterroot Valley by visiting some of these nearby attractions.
Marcus Daly Mansion
One of the premier Bitterroot Valley attractions!
Take a tour through this restored 25,000 square foot, 25 bedroom, 15 bathroom summer home built by Marcus Daly during the copper heydays of the late 1800’s.
The Mansion is located in Hamilton.
Big Hole National Battlefield
This historic site of the battle between the men of the 7th Infantry and the Nez Perce tribe.
The Battlefield is located approximately 60 miles south of Hamilton.
Bannack State Park
The original territorial capital of Montana was a flurry of activity in the 1860’s as gold mining took the area by storm. By the 1950’s, everyone had moved on.
Experience the spectacular drive through the high valleys of the Big Hole Valley and visit this ghost town for a fun way to spend an afternoon.
The Park is located about 120 miles south of Hamilton.
Fort Owen State Park
The adobe and log structure marks the first permanent white settlement in Montana and dates back to 1850.
A small museum is also located on this site.
The Park is located just outside of Stevensville.
Garnet Ghost Town
Known as Montana’s best preserved ghost town, this mining town grew to 1,000 residents by 1898.
But almost everyone was gone by 1912.
The Town is located about 100 miles northeast of Hamilton.
Ravalli County Museum and Historical Society
Located in the historic County Courthouse, the Museum is loaded with area history, artifacts, photographs, displays and archives.
The Museum is located in Hamilton
St. Mary’s Mission
Established in 1841 as the first church and pioneer settlement in what eventually became the state of Montana 48 years later.
The Mission is located in Stevensville
Travelers Rest State Park
This historic Lewis & Clark campsite is one of only a few locations where physical evidence has been found to prove the presence of the Corps of Discovery.
The Park is located near Lolo, about 40 miles north of Hamilton.