Before Montana became an official state in 1879, it already established a historical society. The Treasure State is keenly aware of the importance of preserving history. In Montana Dude Ranchs, you can see this history in action.
After the Civil War, there was a shortage of beef in the north. Cowboys from Texas started grazing livestock to make their way to the north. Livestock farms began to appear, and cowboys became a fixture in Montana. Cowboys are still thriving, and you can see them working and even helping out on any of Montana’s many farms.
The elegant Montana farms provide a feel of the old West with as little or as much frills as the traveler desires. There are “guest ranches” and “working farms”, and boredom is never an option. Horse riding, overnight package trips, cart rides, cattle engines, and cowboy competition are a must. Some farms in Montana even provide the opportunity to go fishing! If that’s a lot of excitement, maybe pitching some horse and relaxing next to the hot pool? Whatever you are looking for a vacation, the exquisite Montana farms can provide it.
Montana is called “Big Sky Country” for a reason. You cannot find a more beautiful place to ride a horse, fish or camp. In which direction you look, there are wide mountain views, wide open spaces and a blue sky that extends forever. Look around and imagine the Earth as Louis and Clark once saw it. Then he jumped on a horse and see how cowboy remains in Montana.