Billings is Montana’s largest city, a vast metropolitan area bisected by long cliffs known as the Rimrocks. This predominantly oil and ranching community sits on the Great Plains and is backdropped by seven different mountain ranges etched in the distant horizon.
Things to do in Billings
For scenic views overlooking Billings, visit the Rimrocks, a collection of beautiful sandstone rock formations. Go for a walk along the Swords Park trail or try your hand at bouldering or rock climbing in Zimmerman Park.
Animal lovers can check out ZooMontana, a zoological and botanical garden with over 100 animals from more than 50 different species. View a river otter along America’s Waterway, stroll past a grizzly bear area in the Rocky Mountain Adventure exhibit and keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Canada lynx.
Spend an afternoon touring Moss Mansion to get a feeling for what life was like in the early 1900s. Stroll through the mansion to see original draperies, furniture, Persian carpets and artefacts. Join a guided tour to learn more about the history of this 1903 red sandstone historic home and pick out a unique souvenir from the Moss Mansion gift shop.
Head to the Yellowstone Art Museum to view a collection of modern and historic art surrounding America’s Rocky Mountain West. Tour permanent exhibits, such as the Montana Collection’s 2,000 West-inspired art pieces, the Poindexter Collection of New York Abstract Expressionist art and the Edith Freeman collection of woodblock prints.
Getting around Billings
Billings is served by Logan International Airport just outside the downtown area. You can easily explore the city by catching public buses, hailing taxis or riding the bike trails. Hire a car to explore the surrounding region.