The Central Montana area has a rich history and abundant natural beauty making it a perfect destination for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. As the geographical center of the state, Lewistown is an ideal stopping point between Yellowstone and Glacier Parks. And, at any time of year, there are a variety of things to do and places to explore.
This area is a sportsman's paradise with excellent hunting and fishing opportunities. Big Spring Creek is a Red Ribbon (Class II) trout stream that flows through Lewistown and sustains a population of rainbow and brown trout. Fly fishing is very popular on Spring Creek and draws anglers from all over. Spring Creek originates southeast of Lewistown and is one of the largest fresh water springs in the United States and also supports Montana's oldest state fish hatchery.
Visitors can enjoy several self-guided walking tours of Lewistown's three districts designated by the National Register of Historic Places including the Silk Stocking District which features some of the areas oldest and most graceful turn-of-the-century homes. There are also many fine examples of sandstone buildings constructed in the early 1900's by the Croatian stone masons who were known for their exceptional skill. Lewistown's Main Street is notable for having maintained its historical and architectural integrity and visitors will be impressed by its "picture postcard" quality. Other places of interest are the Central Montana Museum where visitors can view a wonderful collection of the area's artifacts and the Lewistown Art Center to see their current exhibit of fine art - see www.lewistownartcenter.org.
Access to the Lewistown trail system is just steps away from the Yogo Inn and runs adjacent to the hotel property. This walking/biking trail offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty of our community.
One of the newest discoveries for Central Montana is the Bear Gulch Pictographs. The University of Oregon along with the Montana Archaeologist Society have found it to be the largest in all North America. Some of the pictographs are dated to 400 BC. This is one to put on your bucket list and make sure you see,,,,,,,,
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