Area Attractions

Alberta Bair Theater

Since 1987, the Alberta Bair Theater has brought excitement of live theater, concerts, dance, and opera to the Billings region. National and international artists have performed at the Bair, making it a pillar of the cultural community throughout Montana and northern Wyoming.

Little Bighorn National Monument

Less than one hour’s drive from Billings, the Custer Battlefield memorializes the famous “Last Stand” of Lt. Col. George A. Custer, where 263 US soldiers and personnel met death at the hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors in June of 1876.

Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame

Located in the Historic District of downtown Billings, the Wall and sculpture recognize the outstanding achievements of Montana rodeo cowboys and cowgirls.

Moss Mansion Historic Museum

Located on the west end of downtown, the Moss Mansion offers a fascinating glimpse into history. A one-hour guided tour captures the turn of the century life in Billings, and features the home, original furnishings, and décor of Preston Boyd Moss. The 1903 Mansion, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed by the same architect who built the Waldorf Astoria, Plaza, Willard, and Copley Hotels.

Pictograph Cave State Park

Pictograph Cave State Park is a place to contemplate the origins of human habitation in Montana. The Pictograph Cave site was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964, because of its archeological significance. Today’s visitors can enjoy a unique opportunity to explore the mystery of this extraordinary site and tour the visitor center.

Pompey’s Pillar

Pompey’s Pillar, a 200 foot high rock formation, bears the signature and date inscribed by William Clark, Corps of Discovery of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is a vivid record of this remarkable journey to discover the West!

Yellowstone Art Museum

Founded in 1964, Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) has become the preeminent art museum in the region. YAM recently joined the elite ranks of the few museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Its permanent collection numbers 7,500 objects is housed in the 50,000 SF museum and nearby Visible Vault, a storage facility open to the public. YAM features an excellent collection of Western art (including C. M. Russell, Will James, J. H. Sharp) and a first-rate collection of contemporary artists such as Deborah Butterfield, Rudy Autio, John Buck, Russell Chatham, Peter Voulkos, and Freeman Butts. YAM is a “don’t miss” stop in Billings!

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park, offers an extraordinary display of wildlife and geologic wonders such as Old Faithful Geyser and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. In 2015, over 4 million park visitors enjoyed the spectacular natural beauty of Yellowstone.

ZooMontana and Botanical Gardens

The region’s only accredited zoo is located on the West End of Billings, just off I-90. Here, visitors can admire wild animals in a natural setting. Major exhibits include Amur Tigers, River Otters, Grizzly Bears, Big Horn Sheep, and Red Pandas, just to name a few. ZooMontana also offers many Botanical Gardens, including the delightful Sensory Garden.