Visiting Montana? Here’s A List Of The Best Tips For Your Trip.
It's tourist season in Montana, which means more traffic, Sprinter Vans, RVs, people walking around with cameras, and lots of folks wearing the brand-new matching Montana t-shirts that they probably overpaid for.
First, let me say that if you're reading this and you are here visiting our beloved state, I hope you have a fantastic time. Please, enjoy all that Montana has to offer and take the chance to check out all of the great shops and stores that locals work hard at providing you with the services and products that you need while you're here.
Now, for those of you planning on visiting Montana, well, I have some tips for you that you're going to want to know before you arrive.
Tip #1 Don't Get To Close To The Wildlife
I understand for a lot of you, this will be the first time you see things like bison, bears, elk, and moose just to name a few. You should know that while they might only be a couple hundred feet away, they're not tame and they will absolutely hurt you...bad. While it might seem tempting, keep in mind that our National Parks are not petting zoos.
Tip #2 Be Nice To Those Providing You Service
Montana is a popular place, especially during tourist season so the chances are that you might not have the prompt service you think you deserve. The truth is, our service folks are understaffed and they do the best they can. What they don't need is some out-of-state person with an attitude giving them grief.
Tip #3 It's Expensive Here
Montana isn't a cheap place to live or visit, so before you get too excited and start thinking about leaving wherever you live and start looking at real estate, remember that. Oh and if you're planning on staying in a hotel, depending on what part of the state you will be lodging in, it's going to cost you...a lot.
Tip #4 Make Sure You're Cool With Driving Here
If you've never driven in the mountains before, you might be in for a challenge. Not only is it a completely different experience than driving on flat ground, one tends to have the desire to look around at all the scenery while behind the wheel, and that's never a good idea. So for your and everyone else's safety, probably staying in the slow lane is the best idea, at least until you get the hang of it.
Tip #5 Take Home A Little Montana When You Leave
We mentioned the overpriced t-shirts, but you'll also want to make sure that you bring home a little taste of Big Sky Country. We have plenty of wonderful Made In Montana products for you to choose from. Some of the most popular items include anything with huckleberries or our delicious jerky made from bison or elk. For those of you over a certain age, we also have plenty of high-quality adult beverages that are made right here that you can enjoy when you get back home.
Once again, please enjoy your stay, and remember...there's no place like home.
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