Helena (Montana)

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Helena is the state capital of Montana, in the Western Central part of the state.

Montana Capitol Building

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Interstate 15 runs north and south through Helena's eastern edge. US-12 runs east-west, and is the quickest connection from the Missoula area; US-12/287 leaves Helena to the southeast, towards Townsend and eastbound I-90 and Billings.

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Helena Regional Airport (IATA: HLN) [1] receives scheduled service on Delta to Salt Lake City and Minneapolis, United to Denver, and Alaska/Horizon to Seattle, with some flights passing through Great Falls. The airport is immediately northeast of the city, roughly three miles from downtown.

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St Helena Cathedral
  • Cathedral of St. Helena530 N. Ewing, Lawrence and Warren Sts. +1 406 442-5825. Daily except during services; Summer tours on Tues, Weds, Thurs..
  • The Great Northern Carousel and Ice Cream Parlour is a must do when visiting the historic town of Helena. A hand carved Carousel was built in 2002 with a wide variety of native Montanan animals. They also feature delicious homemade ice cream with flavors like Missouri River Mud, Frog Mint, and Buffalo Jump.
  • Montana State Capitol1301 E. 6th Ave. Summer, Mon-Sat 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, noon, 1:00 and 2:00, Sun noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00; Winter,Sat only 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, noon, 1:00 and 2:00; Self guided tours Self-guided tours

Mon-Sat 8am-5pm. Free.

  • Old Fire Tower. An Old Fire Tower built in 1876.

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  • Elk View Bed and Breakfast88 Howard Beer Rd, Clancey (12 mi south of the city, along I-15),  +1 406 442-1224. Check-in: 4PM-7PM, check-out: 11AM. A four room guest room lodge built with logs and set on 450 acres that feels like a park. The lodge has three large fireplaces, a hot tub and sauna. The breakfasts are recommended. $100-$125.
  •    Walker Creek Retreat7871 Clausen Road +1 406 449-2552. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: noon. A large, spacious, secluded lodge with four room guest rooms and a fishing pond. Located at the base of MacDonald Pass. $115-$225.
  • Jorgenson's Inn & Suites1714 11th Avenue (between 11th Ave and Prospect Avenue at Lamborn Street (next to Capital Hill Mall)),  +1 406-442-1770. Check-in: 2pm, check-out: 12n. Jorgenson's Inn & Suites is a friendly hotel in the city center. Highlights of the property include free breakfast with every room, a fun bar and casino, an indoor pool, business center and Free Wifi in the main building, free on-site parking, round-trip airport shuttle, laundry facilities, coffee in the lobby, a microwave in the lobby, complimentary newspapers in the lobby and air conditioning in all rooms and public areas. 69.00.

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Routes through Helena
LethbridgeGreat Falls  N I-15.svg S  ButteIdaho Falls
Missoula ← Elliston ←  W US 12.svg E  ForsythMiles City
Ends at US 89.svgChoteau  N US 287.svg S  → Townsend → Three Forks


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