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Sidney is a town in Montana. In 2020, 6,300 people lived there.


The area is near large oil reserves and has experienced several boom and bust cycles. These bring in an influx of people to the town, some staying for a short period of time. The town has surges in oil exploration activity. The entire region has had substantial increase in population. This has brought a tremendous increase in the economy, the population and crime.

Sidney is home to a sugar beet refinery. In the fall the refining creates a lingering odor over the entire town. It's not exactly unpleasant, just odd smelling.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By car[edit]

Sidney is at the intersection of Highways 200 and 16. It can also be accessed by Hwy 23.

Get around[edit]

Map of Sidney (Montana)

There is a standard downtown area with businesses in a walkable area. Several businesses, restaurants, and most hotels, are outside this area.


  • 1 Ft. Union Trading Post/Ft. Buford, 15550 Highway 1804, Williston, ND (22 miles north of Sidney), +1 701 572-9083, . Summer: 8AM-6:30PM; Winter: 9AM-5:30PM. historic fort located near the meeting of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers, best known as the place Sitting Bull surrendered. Museum, standing buildings, picnic area. $5 adult, $2.50 child. Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (Q2362959) on Wikidata Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site on Wikipedia


  • 1 Hunter Dehner Memorial Skatepark, 2nd Ave SE. Open during daylight. Several back and forth with quarter pipes and banks, mini-ramp. Free.
  • 2 Richland Park Disc Golf, County Rd 128. Open during daylight. Flat 9 hole course near river. Good for beginners. Picnic area and playground. Free.



  • 1 Meadowlark Brewing, 117 South Central Ave, +1 406 433-2337. 11AM-9PM, closed Su, M. Local craft brewery with upscale menu. Stop and enjoy a beer even if you aren't eating.
  • 2 South 40, 207 2nd Avenue NW, +1 406 433-4999. M-Sa 10:30AM-9PM, Su 10AM-9:30PM. Nice salad bar, plus chops.



Many workers stay in hotels and campgrounds. Reservations are critical.


Go next[edit]

  • Seven Sisters (12 miles south) is a wildlife management area. Day use fishing and boating. Agate hunting.
Routes through Sidney
ReginaPlentywood ← Jct W E  N  S  GlendiveEND
Great FallsLewistown ← Jct S  W  E  → becomes CartwrightWatford City

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