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Billings

RELOCATION GUIDE

WELCOME to Montana’s Trailhead

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Meet The Locals

Our relocation agents know Montana... They’ve been around the block... This block. Experienced, well connected, highly respected, and ready to serve.

Welcome to the neighborhood.

Stephanie Patterson

406-321-0759 SOLD@StephPatterson.com PrimeMontanaRealEstate.com

Lance Egan

406-698-0008 Lance@Floberg.com

Susan B Lovely

Nancy Curtiss

406-698-1601

406-696-2434

Sue@LovelyMontana.com

Nancy@Floberg.com

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NancySellsMontana.com

Myles Egan

Jeanne Peterson

406-855-0008

406-661-3941

Myles@Floberg.com

JeanneP@Bresnan.net

Robin Hanel

Darwin George

406-860-6181

406-794-4663

Robin@RobinHanel.com

Darwin@DarwinGeorge.com

Rhonda Grimm

Maya Burton

406-661-7186

406-591-0106

RSGrimm@AOL.com

Maya@Floberg.com

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Sheila Larsen

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406-672-1130

406-671-1595

Sheila@Floberg.com

Countway@Floberg.com

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National Recognition

for Billings 2019

Top 100 Best Places to Live (#24) - Livability

2018 Best Place to Live in the State of Montana - MONEY Magazine Montana’s Tourism Marketing Campaign of the Year - Visit Billings Platinum Choice Award as a Meeting and Convention Destination – Smart Meetings Reader’s Choice Award – SportsEvents Magazine NCAA DII Cross Country West Region Championships (2018/2020) Top 7 Unexpected Places with Great Comedy Scenes - Livability Top 10 Cities for Worktirement - SmartAsset 2017 and 2018 SportsEvents Magazine Readers Choice Award Home of the NAIA Women’s Basketball Championships (2016 - 2020)

2017 NAIA 2017 Best Host Award 2017 SmartMeetings Platinum Meetings Award

2016 Best Gin, Trailhead Spirits Finalist, #5 - USA Today Best Rookie Ballpark, Dehler Park - BallParkDigest.com Best Town 2016 - Outside Magazine Best Sustainable Community, Runner Up - Sunset Magazine

2015 Top 100 Best Place to Live - Livability Platinum Choice Award as a Meeting and Convention Destination - Smart Meetings Reader’s Choice Award - Sports Destination Management Magazine Chamber of the Year - Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

2014 Top 10 Best Beer City - Livability

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contents sections

Top Investors Big Sky level

WELCOME TO BILLINGS • 7 8-9 Better Off In Billings 10 About Billings 12 Billings Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS + ECONOMY • 14 14 Energy 15 Economy 16 Agrigulture 17 Employment 18 Transportation EDUCATION • 20 21 Billings Public and Private Schools 21 Higher Education 22 Billings Adult Education 22 Other Education Resources HOUSING + NEIGHBORHOODS • 24 25 Real Estate 26 Apartments 26 Extended Stay Hotel/Motel Properties HEALTHCARE RESOURCES • 28 29 Hospitals and Clinics 29 Retirement Communities 30 Senior Services

Albertsons Altana Federal Credit Union Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Floberg Real Estate Company Big Sky Economic Development Big Sky Steel & Salvage BNSF Century 21 Hometown Brokers Computers Unlimited Crowley Fleck PLLP Denny Menholt Chevrolet DiA Events Diamond B Companies Dovetail Designs & Millwork Inc. ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. Gainan’s Flowers & Garden Center Kampgrounds of America Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. PayneWest Insurance Phillips 66 Red Lion Hotel Billings Rocky Mountain Bank Sanctuary LLC Spectrum Reach Stockman Bank The Western Sugar Cooperative Underriner Honda Vertex Consulting Group Walmart Walmart, Heights Western Security Bank

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Project Management Dave Worstell

SHOPPING + dINING • 53 54 Heights 54 Downtown 55 Midtown 55 West End 56 Shiloh Crossing Cover photo: Biking in Zimmerman Park. Credit VISIT BILLINGS

MSU Billings U.S. Bank

Beartooth level

Published by:

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The Ashley Delp Team Holiday Station Stores NorthWestern Energy

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The Billings Gazette

Project Management Project Editor:

Kelly McCandless Marya Pennington

Creative Designer:

Nadine Bittner

Advertising Sales: Contact the Billings Gazette Advertising Department by calling 406-657-1370 Photo Contributors: Billings Gazette Staff Photographers, Billings Chamber, Visit Billings, Adobe Stock

www.billingschamber.com

PO Box 31177 Billings MT 59107-1177 406-245-4111 • 800-7112630

Fax 406-245-7333


BILLINGS IS WELCOME TO BILLINGS

CHANGING. Your Chamber Is Leading The Way.

Cattle drive monument at the Billings Chamber building. Credit Joe McGinnis

Welcome to Billings, Montana’s Trailhead

With more than 100,000 residents, Billings is Montana’s city. Shaped by the Yellowstone River and sheltered by the sandstone “Rims” millions of years in the making, Billings is the cradle of progressive regional commerce providing healthcare, transportation, exceptional shopping experiences, diverse educational opportunities, cuisine and arts & culture to over 500,000 people throughout the region. This is a place of forever views, endless memories and the adventure of the untamed wilderness right out our front door. Explore our trails as you stroll along the

Yellowstone, ride your bike along the Rimrocks or walk through one of our many parks. Billings connects you to warm, genuine, hardworking people who possess a perspective on life that is uniquely Montanan and inherently individual - people who look you in the eye and take time to welcome you home. This is the land where General Custer fought the Sioux and Cheyenne, where Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse led their people through struggles and to victories, where William Clark left his signature as the Lewis & Clark Expedition passed through and

where Calamity Jane raised a ruckus. Billings is a special place to live, work and recreate. From here, your trail can take you back in time or to the top of the world, anywhere or nowhere at all. So weigh the possibilities, get ready for the trek of a lifetime and then decide… WHERE YA HEADIN’? Billings is Montana’s Trailhead. Welcome,

John Brewer, CAE President & CEO Billings Chamber of Commerce

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WELCOME TO BILLINGS

Why are you... HIGH SCHOOL

GRADUATION RATES

MONTANA

85.6%

WASHINGTON

79.7%

COLORADO

78.9%

OREGON

74.8%

80%

HAVE LESS THAN A

25 MINUTE COMMUTE 54.7% 50.1% SEATTLE 46.5%

PORTLAND

DENVER

HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE

VERY

SATISFIED

RANKS 4TH OUT OF 189 SIMILAR COMMUNITIES SURVEYED

93%

OF BILLINGS RESIDENTS ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR COMMUNITY.

28%

MEDIAN WAGES GREW

14%

BUT ONLY

IN THE U.S.

140

MILES TO YELLOWSTONE

THE WORLD’S FIRST NATIONAL PARK

VISIT LEWIS AND CLARK 30 MILES AWAY AT POMPEYS PILLAR NATIONAL MONUMENT

VACATION BACKYARD

IN YOUR

DRIVE AN ALL AMERICAN SCENIC ROAD

BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY

60 MINUTES AWAY

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WALKABLE BREWERY DISTRICT

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BREWERIES

DISTILLERIES

CIDER HOUSE

7.5% MORE MONTANANS VOLUNTEER

THAN THE U.S AVERAGE

A PLACE TO THRIVE

90.7%

REGULARLY TALK TO THEIR NEIGHBORS

20%

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME COMPARED TO GROWTH 14% IN U.S.


WELCOME TO BILLINGS

#1

IN OUTDOOR RECREATION

BILLINGS

SEATTLE

DENVER

MINNEAPOLIS

HEALTHY PEOPLE

12%

ONLY

REPORT HAVING FAIR/POOR HEALTH

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BIG SKY MONTANANS SPEND

110 DAYS PER YEAR

RECREATING OUTDOORS

205

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TO STIMULATE THE SENSES

(MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE)

SNOW 49 INCHES!

GLORIOUS WEATHER

DISTINCT SEASONS

DAY MINUTES PER

LESS

SUNNY DAYS SEATTLE: 152 MINNEAPOLIS: 198

44.5

FOR AN AVERAGE OF

DENVER: 64 INCHES MINNEAPOLIS: 53 INCHES

AVG. RAINFALL SEATTLE 37 INCHES

BILLINGS 14 INCHES MINNEAPOLIS 30 INCHES

MEDIAN HOME COST

0% SALES TAX

DENVER

$349,200

PORTLAND

$345,000

BILLINGS

$220,900

AFFORDABLE & LIVABLE WHAT’S THE COST TO OWN THIS HOUSE? DENVER

$695,000

BILLINGS

$279,500

STATE INCOME TAX

55% LOWER THAN U.S. AVERAGE

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WELCOME TO BILLINGS

We welcome you to become a part of the Billings community. We know you will enjoy the business focused, family-friendly quality of life with access to some of the most beautiful backcountry in the nation. Billings is a growing community and plays a positive, vital role as a leader in the region in many industries including energy, agriculture, healthcare, and education. Billings is the largest city in Montana, with a city limit population of 110,323. It is within the county of Yellowstone and is the largest metropolitan and trade area in a 500 mile radius. It is the largest city between Denver, CO and Calgary, Alberta and between Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Spokane, Washington.

Billings, Montana’s Trailhead is experiencing growth with one of the largest actual population increases of any other Montana city. Whether relocating your business or your family, you’ll find Billings, Montana to be a thriving, historic, forward-focused community that offers a strong economic and business base, an abundance of outdoor, historic and cultural activities, great schools and western charm. Billings’ residents have passion, a sense of community and an ability to do business locally, regionally and inter-nationally and still hike, bike and ski at a moment’s notice. Billings is Montana’s Trailhead because it is a beginning to any and all of the things you want to do in life: start your career, a business, a family, a vacation or your golden years. You name it, it can begin in Billings.

Ask residents what they love about Billings and you’ll receive responses that in some way relate to the goodness of the people in the community. With the area’s resilient economy, education and medical opportunities, low crime rate, solid housing market, historical roots and wonderful leisure ventures, you’ll find the people who do business here, raise their families here, retire here, and/or play here, and genuinely enjoy the community in which they live. Billings has balance. It’s large enough to experience the community at your own pace but small enough to still run into friends at the grocery store. In Billings, business is strong, unemployment is low, residents are enjoying life and the scenery is as wonderful as the quality of life. Billings is energized. It embraces and covets its history but looks forward to the future.

Convenient Location Come stay for

as little as

• Friendly! Comfortable! • Walk Downtown • FREE Continental Breakfast • Kitchenettes

70 a Night

$

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*before taxes

823 N. Broadway • Billings, MT 59101 North 28th Street at 9th Avenue, Across the street from Billings Clinic

406-252-5603 • 800-237-5882 Biking along the trail near Coulson Park and the Yellowstone River. Credit VISIT BILLINGS

www.billingscherrytreeinn.com

family owned & operated since 1971. • AAA Approved

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WELCOME TO BILLINGS

About the

BILLINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Welcome sign as you enter the city from Logan International Airport. Credit THE BILLINGS GAZETTE

A little bit about the organization who develops this guide for you: the Billings Chamber.

Please know that we want to see the Billings business community and the community, as a whole, prosper.

We Want You to Succeed!

Billings is a great place to reside as a resident and business owner. If we work together as a team, with one voice as a cooperative spirit, the Billings area will continue to thrive, strengthen and succeed!

The Chamber is here for you. Our vision is to achieve excellence in community leadership and growth. Our mission is to develop a strong business climate and vibrant economy by serving the community in a leadership role thereby enhancing quality of life. We do this by serving our members to the best of our abilities through local/state/federal advocacy, member development, tourism & convention recruitment, networking, educational opportunities, and advertising, as well as events like Business After Hours, the Annual Meeting, and the annual Chamber Breakfast. 12

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Find us on Facebook & Instagram!

Billings Chamber w ww.Facebook.com/Billings ChamberofCommerceCVB/ w ww.instagram.com/ BillingsChamber/ 

Our websites are excellent tools for finding a local business or learning about attractions and other experiences in Billings:

NextGEN (Young Professionals Group) www.Facebook.com/ BillingsNextGEN w ww.instagram.com/ BillingsNextgen.com/

BillingsChamber.com VisitBillings.com BillingsNextgen.com SoutheastMontana.com  Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

2015 Chamber of the Year

Visit Billings www.Facebook.com/BillingsMT www.instagram.com/ montanastrailhead/

Southeast Montana www.Facebook.com/ southeastmontana www.instagram.com/ montanastrailhead/ See us before you arrive!


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BUSINESS & ECONOMY energy agriculture employment transportation

View of Downtown Billings with the Beartooth Mountains in the background.

Billings business and industry serves an area that stretches in excess of 125,000 square miles. The city is a destination for consumers because it provides goods and services to a vast region. Billings is professional but personal. Business incentives include state grant funds, state workforce training grants, low interest – fixed rate long term capital and infrastructure loans as well as SBA 504 Program and Revolving Loan funds. Billings has a strong Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Economic Development Authority and downtown revitalization organization. Together, officials with these groups work closely with City of Billings and 14

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Yellowstone County representatives to help the community grow. Billings was named after Frederick Billings who was the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad from 1879 to 1881. More than a century later, Billings is a vibrant city with a population that nearly doubles every thirty years and with the excellent rail, road and air transportation, industry thrives here. At Montana’s Trailhead, you will experience a community that is the center of progressive regional commerce. Continental Oil began selling products in Billings (“Coulson” at that time) in 1876 – the same year Custer was defeated just 60 miles away along the Little Bighorn River. The first refinery in Billings opened in

1949. Today, the Billings area is home to three refineries producing about 180,000 barrels of oil a day from oil operations in Montana, Wyoming and primarily Canada. That oil is distributed to nine western states. A wealth of long-term energy resources yields utility rates that are among some of the lowest in the nation. Coal is a rich natural resource and water is plentiful and of excellent quality. With drilling in the Bakken Oil Play, the Canadian Tar Sands, and other lucrative locations in motion, Billings is perfectly positioned as the regional hub for the energy industry in the northwest United States. Billings’ three area oil refineries


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and the rich coal and oil deposits in our region position the community in the heart of a regional economy focused on energy development, servicing and transportation that extends the 325 miles to the heart of the Bakken Oil Play in Williston. Agriculture is Montana’s number one industry and plays a crucial role in the Billings economy. From wheat, corn and barley to sugar beet farms and beef ranches, we take great pride in our local agricultural industry. Read more about Montana’s agriculture later in this section. In addition to its role as a trade, service and energy center, the educational and medical communities provide tremendous options and opportunities for residents and people in outlying communities. Quality education can be found at all levels of curriculum, from pre-schools to secondary education, Billings offers a full spectrum of quality institutions. You can read more about all of these institutions in the Education section of this guide. The medical corridor provides the most advanced healthcare services in a four-state area, including Wyoming and the Dakotas. Two fully equipped and modern hospitals and 40 medical clinics offer quality care and a complete range of medical, surgical and emergency services. The healthcare staff, doctors and specialists in the Billings community

have received national attention for their medical achievements. For more information about medical services in Billings, see the Healthcare Resources section of this guide. Montana is one of only a handful of states in the United States without a state sales tax. While Montana has no general sales tax, Yellowstone County and Billings School District #2 collect property taxes in the Billings area. The State of Montana also collects a property tax which is used to fund the university system. County government and all schools are primarily funded by property taxes. All property, except agricultural land, has an assessed value equal to its market value as determined by the Department of Revenue. Agricultural land is valued based on its productivity level. For more information on state or local government, go to: ci.Billings.mt.us, co.yellowstone.mt.gov or mt.gov In 2009, Fortune Small Business ranked Billings #1 in the nation to launch a business. The editors of Fortune Small Business magazine based their decision on statistical and qualitative research. Billings’ housing, schools, cultural and recreational attractions, quality of labor force, taxes and regulatory climate make the city competitive for businesses, big and small. The city is a successful investing ground for new and expanding businesses.

Manufacturing:

These are listings for the many manufacturing businesses that are members of the Billings Chamber of Commerce. You will find similar listings of Chamber member businesses for other categories throughout this guide. A-1 Machine & Fabrication – Polar Tracks

406-371-9444 www.PolarTracks.com/ Product to transform vehicles into snow machines.

Aqua Knife

(406) 371-5300 www.facebook.com/ AquaKnifeWaterjet/ Precision water jet metal fabricator.

Aspen Air US LLC

(406) 259-9014 www.AspenAirCorp.com Industrial gas production.

Bridger Steel

(406) 656-9655 www.BridgerSteel.com Unique metal siding and roofing.

ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co. (406) 657-5380 www.ExxonMobil.com Refinery for quality petroleum products.

Kevlar Kustoms

(406) 672-7976 www.facebook.com/KevlarKustoms/ Metal fabrication for vehicles, boats and more.

Mark Rite Lines

(406) 869-9900 www.MarkRiteLines.com Road striping and line removal equipment.

Midland West Manufacturing

(406) 245-6204 www.MidlandWest.com Custom industrial metal fabrication, equipment repairs.

Wood’s Powr-Grip Co., Inc.

(406) 628-8231 www.PowrGrip.com Vacuum attaching equipment for materials handling.

Phillips 66

(406) 255-2552 www.Phillips66.com Refinery producing motor fuels and petroleum.

The Western Sugar Cooperative (406) 245-3115 www.WesternSugar.com Sugar beet refinery.

Wyo-Ben, Inc.

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AGRICULTURE Billings is proud to boast several lucrative and interesting industries – industries you’ll see active in portions all over town.

We’d like to take this opportunity to share with you why we take pride in them, what they do for the regional economy, and encourage you to embrace them like we do! AGRICULTURE IS MONTANA’S #1 INDUSTRY

Playing a vital role in the Billings economy, agriculture is Montana’s number one industry. Billings helps maintain that statistic: livestock auctions, agriculture supply stores, and well maintained roads help support farmers and ranchers in a large radius of the region. A diverse climate and fertile soil help Montana farmers and ranchers produce a wide variety of high quality food products. While beef and wheat are the two largest commodities, many other products contribute to the state’s agriculture, including corn, barley, sugar beets, cattle, and much more. While you travel throughout Montana, keep your eyes open for these important crops and livestock:

WHEAT – Winter wheat is planted in September and harvested in July/August while spring wheat is planted in the spring and harvested in summer. Wheat is Montana’s main crop and is a leading cash crop. Wheat is mostly grown in the north-central part of Montana. CORN – Planted in the spring and harvested in late summer or early fall, corn is an important crop mainly used in Montana as livestock feed. Nearly all of Montana’s corn is produced in the south and central parts of the state. BARLEY – Planted in the spring and harvested in the fall, Montana barley is primarily grown for animal consumption and malting. High quality barley is used for many products, including beer. Anheuser-Busch uses Montana barley for their products. CATTLE – Both beef and dairy cows are found in Montana, though beef cattle far outnumber dairy. Calving is also common, and the cute little calves are typically born January through March.

SUGAR BEETS – Sugar beets are second only to sugar cane as a source for sugar. In the autumn, Billings often offers a unique scent widely regarded as distinctive, but to residents the smell of the sugar beet is the smell of money and success. One of Billings’ most lucrative industries, the sugar beet process thrives here. Farmers all over the region grow the crop and sell it to Western Sugar Cooperative Plant – one of the nation’s largest sugar cooperatives with a local plant processing a multi-million dollar crop of sugar beets every year. Planted in March of each year, the lumpy brown beet is later harvested, cleaned, chopped into long strings called ‘cossettes’, and then diffused with hot water to extract the sugar. The pulp remaining is pressed and is often sold as livestock feed. The sugar water left behind is known as “raw juice” and is further processed, purified and filtered before being left to crystallize into sugar. The final product is delivered for use in kitchens everywhere. The Montana Department of Agriculture has more ag info at: agr.mt.gov.

Winter Wheat Harvest. Credit THE BILLINGS GAZETTE

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EMPLOYMENT The Chamber Jobs Board offers openings with chamber member businesses and links to these services, too. Log on at BillingsChamber.com/job-board

The unemployment rate in Billings and Yellowstone County remains fairly low. In March 2019, the unemployment rate in Yellowstone County was 3.7%. Montana’s rate was 3.7%, and the National unemployment rate sat at 3.6%. The Billings Chamber of Commerce is not an employment referral service, but several members are available to meet your needs as follows: Employment Assistance Adecco

(406) 652-7644 www.AdeccoUSA.com Human resource solutions provider.

Associated Employers of Montana (406) 248-6178 www.AssociatedEmployers.org Employers Resource Council.

Billings Job Service

(406) 652-3080 www.EmployBillings.com No cost assistance for employment seekers and businesses.

Employment Source

(406) 256-3653 www.Employment-Source.biz Recruitment and affordable payroll services.

Job Connection, Inc.

(406) 245-6323 www.JobConnection.org Connecting people with disabilities to employment.

Kelly Services, Inc.

(406) 652-2070 www.KellyServices.com Staffing solutions from temporary to full-time.

Prioricare Staffing Solutions

(406) 252-8645 www.Prioricare.com Placement services with a focus on healthcare.

Spherion Staffing

(406) 655-9200 www.Spherion.com Staffing, recruiting and hiring services.

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TRANSPORTATION

Logan National Airport during sunrise. Credit THE BILLINGS GAZETTE

Air Service

Airlines serving Billings Logan INternational Airport

Air service in Billings is top notch and something the community is very proud of. Billings Logan International Airport Alaska Airlines serves a large demographic region www.alaskaair.com including most of eastern Montana Allegiant Air and Northern Wyoming. This area www.allegiantair.com represents a population base of more American Airlines than 337,000 who utilize the airport. www.americanairlines.com Find out more at FlyBillings.com. Aside from the scheduled major air carriers that have flights daily connecting Billings with all points of the world, there is one fixed base operator, Edwards Jet Center, located at the airport. For more information call (406) 252-0508. Also, Corporate Air specializes in air services offering feeder airline cargo service and is a certified Commercial Operator and Air Carrier. For more information call (406) 247-3131. Approximately 12 cargo and mail carriers including UPS, Airborne and FedEx service Billings. 18

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Cape Air

www.capeair.com

Delta Airlines www.delta.com

Frontier Airlines

Public Transportation

MET Transit is the city’s public transportation bus system. It provides fixed-route and paratransit bus service to residents. The MET is the primary mode of transportation for many citizens of Billings including the elderly, disabled and school age children. Use of MET transit promotes cleaner air and helps mitigate traffic congestion problems. MET is proud to provide a safe and reliable transportation alternative for all the citizens of Billings. A new downtown transfer center is a great addition to the city’s bus system.

www.flyfrontier.com

Bus

United Airlines

With numerous daily arrivals and departures, Billings offers bus connections through Greyhound and Jefferson Lines to every state in the continental United States as well as Canada and Mexico. In addition, Karst Stage offers seasonal bussing to Yellowstone National Park.

www.united.com


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406.252.8100

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A view of Billings from on top of the rims looking west with the Beartooth Mountains in the background.


EDUCATION IN BILLINGS

Billings offers a full spectrum of educational options for children and adults. Quality education is an important aspect of the Billings community on every learning level. School District #2 – Billings Public Schools

and are supported in part by the seven Catholic parishes in the city. The system is governed by the Billings Catholic Schools Board. Billings Catholic Schools also offer pre-school, daycare, before school and after school daycare options. More details can be read at BillingsCatholicSchools.org.

are plentiful and available for various student needs. Visit MSU Billings online at msubillings.edu. Rocky Mountain College:

Higher Education

Billings School District #2 is the largest school district in the state of Montana with an enrollment of approximately 16,968 students. The District’s instructional program encompasses kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as adult education. School District #2 is made up of 22 elementary schools, five middle schools, and three high schools, as well as a career and technical education campus. The District employs about 1,850 fulltime equivalent positions. For further information visit BillingsSchools.org or contact (406) 281-5065. Private Schools

Billings Catholic Schools:

The Billings Catholic Schools (BCS) serve nearly 1,000 students enrolled in pre-school through 12th grade. Billings Catholic Schools includes St. Francis Primary, Intermediate, Upper and Billings Central Catholic High School. These schools all operate under the Diocese of Great Falls – Billings

Montana State University Billings: More than 5,000 students attend MSU Billings which offers more than 100 degrees ranging from education and business to human services and technology. In 2011, MSU Billings celebrated the largest graduating class in its history with nearly 950 highly qualified students receiving degrees and ready to enter the workforce. The university boasts five distinct colleges including the College of Allied Health Professions, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and City College. MSU Billings Graduate Studies is home to a robust offering of graduate level degrees. Classes are held during the days and evening to accommodate traditional and nontraditional students. Grants, loans, scholar-ships and work-study options

Rocky Mountain College (RMC) is Montana’s oldest higher education institution. RMC consistently ranks in the top 10 among most comprehensive colleges in the western United States. A private college, RMC offers more than 27 liberal arts and professionally oriented majors. The college’s low student – to – teacher ratio makes the school very appealing to both traditional and non-traditional students. RMC has an enrollment exceeding 1,000 students. The updated campus, strong sport programs and phenomenal arts and culture programs help make this college competitive across the nation. For more information, log on to Rocky.edu. Yellowstone Christian College:

The Yellowstone Christian College was started in 1974 by the Yellowstone Southern Baptist Association. The YCC maintains the highest academic standards possible offering a venue for students to engage in serious study of the Bible and related Christian subjects. Learn more at YellowstoneBaptist.edu. B i l l i n g s R e l o c at i o n G u i d e

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EDUCATION IN BILLINGS Other Education Charter College

(406) 294-0156 www.chartercollege.edu Charter College is a private, independent institution of higher education that emphasizes a new direction for continuing education.

Dawson Community College

406-377-3396 dawson.edu Dawson Community College fosters a culture of excellence in education providing all students quality learning and opportunities for growth and partnership in local and global communities.

Walla Walla University

(406) 254-9907 www.wallawalla.edu Master of social work program offering advanced clinical practice courses for commuter students.

Elevate Leadership & Business Consulting Inc

(406) 672-5060 elevatelbc.com Leadership and business training classes.

Childcare Options & Resources Boys & Girls Club

(406) 245-2582 www.begreatyellowstone.org K-12, year round, multiple locations in the community.

C.A.R.E: Academy

St. John’s United – Center For Generations (406) 655-5888 www.sjlm.org Ages 0-12 licensed child care.

(406) 252-3839 www.unitedwayyellowstone.org/care-academy K-5 before and after school program limited elementary locations.

YMCA

Friendship House of Christian Service

ZooSchool

(406) 259-5569 www.friendshipmt.org/ All day preschool ages 3-5, out of school care for K-12.

(406) 248-1685 billingsymca.org/ Preschool 3-5, Afterschool Program K-6. (406) 652-8100 www.zoomontana.org Preschool ages 3-5 at Montana’s only Zoo.

It’s not a room. It’s a Residence.

Explorers Academy - A Head Start Program

(406) 245-7233 www.billingsheadstart.org Non-profit preschool providing kindergarten readiness services to low-income families.

Log Cabin School

(406) 652-1704 www.facebook.com/Log-Cabin-Schooland-Childcare-220424691315516/ Encouraging conscientious independence, social growth and a love of learning.

Huntington Learning Center

(406) 651-5884 www.billings.huntingtonhelps.com Building personalized learning programs for children based on their individual strengths and needs.

ACE Scholarships Montana

(406) 861-1844 www.acescholarships.org Committed to helping parents provide opportunities to their children.

Beautiful patio featuring gas grill and firepit 24 Hour onsite market and fitness center Suites feature full size appliances Daily complimentary hot breakfast Evening Social Offered Monday-Wednesday Proud member of Bonvoy Rewards® 956 South 25th Street West Billings, MT 59102 (406) 656-3900 WWW.MARRIOTT.COM/BILRI

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DAYCARE/PRESCHOOL Billings CatholiC sChools PresChools, DaYCare, anD BeFore anD aFter Care 511 Custer Ave. Billings, MT 59101 406-252-0997 www.billingscatholicschools.org Billings FamilY YmCa 402 N. 32nd St. 406-248-1685 www.billingsymca.org BoYs & girls CluB 505 Orchard Lane 406-245-2582 www.begreatyellowstone.org

st. John’s lutheran ministries 3940 Rimrock Road 406-655-5600 www.sjlm.org the Fun Zone DroP-in ChilD Care Where the Fun never ends! 2156 Central Ave. Billings, MT 59102 406-655-8144 www.TheFunZoneDropInChildCare.com We accept children of all ages.

WonDer Years Preschool, transportation, before and after school care. 38 Burlington Ave. Billings, MT 59101 406-245-4192 www.wonderyearsmt.com ZoosChool PresChool 2100 S. Shiloh Road Billings, MT 59106 406-652-8100 www.zoomontana.org. Billings Chamber members are highlighted.

C.a.r.e. aCaDemY 406-252-5569 www.unitedwayyellowstone.org/care-academy FrienDshiP house oF Christian serviCe 3123 Eighth Ave. S. 406-259-5569 www.friendshipmt.org huntington learning Center 851 Shiloh Crossing Blvd 406-651-5884 billings.huntingtonhelps.com shirleY’s PlaCe at st. vinCent healthCare 1233 N. 30th St. 406-657-7000 childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/shirleys_ place_st_vincent_healthcare_billings_mt

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apartment living

The Billings area offers a wide variety of housing opportunities in all price ranges, locations and property types. Choose a view of the mountains, a relaxing deck off the golf course or a ranch in the country to compliment your Montana lifestyle. Billings offers housing opportunities that are as diverse as its scenic views. Come and enjoy your own piece of Montana in Billings. The housing market in Billings is thriving and can be a great investment 24

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for those looking to purchase a new home The average sale price of a home is $235,950 (as of 2019), and with the help of a local real estate professional and a bit of research, those new to the Billings area will find a great home at a reasonable price. From the west end to midtown or downtown to the heights, Billings has the perfect spot for you to relocate. Billings also offers apartments and studio living designed with community living in mind, with amenities such

as rooftop terraces and lounges, pet parks, and easy walkability to local shops, dining and entertainment. People want more options, and Billings has responded by offering apartments with a simplified and easy lifestyle along with exciting amenities. For additional information about buying or renting a home, please refer to the following listings, or visit BillingsChamber. com and click on Membership Directory for more information.


HOUSING & APARTMENT LIVING REAL ESTATE OPTIONS IN BILLINGS The Ashley Delp Team (406) 690-4388 www.AshleyDelpTeam.com

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Floberg Real Estate Company

406 Own This Montana Real Estate

Metro Realtors LLP

41 Realty Group

Montana Real Estate Brokers

(406) 208-5450 www.406ownthis.com

(406) 670-1578 www.jaidynbrittrealestate.com

(406) 697-2576 www.billingsmagiccityhomes.com (406) 869-2000 www.soldmontana.com

Bar 11 Subdivision (406) 860-8741 www.bar11.com

North Acre Real Estate

(406) 254-1550 www.floberg.com

Century 21 Hometown Brokers

Diamond Real Estate

Pius Real Estate

(406) 591-0021 www.century21hometown.com

(406) 256-0400 www.diamond-rel-estate.com

Billings Real Estate Professionals

Forrester Group Real Estate eXp Realty

RE/MAX of Billings

(406) 248-4409 www.billingsrealestateprofessionals.com

Coldwell Banker The Brokers (406) 652-6100 www.cbthebrokers.com

ERA American Real Estate (406) 259-3977 www.era406.com

Krueger & Company Real Estate Brokerage

(406) 272-3494 www.forrestergrouprealestate.com

Green Realty, LLC (406) 839-9141 www.greenreatlymt.com

Hall And Hall (406) 656-7500 www.HallHall.com

Heavenly Homes

(406) 969-2101 www.kruegerandcompany.com

(406) 690-5277 www.jlorangcom

MK Realty

Kirby Realty Inc.

(406) 534-2654 www.mkrealty.org

(406) 690-7777 www.shermankirby.com

Realty Billings

Magic City Real Estate

(406) 601-1150 or (406) 670-9892 www.realtybillings.com

Scott Grosskopf Real Estate (406) 248-3104 www.montanaranches.com

(406) 850-9858 www.magiccityrealestate.com

Metro Realtors LLP

(406) 860-2931 www.northacrerealestate.com/ 406-633-3490 www.PiusRealEstate.com (406) 896-2200 www.remax-billings.com

Stock Development

(406) 591-4540 www.NewHomesInBillings.com

T & E Realty, Inc. (406) 245-4220 www.tanderealty.com

The Brokerage

(406) 671-6160 www.keithhartrealtor.com

The Real Estate Hub

(406) 671-1441 www.billingsbesthomesgroup.com

Western Skies Real Estate (406) 697-9031 www.hines.realtor

Western Skies Real Estate (406) 850-4237 www.WesternSkiesMT.com

(406) 245-9300 www.metrorealtors.net

Avenue C Apartments in midtown. Credit AVENUE C APARTMENTS B i l l i n g s R e l o c at i o n G u i d e

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HOUSING & APARTMENT LIVING Apartments: Affinity At Billings

(406) 245-4295 www.AffinityAtBillings.com 55+ active adult community.

Aspen Grove Apartments

Ledgestone Hotel

(406) 259-9454 www.ledgestonehotel.com Generously sized kitchenettes, complimentary laundry & fitness room.

My Place Hotel – Billings

(406) 281-8330 www.VOANR.org Income based housing for seniors.

(406) 259-9970 www.myplacehotels.com Modern, extended stay hotels designed for the economy traveler.

Avenue C Apartment Homes

Residence Inn by Marriott

(406) 894-2295 www.LiveAvenueC.com Resort style apartment community.

IRET Properties

(406) 656-7336 www.IRETapartments.com Assorted apartment community living options.

Magic City Terrace

(406) 248-9117 www.VOANR.org Independent elderly housing.

Rainbow Property Management Inc.

(406) 248-9028 BillingsRPM.com Selections include homes, townhomes or apartments.

Shiloh Commons Apartments (406) 855-4699 ShilohCommonsMT.com/ Urban life - Montana style.

(406) 656-3900 www.Marriott.com/bilri Apartment style suites conveniently located near attractions and shopping.

SureStay Plus by Best Western

(406) 294-9090 www.hotelsone.com/Billings/ SureStay-B-West 100% non-smoking/pet free hotel with a hot breakfast, indoor pool & fitness center.

Swift Building Lofts

(406) 839-2266 www.SwiftBuildingLofts.com Located in downtown, upscale, furnished, extended stay apartments.

Your Local Home buying and selling experts !

Twyla Best 591-9191

twylabest@twylabest.com

Tammie Hoelle 697-2576

www.billingsmagiccityhomes.com

The EEC Advantage…

ExpERiEnCE, EffiCiEnCy, CommiTmEnT.

Commercial & Residential Real Estate Services.

Kelly Metcalf Owner/Broker

(406) 671-8163 Kelly@EECMT.com

Towne Place Suites by Marriott (406) 652-7106 www.Marriott.com/bilts Full kitchen and pet friendly.

Extended Stay Best Western Plus Clock Tower Inn

(406) 259-5511 www.bwclocktowerinn.com 2 blocks to dining, nightlife, theatres, shopping. Minutes to METRA & airport.

Best Western Plus Kelly Inn & Suites (406) 256-9400 www.billingsbestwestern.com Uniquely western theme, one and two room suites.

Big Horn Resort

(877) 995-8999 www.thebighornresort.com. Family vacation destination with the Reef Waterpark and hot breakfast.

Home 2 Suites

(406) 252-2255 www.Home2Suites3.Hilton.com Innovative all-suite extended stay for savvy cost conscious travelers.

Hampton Inn & Suites

(406) 656-7511 www.billingswestsuites.hamptoninn.com Relaxed hotel with hot breakfast and airport shuttle.

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Billings

(406) 656-0525 www.homewoodsuites.com By the week or month, we want you to feel like you’re home.

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19 North Broadway, Billings, MT 59101 406-867-6767 NorthernHotel.com


PLACES OF WORSHIP Baptist

episCopal

lutheran

presByterian (usa)

EmmanuEl Baptist ChurCh (sBC)

st. lukE’s EpisCOpal

amEriCan luthEran ChurCh

First prEsBYtErian ChurCh

atOnEmEnt luthEran

st. andrEW prEsBYtErian ChurCh

328 S. Shiloh Rd. Billings, MT 59106 406-652-3161 www.myemmanuel.net

119 N. 33rd Billings, MT 59101 406-252-7186 www.stlukesbillings.org

CatholiC

evangeliCal

marY QuEEn OF pEaCE

Faith EvangEliCal ChurCh

3411 3rd Ave. S. Billings, MT 59101 406-259-7611 www.maryqueenofpeacebillings.org st. BErnard CathOliC ChurCh

226 Wicks Ln. Billings, MT 59105 406-259-4350 www.stbernardblgs.org

3145 Sweetwater Dr. Billings, MT 59102 406-656-8747 www.faithe.org harvEst ChurCh

1235 West Wicks Lane Billings, MT 59105 406-259-5648 www.harvestchurch.tv

st. patriCk CO-CathEdral

215 N. 31st St. Billings, MT 59101 406-259-3389 www.stpatrickcocathedral.org st. pius X parish 717 18th St. W. Billings, MT 59102 406-656-2522 www.stpiusxblgs.org st. thOmas thE apOstlE

2055 Woody Dr. Billings, MT 59102 406-656-5800 www.stthomasbillings.org

First ChurCh OF Christ sCiEntist

7 Burlington Ave. Billings, MT 59101 406-259-0535 Reading Room-2817 2nd Ave. N. 406-248-8661 Dial in to Services: 1-877-333-3702, Conference Code 1234567 www.christiansciencechurchbillingsmt.org Billings Chamber members are highlighted.

1290 Sierra Granda Blvd. Billings, MT 59105 406-245-7004 www.atonementbillings.org trinitY luthEran ChurCh (lCms)

537 Grand Ave. Billings, MT 59101 406-245-3984 www.trinitybillings.org

MethoDist graCE unitEd mEthOdist

Foursquare Faith ChapEl

517 Shiloh Road Billings, MT 59106 406-656-8780 www.faithchapel.cc WOrd OF liFE FEllOWship 1737 King Ave. W. Billings, MT 59102 406-655-2002 www.wordoflifebillings.org

Jewish (urJ) COngrEgatiOn BEth aarOn

Christian sCienCe

5 Lewis Ave. Billings, MT 59101 406-252-4171 www.amluth.org

2031 Broadwater Ave. Billings, MT 59102 406-248-6412 www.cbamt.org

1935 Ave. B Billings, MT 59102 406-259-9711 www.graceumcbillings.org shilOh unitEd mEthOdist ChurCh

1810 Shiloh Road Billings, MT 59106 406-656-0050 www.shilohbillings.church

non-DenoMinational

13th & Poly Billings, MT 59102 406-252-3434 www.fpcbillings.org

180 24th St. W Billings, MT 59102 406-656-9256 standrewbillings.org

uniteD ChurCh oF Christ maYFlOWEr COngrEgatiOnal ChurCh 2940 Poly Dr. Billings, MT 59102 406-656-5414 An Open and Affirming Just Peace Church Where God is Still Speaking.

mayflowerofbillings.com

vineyarD Billings vinEYard ChurCh

1413 Rosebud Lane Billings, MT 59101 406-259-VINE www.athoughtfulchurch.com

Faith FamilY ChurCh

3608 Custer Ave. Billings, MT 59102 406-281-3762 www.faithfamilybillings.com

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HEALTHCARE RESOURCES Billings medical corridor is a major part of the local economy and is often a reason people choose to relocate to the city. If you work in the healthcare field, need a specific type of treatment or are simply assured by the thought of having state of the art facilities and personnel at your service, you’ll appreciate this aspect of Billings. The 28

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city’s medical facilities provide the most advanced healthcare services in a four-state area, including Wyoming and the Dakotas. Two fully equipped and modern hospitals, St. Vincent Healthcare and Billings Clinic, offer care from a staff of doctors and healthcare specialists who have received national attention for their

medical achievements. There are also dozens of medical clinics with a variety of specialties, some focusing on homeopathic care. Hundreds of physicians offer quality care in every major medical specialty. A complete range of medical services, surgical services and emergency care are available in the heart of the city.


HEALTH RESOURCES Hospitals, Clinics, Medical Groups

understanding, kindness and sensitivity aren’t just words; they are the principles underlying each customer interaction. Contact them at (406) 247-3200.

Ideal Option

(877) 522-1275 www.idealoption.net Empowering individuals to live healthy lives through personalized medicine and education.

Ortho Montana

(406) 237-5050 www.montanabones.com Compassionate, specialized orthopedic care.

Picture Perfect Ultrasound

(406) 969-4340 www.pictureperfectultrasound.com Outpatient diagnostic ultrasound imaging, elective gender reveal and 3D/4D scans.

Billings Clinic operates with an approach and system that is similar to that of Mayo Clinic. Billings Clinic is a multi-specialty group practice of more than 250 physicians and non-physician providers that is a not – for – profit organization. Billings Clinic and many members of its staff are recognized for outstanding healthcare services. The organization is governed by the Billings community with physician leadership at all levels. The downtown Billings Clinic campus consists of a 272-bed hospital that includes a Family Birth Center, a Transitional Care Unit, Trauma Center, Surgery Center and Cancer Facility. Branches across the city include Billings Clinic West and Billings Clinic Heights. Billings Clinic also operates the Aspen Meadows Retirement Community. Contact Billings Clinic at (406) 238-2500.

PURE Infusion Suites

(406) 702-1327 pureinfusionsuites.com Outpatient medical office providing infusion services.

St. Vincent Healthcare is a Catholic, not-for-profit organization that is one of the region’s largest healthcare providers. St. Vincent Healthcare and its clinics are part of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. St. Vincent Healthcare serves the healthcare needs of more than 400,000 people in a four state area. The hospital and its clinics are staffed with nationally recognized Cardiology, Neuroscience, Stroke Care and Orthopedic physicians. The campus is located in Billings’ Medical Corridor and currently spans more than 20 acres. The hospital operates with 314 licensed beds and more than 500,000 square feet of space. Contact them at (406) 657-7000. Advanced Care Hospital Of Montana (406) 373-8000 www.ernesthealth.com Long term acute care hospital within the states of Montana and Wyoming.

Big Sky Vascular

406-969-5194 billingsveins.com Varicose vein treatment clinic treating the cause and not just the symptoms.

RiverStone Health officials strive to build a personal connection with everyone they serve to provide optimal, complete solutions in healthcare. Focusing on public health and education, dignity, respect,

The Metal Health Center

(406) 252-5658 www.mhcbillings.org/ Offering a variety of counseling and psychological services for individuals and families.

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Montana (406) 413-6200 Opening in July 2019 Specialized rehabilitation hospital dedicated to the treatment and recovery of loss of function.

Rimrock

406-248-3175 www.rimrock.org Serving adults and adolescents with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Touchstone Medical Imaging

(406) 545-2110 www.touchstoneimaging.com/ locations/billings/ Leading provider of diagnostic imaging services.

Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch

(406) 655-2100 www.ybgr.org Accredited, private non-profit organization providing mental health programs and services for youth.

Youth Dynamics

(406) 245-6539 www.youthdynamics.org Provides a variety of mental health therapeutic and support services to youth and families.

Retirement Communities Bella Terra Billings

Flex Family Health PLLC

(406) 656-5010 www.valleyhcc.com Distinctive medical residences with personal attention and progressive medical care.

Fuller Family Medicine

Eagle Cliff Manor / River Ridge Assisted Living

(406) 459-4486 www.flexfamilyhealth.com Membership based primary care clinic. (406) 651-9355 www.FullerFamilyMedicine.com Routine medical care and physicals, immunizations, and overall health consultations.

(406) 245-9330 www.Welcov.com/find-a-location/EagleCliff-Healthcare-Community/ Small family-oriented community includes short term or assisted living. B i l l i n g s R e l o c at i o n G u i d e

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HEALTH RESOURCES Highgate Senior Living

(406) 651-4833 www.HighgateSeniorLiving.com Individuals living a meaningful and fulfilling life. Independent, assisted living and memory care provided.

Legacy Health Care

(406) 694-7443 www.LegacyInc.com Exceptional lifestyles, care and services. Campuses that are purposely-built for life enrichment.

Lasting Legacy Assisted Living

(406) 839-0763 www.LastingLegacy.us One level, cozy environment includes common area with fireplace, family style dinning & more.

Mission Ridge

(406) 655-5200 www.missionridge.org Independent and assisted living apartments with features to please almost all personalities.

Morning Star Senior Living

(406) 652-9303 www.MorningStarSeniorLiving.com Independent living for a refreshing change, assisted living with choices, plus memory care finding ways to connect and nurture.

St. John's United

(406) 655-5600 www.sjlm.org Meeting your needs across a life span, they walk beside you to adjust to your changing needs. Low-income apartments to nursing-home care, senior day services, and rehabilitation.

Sweetwater Retirement Community

(406) 651-8111 www.SweetWaterRetirement.com Town home villas for independence plus assisted-living apartments with all the amenities built in.

TenderNest, LLC

(406) 655-9100 www.TenderNest.com A home-like environment for our residents to flourish and employees to feel enriched.

The Springs at Grand Park

additional Senior Services Adult Resource Alliance of Yellowstone County

(406) 259-9666 www.AllianceYC.org Social activities, transportation, volunteer opportunities, Meals on Wheels, Senior Meal Sites.

A Plus Healthcare

(406) 245-6356 www.APlusHC.com Personal care services in your home, respite care and skilled nursing.

Avantara Billings

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Anytime Fitness - Westend

(406) 839-2075 www.Anytimefitness.com 24/7 secure fitness facility with security, personal training & classes.

Billings Gymnastics School, Inc.

(406) 281-8455 www.canyoncreekmontana.com Dedicated to providing compassion & kindness to residents and employees.

Compassus Home Health Billings

(406) 652-8883 www.Compassus.com They provide medical services in the home to achieve independence.

Compassus Hospice

(406) 294-0785 www.Compassus.com Care for those with life limiting conditions in your home or residence of choice.

Home Helpers Home Care

(406) 697-4954 www.HomeHelpersHomeCare. com/Billings Senior care options and services helping seniors stay socially active and engaged.

Alzheimer’s Association – Montana

(406) 252-3053 www.alz.org/montana Voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.

(406) 702-1742 www.stillwaterhospice.com Making every moment count.

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(406) 839-9060 www.anytimefitness.com 24/7 secure fitness, personal training & classes.

Canyon Creek - Memory Care Community

WestPark Village Senior Living Community

(406) 325-8600 www.WyndStone.org Life Plan Community with spacious floor plans. Independent to memory care with spectacular views.

Anytime Fitness - Heights

The Beat Ballroom Company

Montana Community Services, Inc.

WyndStone Active Senior Living

(406) 294-0170 www.Anytimefitness.com 24/7 secure fitness, personal training & classes.

www.avantarabillings.com (406) 656-6500 Rehabilitation & transitional care, post - hospital stay, long term care and memory care.

(406) 652-6989 www.TheSpringsLiving.com/communities/ Montana/The-Springs-At-Grand-Park Thoughtfully crafted units for any season of life in a family atmosphere. Assisted living, Alzheimer, and related dementia including respite stays.

(406) 652-4886 www.westparksenior.com Join a thriving community of residents from all walks of life. Retirement, assisted, memory and short term residence.

Anytime Fitness - Downtown

(406) 656-5976 ext. 11 www.mtcsinc.com/ Oversees the State of Montana assisted living facility, Autumn Care Center.

Stillwater Hospice

SYNERGY HomeCare

(406) 839-2390 www.SynergyHomeCare.com/Billings Non-medical personal care, homemaking, companionship, medication reminders and transportation.

Health & Fitness 9Round

(406) 969-5741 www.9Round.com/billingsMTGrand 30-minute kickboxing workouts, you set start times.

(208) 520-3905 www.TheBeatBallroom.com Billings premier dance-sport studio for ages 6yr to adults. (406) 259-2237 www.BillingsGymnastics.com Gymnastics & swimming instruction, summer camps.

Billings Family YMCA

(406) 248-1685 www.billingsymca.org Memberships, youth and adult sports, summer camps, swim lessons.

BODYROK

(406) 581-9299 bodyrok.com/studio/billings/ Pilates inspired, 40-min, full body, strength training group classes.

Cereset

406-252-1444 Cereset.com Process that balances your brain for better sleep, less anxiety and more energy.

Fuel Fitness

(406) 894-2350 www.ClubFuelFitness.com/gym-billings/ 24/7 staffed facility with childcare, classes, Hammer Strength free weights!

Granite Health and Fitness- Heights (406) 252-7737 www.GraniteBillings.com Premier, state of the art health and fitness center.

Granite Health and Fitness - Westend (406) 294-5040 www.GraniteBillings.com Premier, state of the art health and fitness center.

Jazzercise

(406) 245-1257 www.Jazzercise.com 60-minute class incorporating cardio, strength, and stretch moves.

Kinesi Coaching Studios

(406) 850-8459 www.KinesiCoachingStudios.com Positively change and influence lives. Mind, body & spirit.

Limber Tree Yoga Studio, LLC

(406) 860-9991 www.LimberTreeYogaStudio.com A yoga and aerial yoga studio with two locations.


HEALTH RESOURCES Magic City Gymnastics

(406) 221-2424 www.MagicCityGymnastics.com Recreational & competitive gymnastics, Ninja Warrior classes.

Orangetheory Fitness

(406) 656-1144 OrangeTheoryFitness.com One-of-a-kind, group personal training workout.

Pure Barre Billings

(406) 534-2883 PureBarre.com/MT-Billings/ Ballet barre isometric fitness for a total body workout.

Q360 Health

(406) 208-1167 www.Q360Health.com CPR/AED & First Aid training. 406 Race Series events facilitator.

STEEPWORLD Climbing & Fitness (406) 969-2500 SteepWorld.com Climbing gym and fitness center.

Telos Fitness

(406) 894-2453 Telosbillings.com HIIT, Olympic lifting, personal training studio gym with childcare.

Total Nutrition Billings

(406) 318-4587 www.TotalNutritionBillings.com One stop shop for sports nutrition, diet planning, and vitamins.

Yellowstone Fitness

(406) 245-0960 www.YellowstoneFitness.com Providing expertise, motivation, and an atmosphere that helps achieve goals.

Optometrists Beartooth Vision Center

(406) 652-9339 www.BeartoothVision.com The latest technology with frames for any budget.

Bauer & Clausen Optometry

(406) 656-8886 www.billingseyedocs.com Comprehensive eye care for the whole family.

Barnett Opticians

(406) 652-4347 www.BarnettOpticians.com Family owned with a reputation for quality.

Billings Vision Center

(406) 534-6848 www.billingsvisioncenter.com Your complete eye care destination.

Heights Eyecare

(406) 252-9927 www.heightseyecare.com Committed to providing personalized and uncompromising service.

James Threatt, M.D.

(406) 259-1155 Ophthalmologist treating diseases, injuries or trauma.

Dentists/Orthodontists/ Oral Surgery

Physical Therapy Lone Peak Physical Therapy

(406) 969-6610 www.LonePeakPT.com Their goal is to fix your problem permanently.

Billings Oral Surgery

North 40 Physical Therapy

(406) 655-0170 www.billingsoralsurgery.com Dental implants, wisdom teeth and management of other oral and jaw conditions.

(406) 318-8340 www.windcitypt.com Providing state of the art health and wellness services with a focus on you.

Brewer Dental Centers

Physical Therapy In Motion - West End

(406) 656-6100 www.brewerdentalcenter.com Family, cosmetic, implants, orthodontics and sedation dentistry.

(406) 651-9099 www.physicaltherapyinbillings.com Dedicated to keeping you active and living a pain free lifestyle.

CORE Dental Care

Physical Therapy in Motion Downtown

406-652-9100 www.coredentalcare-mt.com Thoughtful restoration and complete dentistry for all ages.

Thomas Smile Designs

(406) 256-5165 www.BigSkySmiles.com Montana’s leading cosmetic and general dentistry practice.

Dr. James E. Turley, D.D.S., P.C.

(406) 248-6177 www.turleydentalcare.com Family dentistry offering personalized dental care with current dental techniques.

Fuller Periodontics & Implant Dentistry (406) 651-4867 www.fullerperio.com Specialists in the treatment of periodontal disease and implants.

Legacy Smiles

(406) 248-2669 www.legacy-smiles.com Keep your best interests in mind while providing topnotch care.

Turley Dental Care - Shiloh

(406) 248-6177 www.turleydentalcare.com Family dentistry offering personalized dental care with current dental techniques.

(406) 969-2518 www.physicaltherapyinbillings.com Dedicated to keeping you active and living a pain free lifestyle.

Counseling Brighter Sky Counseling

(406) 272-6228 www.brighterskycounseling.com Treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles and emotional regulation.

Kaleidoscope Counseling

(406) 850-3085 kaleidocounseling.net Counseling for adolescents and adults in an individual, family, or group setting.

Chiropractors: Meier Family Chiropractic

(406) 651-LIFE (5433) www.meierchiropractic.com Family based, focused on wellness care and teaching patients to make healthier life choices.

Van Chiropractic Clinic

(406) 656-7000 www.drgreygardner.com Dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals to improve your quality and quantity of life.

Dermatology Velum Skin and Laser Center - Dr. Cheryl S. Cook

(406) 656-1244 www.VelumSkin.com Medical dermatology, skin rejuvenation, laser and aesthetic technology.

Tallman Dermatology & Medical Spa

(406) 294-9515 ext. 23 www.tallmandermatology.com Full spectrum of cosmetic services and laser services in a relaxed spa setting.

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Animal Clinic of Billings

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Animal Surgery Clinic of Billings

BILLINGS, MONTANA 4770 King Avenue East • Billings, MT 59101 (406) 259-9970 • billings@myplacehotels.com

My Place shampoo, and conditioner is provided. My Kitchen Take advantage of your kitchenette, turn on your ice maker, and visit the My Store for additional kitchenware and grocery items. Housekeeping A housekeeping schedule is designed to keep your room clean and comfortable. Should you need to replenish your towels or bed linens between visits, we will gladly exchange them at the front desk. My Store Snacks, dinnerware, and pots and pans for My Kitchen are all available on site for your dining needs. My Guest Laundry My Guest Laundry is open 24 hours for your convenience. Guest Laundry supplies may be purchased at My Store. My Lounge Relax, watch TV and enjoy access our 24-hour business center with printer and complimentary WiFi. myplacehotels.com • Toll Free (855) 200-5685 Each franchise is independently owned and operated.

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Wellness Care • Injuries • Illness Trauma • Orthopedics • General Surgery Canine Physical Rehabilitation • Grooming • Boarding Ken Brown, DVM • Stuart Sherburne, DVM Bryna yna Felchle, DVM • Bobbi Jo Massic, DVM Christiane Youngstrom, DVM Kay Lynn Allen, Canine Physical Rehabilitation Laura Moore, Canine Physical Rehabilitation Special diagnostic imaging and surgical procedures

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SCENIC GUIDE While in town, you’ll discover Scenic Guide signs at each of these sites to ensure you’re in the right place. Whether you have a few hours or a few days, there is a path for everyone in Montana’s Trailhead.

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IF YOU HAVE AN HOUR, take in stops 5, 6, & 7 in Swords Rimrock Park — Experience legendary western history, beautiful scenery, and Billings Folklore.

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IF YOU HAVE FOUR HOURS, here are a couple of good options: Stops 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, & 11 will provide you with history while stops 4, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, & 17 are more outdoorsy and modern. Or, stop by #1 first and we’ll help you tailor the perfect journey.

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WANT TO EXPLORE MUSEUMS? Stops 8, 10, 11, & 14 showcase everything from contemporary art to regional history.

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LOOKING FOR THE OUTDOORS? Check out 3, 5, 6, 7, 12, 16, & 17. The Pictograph Caves are a great place for a hike, and Skypoint is a great starting point to experience all downtown Billings has to offer.

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SOAK IN THE SCENERY Drive to points 3, 6, & 9 for the epitome of Billings’ scenery. View rolling plains, mountains, and the Rimrock bluffs that surround our city as you go.

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VISIT BILLINGS AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VISITOR CENTER

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HISTORIC BILLINGS DEPOT

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HISTORY NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE Some of the most colorful stories and traditions exist within seven Native American reservations and twelve tribal nations across Montana. Each area offers a unique look into the culture and heritage of American Indians, as their stories, philosophies and religions are truly inherent to the building blocks of the state. Many will tell you Native Americans are the spirit of Montana, part of what makes it such a sacred place.

The Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservations are located near Billings. Established in 1851, the Crow reservation’s original tribal name was the “Apsaalooke,” which in native tongue means “children of the large-beaked bird.” Over time, this misinterpretation turned the tribe into the “Crow.” The Northern Cheyenne Reservation, established in 1884, boasts many notable attractions including a historical buffalo jump, burial sites of Indian Chiefs, Custer’s last camp before the Battle of the Little Bighorn and St. Labre Indian School. Insiders’ tip: ask about the cultural centers and three museums that exist throughout the reservation, the Head Chief and Young Mule Hill, Rosebud Battlefield and Two Moons Monument.

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RESERVATION ETIQUETTE Photography may or may not be welcomed and many cultural traditions are observed in both daily life and in special events. Asking permission for a photo or for guidelines on etiquette is always acceptable and recommended!

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YELLOWSTONE COUNTY MUSEUM ycmhistory.org | 406-256-6811


PIONEER SPIRIT

Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly was one of the most notable American veterans, frontiersmen and warriors of his time. Kelly yearned for the adventure of the Wild West. His real-life adventures inspired many articles, books and a Hollywood movie. In his twilight years, he requested to have his body buried in the land where his restless spirit had experienced its greatest adventures, stating “I feel my body will rest better in Montana.”

Kelly was laid to rest in June of 1929 with full military honors overlooking the Yellowstone Valley. The Chamber of Commerce made a promise to build a monument worthy of his service to his country and to preserve the community’s heritage. Today, that promise has been fulfilled with the opening of the Yellowstone Kelly Interpretive Site. Sitting atop Sword’s Rimrock Park and overlooking downtown Billings, the site serves as a memorial to honor Kelly’s name and significant contributions he made to the Yellowstone Valley. Stroll the trails and pay tribute at his refurbished grave, fitting of an American veteran. Visit YellowstoneKelly.org to check out the 24-hour live-stream video.

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LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION 1804–1806 Perhaps the most famous of all Western explorers and settlers is the story of Lewis and Clark. Captain William Clark spent three years with Lewis exploring the region. Clark focused his attention on drawing maps, maintaining supplies and leading the hunts. Clark and his men passed through Billings in July 1806 on their way to Pompeys Pillar, where Clark’s signature remains carved into the pillar to this day.

PRESTON BOYD MOSS

CALAMITY JANE

FREDERICK BILLINGS

Arriving in town in 1892, Preston Boyd Moss, known as P.B., was a prominent figure in Billings’ business development. He was a well-known banker and entrepreneur, starting the forerunner to the Billings Gazette and the Billings Utility Company—along with many others. His legacy and impact on Billings’ early years is undeniable.

Known for chewing tobacco, drinking heavily and acting out, Martha Canary, better known as Calamity Jane, spent a lot of time in Billings at a log cabin on Canyon Creek from 1893 to 1902. A woman of extremes, she was often found in a drunken rage and arrested. It’s been said that she was locked in the cell housed today within the Yellowstone Art Museum.

Frederick Billings made a name for himself during the gold rush, eventually becoming California’s first Attorney General. Billings purchased one of the original twelfth interests in the Northern Pacific Railway and served as its president. As the railway expanded, his legacy left a lasting impression. So much so, Billings, Montana was named after him.

AGRICULTURE IS MONTANA’S #1 INDUSTRY Since 1949, Billings has been conquering industrial paths with three refineries producing about 180,000 barrels of oil every day; with distribution to all nine western states. Not to be forgotten, one of the most important economic factors in Billings is its agriculture industry. Continuing to forge a path of growth, Billings’ diverse climate and fertile soil help farmers and ranchers produce a wide variety of quality food products, including the top two commodities—beef and wheat. B illings R elocation G uide

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TRAILS GO PLAY TRAIL MAP As Montana’s Trailhead, what better place to hit the trails? Billings offers hundreds of acres of city parks and 47 miles of walking and biking trails that surround the city. Forge your own path to these recommended trails.

Head to VisitBillings.com/goplay to access a complete map of Billings’ trail systems, bike lanes, parks, open space and more.

Approximately 7 miles of trails are along the legendary YELLOWSTONE RIVER. Bring a picnic lunch and dip your toes in the water!

The stretch of trail along the RIMROCKS off Airport Road (Highway 3) is a fantastic place to take in the mountains. These sandstone bluffs surround the city and are estimated to be at least 70 million years old. On a clear day, five mountain ranges can be seen from the trail: Pryor, Big Horn, Bull, Crazy and Absaroka-Beartooth. For history buffs, this stretch of trail is a historic Mecca. View Yellowstone Kelly Interpretive Site, the legends of Black Otter Trail, Boothill Cemetery and much more! Billings has 39 city parks and several excellent wild land parks outside city limits. With everything from pools to trails, from tennis to basketball, from picnic tables to playgrounds, there’s a park for everyone in Billings. Pick the park for you at billingsparks.org.

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Take in history and architecture with a ride, walk or run through DOWNTOWN BILLINGS. Check out buildings like the Western Heritage Center (the original Parmly Billings Library) and the Historic Train Depot along Montana Avenue. Dive in a little deeper and see the historic buildings and businesses that began Billings’ legacy along with the modern updates that keep Montana’s City buzzing today. GEO-CACHING is another great way to explore the Trailhead. With more than 500 geo-cache treasures in the city of Billings alone, this is an ideal way to get outside, take in the history and the six views. Take home some Montana trinkets and leave behind something from your hometown.


COMPLIMENTARY BIKE RENTAL Stop by the Visitor Information Center to borrow a bike for the day or find the nearest bike rental location. There is no charge to ride, but a credit card is required to guarantee the return of the undamaged bike. Call or text 406-245-4111 to learn more.

SWORDS RIMROCK PARK

Billings is the trailhead to Montana, and Swords Rimrock Park is the trailhead to Billings. This in-town escape provides breathtaking views, historic icons, paved recreational trails and a Billings experience that should not be missed. Enjoy two miles of paved trails in the park and go on to enjoy the approximate five-mile ride to the river.

BOOTHILL CEMETARY A historic cemetary with mostly unknown gravesites from the historic Coulson community. “Muggins” Taylor, the scout who carried the news of Custer’s Last Stand to the world, is buried there.

ZIMMERMAN PARK Head less than five miles down the road from the Trailhead for sandstone hiking and biking loop tracks with great views of the city. Bring your pup along for the adventure! 4.7 miles from the TRAILHEAD

BLACK OTTER TRAIL A road only to be traversed by hearty vehicles, this is best explored by bike or on foot. The roadway was named for Crow Indian Chief Black Otter in 1938.

TRAILHEAD Park your vehicle, hop on the trail and take a moment to breathe in the beauty that lays before you. Five mountain ranges meet your eyes as you look out: Pryor, Big Horn, Bull, Crazy and Absaroka-Beartooth. Downtown Billings is nestled below historic icons and forever views await.

SKELETON CLIFF Skeleton Cliff, or The Place of Skulls as it was historically known, is the gravesite for many Crow tribal members.

YELLOWSTONE KELLY INTERPRETIVE SITE Truly a man of the frontier “Yellowstone” Kelly requested to be laid to rest in Montana, thus this iconic veteran is buried here.

SACRIFICE CLIFF VIEW POINT Nestled behind MetraPark, see Sacrifice Cliff, the place where two Crow Warriors blindfolded their horses and rode off the cliffs, sacrificing themselves to stem the smallpox epidemic thrashing their tribe.

RIMROCKS The cliffs surrounding Billings are composed of fine-grained sand and silty mud deposited 70 to 80 million years ago in offshore bars of a great inland sea.

YELLOWSTONE RIVER The longest running undammed river in the United States runs through our back door. Along the river’s 678 miles are changes in water temperature, turbidity (sediment) and fish species. Historically known for Lewis & Clark’s use of it.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION Horseback riding to mountain biking, the paths (and waters) available to explore are endless.

FISHING Wade, float or fish the shoreline of the state’s most famous waterways overflowing with Blue Ribbon fish, all nearby Billings: Rock Creek, the Stillwater, the Boulder, the Musselshell, the Big Horn and the Yellowstone Rivers, Cooney Dam and Deadman Basin Reservoirs. Learn more about fishing access sites and licenses from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks by calling 406–247–2940.

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scheels.com 406–656–9220 stillwateranglers.com 406–322–4977

NON-RESIDENT LICENSING INFORMATION Non-Resident Conservation License: $10 (required for fishing or hunting ) Non-Resident Fishing License: $15–$60 (depending on duration of license) Fishing licenses can be purchased at a Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks office and at most sporting goods retail stores.


HORSEBACK RIDING

RECREATION ATTRACTIONS

Want to experience the West the way cowboys do? Then horseback riding is a must! These folks will saddle you up and show you the reins.

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bittercreekoutfitters.com 406-855-6075 elkriveradventures.com 406-860-3699

WESTERN ROMANCE COMPANY westernromancecompany.com 406-348-2048

SKIING Come winter, it’s time to ski the heartpounding slopes in Montana. Typically, excellent snowfall makes skiing anywhere in Montana unforgettable, and your experience at any of these nearby resorts are sure to put you on the fresh pow pow!

Splash, climb or skate your way through these outdoor adventures.

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CENTENNIAL ICE ARENA

billingsparks.org/facilities/skate-park 406-957-8271 centennialicearena.net 406-256-1192

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RED LODGE MOUNTAIN RESORT

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redlodgemountain.com 406-446-2610

beartoothbasin.com 307-250-3767

getairbillings.com 406-813-3291 steepworld.com 406-969-2500 billingsoasis.com 406-969-3131 thereefindoors.com 406-839-9283

WALK, HIKE OR MOUNTAIN BIKE Want to hike or mountain bike but don’t want to venture too far out of town? No problem! Check out any of these excellent in-town treks, all less than 10 miles from downtown Billings. RIVERFRONT PARK and TWO MOON PARK offer leisurely walks or bike rides along the Yellowstone River. These parks boast an abundance of foliage and are a great place to take in the wildlife. A notable site at Two Moon Park is the Weeping Wall which hugs the northwest side of the park and “weeps” water year-round. ZIMMERMAN PARK, SWORDS RIMROCK PARK and PHIPPS PARK all offer more challenging hiking or mountain biking options amongst sandstone formations on and around the Rimrocks. These areas provide great views of the city and surrounding areas. The trails in these parks are more technical with cliffs and steep drop-offs existing throughout. To experience both the sandstone heights and the rivers, explore the FOUR DANCES

RECREATION AREA. Hike from the parking area to the edge of Sacrifice Cliff. Again, be aware that the steep drop-offs along this trail reach 500 feet over the Yellowstone River! Additional trails in this area lead down through the pine forest and end at the Yellowstone River. B illings R elocation G uide

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CONNECT TO NATURE

»» ZOO»MONTANA» zoomontana.org 406-652-8100

All year round, Billings provides pioneers with opportunities to forge their own path outside and encounter mighty beasts in their natural habitats at the only zoo in all of Montana – ZooMontana. The Sensory Garden is designed so that sight- and hearing-impaired visitors can enjoy the experience as well.

»» MONTANA»AUDUBON»CONSERVATION» EDUCATION»CENTER» mtaudubon.org 406-294-5099 In the heart of the Yellowstone River Basin, Montana»Audubon spans 54 acres and serves as a conservation and education center protecting wildlife and natural ecosystems.

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»» SHILOH»CONSERVATION»AREA» ci.billings.mt.us/2430/ShilohConservation-Area

Constructed to provide storm water control and water quality improvement, the 66-acre Shiloh»Conservation»Area offers a multitude of recreational benefits for Billings. Venture around the 2-mile trail system marked with interpretive signs, or head to a viewing platform that connects to the Billings Heritage Trail network.

»» YELLOWSTONE»WILDLIFE» SANCTUARY»

yellowstonewildlifesanctuary.com 406-446-1133 Driven by education and conservation, the Yellowstone»Wildlife»Sanctuary» rescues and rehabilitates native wildlife. Wander the sanctuary to see wolves, bison, mountain lions, black bears and more.


ENTERTAINMENT Montana’s Trailhead is an exceptional and diverse destination that caters to all ages. Get outside and canoe or kayak, ride the rails at the downtown Skate Park, or explore ancient caves while breathing in the fresh Montana air. Stay in and experience local music and the arts, rock climb or make a big splash on the water slides. Forge your fun-filled vacation in Billings!

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amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/ billings-mt/amc-classic-shiloh-14 406-652-1105

»» AMUSEMENT»PARK»DRIVE-IN» 406-245-3212

»» BABCOCK»THEATRE» babcocktheatre.com 406-259-7123

»» THE»BILLINGS»MUSTANGS» www.billingsmustangs.com 406-252-1241

»» GEYSER»PARK»FUN»CENTER» geyserpark.net 406-254-2510

»» THE»GRAND»ESCAPE»ROOM» grandescaperoom.com 406-860-8243

»» THE»PUB»STATION» 1111presents.com 406-894-2020

»» BILLINGS»ESCAPE»ROOM» billingsescaperoom.com 406-534-9155

SPORTS We go BIG with sports in Montana’s Trailhead. With a rookie affiliate team of the Cincinnati Reds, and the Big Sky State Games, you are bound to catch a great match. Root for the home team in Billings!

The Billings Mustangs are the rookie affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Home games are played at Dehler Park, where locals will tell you there is not a bad seat in the house! The regular season opens mid-June and runs through early September. billingsmustangs.com The Big Sky State Games, the largest State Games per capita in the nation, is an annual multi-sport event, modeled after the Olympic Games. Since the inaugural Big Sky State Games in 1986, over 224,000 athletes from more than 250 Montana communities have participated in the Games. bigskygames.org

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EVENTS & MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS

Throughout Billings, pioneers of all ages will find events happening year-round. Trek onward to some of our local’s favorites and experience some of the region’s best attractions—from the state’s largest fair to a summertime urban music festival. Check out our event calendar at VisitBillings.com/events.

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F E AT U R E D E V E N T S

MAGIC CITY BLUES FESTIVAL August magiccityblues.com 406-670-2329 Montana’s urban music festival.

BURN THE POINT

THE NILE

Labor Day Weekend burnthepoint.com 406-248-9295 Annual classic car show and parade.

October thenile.org 406-256-2495 Stock show, pro rodeo and western extravaganza!

MONTANAFAIR

August montanafair.com 406-256-2400 The state’s largest fair! A week of rides, top notch entertainment and more!

TOP FIVE MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS

ARTS & CULTURE

Whether you have a few hours or several days in Billings, be sure to make the most of your time! Here is a list of Billings’ must-see attractions you won’t want to miss. There is something for every adventure type in Billings!

This wild and free frontier is home to great theatrical and musical performances. With hundreds of arts and cultural events happening throughout the year, Billings sets sights high with a diverse collection of entertainment for all pioneers.

BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY This scenic pass, just west of Red Lodge, is Montana’s most beautiful gateway to Yellowstone Park (125 miles). The highway is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT Take in history on the grounds where it took place; where the Sioux and Cheyenne battled Custer and the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry in one of the last efforts to preserve the native way of life. POMPEYS PILLAR NATIONAL MONUMENT Home to some of the only remaining physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, plus breathtaking views of the Yellowstone River Valley and a terrific interpretive center. SCENIC DRIVE ALONG THE RIMROCKS Drive Highway 3 from east to west and take in the forever views that make up Billings from 500 feet above the city. YELLOWSTONE RIVER The longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states and a beautiful place to enjoy. Take a leisurely walk or cast in a line – either way the river cannot be missed!

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BILLINGS STUDIO THEATRE billingsstudiotheatre.com 406-248-1141

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BILLINGS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORALE billingssymphony.org 406-252-3610

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MOSS MANSION HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM mossmansion.com 406-256-5100 MUSEUM OF WOMEN’S HISTORY visitbillings.com/visit/171/Museumof-Womens-History 406-248-2015 TERAKEDIS FINE ART & JEWELRY terakedisfineart.com 406-702-1026 TOUCAN toucanarts.com 406-252-0122 WESTERN HERITAGE CENTER ywhc.org 406-256-6809 WISE WONDER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM wisewonders.org 406-702-1280

HUNTLEY PROJECT MUSEUM huntleyprojectmuseum.org 406-348-2533

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NOVA CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS novabillings.org 406-591-9535

YELLOWSTONE ART MUSEUM artmuseum.org 406-256-6804

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Unique western history and adventure await you across our state parks and national monuments. Take the roads less traveled as you follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along the Yellowstone River, chase General Custer through the rolling plains, and join great Native American Indian Chiefs in their plight along the Little Bighorn River. Billings is your trailhead as you prepare to take in so many of these fantastic Montana experiences— all easily accessible from town! Whether it’s history or scenery, adventure or relaxation, you’ll find it in and around Billings.

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BIGHORN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA and YELLOWTAIL DAM. The 71-mile-long lake, straddling the Montana-Wyoming border, is one of the largest canyons in the U.S. Follow I-90 to Hardin, then Highway 313 to Fort Smith (90 miles). »

The PICTOGRAPH CAVE STATE PARK has been in the making for thousands of years! Explore three caves and see evidence of habitation from 2,000 years ago. Visit the Visitor Interpretive Center and explore ancient artifacts. Hop on I-90 E to Coburn Rd. (7.6 miles).

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A 64-acre reservoir, LAKE ELMO STATE PARK is an urban playground for outdoor adventurers—and four-legged pups. Walk the 1.4-mile nature trail around the lake; cast a line off of Roger’s Pier; or set sail on the lake’s calm waters. Bring the dogs to play at the 200-square-foot fenced-in dog park! Follow US-87 N to Highway 312 (5.7 miles).

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Set foot on the National Historic Landmark at ROSEBUD BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK. Explore the rolling prairies

Retrace the Lewis and Clark Expedition at POMPEYS PILLAR NATIONAL MONUMENT, where William Clark carved his name into this sandstone lookout rock, some of the only remaining physical evidence of the Expedition. Head East on I-94 (28 miles).

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Travel where the tyrannosaurus and triceratops once roamed at MAKOSHIKA STATE PARK, Montana’s largest state park. Dinosaur fossils have been discovered across the 11,538-acre park. Pop into the on-site visitors’ center to check out the geology and fossil displays, including a triceratops skull. Follow I-94 E (220 miles).

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RIDING & DRIVING BIG SKY COUNTRY The best way to experience Montana’s scenery is by traversing the beautiful back roads and open country that saturate Big Sky Country.

MOTORCYCLE RIDING IN MONTANA is a dream for most bike enthusiasts, and the Billings area is certainly no exception. In 2015, American Motorcyclist magazine included three routes in Montana within the best 15 motorcycle roads in America. Most notably, the number one motorcycling road in America is just 60 miles from Billings: U.S. HIGHWAY 212, better known as BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY. Glacial lakes, wildlife and views from spectacular heights make the Beartooth a must for every motorcyclist visiting Montana. INSIDER TIP: many hotels in Billings have bike wash stations. 48

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LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT – For the Western history buff RECOMMENDED STOPS: Pompeys Pillar National Monument; Hysham’s Yucca Theater 260 miles // 6 hours

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CUSTER’S LAST LOOP – For the history of the Indian Wars

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POMPEYS PILLAR NATIONAL MONUMENT LOOP – For Lewis and Clark enthusiasts RECOMMENDED STOPS: Pompeys Pillar National Monument; Southeast Montana’s Birding Trail 195 miles // 5 hours

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BIGHORN MOUNTAIN VISTA LOOP – For stunning scenic landscapes RECOMMENDED STOPS: Bighorn River; Big Horn County Historical Museum; Hardin for lunch 150 miles // 6 hours

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BEST OF THE WEST – For charming small towns with Western flair RECOMMENDED STOPS: Roundup River Walk Heritage Trail; dine at Jersey Lilly Saloon 255 miles // 5 hours

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BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY – For forever views and forever memories Forbes calls it one of the country’s most dazzling drives. 355 miles // a full day or more

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CHIEF JOSEPH SCENIC BYWAY – For beauty and rich history Panoramic views at Dead Indian Pass. Along this route, Chief Joseph led the Nez Perce Indians out of Yellowstone National Park and into Montana in 1877. 247 miles // a full day or more

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HISTORIC RECREATION LOOP – For adventures in the Wild West This day trip takes you through rugged plains (with nicely paved roads) to the quintessential “Old West” town of Cody, WY. 245 miles // a full day or more

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BILLINGS BREW TRAIL MONTANA’S ONLY WALKABLE BREWERY TRAIL is located in the heart of downtown Billings. This self-guided tour is made up of six breweries, two distilleries and one cider house, all within easy walking distance. Take this 1.5-mile brewery route and enjoy historic sites along the way.

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SOUTHEAST MONTANA Monument is just 60 miles east of Billings and tells the story of epic conflict. Makoshika State Park, near Glendive, is a dinosaur lovers paradise with breathtaking Badlands scenery, and Pompeys Pillar National Monument bares William Clark’s signature, some of the only physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Made up of small towns, big ranches and unending horizons, this is your guide to Southeast Montana. Visit with farmers, ranchers and cowboys while you explore dinosaur trails and warrior trails. Experience the vibrant culture and proud history of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribes Above all else, you will gain a sense of true Western authenticity in Southeast Montana that cannot be found anywhere else.

Southeast Montana is sure to surpass your expectations with friendly people, awe-inspiring views and unforgettably unique experiences. Learn more at SoutheastMontana.com.

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Hitting the trail means pressing pause on the everyday and taking an unchartered route toward discovery. Whether you explore on two wheels, by horseback, by boat or on your own two feet, each mile is more than a measure of distance—it’s the thrill of a lifetime.

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Billings Heights Billings Heights is home to the 64 acres Lake Elmo State Park. Go fishing, hike around the lake on the trails or jump in the water to swim or recreate with non-motorized boats. High Sierra Park is the official dog park for off leash walks. This north east section of our city has many options for dining and shopping. Main Street will get you to some great Montana options for shopping: Butts Gun Sales

(406) 252-8442 www.buttsgunsales.com Buy, sell, trade, or consign firearms, ammo reloading supplies.

Gainan's Flowers & Garden Center

(406) 248-5029 www.gainans.com high-quality florals, garden supplies, gifts and décor

Shiptons Big R

(406) 252-0503 www.shiptonsbigr.com Outdoor gear, home goods, tools and brand name family wear.

Walmart Supercenter

(406) 254-2842 www.walmart.com/store/2923/billings-mt Your everything under one roof store with online order and pick up.

steaks and comfort food can be found on this east side of town: Applebee’s

(406) 896-8450 www.applebees.com Bar & grill providing hearty American eats in an informal setting.

Pizza Ranch & The Fun Zone Arcade (406) 839-2366 pizzaranch.com/ Buffet dining with a state of the art arcade.

Taco Del Sol

(406) 894-2123 www.TacoDelSol.com Neighborhood taco joint with no pretense

DOWNTOWN BILLINGS Fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment can be found all around Billings, and downtown is the heart of every city. A stroll here brings you through amazing history, delicious meals and specialty shops. The night life is contagious with live music and culture. www.downtownbillings.com From unique gifts to home good items, shop these retailers for a fantastic experience: Al’s Bootery

(406) 245-4827 www.ALSBOOTERY.COM Full service boot store, western, work, rugged, casual, mocassins, vests & repair shop.

Aspinwall Mountain Wall

(406) 702-1586 www.aspinwallmountainwear.com Made in Montana, high quality & comfortable apparel for an outdoor lifestyle.

Cricket Clothing Co.

(406) 259-3624 www.cricketclothingco.com High quality women’s clothing, accessories, and shoes with unmatched selection and service.

Elichai Fine Jewelry

(406) 252-5600 http://www.Elichai.com Passionately crafted custom jewelry.

Liberty & Vine Country Store

(406) 534-8667 www.libertyandvine.com Large country mercantile specializing in Montana made products, gifts, and home to an antique warehouse of treasures.

Real Deals on Home Decor & Fashion Boutique

(406) 252-0744 www.realdeals.net/billings Items from around the world make this a destination for home decor and women’s fashions.

SOMETHINGChic

(406) 672-4122 www.somethingchicclothing.com A modern, contemporary, and wallet-friendly women’s clothing store.

The Joy of Living

(406) 294-1701 www.thejoyofliving.com A gift store for women... inspired gifts that are as much fun to give as to receive.

Comfort food favorites to chef-driven restaurants are sure to please: Ciao Mambo

(406) 325-5100 www.ciaomambo.com Montana’s own classic Italian where the wine is paired and families are welcome.

Guadalajara Family Mexican Restaurant (406) 259-8930 guadalajararestaurantmt.com Authentic Guadalajara cuisine with a guarantee of memorable and enjoyable dining experience.

Jake’s Restaurant

(406) 259-9375 Turning steak traditions into classic experiences while exceeding guest expectations.

McCormick Café

(406) 255-9555 www.mccormickcafe.com Locals love this breakfast and lunch spot. Oven-fresh baked goods and hearty options.

Bull Mountain Grille

(406) 254-2855 www.bullmountaingrille.com A real Montana steak house that will make an impression.

MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill, & Pub - Heights

(406) 254-0066 www.MacKenzieRiverPizza.com Pizzeria chain serving creative pies, sandwiches, beer & wine in a casual, rustic setting.

Montana Jack's

(406) 252-0243 www.MtJacks.net Casual family dining with a wide variety of options and a down home feel.

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SHOPPING & DINING Montana Brewing Company & Hooligan’s Sports Bar

(406) 252-9200 www.montanabrewingcompany.com Family restaurant serving microbrewed beers made on the premises. Hooligan’s FC Sports Bar.

Rockets Gourmet Wraps & Sodas

(406) 248-5231 www.rocketwraps.com Gourmet wraps and salads with an option for everyone with homemade sodas.

The Sassy Biscuit Co. - Bruncherie

(406) 200-7530 www.thesassybiscuit.com/ A simple twist of innovation and a bit of elevation with fresh locally-sourced ingredients.

Seva Kitchen

(406) 969-2221 www.sevakitchen.com/ Globally inspired appetizer style menu is designed for guests to share and enjoy together.

Stacked - A Montana Grill

(406) 534-8702 www.stackedamontanagrill.com They take steaks, burgers, tapas, tacos & amazing desserts and stack them with new layers of flavors.

Stella’s Kitchen & Bakery

(406) 248-3060 Locals know that all breakfast, lunch and bakery items are homemade.

The Burger Dive

(406) 281-8292 www.theburgerdive.com Award winning juicy burgers with specialty sauces prepared fresh by the chef.

The Grotto Kombucha Taproom & Restaurant

(406) 969-2232 www.thegrottomt.com Kombucha and menu offerings with gluten, dairy and vegan offerings.

The Fieldhouse Café

(406) 534-2556 www.thefieldhousemt.com Scratch made dishes made with a whole-foods approach.

The Firehouse Restaurant and Bakery

MIDTOWN The rimrocks are standing tall on the north side of Billings. Taking a drive in this area will bring you to incredible amenities like Pioneer Park, home to Symphony In The Park and winter sledding. Swimming and athletic areas can be found at Rose Park and Zimmerman Park for scenic hiking and mountain biking. IN THIS AREA, you can find eclectic shopping options: Davidson Home Furnishings & Design (406) 656-9540 www.wwwDavidsonHomeFurnishings.com Interior design showroom featuring mid to high end home furnishings & décor.

Gainan’s Midtown Flowers

406) 245-6434 www.gainans.com Fresh flowers & plants, silk & dried arrangements, fine gifts with delivery.

Ranch House Meat Co.

(406) 656-0777 www.ranchhousesausageco.biz Montana’s best locally sourced smoked sausages, bacon and jerky.

Rec Room Billiard & Recreational Supply

(406) 670-4325 recroommt.com Items for the game room or entertainment center in your home.

The Base Camp

(406) 248-4555 www.thebasecamp.com Outdoor specialty store clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment from high end vendors.

The Joy of Living

(406) 294-1701 www.thejoyofliving.com A gift store for women with inspired gifts that are as much fun to give as to receive.

The Ski Station, LLC

(406) 534-8030 www.mtfirehouse.com Donuts and a variety of spicy and new American food.

(406) 245-5559 www.theskistation.com Snowboard, skis, rentals and equipment, cycling & outerwear too.

Walkers American Grill & Tapas Bar

Treasure State Aquariums

(406) 245-9291 www.walkersgrill.com Contemporary Montana Tapas bar and grill with award-winning wine and spirits.

Well Pared

(406) 534-3170 www.wellpared.com Making healthy simple with seasonally updated menus created with fresh fruit and vegetables.

(406) 534-3941 www.TreasureStateAquariums.com Naturalistic freshwater and marine aquariums along with marine livestock.

Restaurants with a twist of culinary choices can be found: Bistecca At The Granary

(406) 259-3488 www.BisteccaGranary.com Historical setting offers casual dining of Italian and American fare.

Sam & Louie’s New York Pizzeria

(406) 281-8333 www.samandlouiespizza.com Casual setting, specializing in pizza, pasta, calzones, stromboli and salads.

MacKenzie River Pizza Co.

(406) 651-0068 www.mackenzieriverpizza.com/ Gourmet pizza, salads, sandwiches served in a distinctive western atmosphere.

Pita Pit

(406) 652-9261 www.pitapitusa.com Fresh, healthy eating. Quick service pitas, salads with sides.

Grains of Montana

(406) 259-7142 www.grainsofmontana.com Fresh artisan breads, pastries, gourmet sandwiches and stone oven pizzas from Montana grown grain.

The Red Door Lounge

(406) 697-9800 www.thereddoorlounge.com/ Appetizers, flatbreads, burgers and sandwiches with full bar options.

City Vineyard

(406) 867-1491 www.CityVineyardWine.com Perfect parings with a tapas menu at the wine bar, plus a gourmet market.

WEST END BILLINGS To the west of downtown, there is a midtown segment where you will find a fantastic mix of residential space, parks and retail as far north as Broadwater Ave. For a fun event, try this local amenity, Bitterroot Sip & Paint, an art workshop. Just south, across the Yellowstone River is where the Billings Motorcycle Club hosts it’s hill climbing and cross country races with thrills, speed and action. Shopping options IN this area include vintage albums, gifts and western flair. Almost Famous Piercing

(406) 652-5916 www.almostfamouspiercing.com Largest selection of quality jewelry & aftercare products by trained & licensed staff.

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SHOPPING & DINING Berkman Custom Jewelers

Dinning with healthy choices and family friendliness in mind includes:

Cameron Records

(406) 534-3170 www.wellpared.com Making healthy simple with seasonally updated menus created with fresh fruit and vegetables.

(406) 534-4755 www.berkmancustomjewelers.com Custom Design, repairs, sales of diamonds, colored stones, Yogo Sapphires and wedding sets. (406) 534-3423 www.cameronrecords.com Record store carrying thousands of new and used vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, and music related merchandise.

Dee-O-Gee

Well Pared Eatery & Juice Bar

U Do Yogurt

(406) 435-4245 billings.dee-o-gee.com All-natural pet supplies and foods, professional dog grooming, dog daycare and DIY dog wash.

(406) 371-5003 www.facebook.com/UDo-Yogurt-1634811373473050/ Come in and make your pizza and frozen yogurt treat your way.

JCPenney

Five on Black

(406) 652-4000 www.JCP.com Department store specializing in clothing, accessories, footwear, housewares, fine jewelry, and cosmetics.

Leslie’s Hallmark

(406) 656-2224 lesliesmontanashop.com Much more than a card shop, Montana Made gifts for every occasion.

Riddle’s Jewelry

(406) 655-0834 www.riddlesjewelry.com Trust us for life’s special moments. A variety in style and price, including many designer brands.

Rimrock Mall

(406) 656-3398 www.rimrockmall.com The largest, premiere fashion shopping center in Montana offering 80 specialty shops.

Sagebrush Trading Post

(406) 652-1922 www.facebook.com/sagebrushtradingpost/ Women’s western bling boutique with a vintage flair.

Sleep Number

(406) 651-9350 www.sleepnumber.com Beds with adjustable firmness plus memory foam mattresses, kids beds, bedding, pillows and more.

The Banyan Tree

(406) 534-8533 shopthebanyantree.com/ One place for women of all ages--from the young to the young at heart--to get amazing looks for less.

Wild Birds Unlimited

(406) 245-1640 www.wbu.com/billings Birdseed, birdfeeders, nature-related gift items, binoculars and spotting scopes.

1-406-546-8007 fiveonblack.com Straight for meals, familiar yet new with quick service. Gluten free options.

Chalet Market

(406) 656-6600 www.chaletmarket.net Locally owned sandwich shop & deli with Montana Made gifts.

SHILOH CROSSING Farther west, Billings continues to have interesting retail amenities along King Ave. West to shops at Shiloh Crossings. A must for your to do list is the indoor Ferris wheel at Scheel’s. This part of Billings is home to the incredible 66 acre Shiloh Conservation Area with educational signage and viewing platforms along the trail. This is all guiding the way to established subdivisions, new apartment complexes and homes with acreage. Can’t miss shopping includes home furnishings, clothing and gifts. CandyTown USA

(406) 651-9196 www.CandyTownUSA.com Largest candy store and soda fountain in the state of Montana.

Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers

(406) 252-3662 www.goldsmithgalleryjewelers.com Largest selections of exquisite jewelry, Antwerp diamonds, Yogo Sapphires and custom designed pieces.

Jasons Clothing Store

(406) 655-4300 www.jasonsclothingformen.com One of the nation’s finest stores for men.

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iKeating Furniture & Mattress

(406) 281-8000 www.ikeatingfurniture.com Featuring Ashley, Benchcraft, England, Laz Boy, Sealy, Temperpedic, and more.

Riddle’s Jewelry

(406) 969-1610 www.riddlesjewelry.com Trust us for life’s special moments. A variety in style and price, including many designer brands.

Rustic Mountain Furnishings

(406) 652-0100 www.RusticMountainFurnishings.net Rustic and lodge home furnishings and decor. Montana made and hand crafted products featuring hickory, aspen, cherry and reclaimed wood.

Scheels All Sport

(406) 656-9220 www.scheelssports.com Find sporting shoes and gear, outdoor recreation items, and team logo merchandise while enjoying games and a ride on a Ferris wheel.

Slumberland Furniture

(406) 656-3500 www.slumberland.com Furniture as well as a large selection of mattresses to fit every need in your home.

Dinning suits any appetite and taste in this area: Fuddruckers

(406) 656-5455 World’s greatest hamburgers!

Fiesta Mexicana

(406) 601-1177 www.fiestamexicanamontana.com Mexico right here in Montana, delicious choices of authentic mexican flare.

Levity Wine, Bar, Bistro & Casino

(406) 651-5985 www.levitymt.com Relax at the wine bar & order something delicious from the bistro and deli. Retail wine shopping, too.

Montana Club

(406) 969-1211 www.MontanaClub.com Hometown family restaurant, or enjoy a beverage in the relaxing lounge.

Montana’s Rib & Chop House

(406) 839-9200 www.ribandchophouse.com Family dining from the finest steaks and seafood to award winning Baby Back Ribs.

Mooyah

(406) 294-3797 www.mooyah.com Burgers, fries & shakes - perfect fast-food burger place.

Qdoba Mexican Grill

(406) 656-5500 www.qdoba.com Mexican favorites and signature flavors, patio dining, and domestic and imported beer.


SHOPPING & DINING Rio Sabinas

(406) 652-4066 www.riosabinas.com/ Southwestern grill featuring steaks, seafood, burgers, enchiladas, tacos, legendary margaritas and more!

Staggering Ox

(406) 294-6969 www.staggeringox.com/billings Fresh baked trademark, clubfoot sandwiches, salads, nachos, quesadillas, & local beer.

TOPZ Sandwich Company

(406) 969-1043 www.TOPZSandwich.com Every sandwich crafted to be the best sandwich for every customer.

The Divide Bar & Grill

(406) 894-2206 www.dividebargrill.com Dynamic food and great brews in pub style establishment.

Texas Roadhouse

(406) 651-5885 www.TexasRoadhouse.com Lively family friendly steakhouse, American fare with a southwestern spin amid Texas-themed decor.

The Windmill

(406) 252-8100 www.windmillbar51.com Steak, chicken and seafood from famous old time recipes in beautiful surroundings. Lounge & outdoor patio.

Western Empire Emporium

(406) 652-7705 www.WesternEmpireEmporium.com Restaurant serving homemade soups, hand cut steaks and the best chicken fried steaks in town. Ask about specials.

Your Pie

(406) 534-8738 www.yourpie.com The perfect pizza is an art, not a science. Committed to everyone’s enjoyment with gluten free and vegan options.

Pizza Ranch

(406) 294-3663 www.pizzaranch.com Home of the Pizza Lover’s Pizza, the Country’s Best Chicken and our famous Cactus Bread. Buffet style or family orders.

Out of the area amenities: Buffalo Bill Center Of the West

(307) 587-4771 - Cody, Wyoming www.bbhc.org Five museums under one roof - weaving a tapestry of the Yellowstone region in history, art, culture, and natural history.

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center

(307) 754-8000 - Cody, Wyoming www.HeartMountain.org National Historical Landmark with a museum and interpretive center at site of the WWII confinement camp where more than 14,000 Japanese Americans.

Montana Whitewater Rafting & Zipline Company

(800) 799-4465 - Gallatin Canyon www.montanawhitewater.com Turn to the outdoors for adventure! Rafting, white water and ziplines along the Gallatin, Yellowstone and Madison Rivers. Fly fishing shop in the Gallatin Canyon.

Huntley Project Museum Of Irrigated Agriculture

(406) 348-2533 Huntley, Montana www.HuntleyProjectMuseum.org Unique history of a Bureau of Reclamation irrigation project and the people that homesteaded the project.

HIT THE LINKS GOLF BILLINGS

Briarwood Golf Club. Credit BILLINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The mild weather enjoyed by Billings is conducive to a long golf season, often from March through December: Golf Courses

Exchange City Golf Corp. (406) 652-2553 www.BillingsPar3.com Public par 3 golf course with driving range and more.

The Briarwood

Yegen Golf Club

Hilands Golf Club

Eagle Rock Golf Course

(406) 245-2966 www.TheBriarwoodGC.com One of a kind 18 hole private course, ranked #1 in Montana. (406) 245-7731 www.HilandsGolfClub.com Private, classic parkland style nine hole course.

(406) 656-8099 www.YegenGolfClub.com Links style, enjoyable and mature public 18 hole course.

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION & IMPORTANT NUMBERS

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City

Newspapers

Mayor’s Office........................................(406) 657-8296 City Administrator.................................(406) 657-8430 Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter, Inc....(406) 294-7387 Business License.....................................(406) 657-8207 Parks Division.........................................(406) 657-8372 Recreation Division................................(406) 657-8371 Parmly Billings Library..........................(406) 657-8258 Fire Department – Administration........(406) 657-8423 Police Department – Non-emergency....(406) 657-8200 Emergency Calls.......................................................911

 illings Gazette Communications.........(406) 657-1200 B or 800-543-2505 The Billings Times................................. (406) 245-4994 The Prairie Star.......................................(406) 534-2732

County

Health Care

Yellowstone County Commissioners.....(406) 256-2701 Voter Registration...................................(406) 256-2740 Motor Vehicle (License)..........................(406) 256-2833 Sheriff’s Department..............................(406) 256-2939 Emergency Calls.......................................................911

State/Federal Department of Motor Vehicles 615B S. 27th St....................................... (406) 896-4326 Federal Building.....................................(406) 247-7030

U.S. Government Postal Services 841 S. 26th St (Main Branch)..................(406) 657-5700 2602 1st Ave. N. (Downtown)................ (406) 657-5748 724 15th St. W. (Pioneer)........................(406) 657-5746 2550 Grant Road (Centennial)............... (406) 657-5731 710 Wicks Lane (Heights).......................(406) 657-5654 58

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Local Magazines  ellowstone Valley Woman Y ...................................... yellowstonevalleywoman.com Simply Family................... simplyfamilymagazine.com LiNK Magazine.......................... billingschamber.com

Billings Clinic.........................................(406) 238-2500 St. Vincent Healthcare............................(406) 657-7000 RiverStone Health...................................(406) 247-3200 Advanced Care Hospital of Montana.... (406) 373-8000 Frontier Cancer Center and Blood Institute....................................... (406) 238-6290 Northern Rockies Surgery Center of Billings................................................(406) 248-7186

Utilities & Services Electric NorthWestern Energy ..............................888-467-2669 Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative...........................................(406) 348-3411 Gas Montana-Dakota Utilities...................... (406) 896-4250

Water City of Billings........................................ (406) 657-8315 Lockwood Water User’s Association.....(406) 259-4120 Sewer City of Billings........................................ (406) 657-8315 Waste Disposal City of Billings........................................(406) 657-8356 Republic Services................................... (406) 248-5400 INTERNET Service (Residential) Spectrum Reach......................................(877) 273-7626 BluePrint Solutions by TCT...................(406) 248-4204 Cable Spectrum Reach......................................(877) 273-7626 TELEPHONE/Cellular Phone Services Cellular Plus - Westend........................... (406) 651-5757 Cellular Plus - Heights............................(406) 867-4848 T-Mobile - Heights..................................(406) 256-2153 AT&T - Connect Wireless....................... (406) 539-7718 Spectrum Reach......................................(877) 273-7626 Telecommunications (Business or Residential) Connect Telephone & Computer Group ............................................................... (406) 248-8900 Nemont.................................................. (406) 650-8800 Big Sky System Integrators.....................(406) 252-5633 BluePrint Solutions by TCT...................(406) 248-4204 Blackfoot Telecommunications..............(406) 541-5000


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