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HELENA AREA

HELENA’S SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS. AARON THEISEN

HELENA AREA

ARCHIE BRAY FOUNDATION. DONNIE SEXTON

Helena is Montana’s state capital and was the center of wealth during the state’s mining heyday. The Last Chance placers, discovered here in 1864, are among the nation’s most famous. The vast wealth of Montana’s early elite financed fabulous mansions and flamboyant business blocks that earned Helena the nickname “Queen City of the Rockies.” Here you’ll find grand architecture alongside remnants of the gold rush upon which the modern community rests. As our state capital, Helena is also a vibrant cultural center with a busy events calendar, terrific local bands, great restaurants, fine museums and an epic “urban” trail system. Nearby, you can fish the Missouri River, explore the Gates of the Mountains, cross-country ski and pedal a lifetime’s worth of mountain bike trails.

DIG DEEPER: In 1888, Helena had more

millionaires per capita than any other city in the world. You can view the homes of these millionaires in Helena to this day.

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MONTANA STATE CAPITOL. DONNIE SEXTON

GATES OF THE MOUNTAINS BOAT TOUR. WANDERLUST CREW

MONTANA STATE CAPITOL. DONNIE SEXTON

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