Fly to Big Sky Country and Play Among the Stars

Billing MT CVB Banner 2014The following is a sponsored post from Kelly McCandless with the Billings, Montana Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Everyone has a bucket list. It may not be a physical list, but you’ve got your list of things you know you want to see and do in your lifetime.

My own is about a mile long and would take me around the world. But lucky for me, I live right smack dab in the bucket of all buckets: Montana.

Just the name of this incredible state ignites excitement and anticipation in travelers. The celebrated beauty and wide open spaces inspire awe in the bellies of anyone courted by this alluring state. Her spectacular, unspoiled nature entices even the most unfamiliar visitor to add her to their bucket list.

She boasts charming small towns with truly local flavor, found on back roads and under the biggest of big skies in this country. Montana’s fresh mountain air and forever views follow you no matter where you go. And once you arrive, you feel right at home –which is why so many people opt to stay and even more return time and again to experience all this wonder-filled destination has to offer.

Therein lays Billings – Montana’s Trailhead.

Enter below to win 2 airline tickets to Billings, Montana and cross Yellowstone off your bucket list!

Billings Montana ViewsWhether you are seeking adrenaline pumping adventure or easy paced experiences, this is the place in Montana perfect for starting your journey. It offers exceptional air service, is affordable and is accessible from most any direction. It is ideal for setting up your home base and venturing off to enjoy the variety surrounding it. And, you can choose the experience that best fits you – historical, outdoorsy, performing arts, and more. Customize your Big Sky adventure!

Just 50 short miles away find the land where General Custer fought the Sioux and Cheyenne: Little Bighorn Battlefield. 25 miles away, walk the path of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Venture through eastern Montana to Dinosaur Country where you’ll stumble into prehistoric history of magnificent size and incredible age at every turn.

And, of course, there is Yellowstone National Park, America’s first National Park and a bucket list destination all on its own.

From Billings, the most beautiful entrance to Yellowstone is just a one hour drive through the pleasant small town of Red Lodge to the Beartooth Highway. The highway itself is legendary, and your experience in Yellowstone will surely compare.

But Billings also offers so much on its own. Whether you want the local experience or feel more comfortable with national brands, Billings fits the bill.

Enter to WinWith restaurants offering mouth-watering dishes with worldwide cuisine and shopping that is unique to “Montana’s style,” you can cowboy (or cowgirl) it up or find the latest trends and treasures. Enjoy authentic western experiences or modern art and culture – not to mention a remarkable variety of events.

As the largest community between Calgary and Denver, Spokane and Minneapolis, Billings boasts big city amenities with a truly small town feel. The people possess a perspective on life that is uniquely Montanan and inherently individual; and they take time to make you feel welcome.

Billings allows you to travel throughout history, through majesty and within legend – and to cross a thing or two off that bucket list of yours.


16 Responses to “Fly to Big Sky Country and Play Among the Stars”
  1. Danaria McCoy says:

    New adventure for the New Year!

  2. DEBBIE PHELPS says:


  3. Robbi says:

    We sooo need a trip to Montana!!!!!Can’t wait for you to pick me, for a great surprise for my husband!!!!!!!! Grin

  4. Sandy Cunningham says:

    My husband would so love to take me here- he does so much for me I would love this for hin!

  5. Monica L says:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Would love to win! Wink

  6. Peggy Armijo says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Montana and soak up its beauty in person! Smile

  7. Linda Gilbert says:

    Have never been, but would love to go!

  8. Dave Taube says:

    I would love to drive the Beartooth Highway to Yellowstone National Park and to see all of the incredible flora, fauna and geological formations in the park!

  9. All my life I’ve heard about what a awesome place to see! It’s definitely on my bucket list! This would be a the most awesome thing to win free air fair! Thanks, for this great giveaway….

  10. Susan O. says:

    Closing my eyes and dreaming of Montana skies!

  11. Theresa Berger says:

    Would love to go and visit all the sites near Billings plus see close friends

  12. I’ve been to Yellowstone in summer and in winter. I’ve been to the gateway communities of West Yellowstone, Cody, Gardiner and Red Lodge. I’ve visited the Lamar Valley view the wolves. But I’ve never driven the Beartooth Highway or visited Cooke City. It’s time.

  13. Robertedgar says:

    This trip is on my bucket list.

  14. This would be a wonderful surprise for my husband and it is a part of the country that we have not visited yet – Looks fabulous!

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