Two Shakes in Three Forks

With a twanging, classic-rock soundtrack provided by annual music festivals like Rockin the Rivers and the Headwaters Country Jam, Three Forks is synonymous with Montana summer. Four-wheelers and dirt bikes roar across Pipestone, cheers come from every float tube on the Jefferson River, and fishing lines tug at Missouri Headwaters State Park. Even educational moments seem more like summer vacation with historic stops at Madison Buffalo Jump and tours of Lewis and Clark Caverns.

Around here, Willow Creek Café's famous ribs duke it out with Sir Scott's Oasis's renowned steak, while grains come courtesy of Wheat Montana’s bakery and Madison River Brewing’s latest pours. You’ll find plenty of places to pitch a tent, but only one haunted, historic hotel: the Sacajawea ("The Sac" to locals), with a huge porch offering front-row seats for the nightly entertainment: summer sunsets.

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Broadway Brew

This little coffee hut in my sweet little town and as we wait for them to make a delicious fresh made coffee or on a hot summer day an ice cream cone we get to gaze at the beautiful grain ...

310 Broadway St S
Manhattan, MT
Places to Eat

La Hood Park Tavern

Imagine a place in Montana where you can order a cold beer at a worn down rugged bar have the biggest steak you have ever seen and at any moment you could meet a movie star, a rock star or ...

1064-1084 State Highway 2
Cardwell, MT
Places to Eat

Land Of Magic

Land of Magic - doesn't matter what animal is your meat of choice - Land of Magic is the place to go! Awesome ribs, great pork chops, & chicken is moist & flavorful. Add their twice-baked potato and nothing can compare!

11060 Front Street
Manhattan, MT
Places to Eat

Madison Buffalo Jump State Monument

With a pair of hiking boots and a little imagination you can see the days when Native Americans drove bison off this limestone cliff... also it’s a great view from the top!


Logan, MT
Things to Do

Madison River Brewing Company

Just another one of the friendly, low-key breweries that make Montana so great!

20900 Frontage Road
Belgrade, MT
Places to Eat

Missouri Headwaters State Park

One of my favorite places to play all summer! We dug out our snorkel masks from a trip to Mexico last year and snorkeled since it was so hot. Little hikes, views, a lovely place for a picnic or to ...


Three Forks, MT
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New Day Bakery

They make the most unbelievable donuts! YUM!!! Look for the log cabin on Main Street in Belgrade!

100-186 Interstate 90 Frontage Rd
Belgrade, MT
Places to Eat

Pipestone

Moving here from the East Coast, my first impression of Pipestone was "redneck heaven." My new Montana roommates had dragged out every toy you can think of... we had three pickups and two trailers, hauling three dirt bikes, two ATVs ...


Pipestone, MT
Things to Do

Ringing Rocks

We took a lovely Sunday ride in late May from Helena to Ringing Rocks- drove over Whitetail Rd from Boulder to Whitehall. The gravel part of the road is very well maintained and a few miles south of Boulder saw ...

Ringing Rocks
Whitehall, MT
Things to Do

Rockin' The Rivers

Dad is a classic rock fan, Mom is an 80s pop queen, and I don’t really care but I love taking my parents on a break to this every year! It’s our family tradition and we have way ...

201 North Main
Three Forks, MT
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Sacajawea Hotel

So fun... so haunted... so awesome. Our family has stayed here throughout the years and throughout the management changes and I have always loved it! Charm, ambiance, a fancy break from real life... the fluffiest towels and softest sheets... and ...

5 N Main Street
Three Forks, MT
Places to Stay

Sir Scott's Oasis

Without a doubt, the Oasis in Manhattan, Montana is one of the greatest places to enjoy a steak dinner. The simplicity of the building and the size of the town might fool you. But once you have your teeth bite ...

Interstate 90 Frontage Rd
Manhattan, MT
Places to Eat

The Jefferson River

Seriously, no one has put this one up yet? Best part of summer is floating the Jefferson. Don’t forget your cooler-tube. Miss the cliffs but floating the Jefferson is still the most relaxing, lazy way to spend a hot-as-hell ...


Three Forks, MT
Things to Do

Wheat Montana

One word: YUM :-)

Interstate 90 & U.S. 287
Three Forks, MT
Places to Eat

Willow Creek Cafe And Saloon

It's a bit out of the way and situated in the tiny town of Willow Creek. The cafe itself will remind you of an old western saloon with it's wooden flooring, ornate bar and pressed tin ceiling tiles ...

104-108 Main St
Three Forks, MT
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