Billings

Billings is the largest city in Montana, with an estimated 100,000 people. As a destination in itself, Billings does a significant amount of convention business and is also the host to various regional events such as music festivals, athletic contests, rodeos, and outdoor activities. Billings hosts the largest hospitals in a 500-mile radius, as such the medical profession is a major source of employment in the area. Billings also is a frequent overnight or meal stop for westbound visitors to Yellowstone National Park, as it is the last major city for visitors going to the park via the Beartooth Highway.

Get in

By plane

By car

By bus

Billings is served by Greyhound and Rimrock Trailways.

Get around

Visit the Billings Convention and Visitors Bureau for resources on things to do and places to stay while visiting Billings.

See

Pictograph Cave

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Early reservations are advised during the peak summer months and during weekends when a major event is scheduled. At most hotels, rates are significantly higher during the summer.

Go next

If Billings is too crowded for you, try its "suburbs" of Huntley and Shepherd, roughly ten miles east.

Two National Monuments are within a reasonable distance: Pompey's Pillar, 32 miles east on I-94, and Little Bighorn Battlefield, 67 miles southeast on I-90. Other than those, you're at the last city of any significant size before rolling out into the vast Eastern Montana prairie – the greatest attraction may be the scenery of the drive itself to your next destination.

Routes through Billings

Bozeman/Yellowstone N.P. Laurel  W  E  Crow Agency Buffalo/Belle Fourche
END  W  E  Huntley Miles City
Great Falls Roundup  NW  SE  Crow Agency Buffalo


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