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Billings Montana

If taking a vacation to Yellowstone National Park, a side trip to Billings, Montana will complete your getaway trip with activities and attractions you simply shouldn’t pass up.

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  • See fabulous Billings, Montana on your western vacation to Yellowstone National Park.
  • Find everything you need in accommodations and dining.
  • Plenty of recreational opportunities for you outdoor enthusiasts!
  • Visit Zoo Montana to see some unique creatures of the wild.
  • It’s only about a four-hour trip from Yellowstone.


Billings, Montana is a vibrant community, close to Yellowstone and filled with plenty to do and see. Recreation is at its best, and there are cultural activities the whole family will enjoy.


Billings is located just off of Interstate 90 in south-central Montana, northeast of Yellowstone National Park.


You have a wide choice of accommodations in Billings, including luxurious lodges, economy hotels and everything in between.

Enjoy both casual and fine dining in Billings, with every type of cuisine you could desire. Find numerous steak houses, coffee shops, Italian, Mexican and Asian foods and much, much more.


With the wilderness areas surrounding Billings, there are unlimited recreational opportunities. Hike and backpack in the Custer National Forest. Fish the Boulder, Yellowstone and Stillwater Rivers. Drive a short distance and hunt elk and moose.

In Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, you’ll find many varied landscapes, from high desert and forests to wetlands and prairies. With over 120,000 acres, this recreation area boasts bird watching, camping, fishing, swimming, biking and more.


There are many sights to see in Billings. Don’t miss the Moss Mansion, where you can step into history. The Western Heritage Center has many historical exhibits that recall the Yellowstone Valley past.

The Yellowstone Art Museum is another tour you will want to take in Billings. And don’t forget the zoological gardens of Zoo Montana. Here you’ll see Siberian tigers, Red Pandas and other unique creatures of the wild.

Getting Here

Getting from Billings to Yellowstone is easy. Start on I-90 west to exit 434, then US 212/310 to Montana Highway 72. Follow the signs to Yellowstone National Park.