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Helena Tourism and Sightseeing
Helena, a gold rush town, was a “Last Chance” for 4 gold miners who struck it rich in 1864. Since then, Helena’s expanded to becoming the Montana state capital with museums – including the Original Governor’s Mansion and capitol building; family friendly ExplorationWorks, a museum of science and culture and the Carousel; the Montana Historical Museum, the “state’s” museum; as well as the cultural icons of the Grandstreet Theater for live plays, the Archie Bray Foundation and its impact on ceramics and the Holter Museum of Art. Located near the Continental Divide, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and rafting are located minutes from town. For an interesting overview of the town’s history, the Last Chance Tour Train travels through town and time with its narrated tour of historic buildings.  Skip to Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Montana Office of Tourism
Montana Office of Tourism
Dept of Tourism in Helena, MT USA

Nothing but Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. And between them epic landscapes alive with wildlife, clear trout streams and genuine souls appreciating every square mile. All 147,046 of them. Montana. As the fourth-largest state in the country, Montana is a vast playground that's just waiting to be explored. To make it easy, our majestic state is divided into six different tourism regions, each of them as beautiful as they are unique.




Best Time to Visit Helena


The best time to visit Helena, MT is in the summer and spring. Summer temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the low 60's. Spring nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Helena


Month Low Avg High
January 9.9 20.2 30.5
February 15.6 26.4 37.3
March 23.5 35.1 46.8
April 31.2 44.1 56.9
May 39.8 52.9 65.9
June 47.5 61.2 75.0
July 52.3 67.8 83.4
August 50.8 66.7 82.5
September 41.2 56.1 71.0
October 31.2 44.8 58.4
November 20.3 30.9 41.5
December 11.3 21.4 31.5

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