If you’re looking for solitude and peace that go hand in hand with stars and vast prairies, look no further than the Big Sky Country.
People gather in big cities like Billings and Helena. One of the least populated states despite its vast territory, Montana is mostly barren land. On the west, it’s all mountains that are also scattered all over the state (in Spanish, Montana’s name means ‘mountain’, so there’s subtlety for you). On the east, only prairies and badlands are to be found. Naturally, it is the national parks and monuments that attract the lovers of scenic beauty – Glacier National Park and Yellowstone are both here.
Despite the nickname “the Treasure State” and the slogan ‘Gold and silver’, the economy of Montana today is typically agricultural, with cereal grain farming and ranching giving the biggest output. Some mining is still relevant, but government, healthcare, and education sectors are much bigger employers – consider the top University of Montana and the Montana State University.