Where the Old West Lives - Visit Montana's Missouri River Country this Spring

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Experience the Old West how it was with signature events beginning June 13, 2015 and running through August 29, 2015 including pow wows, rodeos, and old fashioned 4th of July celebrations.

Named one of the 30 Most Incredible Trips to Take in 2015 by Outside Magazine.

The rugged beauty of the Old West can still be experienced in Montana’s Missouri River Country’s landscape and charming communities. Visitors are met with the same vast open landscapes the first traders came upon when reaching Montana. Today, western culture is still alive in the small communities and events happening across the region.

From authentic pow wows to ranch rodeos and wagon trains, summers in Montana’s Missouri River Country are filled with opportunities to see the Old West in action. The Brockway Dairy Day Rodeo is one way to experience the history and culture of the area. As one of Montana’s oldest rodeos, Brockway, a town of around 20 people, hosts the popular working ranch, cowboy focused event that brings contestants and crowds from across the region. Don’t expect anything fancy though, this family friendly rodeo is much like it was 60 years ago focusing on skills cowboys use. In addition to the Brockway Dairy Day Rodeo, other events include:

Wild West Days – June 13 & 14, 2015
Poplar’s Wild West Day activities include kids’ contests, parades, a rodeo and dance.

Fort Union Rendezvous – June 19 – 21, 2015
A fur trading outpost, Fort Union comes alive during the four day Rendezvous with an encampment of traders, craftsmen and Native Americans to give visitors a glimpse into its history.

Frontier Days – June 26 & 27, 2015
For more than 40 years Frontier Days in Culbertson, Montana has featured a weekend of parades, rodeos and live entertainment.

Old Fashioned 4th of July – July 4, 2015
Each year people from around the region head to Lambert, Montana for a traditional celebration including a parade, BBQ, entertainment for adults and children including games, a music jamboree and stage performances. The evening includes a street dance and fireworks at dusk.

Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede – July 9 – 12, 2015
The Grand Daddy of them all, the rodeo in Wolf Point, Montana is one of the oldest and wildest in Montana. Wolf Point is celebrating their Centennial this year and will be pulling out all the stops for the Wild Horse Stampede.

Wadopana Pow Wow – Aug 1 & 2, 2015
This celebration is the oldest traditional pow wow in Wolf Point, Montana featuring special ceremonies for naming of individuals and honoring of family members.

Milk River Wagon Train – August 27 – 29, 2015
Head to Malta to see a real wagon train, hear tall tales, and enjoy a true old west dinner and dance with a genuine old time fiddle band.

To find additional events happening across Montana’s Missouri River Country throughout the summer visit missouririver.visitmt.com

Whether you love the allure of the Old West, are intrigued by the history or just need to escape to vast scenic vistas, traveling to Montana’s Missouri River Country is a must for a truly unique experience. For more information about visiting Missouri River Country and planning your western adventure, please visit missouririver.visitmt.com and sign up for our FREE eNewsletter.

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