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Helena

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National Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Government Buildings
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. It was founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush, and was established in 1864. Over $3.6 billion of gold was extracted in the city limits over a duration of two decades, making it one of the wealthiest cities in the United States by the late nineteenth century. The concentration of wealth contributed to the city's prominent, elaborate Victorian architecture.The 2010 census put the population at 28,190 and the Lewis and Clark County population at 63,395. Helena is the principal city of the Helena Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Lewis and Clark and Jefferson counties; its population is 77,414 according to the 2015 Census Estimate.The local daily newspaper is the Independent Record. Professional sports teams include the Helena Brewers minor league baseball and Helena Bighorns Tier III Junior A hockey team. The city is served by Helena Regional Airport (HLN).
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National Park
Gates of the Mountains
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Cathedral of St. Helena
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Government Building
Montana State Capitol
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Montana Historical Society Museum
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Helena

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Historic Walking Area
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Great Falls
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
C.M. Russell Museum Great Falls
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Theme Park
A Carousel for Missoula Missoula
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Giant Springs State Park Great Falls
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Helena

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Montana Fishing Outfitters
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Brewery
Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Historic Walking Area
Last Chance Gulch
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
National Park
Helena National Forest
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Nature in Helena

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Mountain
Mount Helena
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
Missouri River
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Hauser Lake
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Holter Lake
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Helena

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Art Gallery
Archie Bray Foundation
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Holter Museum of Art
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
MontanaWILD
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Helena

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Historic Site
Reeder's Alley
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

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