Montana is full of incredible landmarks, but only five are included in the top 250 in America.

Grinnell Glacier
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According to a recent survey by our friends at Aqua Expeditions, five Montana landmarks are considered favorites amongst Americans. They recently polled 2,100 Americans to find out which natural landmarks they would most like to visit.

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Out of the top 250 in the US, five landmarks in Montana were featured on the list. Before we discuss the Montana spots that made the list, let's look at which landmarks made the overall top 3.

America's Favorite Landmarks

  • #3: Elephant Rocks State Park in Belleview, Missouri
  • #2: Niagara Falls
  • #1: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

If you prefer not to travel out of state, there's still a lot to explore in Montana. The number to the left of the landmarks listed below indicates where each landmark landed on the list of the top 250.

Five Montana Landmarks That Americans Love

Pompey's Pillar National Monument is located on the banks of the Yellowstone River just east of Billings, Montana. The landmark is best known for the inscription left behind on its surface by William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Going-To-The-Sun Road
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Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is considered one of America's most scenic drives. We're not surprised that it made the list—it's so beautiful, it's almost hard to believe it's real.

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is a national historic landmark with possibly the largest bison cliff jump in North America. Native peoples used the site for at least a thousand years before Lewis and Clark passed through Montana.

Pictograph Cave State Park is located just south of Billings, Montana. The park features three preserved caves filled with pictographs. Pictograph Cave was designated a national historic landmark in 1964. Prehistoric hunters who camped in Pictograph Cave left behind artifacts and over 100 pictographs, or rock paintings. The oldest rock art in the cave is over 2,000 years old.

Lewis & Clark Pass is a mountain pass in Montana. The pass was heavily used by Native Americans in the early 19th century crossing the continental divide. Lewis & Clark Pass is not accessible by vehicle, only by foot.

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