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Dillon, MT
Travel Guide

Dillon which includes landscape views, tranquil scenes and mountains

Take some time to explore this transit hub and pretty town to get to know its intriguing history and insider tips on nearby national parks and historical preserves.

Founded as a railroad town in 1880, Dillon is a central hub in the lush Beaverhead Valley. The town was an important pivot point during the gold-mining booms of the following century, and today is a great spot to base your exploration of the surrounding region. Linger a while in Dillon to discover the town’s intriguing history, magnificent surrounding scenery and secret fishing spots.

Begin your trip at the Dillon Visitor Center, a helpful facility where you can get an overview of the town and plan your visit. The elegant architecture of the 1887 County Courthouse and University of Montana Western is indicative of the town’s early opulence. Check out the Beaverhead County Museum, located in a historic log building in downtown Dillon. You can see relics from the local mining and agricultural industries, as well as period dress and a natural history exhibit. For more history, head to Bannack State Park, the site of Montana’s first gold strike and a beautifully preserved ghost town. In nearby Crystal Park, you can learn about the region’s glittering minerals and go hunting for crystal quartz.

Rocks aren’t the only things worth hunting around here, however. The Beaverhead, Big Hole and Ruby rivers all course through this beautiful valley and are acclaimed trout fishing destinations. You can also drop a line in Clark Canyon Dam. See some of the region’s wild vistas at Clark’s Lookout State Park, Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Go skiing at nearby Maverick Mountain or snowmobiling through the valley.

Dillon is linked to the surrounding Southwest Montana region by a major highway. You can also reach the town by plane to the Gallatin Field domestic airport, located 132 miles (212 kilometers) away. Stay in a hotel in the town or go camping in the nearby forest reserves. Visit the town on the Labor Day weekend to experience Montana’s Biggest Weekend, a popular rodeo and parade event with a fun-filled fair.

Beaverhead Lodge Dillon
Beaverhead Lodge Dillon
2 out of 5
20 Swenson Way, Dillon, MT
The price is ¥9,258 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 11
Located in the heart of Dillon, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Beaverhead County Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Clark's Lookout State Park and Beaverhead ...
3.7/5Good! (213 reviews)
"Did not know there was much in this part of town. Impressed. Very nice, open area next to rodeo grounfs."

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Beaverhead Lodge Dillon
Best Western Paradise Inn
Best Western Paradise Inn
2.5 out of 5
650 N Montana Street, Dillon, MT
The price is ¥14,062 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in Dillon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clark's Lookout State Park, Beaverhead County Museum, and Beaverhead Golf Course. Clarks Lookout Trailhead ...
4.1/5Very Good! (432 reviews)
"Nothing to add"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2021

Best Western Paradise Inn
Super 8 by Wyndham Dillon
Super 8 by Wyndham Dillon
2 out of 5
550 N Montana St, Dillon, MT
The price is ¥10,469 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clark's Lookout State Park and Beaverhead County Museum. Clarks Lookout Trailhead and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (431 reviews)
"Friendly staff. Clean room."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Dillon
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Montana Adventure
Montana Adventure
Dillon, MT
The price is ¥13,225 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Situated on a river, this vacation home is within 25 mi (40 km) of Bannack Townsite Pedestrian West Trailhead, Hangman's Gulch Trailhead, and Birdseye View Trailhead. ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Cozy atmosphere with great location
"We love this area in Montana. Very clean place with plenty of room. Hosts were amazing! Thank you."

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Montana Adventure
Lover's Leap Lodging, a Real Montana Experience
Lover's Leap Lodging, a Real Montana Experience
Dillon, MT
Situated in a rural location, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Clark's Lookout State Park, Beaverhead County Museum, and Clarks Lookout Trailhead. ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Great temporary home
"We utilized this property as a second home when we were displaced by a home fire. It was so nice to have a place to go to that was home-like, that welcomed our dogs as well as us. Great couple, takes great care of guests! Can't go wrong here!"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Lover's Leap Lodging, a Real Montana Experience
Dillon Log Home w/ Hot Tub by Beaverhead & Hiking!
Dillon Log Home w/ Hot Tub by Beaverhead & Hiking!
Dillon, MT
Situated in Dillon, this vacation home is within 12 mi (20 km) of Beaverhead County Museum, Clark's Lookout State Park, and Clarks Lookout Trailhead. Beaverhead ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Beautiful property
"This cabin is beautiful. The views were amazing as well as the sounds of the birds! The cabin feels like your visiting a relative's house, it warm and inviting, and so much history is on the walls!"

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dillon Log Home w/ Hot Tub by Beaverhead & Hiking!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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