Montana, the wildlife outnumber the people."
"Welcome to a very special place. Montana is the nation's fourth largest
state - 148,000 square miles of mountains and prairies, farms and
forests, cities and towns, rivers and streams and wild areas whose
beauty and history will make you stop and think. Scattered about this
vast state are uncounted wild creatures and nearly 900,000 neighbors. We
still talk to each other here, not at each other... ...At some point,
everyone needs a Montana in their life."
- Governor Marc Racicot
Montana's nickname is "Big Sky Country." Once you've visited, you'll
know why. Jagged mountains of granite. Rolling green plains.
Crystal-clear lakes and refreshing streams. They are all here in
Montana. Add teeming populations of wildlife and you complete the
picture of Big Sky Country, a landscape rich in scenes of natural
wonder. Montana is filled with fun things to do and friendly people to
meet. Hike, bike, raft, watch wildlife, take photos, ride horses or
spend time in our great indoors. Shopping, museums, galleries, dining
and theater are always enjoyable.