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National Park
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Two hour tour available at scheduled times through out the summer months, please visit the website for more information.
Religious Site
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The Cathedral of Saint Helena is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena, Montana. Modeled by architect A.O. Von Herbulis after
Government Building
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The Montana State Capitol is the state capitol of the U.S. state of Montana that houses the Montana State Legislature which is located in the
Historic Walking Area
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Phone: 406-727-8733 The Museums hours are: Summer hours: May 25 - September 30th: Daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00
History Museum
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Montana's memory starts here! Established in 1865, the Montana Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions of its kind west of the M
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Helena

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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). Plan how to spend your time in Helena and other destinations in United States using our United States day trip planning app.

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Where to stay in Helena

To enjoy the city's architecture, cultural attractions, and eateries, stay close to the center, in the area northeast of Mt Helena Park. Hotels, upscale and budget-friendly, can be found in this section of town. If you're passing through, consider the motels, RV parks, and basic hotels along Highway 15.
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