If you are looking for a bit of history combined with fresh air, you will find both in Helena. Whether guided walking tours or tours by Segway are more your interest, you can learn the rich history of this town. Take in the early days when “Last Chance Gulch” began its rise to becoming the capitol of the territory and then the state. Hearken back to those early days by touring the original Last Gulch area by train and trolley. For anyone seeking history, however, no trip is complete without a stop for the Lewis and Clark experience.
The Best Morning Brew
If you want a quiet start to your day, family-owned and operated Shellie’s Country Cafe is for you. Not only can you get fresh coffee that never tastes burnt or bitter, you can also get a home cooked meal. The green choice of Helena is No Sweat Cafe, where they source as many foods and drinks from organically grown local produce as possible. For coffee artisanship, however, Firepower Coffee is your best bet. This charming shop offers only custom house blends, and the well-trained, in-house artisan roasters make the perfect cup of coffee every time.
Art Lover's Delight
Helena has no shortage of cultural entertainment whether you are looking for fine art or theater. The Myrna Loy Center presents many creative works from Montana’s newest media and performing artists. Here, local, regional, and national artists perform plays, musicals, and more to inspire the next generation. The Holter Museum of Art serves as a hub for visual art lovers. While the museum focuses on the preservation of traditional Northwestern art, they also have an extensive collection of local modern art. It is also a regular stop for international touring exhibits to provide the ultimate art viewing experience.