Empire Builder Montana TrainMontana offers visitors to the area a variety of train excursion experiences. Montana’s first rail road began in 1880. Many options are available for those who have never experienced the beauty of Montana by rail.

The Copper King Express offers scenic views to passengers through Butte, Pacific, and Anaconda. Round trips are available from June through September. Viewers will see pioneer homesteads and abandoned places among other scenes while taking a three hour ride through the area.

Another option is the Charlie Russell Chew Choo Dinner Train. This excursion runs for over 50 miles in approximately three hours. The travel will include passing through a two thousand foot tunnel and over thirty bridges. This excursion also includes an old fashioned train robbery. This train offers rides from July through October.

The Alder Gulch Short Line offers a tourist railroad ride on the weekends during the summer time. It includes a three mile round trip through old gold mining towns including Virginia City and Nevada City. Passengers will also have the option of taking a walking tour through a series of historical buildings in an Old West mining town.

If you would love to visit Montana and see its beauty, consider adding a train excursion to your family experience. Montana has a lot to offer those who visit the scenic state. For more information about other events and attractions, please bookmark the BigSkyBlog. Also, be sure to let your friends and family know about us!

Photo Information: This photo is provided by and given credit to Loco Steve – on Flickr.com with permission via Creative Commons Licensing.


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