Local Area Attractions
Old Baldy Golf Course
Old Baldy Golf Course is a nine-hole course featuring greens that were laid out in 1988, no water hazards and no reservation requirements.
Townsend Maze is an entertaining and educational opportunity for all ages. You will be faced with the challenge of finding your way through a maze cut into 15 acres of tall corn. Small children will be able to enjoy a straw hay bale maze and ‘corn’ treats are available. Call for reservations at 406-431-6645 or 406-266-3568.
Hassel (St. Louis)
Hassel was originally known as Saint Louis. Sometime during 1895 the St. Louis name was dropped in respect to a pioneer miner, Joseph E. Hassel and the request of the post office. Other names for Hassel at various times were Knoxville, Placerville and Florence City. As early as 1866 placer gold was discovered on Indian Creek, near Hassel. During its active mining years the creek grossed about $5,000,000 in gold. Placer mining ended about 1880 however stamp mills and some hydra sluicing operations continued reviving the camp. Hassel was famous for its huge Diamond Hill Stamp Mill of one hundred twenty stamps which operated at full capacity from 1898 to 1900. The mine is still in operation and known as the Apollo Mining Co. Mine. Some old buildings still remain.