Local Area Attractions Near Billings KOA Holiday
Known as Montana's Trailhead, Billings offers it's guests a wealth of options, so whether you're staying for a couple of days or just stopping overnight there's plenty to do and see while in our area. We are conveniently located off exit 450 of Interstate 90, yet set just far enough away that the interstate noise won't be a bother to you. Come stay at the World's First KOA, we'd love to be your hosts!
Experience the remarkable geological wonders of Billings, Montana at The Rimrocks, also known as the "Rims"! These breathtaking rimrock sandstone formations have withstood the test of time, dating back 80 million years when the area was part of the Western Interior Seaway.
As you explore the Rims, you'll uncover the remnants of an ancient shoreline, where sediment and sand from the vast seaway settled and formed deep layers over millions of years. Witness the incredible transformation of sand into the majestic sandstone cliffs that define the Rims today.
Not only are the Rims a marvel to behold, but they also provide fantastic hiking opportunities right at the doorstep of the city. Discover the beauty of Zimmerman Park, Swords Park, and the Four Dances Natural Area, all situated atop the Rims. Lace up your hiking boots and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and panoramic views that await.
Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking outdoor adventure, the Rims offer a captivating experience for all. Don't miss the chance to explore this unique geological phenomenon and discover the wonders of Billings' natural heritage.
Beartooth Mountain Pass/Red Lodge
Enjoy the nation's most beautiful drive, and Montana's highest peak, on Hwy 212 over the Beartooth Mountain Pass. This scenic pass, beginning just west of Red Lodge, MT, winds its way up to a lookout at almost 11,000 feet high. Red Lodge possesses all the charm and uniqueness one would expect of a small alpine town nestled into the Beartooth Mountains. This historic mining town is full of antique and western stores, boutiques, fine dining, nearby hiking and outdoor recreation.
Pompeys Pillar National Historic Landmark
The epic exploration of the wild west was the 1804 - 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition. Retrace their tracks at Pompeys Pillar , where William Clark carved his name into this sandstone lookout rock, the only remaining physical evidence of the expedition. Steps lead to Summit View Visitor Center.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Traveling for days without food or water, galloping on tired horses, and following a controversial commander, the 7th Cavalry collided with an overpowering Sioux and Cheyenne village in the Valley of the Little Bighorn. The infamous Gen. George Custer, over 600 soldiers, Crazy Horse, Chief Gall and over 3,000 warriors clashed 60 miles southeast of present-day Billings. Feel this historic moment at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument .
Pictograph Cave State Park
Before the white man, before the Crow Indian, and long before the buffalo, the western Indian hunted the woolly mammoth, and documented the hunt with cave paintings. Over 4,500 years ago, Pictograph Cave State Park was home to these Indians. Paintings are still visible. Open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (April 15 to October 15).