50 Facts About Montana State You Might Find Interesting Story

By Gabrielle T

Introduction

50 Facts About Montana State You Might Find Interesting Story

Most people don't know many facts about Montana state - such as it being one...

CATEGORY 1

Funny Facts About Montana

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 1

It was the 41st state

To start a list of interesting Montana facts, did you know it was the 41st...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 2

Montana is the "Treasure State"

The Montana State nickname might surprise you. While it has multiple monikers, one of the...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 3

It has the only grizzly bear population in the lower 48 United States

Grizzly bears are often talked about in survivor manuals and movies about trekking through the...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 4

Montana's has had the greatest temperature change

In general, Montana isn't the hottest or the coldest state in the USA. The coldest...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 5

The Continental Divide splits the country

The USA is home to many mountains. However, the Continental Divide is one of the...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 6

Granite Peak is on top of the state

Montana is a very mountainous state. However, one of them still rises higher than the...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 7

You'll find "Big Sky Country" here

When reading Montana state information, you'll likely come across the nickname "Big Sky Country." That's...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 8

Beaver Creek Park is a record holder

Beaver Creek Park is 10 thousand acres of land that has been open to the...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 9

Triple Divide Peak contributes to three oceans

Triple Divide Peak rises over 8,000 feet above sea level, but that's not why it's...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 10

The Rocky Mountains have 100 different ranges

The Rocky Mountains are often thought of as a single mountain range. However, due to...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 11

The National Bison Range has 60 calves a year

The National Bison Range is found on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana and covers...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 12

You can cross the border in Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park is technically a Canadian National Park. However, you can get to...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 13

The Missouri River doesn't start in Missouri

The Missouri River is one of the longest rivers in the world. However, you might...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 14

Glacier National Park is losing glaciers

Glacier National Park is one of the most famous and popular in the western US...

CATEGORY 1 - FACT 15

Some of Yellowstone National Park is in the state

The first national park in the USA has always been the country's most famous. Yellowstone...

CATEGORY 2

Fun Facts About Montana

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 1

The Montana Yogo Sapphire is very rare

The Yogo Sapphire variety is considered to be one of the most precious gems in...

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 2

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is one-of-a-kind

The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the first park of its kind. The park merges...

mkopka/Depositphotos.com

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 3

Look out for the western meadowlark

If you're on the hunt for finding state symbols, make sure to keep an eye...

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 4

Don't pick the bitterroot

If you're still looking for Montana facts and information, you'll be interested in learning about...

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 5

Mining is symbolized in the Montana state motto

When you look at its official seal, you'll likely encounter the Montana state motto. "Oro...

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 6

Gold, silver, and bronze brought people to the state

Montana's rich mining history can be thanked for its trajectory to statehood. The state's territory...

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 7

Flathead Lake is impressive in the west

Montana is no stranger to natural marvels, so it's no surprise that Flathead Lake is...

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 8

Ponderosa pine is a state symbol

Did you know that there's a Montana state tree? The Ponderosa pine has been a...

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 9

There are tons of frontier counties

Many people have never heard of frontier counties. These are counties with small populations that...

CATEGORY 2 - FACT 10

Visit the world's shortest river here

One of the least known facts about the state of Montana is that it's home...

CATEGORY 3

Interesting Facts About Montana

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 1

Keep an eye out for grizzly bears

As you've already read, virtually the entire grizzly population in the lower 48 can be...

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 2

There's even a state fossil

There are a lot of Montana state symbols, but one might surprise you. This western...

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 3

It borders four states and another country

Due to Montana's size, it shares borders with numerous other territories. You can get to...

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 4

The state flag has been altered a few times

Like other places in the United States, there's a Montana state flag that you can...

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 5

Only seven other states have a lower population

Montana is a large state, so it would be more than able to handle a...

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 6

Only one city has more than 100 thousand residents

If you want to impress people with one of the lesser-known facts about Montana the...

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 7

There are more cows than people

Ranching and agriculture are two large industries in Montana's economy. Spread out across the state...

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 8

Lewis and Clark definitely stopped in Montana

If it weren't for Lewis and Clark, western settlements may have been delayed by years...

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 9

Montana has the most diverse land animal species

Montana is known for having incredibly varied landscapes. You can find plains, mountains, and forests...

CATEGORY 3 - FACT 10

The state also has slogans

In addition to the official state motto, Montana also has multiple state slogans. These slogans...

CATEGORY 4

Weird Facts About Montana

CATEGORY 4 - FACT 1

The state is completely landlocked

It's not hard to guess from looking at the map that Montana is a completely...

CATEGORY 4 - FACT 2

The name is Spanish

When learning Montana facts and history, you can't forget the origin of the state's name...

CATEGORY 4 - FACT 3

You could fit six other states inside it

Montana has a surface area of 147 thousand square miles, making it the fourth largest...

CATEGORY 4 - FACT 4

The largest city isn't the capital

Billings is Montana's largest city by population and has been for years. It might surprise...

CATEGORY 4 - FACT 5

The French were the first in the territory

Though Lewis and Clark were the first people to explore Montana in-depth, they weren't the...

CATEGORY 5

Cool Facts About Montana

CATEGORY 5 - FACT 1

Parts of the state used to belong to other territories

It might be hard to imagine that the current state borders you're used to once...

CATEGORY 5 - FACT 2

The Rockies have different climates based on height

The Rocky Mountains are the tallest mountains in the US, with their max elevation reaching...

CATEGORY 5 - FACT 3

Montana used to have a huge population

You might not know it by looking at today's population, but Montana used to be...

CATEGORY 5 - FACT 4

You have CNN, thanks to Montana

You might not recognize the name Ted Turner, but you probably recognize CNN. The international...

CATEGORY 5 - FACT 5

Moose were saved from extinction

At one point, moose in North America were close to ending up on the endangered...

CATEGORY 6

Historical Facts About Montana

CATEGORY 6 - FACT 1

Jeannette Rankin was a Montana native

Jeannette Rankin was a pioneer for women's rights during her career in politics. As the...

CATEGORY 6 - FACT 2

24 Native American tribes called Montana home

Even though it took settlers years to finally start calling Montana home, many Native Americans...

CATEGORY 6 - FACT 3

The Nez Perce were defeated

The Nez Perce war of 1877 saw native populations attempt to resist the encroaching settlements...

CATEGORY 6 - FACT 4

The longest undammed river runs through the state

Lists of interesting facts about Montana often forget that Montana is home to part of...

CATEGORY 6 - FACT 5

The first capital is a ghost town

Though Helena is the current capital, Montana's first seat for its government was in Bannack...

Conclusion

In Summary

How many of those facts did you already know, and how many were a surprise...

Discover more

Tap or swipe up to see more guides packed with photos and tips.