- The list below includes 25 free or cheap things to do in or near Big Sky, Montana, including 37 different types of inexpensive activities like Horseback Riding, Fishing, Movie Theaters and Mountains.
- From Lone Peak to Yellowstone Club, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Big Sky and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ennis, Gallatin Gateway and Bozeman.
Along with nearby Virginia City, Nevada City was the site of commerce for Montana's richest gold run. Visitors can see over 90 buildings portraying what the town may have looked like, and contains North America's largest collection of automated music machine.
The 120-mile Gallatin River is a tributary of the Mississippi River that wends its way through Montana and Wyoming. It passes through Yellowstone National Park. Fishing, swimming, tubing and rafting are permitted, but not on the portion of the river inside the park.
Situated near Yellowstone Park, Madison River Tubing offers tube trips along the Madison River in addition to shuttling to and from the entry and exit spots. They also provide rentals of tubes, floating coolers, and stand up paddle boards.
Bozeman, Montana is home to the American Computer Museum. This institution documents the development of computers and their use in American homes and businesses. The museum also contains exhibits on computer peripherals and the presence of computers in American pop culture.
With Montana Whitewater Rafting Co., visitors can sign up for adventurous outdoor activities like fly fishing, zipline tours, horseback riding, and more. The company hosts whitewater rafting trips at Yellowstone River, Gallatin River, and Madison River.