- The list below includes 8 free or cheap things to do in or near Dillon, Montana, including 14 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Movie Theaters, Art Gallery and Natural History Museums.
- From Clark's Lookout State Park to Bannack State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Dillon.
Once explored by Lewis and Clark, Clark Lookout is now an historical site that is open to tourists. Along with hiking and learning more about the expedition; picnicking, wildlife viewing and bird watching are also possible.
The site of Montana's first gold discovery, Bannack State Park contains 60 buildings that remain from the original town, although no one lives in them. Visitors can visit this ghost town, which was one of the original seats of government for the state.
Visitors to Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area can engage in activities like hiking, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting. Wildlife that frequent the area include moose, elk, mule deer, goats and sheep.
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At the Elkhorn Hot Springs, visitors can swim in two pools heated by the water from the natural hot spring that is 120 degrees year round, along with a sauna. Because of the fast rate of flow, no chlorine or chemicals are needed to keep the water pure.
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.