- The list below includes 6 free or cheap things to do in or near Philipsburg, Montana, including 26 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Shops, Bowling, Hiking Trails and Historic Homes.
- From Opal Mountain Gems to Georgetown Lake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Philipsburg and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Anaconda and Nevada City.
Guests to Opal Mountain Gems can mine for their own sapphires and precious gemstones. They can also buy loose gemstones from the company or arrange to have a gemstone brought from the company or that they already have made into jewelry.
The 3700-acre Georgetown Lake has many rainbow trout, brook trout, and kokanee salmon, and anglers catch more fish here per person than on any other lake in Montana. It is also popular with canoers, kayakers, small sailboats, and windsurfing.
A 12-lane bowling center, Cedar Park Bowling Lanes offers open and league bowling, horseshoes and arcade video games. The center also has a sports bar and lounge with casino games and televisions displaying sporting events.
Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park is home to one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world. Nearby this remanent building of the Anaconda Copper Company from the early 1900s is an interpretive display exhibit.
Featuring 18 lanes, Copper City Bowl & Cafe offers open bowling with automatic scoring and shoe rental. The facility serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides slot machines, a bar and a banquet hall for private events.
The Old Montana Prison Complex was originally built by inmates and opened on July 2, 1871. The complex has been turned into a series of museums including an Old Prison Museum, Law Enforcement Museum, Frontier Museum, Powell County Museum, Montana Auto Museum, Yesterday's Playthings and Cottonwood City.
Cattle baron Conrad Kohrs once owned 10 million acres, and 1,600 acres of it are open to the public as Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Visitors can take guided tours including wagon tours pulled by draft horses, hear blacksmiths and cowboys talk, see farm animals, and tour the ranch house.
An organic brewery that follows the Montana tap room regulations, Wildwood Brewery makes a variety of beers, including stouts, pilsners, ales, and lagers. They focus on sustainability, and host a number of special events with sustainable themes.
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Covering 2,800 acres and having 2 ½ miles of nature trails in the Wildlife Viewing Area, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is popular among birdwatchers since it is the home of approximately 238 bird species.