- TripBuzz found 10 things to do with kids in or near Philipsburg, Montana, including 8 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Anaconda and Nevada City.
- From Gem Mountain Sapphire to Opal Mountain Gems, the Philipsburg area offers 28 different types of family activities, including: Specialty Shops, Other Tours, Bowling and Theaters.
- Originally an ore producer, the city of Phillipsburg is now a small residential and agricultural community, home to just over 800 residents. The city is centrally located between many of Montana's lakes and mountain ski resorts and is a great place to enjoy a bite to eat or a drink after a day of adventure.
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.
Opened in 1936, the Washoe Theater is the last theater in America built in the Nouveau Deco architectural style. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, while The Smithsonian describes it as a national treasure, because of its sumptuous interior.
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.