- TripBuzz found 9 things to do with kids in or near Virginia City, Montana, including 8 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ennis, Big Sky and Nevada City.
- From Brewery Follies to Nevada City, the Virginia City area offers 32 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Fishing, Horseback Riding and Other Adventures.
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.
Surrounded by mountains and the scenic Madison Valley, the Madison Valley History Museum features a collection of artifacts and exhibits pertaining to the history and culture of the local area and of the west in general.
The easily accessible Wade Lake is very popular with both locals and visitors. Along with boating and canoeing, the like features an interpretive trail that connects to the Hilltop Campgrounds which runs for nearly one mile in distance.
Featuring taxidermy, Wildlife Museum of the West displays animals native to the region like eagles, bears, moose, and mountain lions. The animals are set up in a model display mimicking their natural habitat.
Situated in greater Yellowstone, the Diamond J Ranch features a main lodge and cabins for groups of varying sizes. Breakfast is provided daily and activities include horseback riding, swimming, hiking and fishing. Zip line tours and ski resorts are nearby.
Known for its skiing, Lone Peak is one of the tallest peaks in the Wasatch Range, and provides skiing access via a 4-chair lift, Sky Tram and guided 4x4 ride. There are several hiking trails, and an Outlaw Cabin with a journal for visitors to sign.