So you’re gearing up for your trip to Montana! If you are flying into Big Sky Airport, good news: you don’t have to worry about your ride! Classic Limo can provide you with the airport car service you need to get around, whether you are staying at the Big Sky Resort or in downtown Bozeman. Contact our limo service today to ensure there is someone there to pick you up from the airport and get you back there again at the end of your trip. In the meantime, we’d like to help you get excited for your vacation! In this blog, we will go over some fun facts about Montana to get you pumped up to visit The Treasure State.

Montana Wildlife

One of the biggest attractions of Montana is the wildlife! When you come visit this naturally beautiful state, you will want to spend most of your time in nature. Here are some interesting facts about wildlife in Montana:

  • The official state animal of Montana is the grizzly bear. The Treasure State has the largest population of grizzly bears in the United States.
  • The biggest migratory elk herd in the US is in Montana.
  • In Montana, humans are outnumbered by elk, deer, and antelope.
  • There are more than 8,000 moose in Montana. Moose were once thought to be extinct in this area.
  • Montana has the highest number of different mammal species in the United States.
  • The largest population of common loons in the West nests north of Missoula.
  • Each spring, almost 10,000 large (9 foot wingspan) white pelicans migrate from the Gulf of Mexico to Medicine Lake, which is in northeastern Montana.
  • The largest population of trumpeter swans in the United States is in Montana.
  • There are as many as 300,000 snow geese and 10,000 tundra swans that reside in the Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area during migration.
  • You can see up to 1,700 pelicans at Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge in Montana.
  • More golden eagles have been spotted in one day at the Rocky Mountain Front Eagle Migration Area than anywhere else in the United States.
  • On average, there are 1.4 elk, 3.3 deer, and 1.4 pronghorn antelope per square mile in Montana.

Montana History

Montana also has a rich and fascinating history that you may want to learn more about before your trip.

  • One of the main attractions of Montana, Yellowstone National Park, was the first national park in the United States.
  • Dinosaur eggs were discovered at Egg Mountain in Montana, which supports the theory of some dinosaurs being more like mammals than reptiles.
  • Plains Indians were the first residents of Montana.
  • Virginia City was founded in 1863 and remains almost entirely preserved. It is the most complete town still in existence of its time.
  • The first capital of Montana, Bannack, is preserved as a ghost town.
  • Chief paleontologist of the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Jack Horner, was the inspiration for Dr. Alan Grant in book/movie “Jurassic Park.”
  • Custer’s Last Stand occurred just south of Billings, MT. The historical battle is commemorated at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
  • In 1888, Helena, MT had the most millionaires per capita in one city than anywhere else in the entire world.

Excited for your vacation to Montana yet? Ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible by hiring Classic Limo as your airport car service to pick you up and drop you off at Big Sky Airport. We are always prompt and professional, so you can rest assured that your vacation will go smoothly when you put your transportation into your hands. Contact us to book your airport car service today!