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Sightseeing & History Tours

See, visit, experience!

From mining towns to historic Native American trails,

these suggested tours offer scenic drives, and glimpses into western lives--past at present!

The Montana Treasure Tours

A "Gem" of a Group Excursion to Montana's Southwest Region

The Treasure Tours pay tribute to Montana's beginnings - historic mining towns ("boom towns"), the remnants left behind as well as the thriving communities that survive today! These tours offer a full day of scenic views, sightseeing, and the experience of small town life in Montana. 

Each day trip includes meal stops and photo opportunities, as well as options for additional activities. As always, these tours can be customized! Contact MTAS to create your customized Treasure Tour.

* Book online, or contact for availability

Tour start times: between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (options presented during booking process)


Discoveries of silver and gemstones in the area of Philipsburg, MT drew thousands of settlers to work the nearby mines. Today, this first stop on the tour draws thousands for its quaint historic charm, friendly small town atmosphere, restaurants, brewery, festivals and more! Enjoy a scenic loop tour through the Pintler Mountains, a sightseeing stop in Anaconda, MT (an historic copper mining town), and additional tour options before the return to Missoula. 

Full day tour.


*Add-on tour options include:

Old Montana State Prison tour (additional $29 per person)

Antique Auto Museum (additional $29 per person) 

Fairmont Hot Springs (additional $36 per person)

*options presented during checkout

No. passengers: 2-4

Fee: $241  (Per adult)

         $217 Child (0-15 yrs)

No. passengers: 5-7

Fee: $116  (Per adult)

         $104 Child (0-15 yrs)

No. passengers: 8-11

Fee: $78 (Per adult)

         $71 Child (0-15 yrs)


Gold discovered in the local creeks brought prospectors to the areas around the future city of Helena, MT--now our state capitol. This tour begins with a scenic drive toward the capitol city, and includes a visit to the Montana Historical Society Museum--a great collection of western and Native American artifacts, and access to famous MT artist, Charlie Russell's work. Downtown, the Last Chance Gulch will charm your walking shoes with shops, restaurants, brewery and more! Fees to museum entry included in your tour. Full day tour.

No. passengers: 2-4

Fee: $248  (Per adult)

         $223 Child (0-15 yrs)

No. passengers: 5-7

Fee: $122 (Per adult)

         $109 Child (0-15 yrs)

No. passengers: 8-11

Fee: $84 (Per adult)

         $76 Child (0-15 yrs)

Trail of Western History Tour

Traverse an historic route with your group through a wild and scenic canyon...

Visit a private western history museum, and enjoy a scenic drive up through the Lolo canyon (historically known to the Nez Perce Indians as "the road to the buffalo"), the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, and Travelers' Rest State Park - a proven camp site for the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.  This full day trip offers historic reflection, scenic beauty, and a chance to enjoy nature. 


*Add-on activities include:

1-hour of walking the trails around the Lolo Pass Visitor Center (additional $13 per person)

1-hour visit to Lolo Hot Springs (additional $25 per adult/$20 per child) 

1-1.5 hour meal stop at Lolo Peak Brewing on the return to Missoula (additional $35 per adult/$30 child)

* Please try to book tours at least 1 week ahead of desired tour dates or contact for availability!

Tour start times: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Start time and add-on activity options presented during booking process)

No. passengers: 2-4

Fee: $162 (Per adult)

         $146 Child (0-15 yrs)

No. passengers: 5-7

Fee: $78  (Per adult)

         $70 Child (0-15 yrs)

No. passengers: 8-11

Fee: $53 (Per adult)

         $47 Child (0-15 yrs)

Additional information / Links

Lolo Hot Springs Resort:  http://lolohotsprings.com/
Lolo Peak Brewery:  http://lolopeakbrewery.com/​