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Discover the best things to do in Helena

Located in the heart of the business district, the Radisson puts you within easy reach of the best indoor and outdoor attractions in Helena, MT. Tour beautiful buildings like the Cathedral of St. Helena, the Montana State Capitol building and the Original Governor’s Mansion. Want to get out into nature? Hike in Spring Meadow Lake State Park, stroll through Mount Helena City Park or dig up sapphires at the Blue Jewel Mine. For a distinctive Helena experience, don’t miss the Great Northern Carousel, featuring intricately carved animals and elegant stained glass.

Family fun

  • ExplorationWorks! (3 miles) 
    Perfect for an afternoon with kids, this exciting complex celebrates science and technology with interactive exhibits and programs. 
    Phone: +1 (406) 457-1800
  • Great Northern Carousel (3 miles) 
    Gaze at the picturesque stained glass and breathtaking details on the carved animals on this carousel, and pick up an ice-cream cone after the ride.
    Phone: +1 (406) 457-5353

Historical sites

  • Montana State Capitol (1.2 miles) 
    Surrounded by scenic gardens, the Montana State Capitol building provides impressive architectural sights and a glimpse into the workings of the state government.
    Phone: +1 (406) 444-4789
  • Cathedral of St. Helena (2 miles) 
    Admire the Gothic architecture and stunning stained-glass windows of this cathedral. 
    Phone: +1 (406) 442-5825
  • Original Governor's Mansion (2 miles) 
    Take a guided tour of this former residence of Montana governor Sam Stewart to learn more about the lives of the Stewart family during the early 1900s. 
    Phone: +1 (406) 444-3695

Sports and outdoors

  • Helena Ice Arena (2 miles) 
    Go ice skating, or cheer as the Helena Bighorns play North American 3HL hockey.
    Phone: +1 (406) 457-2817
  • Mount Helena City Park (4.1 miles) 
    Spanning 620 acres, this city park features six trails that offer striking views as they wind around the mountain.
    Phone: +1 (406) 442-4120
  • Spring Meadow Lake State Park (5 miles) 
    Go hiking, sunbathe or bird-watch at this beautiful state park, which also offers special events throughout the year. 
    Phone: +1 (406) 495-3260
  • Gates of the Mountains (20 miles) 
    Follow the route of Lewis and Clark with a boat tour that includes views of native wildlife and the surrounding scenery. 
    Phone: +1 (406) 458-5241
  • Great Divide (30 miles) 
    If you love to ski or snowboard, spend the day racing down the slopes at Great Divide. 
    Phone: +1 (406) 449-3746

Other points of interest

  • Last Chance Tours (1 mile) 
    Last Chance Tours offers train, trolley and Segway tours designed to give you a better appreciation of Montana’s incredible natural beauty. 
    Phone: +1 (406) 442-1023
  • Montana Blue Jewel Mine (45 miles) 
    Dig for sapphires and a variety of other gems at this popular mine. 
    Phone: +1 (406) 437-8605

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