Despite its small size and location in far southwestern Montana, Dillon, Montana is a hub for all business, tourism and adventure in the state’s southwestern corner.
With roots back to 1805 and the Lewis and Clark expedition, Dillon saw the area’s first settlers establishing the region as an agricultural hub as early as 1869. Later in 1881, Dillon became the distribution center for supplies routed into Montana’s fields via the Northern Railroad out of Utah.
That reputation survives today. With multiple major highways meeting in town, Dillon is the adventure launching pad for anyone spending time in southwest Montana. Plus, with beating Beaverhead, Big Hole and Ruby Rivers feeding into the valley surrounding the town, Dillon is a picturesque small town that more than lives up to its reputation.
For the outdoorsy adventurer, explore the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest or head to the nearby Crystal Park to try your hand at searching for crystal quartz in a unique experience not found outside of Dillon.
Prefer to spend your time soaking in the local history? Check out Bannack State Park to see the site of the state’s first gold strike and the best ghost town in Montana. Located in downtown Dillon, the Beaverhead County Museum is worth a visit to learn more about Dillon’s storied history.
When you fly to a jet charter airport in Dillon, Montana, you’ll arrive at the Dillon Airport located just five miles out of town.