Helena is the capital city of Montana in Lewis and Clark County. It is a place filled with amazing history, beauty and variety. Begin your adventure by taking a trip on the tour train that originates at the Montana Historical Society Museum and will take you through Helena's history and see many landmarks like the original Governors Mansion, the State Capital, the historic mansion district and Reeders Alley. A climb on Mt. Helena will offer a great view of the city, or take the Gates of the Mountains boat tour on the Missouri River to see where Lewis and Clark passed through the area. The downtown walking mall is rich in history and includes shops, resturaunts and hosts many street festivals and events. Helena also offers opportunities for the sports enthusiasts. It is home to the Helena Brewers minor league baseball team, Carroll College Saints athletics and the Helena Big Horns Hockey team. During the summer you can go golfing, hiking, or cool off at one of the nearby lakes, such as Spring Meadow Lake, Hauser Lake, Holter Lake, or Canyon Ferry Lake. During the winter these lakes are great for ice fishing. The Great Divide Ski area offers downhill skiing and snowboarding and MacDonald Pass or Flesher Pass are some popular cross country ski areas. So come and take the time to explore everything that Helena has to offer.
The Helena Regional Airport is located 2 miles (3 km) northeast of the city of Helena.