Montana is a vast piece of Western real estate draped across the continental divide. An outdoor paradise of wildlife, recreational opportunities and more miles of wild trout streams here than anywhere in the Lower 48. Glacier National Park includes a spectacular journey along the Going to the Sun Highway, wildlife encounters and a night at the historic Many Glacier Hotel where singer/storyteller David Walburn performs. In Missoula, Kelly Greenwood and his son Ian demonstrate their skills and techniques as they create original neon art.
Nearby, Brennan's Wave is a "play" water structure in downtown Missoula. In Deer Lodge, draft horses are the biggest draw, with a competition that includes six-horse hitches and plenty of insight into the motivations of the horse's riders, drivers and owners. Butte was known as the richest city in the west with a legacy of mining, history, and architecture. Experience Our Lady Of The Rockies, as seen through the eyes of it's sculptor, LeRoy Lee.
Simms Fishing Products in Bozeman, a look at the only '"Made in the USA" fishing wader. All the employees enjoy fishing and they're extremely proud of their "Made in USA/Made in Bozeman, Montana" label. KOA (Kampgrounds of America) CEO James Rogers tells the story of the company's origins in Billings, along with an interesting footnote about the company logo. In the eastern rangelands scientists at the Fort Keogh Agriculture Research Lab work on finding better ways to increase range productivity. Near Fort Peck, the largest T-Rex found in America was found resulting in a museum/laboratory that makes replicas of the giant skeleton for display in museums around the world. A visit to Montana would not be complete without the Cowboy Poetry and Music Rendezvous in Dillon.
(Discoveries America Mountain West States 5 DVD collection includes 5% discount: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. Condensed version also available with 5 DVD's in a single case.
DVDDAMT REVIEW: Discoveries America, Montana
Big Sky country never looked so good. In Bennett-Watt's newest addition to their high-definition-filmed Discoveries America series, Montana is the mother lode for outdoor life: fishing, hunting, camping, and cowboy poetry? Whoa, pardner, that's right. The Cowboy Poetry and Music Rendezvous in Dillon is highlighted here, along with video tours of Glacier National Park; a neon sign studio in Missoula where beautiful neon art is made; historic mines in Butte (once called the "richest hill on earth").
The Draft Horse Show Expo, deemed important enough to the community that kids are taken out of school to participate; a 90-foot monument entitled "Our Lady of the Rockies," built by a welder who had never sculpted anything in his life; the original KOA franchise in Billings; and Montana's Fork Peck Field Station (home of the largest T-Rex found in America), among many other features and highlights. Travelers looking for unique hideaways will find this program offers plenty of charming suggestions. Sure to be popular in public libraries, this is recommended.