Big Sky Country
Miles City is known as the Cowboy Capitol.
The western meadowlark is the official state bird.
The state's official animal is the grizzly bear.
The bitterroot is the official state flower.
Montana's name comes from the Spanish word mountain.
The Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England.
The most visited place in Montana is Glacier National Park, known as the crown jewel of the continent. It lies along Montana's northern border and adjoins Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada, forming the world's first International Peace Park.
The Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman gained fame through the work of its chief paleontologist, Jack Horner. Horner was the prototype for the character Dr. Alan Grant in the best selling novel/movie, "Jurassic Park
Montana's first territorial capital, Bannack, has been preserved as a ghost town state park along once gold-laden Grasshopper Creek.
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