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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“A local hangout with award winning IPA, free popcorn and a patio (next to Bridge Pizza, you can bring your own food in). Live music on Sunday and Tuesday. Open until 8, max 48 oz. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“Summer guided walking tours are offered on Sundays at 4 pm. $5/person and kids are free. Tours can be scheduled at other times for 5+ people.”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Historic and beautiful. Gothic and sacred. Cathedral is usually open for visitors. Tours are available during certain times of the year.”
  • 13 locals recommend
“For an amazing view of the city hike Mount Helena. Trailhead is located in Reeder's Village”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Handmade pasta dishes, Park Ave bread, and classic cocktails in a fun atmosphere.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“Hand-crafted ice cream located in The Walking Mall. They offer a range of traditional to exotic flavors. Try the cardamon - it’s a little life-changing.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Seven or eight blocks from you stay on the Downtown Walking Mall. Voted best Italian in Montana! Reservations usually required unless you sit at the small bar area.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Specializing in contemporary art from the Northwest, this museum showcases local & national artists. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“The coolest joint in Helena. Wine, beer, frose and delicious snacks. You can also buy wine by the bottle (lots for under $10) and and assortment of quality cheeses to take home.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Italian, Greek, Turkish, Spanish, etc., The Medd Grill is probably our favorite restaurant in town. Weather permitting, we love the outdoor seating, the menus have nice variety, and the wait staff is generally very pleasant. Their tapenade is a great way to get a good conversation going.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Movie theater in an old jail. Shows independent films and occasional concerts and plays. Beer and wine available for purchase.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Large space, pizza and snacks available for sale, large patio space often used for live music. No limit on beers, wine also available.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Made from scratch bread, pastries, desserts, and lunch options. Don't miss the Earl Grey cake, a Helena classic.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This building has been recently restored and is one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the USA”
  • 6 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“easily has the best breakfast in town, but it’s not a quick stop. Everything is prepared from scratch and cooked to order. Cash and check only. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Windbag is a restaurant and bar on the walking mall. When you stop in, make sure you ask someone about the building's history! It has quite the reputation around Helena. On Monday's their Classic Mac and Moscow Mules are only $5 each. ”
  • 8 locals recommend