Helena : Top 7 Best Places To Visit in Helena

Montana State Capitol

The Old Law Library, Capitol Rotunda, as well as many other pieces of statehood art and paintings that decorate the Capitol are some of the areas of particular interest. The Capitol is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Admission is free.

Mount Helena City Park

Mount Helena has many trails that cater to different abilities. It’s also not the only place in town where you can hike. Mount Ascension Park is just across the canyon and offers a similar network with elevated hiking trails.  

Reeder’s Alley

It feels like you are stepping back in time when you walk on the brick walkway. The Pioneer Cabin, which is located adjacent to the city’s oldest registered residence, can be toured by the public. 

The Cathedral of Saint Helena

It is worth visiting the cathedral for its vast collection of stained glass windows. You can also walk around the exterior on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful architecture. 

Holter Museum of Art

There are many events at the museum throughout the year including family trivia nights and fall art walks. The museum offers classes and workshops for all ages. The entire facility can be rented for groups of people, or even special occasions. 

Downtown Pedestrian Mall

The pedestrian mall is a hub for shopping and dining. Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys and Big Dipper Ice Cream are popular with teenagers. Patio seating is also a popular choice for adults who enjoy fine dining.  

Montana Historical Society

The museum has a vast collection that includes thousands of artifacts. The Historical Society facilitates many educational and social events every month. This includes guided tours of the Old Governor’s Mansion.