Nestled in the heart of North Central Montana lies the charming rural community of Havre. Founded in 1893, Havre originally served as a railroad supply depot for the Great Northern Railway. Today, it boasts a population of just over 9,000, making it Montana’s 8th largest city. As a hub for agriculture and outdoor recreation, Havre offers a glimpse into the rugged beauty and pioneer spirit that define the American West.
Route to Havre
Always check road and weather conditions on your route before you leave!
If you are following along on our Phoenix, AZ roadtrip, this means you will be arriving to Havre from Saskatchewan!
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- Convenience store
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- Movie rentals & book exchange.
- Full hookup, pull through sites
- Dog park
- Petting zoo
Food and Drink in Havre
Venture into Parker’s BBQ Pit for the best ‘Que on Highway 2. There you will find a versatile menu that includes flavorful barbecue along with their famous Green Apple Slaw and Piggy Bags, which is their version of a taco in a bag for barbecue.
Located inside the historic 305 building on 3rd avenue, this small bakery is famous for being the best in town. Freshly baked doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, custom cakes, and much more!
Get a taste for the rich railroad history of this town at Boxcars! Open 7 days a week for food and drink, or take a turn playing on one of their casino games in the bar area!
Enjoy a delicious beer in a relaxing atmosphere at Triple Dog Brewing! All of their beers are handmade right in Havre.
Things To Do In Havre
Historic Railroad District
The railroad came to Havre in the late 1800’s, and the cities economy benefited greatly. Visitors can stop at the Havre Hill Preservation Society to pick up a map and embark on a self guided tour.
When the railroad came to Havre, the city saw a dramatic increase to its population, and there was a rush to build homes and stores. Hastily built wooden buildings began to fill the town, and it is no surprise that one fire was enough to completely wipe out the city in 1904. Shop owners and residents moved into the basements of their buildings as temporary shelters, and dug tunnels to connect them to each other.
Once the buildings were repaired and citizens moved back above ground, employees of the railroad, many Chinese immigrants, fled to the tunnels in attempt to stay safe from targeted racism. This period of time for the underground city is much darker and more depressing, but is still important to include in the towns history. Havre Beneath The Streets tour takes visitors underground to explore the tunnels themselves, and learn more about the rich history they hold.
Explore local human history, and learn about what the world was like before humans! Check out their display of 75 million year old dinosaur eggs, dinosaur skulls, or wander next door to the famed archeological site, the Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump Site.
Enjoy a 9 hole golf course loacted in the trees along the scenic Milk River. Come on out for a round with friends and then hit the clubhouse to relax on the patio or by the fire pit with beautiful surroundings!
Situated within the Bear Paw Mountains is Beaver Creek Park. It is open year round, includes 2 lakes, and even a campground! At over 10,000 acres, it is the largest county park in the United States. The famous Bear Paw Nature Trail follows an old road created by soldiers, and in many places you can still see the tracks from the loaded wagons. There is a lot of wildlife that can be enjoyed while hiking the trail, and interpretive panels that highlight the flora and fauna in the area.
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📸 Scott Dion