Temperatures are finally starting to warm up in Montana, and the snow is melting quickly. A lot of people are starting to make summer vacation plans.

Montana is full of beautiful places that are perfect for visiting during the spring and summer. Montana is a huge state that offers a wide variety of breathtaking attractions. Western Montana is full of rugged mountains and lush forests. Eastern Montana is flatter and more dry and desolate.

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With gas prices on the rise, many Montana residents are opting to vacation in-state. The good news is, there's definitely not a shortage of awesome places to see. From Pompeys Pillar, where William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition signed his name in 1806, to the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, Montana has a lot of interesting landmarks and places to see.

Fair warning. Montana is a popular destination for tourists and many places can get extremely crowded during the summer months. That's something to keep in mind when you're making plans for your summer road trip.

If you're looking for the perfect Montana vacation destination, we're got you covered. We put together a list of some of the most breathtaking places to check out this summer. Some of them may be off of the beaten path, but they're definitely worth the drive.

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