Helena is the State Capital of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark Counties, located in SW Montana. In the mid 19th Century, Helena experienced a huge boom due to the gold strike in 1864. The development of culture, economy, and infrastructures was so big, that it was quickly named “Queen City of the Rockies.” In 1875 became Montana’s capital. Nowadays, Helena is a very attractive city with impressive architecture, numerous museums, and a vibrant cultural hub offering eclectic shopping options, exquisite art galleries, restaurants with fascinating gastronomy, local micro-breweries, and a well-organized trail system. A few of the top 50 Helena tourist attractions include the majestic Cathedral of St. Helena, Montana State Capitol, Montana Historical Society Museum, Original Governor’s Mansion, Holter Museum of Art, Ten Mile Creek Brewery, etc. If you are after adventure and unforgettable moments by nature, then we suggest you explore the Gates of the Mountains, Missouri River, MacDonald Pass, Holter Lake, Mount Helena, and Hauser Lake.