Billings' Zoo Montana
My favorite family friendly tourist attraction in Montana is the ZooMontana in Billings. The website is www.zoomontana.org where you can check out hours, events, etc.
The zoo is a place where any member of the family, regardless of age, can enjoy themselves. It's an inexpensive day to take in the environment of Montana while spending time with your family(adult tickets are under $7 dollars).
The zoo itself has a very unique feel to it. The focus is on the well being of the animals and the environment. There aren't as many animals here as there are in other zoos, however the animals that reside here are given plenty of space to roam.
There's a wide range of animals represented at ZooMontana. Our favorite exhibit was the Red Panda. It is such a unique animal that is just one of the many treasures this attraction holds.
The animals range from wolves and eagles to pandas and tigers. You won't find elephants and camels wandering around this zoo but you will find animals that are unique to Montana or places that share this state's climate.
I loved this aspect of the zoo because we tend to overlook the beauty that we have in our own country. The facility has a lovely walking path which truly makes you feel like you're experiencing the outdoors.
I noticed that there were several birthday celebrations on site the day we visited and the zoo was readily equipped for these events. The zoo was truly very child friendly. It had a playground as well as garden geared to kids. I would recommend this attraction to anyone, it's a must for the Montana visitor!