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Montana Fun Facts

Facts About Montana, Funny Laws & Silly Stuff

Montana fun facts have you making road trip plans? This list of facts about Montana along with some of the silliest laws in the state will tickle your fancy and give you something to write home about.

Montana became a part of the union fairly late in 1889 and it was the 41st state to join. Are you ready for more Montana fun facts while your making road trip plans? Would you like to find some educational facts about Montana that would be fun for your little ones to laugh at? If so, you have come to the right place.

The following Montana fun facts can educate and entertain, but more important, all of these facts about Montana will bring some fun to your journey through the state while your doing your road trip plans.

Montana Fun Facts

montana-fun-facts; Montana stamp Get ready for the time of your life, but it all starts with doing your homework and learning some facts about where you are headed during your road trip plans.

Got pelicans?
The Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge is home to approximately 1,700 of them if you are running low.

Montana Mammals
Montana also has mammals. In fact, the state is home to more mammals than any other state in the US.

Grizzly Bears
Among those mammals are grizzly bears. This state is home to the most grizzly bears in the lower 48 states.

Beautiful Bison
Wild buffalo have all but disappeared around the country, but they are still running wild in Montana. If you head out to the National Bison Range in Moise, you can see them with your own eyes.

Montana Fun Facts

State Name: Montana

State Abbreviation: MT

State Capital: Helena

Largest City: Billings

State population: 998,199

Population Rank: #44/50

Area/Size: 147,046 square miles

Area/Size Rank: #4/50

Date became a State: November 8, 1889

Number accepted into the Union: #41/50

Residents are called: Montanans

Pelican Migration
If you head to Montana in the spring, you might catch a peak at the 10,000 or so white pelicans that flock to the state from the Gulf of Mexico. They come into Medicine Lake in the northeast every spring.

A Piece of US History
There is nowhere in the United States as reminiscent of the past as Virginia City. Founded in 1863, it is now deemed the most original small town in the country.

First Even US National Park
The first declared national park was Yellowstone National Park, which lies in southern Montana and northern Wyoming.

Triple Divide Peak
The most spectacular point of Montana’s Glacier National Park is Triple Divide Peak. This is where water runs out to Hudson Bay, as well as the Pacific and the Atlantic.

Plenty of Wide Open Space
There are no more than six people per square mile throughout most counties of the state. All but ten counties in the state are considered frontier lands.

Large Freshwater Lake
The largest natural freshwater lake in the west is Montana’s Flathead Lake. It boasts more than two-hundred square miles of water and the shoreline stretches out 185 miles.

More Wildlife
The average square mile in Montana is home to about 3.3 deer.

Fun Facts About Montana: Silly Montana Laws

montana-fun-facts;montana big sky country The interesting facts may be over, but there are still some crazy laws in Montana, who thinks these laws up?

Sounds Fair Enough
There are a lot of things you should never do in front of a child, and in Montana that includes pretending to abuse an animal.

Keeping Ladies Proper
Ladies, make sure your clothing weighs in at more than 3 pounds and 2 ounces when you climb up on the table in Helena. Saloon table dancers are only legal with that amount of clothing.

No Peeking Girls
Ladies, while you are weighing your dancing clothes do not peek at your husband's mail. It is forbidden in this state for wives to view their husband’s mail.

Facts About Montana

State Motto: "Gold and Silver"

State Nickname: Big Sky Country, Treasure State

State Bird: Meadowlark

State Flower: Bitterroot

State Tree: Ponderosa Pine
Poor Indians
If you see a group of at least seven Indians, feel free to shoot. A group of seven or more is considered a war party in Montana.

No Laughing Now :)
Keep your lips shut and your glance straight ahead. Laughing in public could cost you more than a thousand bucks.

Careful which Movie you Choose
When you settle down for a movie in Montana, be careful what you choose to watch. If felonious crimes are in the movie, you are committing a misdemeanor crime just by watching.

Illegal Fishing
If you are single in Montana you cannot go fishing alone. Once you marry, it will remain illegal for you to fish alone.

Montana is Known For...

Now that you have some great Montana fun facts to share with the family, it's time to consider what this state is most well known for while making your RV trip plans. This is your final section of facts about Montana, so enjoy! This state is most well-known for state parks; the mountains; wildlife; outdoor adventure and fun; frontier land and wide open skies.

Finally, the last of your Montana fun facts is a list of well-known people born in the state:
  • Dana Carvey
  • Michelle Williams
  • Evel Knievel
  • Robbie Knievel
  • Gary Cooper
  • Phil Jackson
  • Jeff Ament
  • Martha Raye
  • Plenty Coups

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