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10 Reasons Montana Has What's Missing In Your Life

The last best place is the first place you should look for your summer vacation. Get there layover-free with new nonstop flights from DFW to Bozeman, MT, with American Airlines.

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1. You can take in a view that's more scenic than your weird cubemate, Staci.

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What Montana has: mountains for days

2. You can see amazing things in person and not just on your phone.

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What Montana has: three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park.

5. You can have family time where you actually interact with each other.

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What Montana has: family-friendly activities for kids and adults alike.

6. You can cool off in water that you're not terrified to get in.

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What Montana has: miles of freshwater rivers and lakes.

7. You can find a cultural outlet that isn't binge-watching a TV show.

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What Montana has: nationally acclaimed theater, Smithsonian-affiliated museums, and weekend festivals all summer long.

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Bozeman-area institution Montana Shakespeare in the Parks provides free Shakespeare performances in parks across the state during the summers, and Museum of the Rockies offers visitors an in-depth look at Montana's recent and prehistoric past. Feeling more social? Check out one of the many local farmers markets like the one seen here in Livingston.

8. You can find vacation activities that are worth getting excited about.

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What Montana has: miles of trails, rivers, and roads for wherever your heart takes you.

9. It has nature you actually want to see.

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What Montana has: more varieties of wild plants and animals than you can even imagine.

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What Montana has: more varieties of wild plants and animals than you can even imagine.

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What Montana has: more varieties of wild plants and animals than you can even imagine.

10. You can visit a vacation spot where you can truly get away from it all and not just get stuck in a crowd of tourists.

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What Montana has: big skies and wide-open spaces.

And now Montana is more accessible than ever with direct flights between Dallas and Bozeman seven days a week this summer.