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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

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What Montana has: mountains for days

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What Montana has: mountains for days

There are six mountain ranges in the Bozeman area alone containing some of the state's highest elevations and most beautiful views.
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There are six mountain ranges in the Bozeman area alone containing some of the state's highest elevations and most beautiful views.

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.

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

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

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Yellowstone is the world's first national park and has the highest concentration of geysers. Visit for only a few hours or spend an entire week. The opportunities for adventure are endless.
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Yellowstone is the world's first national park and has the highest concentration of geysers. Visit for only a few hours or spend an entire week. The opportunities for adventure are endless.

3. You can find some actual stress relief.

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What Montana has: R&R behind every corner.

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What Montana has: R&R behind every corner.

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What Montana has: R&R behind every corner.

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Relax in the Boiling River, hike in Paradise Valley, or just carve out your own private meditation space.
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Relax in the Boiling River, hike in Paradise Valley, or just carve out your own private meditation space.

4. You can indulge in things that are worth indulging in.

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What Montana has: plenty of restaurant options and over 50 craft breweries.

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What Montana has: plenty of restaurant options and over 50 craft breweries.

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What Montana has: plenty of restaurant options and over 50 craft breweries.

There are seven breweries in the Bozeman area alone and restaurants galore.
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There are seven breweries in the Bozeman area alone and restaurants galore.

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.

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

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

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Guided horseback rides, lounging on the shores of Mystic Lake, or zip-lining in Big Sky are just some of the activities awaiting families.

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.

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What Montana has: miles of freshwater rivers and lakes.

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What Montana has: miles of freshwater rivers and lakes.

Temperature rising? Enjoy a lazy day on the Hyalite Reservoir or take in a breathtaking sunset on the shores of Yellowstone Lake.
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Temperature rising? Enjoy a lazy day on the Hyalite Reservoir or take in a breathtaking sunset on the shores of Yellowstone Lake.

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

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

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.
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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.

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

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

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Enjoy a laid-back day of fly-fishing, mountain bike down specially designated trails, or throw on your hiking boots and hit the trails.
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Enjoy a laid-back day of fly-fishing, mountain bike down specially designated trails, or throw on your hiking boots and hit the trails.

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.

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Get caught in traffic with bison and bears, or discover some of the many wild plant species Montana has to offer.
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Get caught in traffic with bison and bears, or discover some of the many wild plant species Montana has to offer.

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.

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

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

A young woman walks up a narrow stair set winds down to a overlook of Yellowstone Falls in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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A young woman walks up a narrow stair set winds down to a overlook of Yellowstone Falls in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Inhale...and exhale...
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Inhale...and exhale...

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