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In the downtown area, the shopping district covers about 4 blocks on North 29th Street, Broadway, and 1st and 2nd avenues North. The area is heavy in the antiques line, but it also has a few boutiques and independent bookshops. Granny's Attic, 2804 Minnesota Ave. (tel. 406/256-5455), is the first stop for antiquers. You can find just about anything in this cavernous downtown space. For contemporary art, try the Toucan Gallery, 2505 Montana Ave. (tel. 406/252-0122), in the city's historic district, offering prints, oils, handmade furniture, and ceramics. The fashion conscious can find clothing from around the world at the Cactus Rose, 202 N. 29th St. (tel. 406/252-9126). Open since 1919, the classic Western department store, where lots of real cowboys get their gear, is Lou Taubert Ranch Outfitters (tel. 406/245-2248), at 123 Broadway. Another Western standby, carrying everything from feed to fine art, is Shipton's Big R, with locations at 216 N. 14th St. (tel. 406/252-0503) and 2600 Gabel Rd. (tel. 406/652-9118). If you're in the market for a top-of-the-line custom cowboy hat, call Rand's Custom Hats, 2205 1st Ave. N. (tel. 800/346-9815; www.randshats.com). For outdoor clothing and equipment, check out the Base Camp (tel. 406/248-4555) at 1730 Grand Ave.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.