105 miles E of Great Falls; 128 miles N of Billings

The hub of a vast agricultural region, Lewistown is not right on the way to any particular tourist destination, so if you find yourself here, you probably meant to come. The town is blessed with great downtown architecture, stately homes, and modest citizens. And there is some notable recreation here -- especially hunting and fishing. Located in the center of the Judith Basin, Lewistown is surrounded by three mountain ranges -- the Big and Little Snowies, the Moccasin, and the Judith. While Charles Russell lived in Great Falls later, the Judith Basin is where he worked as a cowboy and where he fell in love with Montana.