Discover Billings and Yellowstone County! Join our walking tours of historic locations. Tours run about one hour twenty minutes and require comfortable walking shoes. These popular tours will interest both Montana residents and visitors to the State. We are limiting how many people can go on each tour – up to 15 people per tour. To reserve your spot, please call 406-256-6809.

Most tours are scheduled each Friday morning at 10:00am, late May through October. We’ve added some Thursday evening tours at 6pm. Custom times are also available by request (minimum 7 people). Contact us at 406-256-6809 for more information (Lauren Hunley or Kevin Kooistra).

Tickets are available at the time of the walk: $10 for adults, $5 for students, children (under 12) are free (up to 2 per paying adult).


Bars, Brothels, and Bok Choy: Exploring Minnesota Avenue

Friday, May 7 (10am); Friday, June 11 (10am); Thursday, Aug. 26 (6pm); Friday, Oct. 1 (10am)

Before the skate park and businesses, Billings’ Southside was filled with bars, brothels and even a Chinatown. We’ll wander the remnants of these establishments and bring back to life the stories of these large, and almost forgotten, communities.

This popular tour begins at the Western Heritage Center.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


Born a Railroad Town

Friday, May 28 (10am); Friday, August 27 (10am)

Billings’ was created in 1882 by the Northern Pacific Railroad.  The city was split into two by railroad tracks running through the center of downtown. This tour explores the founding of Billings and explains how the railroad continues to impact us today.

This tour begins at the Western Heritage Center.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


The Lights on Broadway

Friday, May 14 (10am); Friday, July 30 (10am)

Take a morning walk through the heart of downtown Billings to learn about the development of North Broadway and the historical characters who walked the streets.

This tour begins at the Western Heritage Center.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


Swords Rimrock Park

Friday, June 18 (10am); Friday, Sept. 10 (10am)

Take a break from your routine and celebrate Billings’ magnificent Rimrocks with a stroll along the east end of Swords Rimrock Park. Enjoy Billings’ most visible parkland, just east of the airport, learning about Crow Indian historic sites and Yellowstone Kelly’s gravesite.

This tour begins at Sword’s Rimrock Park Picnic Area, east of the Airport. Call 256-6809 if you need directions.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


Historic Moss Mansion Neighborhood (Historic Architecture)

Friday, June 4 (10am); Friday, Sept. 3 (10am)

Still some of the most beautiful residences in town, Clark and Yellowstone Avenues were home to Billings’ most influential business and civic leaders. We will explore the stunning architecture and share stories of the legendary residents who called them home.

This tour begins at the corner of Division Street and Clark Avenue. Call if you need directions.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


Riverside Park (Laurel)

Friday, June 25 (10am); Thursday, July 22 (6pm)

Learn the fascinating and invaluable role Laurel’s Riverside Park has played in Montana’s history. This tour will explore the unique stories and unusual architecture found throughout the park.

This tour begins at Riverside Park. Call if you need directions.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


South Park Stroll

Thursday, June 24 (6pm); Friday, Aug. 20 (10am)

Explore the rich history of the south side! On this tour, we’ll look at the remnants of Billings’ railroad beginnings, see the influence of the sugar beet factory, and learn about the role of South Park in our community.

This tour begins South Park on South 28th (east side). Call if you need directions.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


Hidden in Plain Sight

Friday, July 23 (10am); Friday, Sept. 17 (10am)

Explore the details of downtown with local historian, Joyce Jensen. She’ll point out historic points of interest, architectural details, and tell historic stories of Billings that will surprise you.

This tour begins at the Western Heritage Center.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


Celebrities & Scandals in Downtown Billings (Billings Depot Neighborhood)

Friday, May 21 (10am); Friday, July 16 (10am); Thursday, Sept. 23 (6pm)

Explore the celebrity visits and shocking scandals of the Billings Historic Depot Neighborhood! Prohibition, sedition, and local deaths share the walk with famous names like Charles Lindbergh, Calamity Jane, Tom Cruise, and more! Cecelia Gavinsky, the museum collections manager, leads the tour.

This tour begins at the Billings Depot at 2310 Montana Avenue. Call 256-6809 if you need directions.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


McKinley School and North Elevation Neighborhood Architecture

Friday, July 9 (10am); Friday, Aug. 6 (10am)

Take a walk with us through Yellowstone County’s first National Register residential district! We’ll explore the history and development of the North Elevation neighborhood and learn about the many architectural treasurers it holds.

This tour begins at the corner of 9th and 32nd, near McKinley School. Call 256-6809 if you need directions.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.


Grave Side Stories – A Walk Through Mountview Cemetery

Friday, July 2, (10am); Friday, Sept. 24 (10am)

Join us for a walk through Billings’ Mountview cemetery located on Central Avenue. We’ll look at the original layout of Billings’ first cemetery, hear some of our past citizens stories, and view the historic mausoleum.

This popular tour begins at Mountview Cemetery, near Veteran’s area, off of Central Avenue. Call 256-6809 if you need directions.

Spots are limited! Call to reserve yours.