Destination: Helena Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Maxine Cass
May 21, 2013
Whether surrounded by jagged peaks and water, nestled in old-growth forests, or out with cowboys under vast skies, meetings in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are inspiring in every sense. Face-to-face get-togethers are a literal breath of fresh air in the Rockies. While education, networking and keynote speakers’ messages are crucial to any meeting, team building is often cited as attendees’ most memorable experience—the one with lessons they utilize in the workplace for years to come. Diverse outdoor team-building activities in these three states can boost cooperation, confidence, skills and leadership abilities well beyond the meeting room.
By Steve Winston
December 31, 2012
If you’re looking for a room with a view, you’ve come to the right place. The Rocky Mountains have plenty of room. And the views are certainly spectacular. Meetings here are often more productive simply because the surroundings are so energizing. The air is fresher. The terrain is grander. The excitement level among attendees is higher. And the opportunities for memorable meetings and team building are exceptional.
By Steve Winston
May 30, 2012
These three states aren’t normally considered meeting centers on the order of an Orlando or San Francisco. Yet out here in Big Sky country, with its mountains and wide-open ranchland, planners are finding excellent facilities, value pricing, great team-building opportunities and stunning natural backdrops.
By Bill McRae
June 23, 2010
To most people, Montana seems a long ways from anywhere—and, in fact, it is quite a distance from most large U.S. population centers. However, if you are looking for a unique and memorable place to hold a meeting or small convention, getting a little distance from the crowds isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Learn about Helena for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
The capital of Montana, Helena owes its existence to a gold strike—the Last Chance Gulch, dubbed so by the four desperate miners who struck it in 1864. The discovery created a boomtown that led to the city’s nickname, Queen of the Rockies, and by 1888 it housed the most millionaires per capita in the U.S. Today, Last Chance Gulch is the city’s Western-vibe main street, a tree-lined walkway with stone buildings that date back to that era and a pedestrian mall for today’s treasure seekers.
If simply walking the streets isn’t enough, take a trip to the state’s finest museum, the Montana Historical Society, which is kitty-corner to the grand, copper-domed Montana State Capitol. This duo of culture and history will get you up to speed on Montana’s background, while treating you to some beautiful architecture associated with the area.