Stefan Cattarin, sales manager for Visit Billings, says the town identifies itself as Montana’s Trailhead. The city, situated in the Southeastern part of the state, is home to 140,000 people who pride themselves on creating a true experience for visitors. They’re proud to offer a majority of the state’s top-notch dining options, breweries, lodging facilities and convention centers.

The Western frontier-meets-city-lights hubbub keeps historical connections, lining Yellowstone River, part of the infamous Lewis and Clark journey.

Cattarin adds that there is no sales tax in Montana and only a 7% lodging tax, less than half of the national average.