Billings Parks & Gardens
Zoo Montana is a 70-acre zoological and botanical garden that specializes in natural habitats and their species, especially those of the northern latitudes of the US, Asia and Europe. One of the region's most popular tourist attractions, over 70,000 people visit the zoo per year to see river otters, Siberian tigers, eastern grey wolves, red pandas and grizzlies.
The Cooney Reservoir is a 40 minute drive south of Billings. Here visitors can boat, swim, camp and fish.
Fans of Prairie Dogs will enjoy Greycliff Park. Visitors can watch the playful, blacktailed prairie dogs as they frolic and entertain.
Pictograph Cave State Park is located only six miles south of Billings. There are three caves in this park that were home to prehistoric hunters, and over 30,000 artifacts have been recovered from the caves. The ancient rock paintings have enticed visitors to the park for years.
Chief Plenty Coups is located within the Crow Reservation, just a 40 minute drive south of Billings. The park, named after the last chief of the Crow, offers the visitor to see Plenty Coups log home, farmstead and sacred spring.
This day-use park attracts visitors to swim, sailboard and fish in Lake Elmo. The interpretive center educates visitors on Lake Elmo State Park.