Historic Anaconda

Steeped in mining history, Anaconda is located on Montana Scenic Highway 1 almost directly between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks on MT about 20 miles from Butte. It was founded in 1883 by Marcus Day, one of the famous Copper Kings. This Company Town lost the fierce competition with Helenato become Montana’s State Capitol only, according to rumor, because their voter bribes weren’t quite as generous.

Anaconda has many wonderful little shops, motels, hotels and RV Parks, a nice assortment of family priced restaurants and many famous historic watering holes. The town offers a full range of services, 2 supermarkets, a local newspaper, historic Washoe movie theatre and a hospital.

Home to top-rated, Jack Nicklaus designed Old Works Golf Course and 2 others, Anaconda is close all outdoor recreation including Georgetown Lake, the Big Hole River, Discovery Ski Mountain the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness, and hundreds of miles of snowmobile, 4-wheel, horseback riding and hiking trails. Elk, deer, moose, bear, mountain lion and a large resident herd of big horn sheep populate the surrounding mountains of this recreational wonderland.