5 Things to Do in Hamilton That You Shouldn't Miss

December 12, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Hamilton (Salish: čɫc̓lc̓lé ) is a city in and the county seat of Ravalli County, Montana, United States. The population was 4,348 at the 2010 census. Significant outlying population growth is shown in the area; the ZIP Code Tabulation Area for Hamilton's ZIP Code, 59840, had a population of 12,979 at the United States Census Bureau 2013 estimate. If the city of Hamilton annexed all the area in its zipcode it would be the 8th largest city in Montana.
Restaurants in Hamilton

1. Lake Como

Route 93, Hamilton, MT
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4.5 based on 69 reviews

Lake Como

Reviewed By Runningonadream - Colorado Springs, Colorado

By Montana standards, this piece was packed on the 4th of July this year, but it was a great crowd and everyone was friendly and enjoying the sand and water together. According to out relatives, most of the time you can go and only see a few other families.

2. Daly Mansion

251 Eastside Hwy, Hamilton, MT 59840-9207 +1 406-363-6004
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Daly Mansion

Tours are on the hour, starting at 10 AM and ending at 3 PM. Grounds are open from 9 AM to 5 PM. Located on 46 acres of lush landscape, the Daly Mansion is the historic home of 19th Century American industrialist Marcus Daly. The exhibits here convey the story of Daly and his rise from working-class immigrant to copper magnate, as well as local, regional, and international history tied to his extended family. Today, the Mansion is a hub of local culture, entertainment, engagement and historical interpretation. We see nearly 10,000 visitors annually, and a team of over 100 volunteers are dedicated to preserving the grounds and house for the enjoyment of all who enter. The Daly Mansion is a treasure of history and intrigue, and we are thrilled to share it with visitors and community members alike.

Reviewed By pmjc - Tucson

Local friends drove us down the scenic Bitterroot Valley to this Mansion which has been wonderfully restored. Hard to imagine the life (before jet planes and cell phones) when an impoverished immigrant could use brains and brawn to create luxury in this valley to balance his 5th Avenue residence in NYC. We had a wonderful docent who filled in the story of the Daly family as we toured the house and grounds. Great way to step back in time and consider what it took to be successful then.

3. Hamilton Farmers Market Co-op

Bedford and Third Streets, Hamilton, MT 59840 +1 406-961-0004
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Hamilton Farmers Market Co-op

Reviewed By BucketListRebel - Hamilton, Montana

This is a great way to take advantage of the abbreviated window of opportunity when it comes to good weather in Montana.

We've gone to this event for years. There are all the usual suspects: produce, flowers, seedlings to get a good start on this year's garden, freshly-picked wild huckleberries, worms (for your garden or for fishing), etc.

But what's even more fun is that you'll see things that have been made or grown in Montana (it's a requirement to vend there). We're talking: metal sculptures, log furniture, jewelry, rocks, quilts, custom BBQ tables, antler art, paintings, greeting cards, toys, signs, yard art, flower arrangements, wreaths, dog collars, etc.

Then there's the food: homemade tortillas and breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, scones, quiche, muffins, friendship breads, desserts (cookies, pies), popcorn, fruit smoothies, barista coffees, etc.

And then there's live music! The live entertainment is awesome and really makes it feel like a weekly festival!

Hamilton Farmer's Market has a small town atmosphere and variety that city dwellers are shocked to find! It's also located right outside the local museum, which is brain candy for all us history geeks.

Great food, good friends (bring some or make some), new finds, live music--this is a great way to spend a laid back Saturday morning!

4. Ravalli County Museum and Historical Society

205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840-2853
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4 based on 8 reviews

Ravalli County Museum and Historical Society

Reviewed By Bill R - Corvallis, Montana, United States

Nice little museum that covers local history and local science (Rocky Mountain Laboratories). Has Salish tribe of Flathead nation chiefs, Lewis and Clark, Marcus Daly, lumber and ticks. Good source for information on how the area was settled and developed.

5. ABC Acres

364 South McCarthy Loop, Hamilton, MT 59840-9146 +1 406-210-7688
ABC Acres

ABC acres is a Permaculture Farmstead in the Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana, focusing on sustainable food production, healthy living systems, and regenerative ecological design. Our cattle, chickens, goats, turkeys, and pigs are out on open pasture, eating, resting, and living the way nature intended. Much like our livestock family, our vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts are grown with the same approach. It’s a mixture of annuals and perennials intertwined with pollinator species, companion plantings, and multi-structured food forests. It’s nature’s way…..a way of reducing disease, increasing harvest, and ensuring diversity for an overall healthy farm. In fact, doing things that mirror natural ecosystems is the focus of our operations. ABC acres offers Farm Stay Vacation Rentals, customizable farm tours, livestock feedings and other on-farm activities. Additionally self-guided walking tours complete with educational kiosks, River access, and onsite Farm Stand and Gift Shop.

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