Darby (Salish: snk̓ʷɫxʷexʷem̓i, "Place Where They Would Lift Something") is a town in Ravalli County, Montana, United States. The population was 720 at the 2010 census. Darby is located near the southwestern border of Montana and Idaho, along the Continental Divide.
Restaurants in Darby
4.5 based on 69 reviews
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.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
We wandered into this place quite by accident. Cute, old timey but unpretentious. About half the little town seemed to be busy doing artwork, beadwork, cool stuff. Much in the Native American traditions and the owner had been part of the cultural heritage work for the Flathead tribe.
Lots of great, quality souvenirs. Lots of great carving, jewelry, native American stuff and some supplies to do your own. Or you might elbow your way past the stove and sit with the locals making things. Quite comfortable. And often a little bite to eat of the treats they brought.
A real find in a world of phoney and imported, faux Native souvenirs.
5 based on 6 reviews
The Magruder Corridor is a 100+ mile gravel and dirt road that runs between two of the largest wilderness areas in the contiguous United States. Although much of the road is in great shape, it is recommended only for 4 wheel drives, as there are some rough sections. It would be drivable in a day, but we camped out along the way so we could take our time and really enjoy the experience. There is no place to add photos on this review which is a shame, as the scenery is really spectacular.
4.5 based on 92 reviews
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.
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.
5 based on 8 reviews
This area is groomed by the Bitterroot Cross Country Ski Club. The trails are easy to difficult, well marked and user friendly. There is a beautiful warming hut/cabin at the convergence of many trails, always manned by happy hosts. Free, donations accepted.
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4.5 based on 10 reviews
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 based on 8 reviews
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.
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