"I'm in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, and even some affection. But with Montana, it is love. And it is difficult to analyze love when you are in it."
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
Looking for a few highlights of Dillon, Montana? We've listed a variety of attractions, things to do, and events in and around Dillon. You'll find everything for a perfect day whether adventure is your thing or a laid-back day in the car road-tripping is more your style. There are over 200 breathtaking "Sunday afternoon" drives around Dillon, MT. The Switzerland-like mountains, valleys, rivers, and wildlife are unparalleled.
Our Hotel Staff is here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and would be delighted to assist you in planning some remarkable circular road trips that you will never forget and in making arrangements for your excursion.
Trout Fly Fishing
The Andrus Hotel is conveniently located close to some of the 𝑩𝑬𝑺𝑻 𝑹𝑰𝑽𝑬𝑹𝑺 in the state! Beaverhead River and Big Hole River offer some of the finest fly fishing in the lower 48 states. To arrange a fishing excursion please contact the Hotel Concierge staff.
Boat Float Photography Tour
Eco-friendly float boats will take you on a beautiful trip down the Beaverhead, Big Hole or other famous Montana rivers. Trips can last from a few hours to overnight. Amazing mountain scenery and wildlife await your viewing. The Andrus concierge will arrange these trips that you will remember your whole life
Dillon is the Super Bowl, “last stop” location for the annual Montana Rodeo tour. Staying at the hotel you will hear the cows mooing at the rodeo grounds which are a short distance away. The town becomes alive with horses, cowboys/cowgirls and horse lovers from the United States and beyond.
Bannack State Park
Bannack State Park is close by with numerous activities! Hiking, camping, Ghost Town Tours, Ghost Walks, Ice Skating, gold panning, and the very popular Saturdays in the Park featuring educational sessions, local artists, musicians, and more. For assistance arranging a visit please contact the hotel Concierge staff.
Maverick Mountain Skiing
The Maverick Mountain Ski Resort is located just 40 miles from Dillon. Perfect for a day on the ski slopes! With over 350 acres this beautiful resort offers 24 trails perfect for advanced skiers or beginners. Lessons offered as well. For assistance arranging a day at Maverick Mountain contact the hotel Concierge staff.
This beautiful course has 2 creeks meandering through it and gorgeous mountain views. The Beaverhead Golf Course also provides a full-service bar, snacks, a spacious dining area, and a large deck for watching sunsets. For assistance arranging a day please contact the hotel Concierge staff.
Rattlesnake Creek Alpacas
Get up close and personal with alpacas at Rattlesnake Creek Alpacas Ranch. They also have a wonderful store on-site with beautifully hand-crafted apparel and other items all from the fleece of their alpacas. To arrange a day visit please contact the hotel Concierge staff.
Blacktail Meadows Kids' Fishing Pond
This fabulous "catch and release" pond is ideal for the young ones to get some fishing experience under their belts. It truly makes for the perfect family day. The hotel Concierge staff can help you arrange a guide to teach your young one how to handle, respect, and appreciate the beauty of the fish found here.
Beaverhead History Museum
Many Dillon families can trace their history back to the 1862 Gold Rush and before. Lewis & Clark passed through Dillon and the Sacajawea's Tribe lived near Dillon. The Beaverhead History Museum shares the rich history of Dillon and Beaverhead County. There is also a gift shop on-site.
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Tour the Old Town Dillon University District with its Victorian houses, the 100-year-old University of Montana Western historic campus, and Old Town Dillon’s Commercial District. These tours can be arranged through the hotel Concierge staff.
Guided and Self-Guided Tours
There are fabulous tours offered throughout Dillon, MT:
The Andrus Hotel, Turret & Dillon Implement Buildings
University of Montana Western
UMW Equestrian Center Tour
Beaverhead History Museum
The Masonic Lodge
Contact the hotel Concierge staff to make arrangements for a tour!
Our Concierge staff has multiple options to help you plan a driving tour day trip in the area. East, West, South, or North - we have some gloriously scenic routes mapped out with unique things to do along the way. Just contact the hotel Concierge staff and we'll be happy to map out your trip for you. You can also check out some of the maps available through SouthwestMT.com
Dillon, Montana is designated as one of the “prettiest towns” by Forbes Magazine. It is a perfect gateway to the exceptional beautiful wilderness of Southwest Montana and the area’s amazing history. To arrange an outing such as a road trip itinerary contact the Hotel Concierge staff.
Badger Archery Range
Free archery lessons for The Andrus Hotel guests from renowned archery instructor, Sarah Pfister, in the indoor hotel archery range. Great for all ages and levels of expertise. To book lessons or range time, contact the Hotel Concierge staff.
Donna Jones Rooftop Terrace
With 360-degree views of snow-covered mountains, historic buildings at the University of Montana Western, church steeples, the stone-steepled county courthouse, and the beautiful treed village of Dillon our roof top terrace is a photographer's dream.