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road trip.winnipeg to montana

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I will be travelling with my 12 and 13 year old in july.Driving to Regina,Sask.then south.Son wants to fish.Daughter wants to shop.We are using Best Western travel cards and also want to tent.Would really appreciate any tips,deals and camp site info.

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1. Re: road trip.winnipeg to montana

Where are you headed in the big state of Montana?

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We were thinking driving through and even going into Wyoming.I only have 2 weeks off work though and Montana is a BIg state.

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Sorry, can't comment on fishing and camping for the trip. Hopefully someone else can step in here for that.

Don't know if you're aware, but with the exception of a couple of small places like Red Lodge & West Yellowstone, Montana does not have a sales tax. But it also does not have big 'cities'; the biggest is Billings (about 100,000). We'll be doing some shopping there (Rimrock Mall) this September; I think they will at least have a better variety than we do here, lol. So - with 2 weeks (how much time in Regina?) I would suggest doing a loop (allowing for fishing somewhere?):

Regina to Billings - about a 7 1/2 hr. drive w/o stops - spend 1 night & do some shopping.

Billings to NE entrance of YNP - about a 3 hr. drive w/o stops. However, you would want to check out the town of Red Lodge & stop several times along the Beartooth Hwy - spectacular scenery. Spend 2 nights in YNP (it's huge so you could only cover a couple of areas because of your limited time) and exit out east entrance. Great if you could add 1 more night here.

E. entrance of YNP to Cody, WY - driving time would depend on where you were staying in YNP. Check out the website for YNP- great maps with travel info. I would spend 1 night in Cody, which would set you up well for travel the next day to The Black Hills in SD.

Cody, WY to - Spearfish, SD - about a 5 & 1/2 hr drive w/o stops. Travel via The Bighorn Mountains hwy 14/16/20 / I-90 to Spearfish. With stops in The Bighorns & maybe Devil's Tower?, I would spend 1 night in Spearfish.

Spearfish, SD to Custer, SD - about a 1 1/2 hr. drive w/o stops. Leave Spearfish via Spearfish Canyon, down hwy 85 thru Hill City and drive past Crazy Horse. Spend 2 nights in The Black Hills: Do Jewel or Wind Cave, Iron Mtn. Rd. (south to north - better views), picnic at Sylvan Lake , Needles Hwy., the loop in Custer State Park. Again, check out the maps for The Black Hills - excellent info and gives you a good idea of where places are.

Custer, SD to Sioux Falls, SD - about a 6 hr. drive. You would have time to do a drive thru of the Badlands on your way. Sioux Falls has the Empire Mall.

Sioux Falls, SD to Winnipeg, MB - about a 7 hr. drive w/o stops.

So - these are just suggestions; if you're wanting to travel thru Montana & Wyoming, I assumed you were interested in beautiful scenery & scenic driving, and national parks like Yellowstone?? Also, didn't know how much time you had left after Regina, SK. If you include more info: likes, dislikes, etc., you may get more helpful responses. Have fun planning your trip!

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4. Re: road trip.winnipeg to montana

Tried to edit but time ran out.

Just wanted to mention that the kids would probably like West Yellowstone - lots of little shops, Bear & Wolf Discovery Center, etc.

I would go to the websites for SD, Montana and Wyoming and request their free vacation guides. So - you have lots of homework & reading to do! Have fun planning!!!

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5. Re: road trip.winnipeg to montana

We only plan to stay overnight in Regina.I have all sorts of brochures on Montana and Wyoming.Maybe we will drive through Montana and concentrate on Wyoming....lots to do there?

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6. Re: road trip.winnipeg to montana

If you're now concentrating on Wyoming, I suggest posting in the Wyoming forum too.

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7. Re: road trip.winnipeg to montana

Less to do in Wyoming than Montana, in my opinion.

Yellowstone is mainly in Wyoming, as are the Grand Tetons. But once you leave the area surrounding the park there is less to do.

Do you want to just make tracks between the area and Winnipeg or see things on the way there and back?

If you're interested in fishing, the greater area from Livingston over to Three Forks and south to the WY border is world class blue ribbon fishing territory. This includes the Yellowstone and its tributaries (near Livingston) and the three tributaries of the Missouri (the Madison, Jefferson and Gallatin). Many can be fished with small spinners on light tackle from streamside. Going with a guide in a drift boat is great but super spendy (there are movie stars and rich tourists to pay high rates). You can also fish for native cutthroats in YNP. Different fishing licenses and regulations in each state and in the National Park.

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Am looking to travel from Winnipeg to montana with 3 dogs ( well behaved) . Need a list of hotels or motels. We wou

D like to get to cutters last stand in Montana. Help

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10. Re: road trip.winnipeg to montana

Btw meant custers last stand not cutters....sheesh

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