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Calamity Jane's old Stomping Ground.

Visit Montana with a guided Tour of the Historic Old West town of Billings.

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Western Hat's and Suds

The Historic Downtown and Montana Ave offers experiences that we call Western Hats and Suds Tour. This custom tour for your group is focused on your enjoyment and enlightenment of craftsmanship of both the Cowboy hat and Spirits. This tour is designed for your group of 6 to 50 people for a two hour experience.

The cowboy hat –few items in history have elevated as simple a task as keeping one’s head out of the elements to the level of iconic status as achieved by the cowboy hat. Every hat holds a story and the experiences of the owner shows through with little explanation. This “hands on” tour will take you though each step of sizing a head, shaping and measuring the beaver felt into a first rated hat. This locally owned and operated hat shop has supplied hats all over the world including presidents and movie stars. There are plenty of hats to try on for that photo moment.

Then we travel to the “Brewery District” where six Micro-breweries and two distilleries thrive within five blocks of each other. Nobody knows why all the spirits located in such close proximity but it certainly is serendipitous for craft brews fans. This tour will give you a choice of visiting a Micro-brew or a distillery housed in historic refurbished buildings with a brew master and samples.

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For birthday parties, bachelor parties, corporate events or any other excuse for a gathering of friends or co-workers, do our Spirit tour that visits all six Micro breweries and Distilleries with a designated driver in our tour bus. ( Please reserve your private tour two weeks in advance for availability )

Spirit Tour Includes:

    • We work directly with you to create a personalized tour
    • Pick up, drop off, and transportation between breweries
    • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides
    • Behind the scenes brewery tours
    • Introduction to the brewing process
    • Craft beer at each stop

 

Cemetery Tales Tour

This is a customer tour offering fun for groups between 6 and 50 people. The tour is available from May through October and will last about 2 hours. We offer a discount when you have 20 or more people.

This park like setting with wildlife and trees is the home to both Mount View and Billings Cemetery. They are located in the heart of Billings. This guided walking tour of headstone history of raw materials, mourning customs, and Classic Tombstone Epitaphs. Headstones provide symbols and clues about the deceased's life ideals and passions. During this unique tour, attendees will see grave sites of Calamity Jane’s daughter’s, the Chinese, potters graves, military and stories of those who were famous and not so famous. You will also participating in a headstone rubbing.

This tour can be adopted for conventions and small group outings any time of the year.


Tour Details

Seasonal Availability
Cemetery Tales: Available May - October, Tuesday through Sunday.
Western Hats & Suds: September through June.
If you are booking tour within 48 hours of desired tour date please call in advance.

Tour Type
Guided

Tour Participant Options
Individuals, Families, and Groups| Kid Friendly? Yes
Cemetery Tales and Western Hat's and Suds tour accommodate 6 to 50 people.

Tour Length
Cemetery Tales: Tours last 2 hours, best to schedule between 2pm and 8pm.
Western Hats & Suds: Tours best between 2pm and 4pm.

Other Infomration
Cemetery Tales: Bring bottle water and snacks. Wear walking shoes and appropriate clothes for the weather. Animals are not allowed in the cemeteries. Price includes materials about the headstone symbols and supplies for the headstone rubbing.
Western Hats & Suds: Tour includes Samples, Hat Measuring, and Hat Fitting.

Pickup Location
Cemetery Tales: Tour begins at Mount View Cemetery at 1704 Central Ave. Car parking available at a lot across from the Mount View Cemetery near Sunset bowling.

Cancellation Policy

48 hour cancellation notice for full refund by email or phone call. Under 48 hours full tour price will be charged. The exception is all jeep tours and one day Yellowstone National Park tour is 7 days cancellation for full refund. Under 7 days full tour price will be charged.

The two day Yellowstone National Park tour needs a 35 days notice of cancellation for full refund. Under 35 days full tour price will be charged.

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