Montana Film Office

Montana Film Office • 301 South Park Ave Helena, MT 59620 • tel: 800.553.4563 • 406.841.2876 • fax: 406.841.2877 • montanafilm@mt.gov AFCI Member

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CHOTEAU

 

Area Contact

Choteau Area Chamber of Commerce

406-466-5316

406-466-5317 – fax

www.choteaumontana.com

Population

1,781

Elevation

3,800 ft.

Choteau is nestled into the Rocky Mountain Front, a wall of rugged mountains rising up abruptly from vistas of rolling, grassy hills and flat plains. Known for its dinosaur digs and dramatic landscapes, Choteau lies within Montana’s “Golden Triangle,” the largest grain producing region in the state. Vast fields of wheat and barley dominate the landscape.

Choteau is home to the Old Trail Museum, featuring dinosaur fossils, Indian artifacts, and paleontology programs. A picturesque courthouse is encircled by the town’s main street.

Credits

Features:

Northfork, Three Priests, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, War Party

Short Film:

Everyday

Television:

Celebration of the Child, Dinosaurs Inside & Out, National Geographic Television, Paleo World

Commercials:

Acura, AT&T Wireless, Lincoln, Motorola, Nissan

Still Shoots:

Allure magazine, Chrysler, Cummins Engine, Marlboro

Documentaries:

The Future of the Bears, The Winged Migration

Special Locations

Rocky Mountain Front

Freezeout Lake Waterfowl Preserve

Pine Butte Swamp Wildlife Preserve

Old Trail Museum

dinosaur fossil beds

ranching country with rolling hills and dramatic mountain backdrops

buttes and bluffs

grain fields

old barns

wildflowers

Accommodations

4 hotels/motels, with 76 rooms SEARCH

6 restaurants SEARCH

Airport

Choteau Airport – 406-466-2955

City Officials

City Mayor – 406-466-2510

Courthouse – 406-466-2693

County Commissioners – 406-466-2151

Fairgrounds

City Hall – 406-466-2510

History/Museums

Old Trail Museum – 406-466-5332

Media

Newspapers

Choteau Acantha – 406-466-2403

Radio

KMON (Great Falls) – 406-761-7600

KSEN/KZIN

(Shelby) – 406-434-5241

Television (Great Falls)

KFBB – 406-453-4377

KRTV – 406-791-5400

KTGF – 406-761-8816

Public Lands

Bureau of Land Management – 406-538-1900

Lewis and Clark National Forest – 406-791-7754

State PArks – Region 4 – 406-454-5840

Safety and Security

Fire Department – 406-466-2510

Highway Patrol – 406-453-1121

Sheriff – 406-466-5781

Utilities

Power

Northwestern Energy – 888-467-2669

Sun River Electric Co-op – 406-467-2526

Telephone

3 Rivers Telephone Co-op – 406-467-2535

Current Weather

Location Photos

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Montana Film Office • 301 South Park Ave Helena, MT 59620 • tel: 800.553.4563 • 406.841.2876 • fax: 406.841.2877 • montanafilm@mt.gov