Settled between the Yellowstone and Boulder Rivers, Big Timber, remains one of Sweet Grass Country’s most versatile and enduring towns. In moments, the main street can travel backwards in time to when tires were whitewalled and then slip seamlessly into the modern era. Standing as just one more of Montana’s Ultimate Locations, Big Timber can be just about whenever you need it to be.
A blue sky sprawls between ridges frosted in deep evergreen, framing Alder Gulch much as when Native American tribes traversed this landscape 800 years ago. The town of Virginia City sprang up virtually overnight in the summer of 1863; within one year, it was the largest city in the Inland Northwest, with an estimated 10,000 residents. These days, few people continue seeking gold in Alder Gulch. But for filmmakers seeking ready-made Old West locations, the towns of Virginia City and Nevada City offer one more chance to strike it rich.
Montana is named and known for its spectacular mountain ranges. But across the northeastern quarter of the state stretches a landscape of quiet counterpoint. Here, the grasslands ripple as far as the eye can see, a subtly undulating, monochromatic sea — blank white in winter, ecstatic green in summer, rich tan in autumn — beneath the deepest blue skies the eye has ever seen. Take a moment and experience recognize the subtle yet profound splendor of this place. Such wide vistas belong on the wide screen.
Americana lives on in small town Montana. This is boots and blue jeans country, a place where real character trumps fame and the town is the biggest celebrity around. Locals welcome visitors like old friends. They’re experienced in making their home a welcoming environment for filmmakers. They’re happy to help. After all, they know they have something special.
From the western snow-capped peaks to the vast, fertile plains in the east, Montana has a beauty to fit any need. Though the folks at Skyworks, see all has Montana has to offer. Watch as small town life unfolds, herds of elk move across breathtaking vistas, and understand how Montana has earned the title of the “Ultimate Location”.
Located just off Highway 294 at the base of the Castle Mountains, this Montana ghost town provides a look back into the late 19-century gold towns that once dominated the state. While the town itself is located on private land, the view from the sky shows the abandoned streets in all their forgotten beauty.
Footage of the Grant Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site from the air. The 1500 acre site illustrates the development of the Northern Plains cattle industry from the 1850’s to recent times. This was the headquarters area of one of the largest and best known 19th-century range ranches in the country. Today the ranch house, bunkhouse and outbuildings are much as they were during ranch operations from the 1860’s through the 1960’s.
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