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COMPASS THE ROCKIES Say hello to Helena Located between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, Helena blends Old West history with quaint charm and the sophistication you’d expect to find in a state capital. The city DMO, Visit Helena Montana, offers a number of suggestions for only-in- Helena group experiences, including the following five: Last Chance Tour Train From their seats on open-air trains or climate-controlled trolleys, visitors can see many of the city’s top attractions during the narrated 60-minute ride. Gates of the Mountains Boat Tour Kleffner Ranch Chuckwagon BBQ During a visit to the ranch, groups tour the property’s famous barn, which dates back to the late 1800s, and then enjoy a scrumptious meal. Gates of the Mountains Boat Tour This 120-minute cruise takes passengers between the same limestone canyon walls that Lewis and Clark saw more than two centuries ago. Cathedral of St. Helena Tour This historical church, modeled after the Gothicstyle cathedrals in Europe, is known for its 159 stained-glass windows and its 230-foottall twin spires. Sidewalk Tour of Historic Helena A representative from the Lewis & Clark Preservation Office leads groups past Helena’s mansions and shares insights into the lives of the early entrepreneurs that owned them. To learn more about those and other group-friendly programs, go to helenamt.com/category/group-travel or contact the DMO’s Jennifer Davis at jdavis@helenamt.com. VISITMT.COM Give Them the Experience of a Lifetime Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad 888-872- 4607 durangotrain.com Discover a Dozen Vacations in One Destination™ Durango.org • Julianne Fredrick • Sales Manager • Julianne@durango.org • 970-459-9055 52 December 2017