Montana’s name is derived from the Spanish word montaña, which means mountain. She is also known by several nicknames, including “Big Sky Country,” “The Treasure State,” “Land of the Shining Mountains,” and “The Last Best Place.”
Montana is a land of spectacular mountains and plains. From the outstanding geological features of Yellowstone to the majesty of Glacier, Montana’s National Parks will inspire and astound you. You’ll see an abundance of wildlife – antelope, elk, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, eagles, trumpeter swans, bears, wolves, and more.
Montana has something for everyone, providing memories you will never forget.
Enjoy your travels in Montana, and welcome to the Big Sky Legends.
Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander
Montana Flag – Under the word “Montana,” on a blue field, is the state seal. The seal shows some of Montana’s beautiful scenery and tells what people were doing in pioneer times. The pick, shovel, and plow represent mining and farming. In the background, a sun rises over mountains, forests, and the Great Falls of the Missouri River. A ribbon contains the state motto “Gold and Silver.”