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Billings, MT 59101
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    Press Room

    Welcome to the Southeast Montana Press Room. Looking for story ideas? Need a photo? You can find all that, and more, right here.  Our story ideas and press releases will let you know what we’ve been up to recently, but our social media links will let you know what we’re up to right now.

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    Fast Facts:

    Size
    Located in the Southeast corner of the state, our tourism region covers 13 counties and two Indian reservations, a total of 33,800 square miles (54396 kilometers).

    Location
    We see ourselves as the thread that holds the country together. With canyons and badlands, forests and rolling prairies – we’ve got vistas to satisfy the heart of every traveler.

    
Population
    In 2009, the estimated population of the Southeast Montana region was 200,682 – 21% of Montana’s overall population. Billings, the largest city for 500 miles within the continental U.S., is home to just over 165,000 residents in the metropolitan area. Whether you seek quaint or cosmopolitan, Southeast Montana has it all.

    Climate
    Want to experience four unique seasons? Look no further – Southeast Montana has them all. Southeast Montana averages a temperature of 30 degrees in January and 88 degrees in July. On average, our area sees 13.5 inches of rainfall and 37 inches of snowfall every year.

    The Great Outdoors
    Southeast Montana is home to several state parks, national monuments, and great places to hunt and fish.

    Yellowtail Dam is the mouth of Bighorn Canyon, which features canyon walls over 1000 feet tall. Below the dam is the Bighorn River, a blue ribbon trout stream. Makoshika State Park is home to the badlands and the land where dinosaurs once roamed.

    The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, south of Hardin, is rich in the history of the Custer’s Last Stand and the Battle of Little Bighorn. Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, East of Billings, is located on the Lewis and Clark Trail and still showcases Clark’s signature in the landmark’s sandstone from their return trip East.

    Sights to See
    Montana ranks third in the nation for breweries per capita. Billings alone is home to many microbreweries, seven of which are within 10 city blocks of one another.

    Getting Here
    
Visiting Mount Rushmore? Headed to Yellowstone National Park? Interstates 90 and 94 intersect in Billings, Montana’s Trailhead and the state’s largest city. Billings is also home to Montana’s busiest airport, making it a convenient destination for out-of-state travelers. The Warrior Trail Highway (U.S. Highway 212) is the shortest route from Mount Rushmore to the Little Bighorn Battlefield and gives passers-by a glimpse of the real Montana backcountry.

    Media Resources
    Full resolution stock photos are available, free of charge, to anyone wishing to promote Southeast Montana.

    To search our photo database, click here. To download, select a photo, click the down arrow in the bottom right corner of the page, choose the size you would like to download. For full resolution photos, select “original.”

    If you have a specific photo need which isn’t addressed here, contact Nick Mann, our Tourism Marketing Manager, at nick@southeastmontana.com.