Richard White of the Calgary Herald has discovered that the downtown areas of many Montana communities are things to be treasured:
This summer, I challenge you to take the road less travelled. You’ll likely be richly rewarded for it – and it could give you a fresh perspective on life in 21st-century, oil-rich Calgary. This is how we discovered the downtowns of Montana. Sure, they are not Paris, London or New York, but Great Falls, Helena, Butte, Missoula, Bozeman and Billings each have downtowns with a sense of place and a history worth exploring.
Among the highlights of downtown Great Falls, according to White, are Baker Bob’s cafe (cinnamon buns and art display) and (duh) the Sip-n-Dip. Read the whole thing.