One day in Helena, Montana (gluten free)
In June, I visited Helena, Montana, for a cousin’s wedding. Here’s what my family and I did with one full day to explore.
Stop for lunch. We ate at Fusion Grille, which has since closed. You could try Mackenzie River Pizza instead. Their pizzas can be made on gluten-free crust and have good reviews on Find Me Gluten Free.
Visit the Montana State Capitol. You can take the 2 p.m. tour or explore on your own.
Visit the Cathedral of St. Helena.
Stop at the historic fire tower to take in the views.
Explore downtown Helena’s Last Gulch Pedestrian Mall, which is lined with shops and restaurants.
Go next door to Big Dipper Ice Cream. I’d suggest the huckleberry, since you’re in Montana.
- Gates of the Mountains
- Montana State Capitol
- Cathedral of St. Helena
- Historic fire tower
- Last Chance Gulch Pedestrian Mall
- Mackenzie River Pizza (Menu here, reviews here)
- Lucca’s (Reviews here)
- Big Dipper Ice Cream (Menu here)
- Montana Historical Society
- Holter Museum of Art
- Last Chance Tour Train
- Canoeing, kayaking or rafting
- Geocaching with Helena’s GeoTour
- Disc golf
(Disclaimer: I’m not a dietitian. I’m describing my experiences in hopes of helping with your trip planning, but you’ll need to decide what feels comfortable and safe for you.)