Montana not only has the best outdoor scenery around, we have plenty of other interesting things to see. From a bar with real live mermaids to a two-headed calf, check out this collection of interesting sights.
Anaconda's big stack
The Washoe Smelter's big stack is just as much an iconic symbol to Anaconda as the headframes are to Butte.
Bannack Ghost Town
Sharon and Mark Brown bring life to the streets of Bannack in this file photo by infusing the ghost town with characters who roamed its streets during the gold rush.
Michael Gallacher, Missoulian
Big Medicine, Helena
Big Medicine, the sacred white buffalo of the Flathead Indians, on display at the Montana Historical Society in this undated file photo.
Montana Historical Society
Boothill Cemetery in Billings
The grave of H. M. (Muggins) Taylor in the Boothill Cemetery in Billings.
CASEY PAGE/Gazette Staff
Cat sculpture, Missoula
Officially named "Cattin' Around," the big feline was sculpted in 1992 by Mike Hollern. It resides outside a parking garage in downtown Missoula.
Cut Bank penguin
A 27-foot-tall penguin sculpture greet visitors on the east side of Cut Bank.
CASEY PAGE, Gazette Staff
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, Arlee
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas founder Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche places a sacred cloth next to a Buddha statue. The garden north of Arlee is open to the public, and is one of many connections Montana has to the country of Nepal.
ROB CHANEY, Missoulian
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
A reenactment of the Battle of the Little Big Horn performed on the actual site of the battle at Medicine Tail Coulee ford on the Little Big Horn River.
BOB ZELLAR/Gazette Staff
Miracle of America Museum in Polson
Gil Mangels stands on the bow of the Paul Bunyan, the 65-foot towboat that hauled logs to mills on Flathead Lake for more than two decades, starting in 1926. For as many years, it’s been one of the top attractions at the Miracle of America Museum in Polson.
Photo by VINCE DEVLIN
Our Lady of the Rockies, Butte
The full moon rises just behind Our Lady of the Rockies on Jan. 7, 2001.
Walter Hinick, Montana Standard
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
William Clark's signature on Pompey's Pillar.
BOB ZELLAR,Gazette Staff
Sip 'n Dip Lounge, Great Falls
A mermaid swims in the pool at the Sip 'n Dip Lounge.
TOM BAUER, Missoulian
Super Fund Overlook, Butte
A group of Butte High School students look down into the Berkeley Pit and the city of Butte below an overlook during a tour of area Super Fund sites.
Photo by Walter Hinick/Montana Standard
Two-headed calf, Billings
The Yellowstone County Museum exhibits include a taxidermy-preserved two-headed calf that has been there since the museum opened in 1956.
LARRY MAYER/Gazette Staff
Wall of elk heads, Missoula
The Elk Country Visitor Center is a must-see destination for tourists and the crown jewel for an organization dedicated to preserving wildlife and its habitat.