Posted June 17, 2020 in News and Events by Jim Markel
If you’re heading to Montana for your vacation this year, or just on a day trip around our beautiful state, we’d love to have you visit us. Start your adventure on the right foot by stopping at the Red Oxx Factory Outlet. Browse the inventory collection and get a local’s advice on where to eat and the secrets to the best places to visit.
While you’re here be sure to schedule a personal tour of our state-of-the-art Factory #8. Can’t make it on a weekday during our normal 10am to 5pm business hours? Please contact us in advance for a weekend tour.
Billings is known as Montana’s trailhead. Located in south central Montana, Billings is an ideal launch point for your state vacation. Situated in the heart old town, the Red Oxx Factory Outlet Store is an easy find from any direction.
It’s a quick hop to downtown where there’s great places to eat, drink a local microbrew and relax. Visit the Yellowstone Art Museum or hang out at Zoo Montana, two popular destinations in the Magic City.
After your tour of Red Oxx, head north for a short distance and check out Pompey’s Pillar, where intrepid explorers Lewis and Clark left their mark on the unique geologic structure. Drive a couple hours further to Great Falls and enjoy the Charles M. Russell Museum. C.M. Russell was an iconic cowboy painter of Montana landscapes during the final days of the real wild west.
Do you enjoy boating? Head east from Billings over to the Big Horn Canyon where you can take a boat ride through the towering riverside cliffs as geologic history unfolds, all while trailing a fishing line.
Or swing by the Little Big Horn Battlefield and explore where General Custer was routed by the largest Indian encampment in the old west.
Less than a couple hundred miles to the west of Red Oxx is the world’s largest volcanic caldera, Yellowstone National Park. You can reach America’s oldest national park from three different directions from the Billings’ trailhead:
From Bozeman, roll south through the scenic Gallatin Canyon as it snakes along the river to Big Sky. Sink your fishing line in the river at one of the many fishing access points. Take a tram ride up Lone Mountain Peak or hike a trail around the largest ski resort in the country.
From Big Sky it’s a short drive south to the tiny, yet bustling town of West Yellowstone. For a small fee you can enter the park and take the Grand Loop Road around the park.
Like Billings, Bozeman is also a great central point to visit famous places in Western Montana. On your way over from Billings you can pass through the sleepy and windy town of Livingston. Stop at the Railroad Depot for a bit of rail history. Between Livingston and Bozeman resides the iconic Chico Hot Springs. Be certain after your soak to dine there, then grab a copy of one of their famous cookbook, loaded with delicious western style recipes.
You have several options from Bozeman, keep heading west to Butte, home to the largest copper mine in the world. Butte is also loaded with plenty of classic old west architecture. Both historical towns of Philipsburg and Anaconda are a hop skip from Butte. The Philipsburg Museum will entertain with wild stories of Montana’s mining history. Or head south to Dillon where you can plan your trip to the famous ghost mining town of Bannack.
Feeling lucky digging for Gemstones? Crystal Park is a short jaunt nearby.
Or head northwest from Bozeman to Flathead Lake, the largest and purest body of water in Montana, home to famous Flathead Cherries. On your way there, take a refreshing dip at Fairmont Hotsprings. A quick jaunt from Flathead is the unforgettable Glacier National Park, where the wild meets the scenic along the Going to the Sun Road.
Only a few miles to the southwest of Bozeman is a real "living" ghost town. Virginia City is where you can walk the boardwalks of a classic western gold mining town or take in a humorous Virginia City Players vaudeville act at the local Opera house. Catch a train ride over to Nevada City and explore the abandoned ghost town’s preserved buildings on foot.
While you’re in the general vicinity, check out the Madison Buffalo Jump where the local Indians ran buffalo off a ridge to feed the tribe and Lewis and Clark Caverns, a beautiful underground natural cave complete with stalagmites, stalactites and glow-in-the-dark rock.
Regardless of where you plan to go, Red Oxx, in the trailhead of Billings, Montana, is your central launch point on your vacation around the treasure state. Book your tour of Red Oxx today and see where your bags are built with pride. When you get home be sure to review us on Trip Advisor, and thanks in advance!
~ Cheers, Jim Markel, CEO and the Red Oxx Herd.
P.S. For the latest information on recreation opportunities in Montana, visit Montana’s Fish Wildlife and Parks website.