Billings is proud to bear the name of a ''railway genius''.
Hence the name of the city of Billings owes its success to the former president of the Northern Pacific Railways Frederick Billings who laid the railway line across Montana. It introduced Billings to the world as an economic and transport hub in the state and tourism has been also welcome in the city since then.
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Many tourists regard travel to Billings as a stop-off en-route to Yellowstone National Park. Actually, Billings has made good money on its proximity to the famous park through encouraging a tourist-oriented economy. Long sitting in the shadow of public interest in Yellowstone National Park yet profiting from the influx of visitors through the city, Billings has evolved into a bustling city itself.
Its tree-lined boulevards serve as the showplace for true life in Billings. Brimming with cutting edge technologies in the Expo Center offering rodeos and concerts, the city maintains tight links to its past. Its Western Heritage Center and historic Moss Mansion will serve as the gateway to the bygone days for culture buffs in the city.
Other attractions include;
- Pictograph Cave State Park, an archeological site dating back to 2000 years before the present
- Pompey's Pillar Rock, Custer's Battlefield with historical monument in the area
- Yellowstone Art Museum offers a piece of contemporary and historical art
- Rimrock Mall, the largest Mall in the state of Montana
- Billings Mustangs, a new ballpark in the area since 2008
Along with cultural splendor in Billings, stands its nature. The city holds a scenic setting in the rocky surrounding of the Pryor Mountains, the Bighorns, and the Beartooths to the west of the city. Thus, it is no surprise to Billings that many people to relocate to this beautiful city. Billings has a population of 100,000 residents. It attracts permanent settlers and overnight visitors with its shopping malls and the world's tallest free-standing brick building - the 23-storey Sheraton.
In the very early years Billings was a point for relocations only because of its job opportunities. The city operated as the oil town and later became a railroad crossing. Sitting at the crossroads it still thrives on cattle and grain like in the early years, but its downtown is dominated by modern-style structures with banking quarter and contemporary business.
The turn of the 20th century brought a set of modern changes making Billings easier on the eye, but no less historic at heart. You should experience Billings for yourself with Booked.net.