Surrounded on three sides by the Absaroka-Beartooths and the Crazy Mountains, our area hosts the gateway to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness and contains breath-taking scenery. The Yellowstone River, Boulder River, and the many smaller streams in our county provide some of the most acclaimed fishing, camping, and outdoor recreational opportunities in the state.
Spend some time in Big Timber and the Sweet Grass County area to experience western hospitality off the fast lane. Our annual Rodeo, Sweet Grass Fest, Crazy Mountain Christmas, and County Fair are exciting events for the whole family.
Visit Big Timber merchants for food, clothing, gifts, and sporting goods in shops that still have the vintage look of days-gone-by. A short drive north will bring you to Melville where you will see Montana's first Lutheran Church nestled at the foot of the beautiful Crazy Mountains. Explore our Norwegian heritage, and the history of Sweet Grass County at the Crazy Mountain Museum. There is something for everyone in Sweet Grass County.
The beauty of the countyside has been captured by the entertainment industry in movies, documentaries, commercials, videos, and still shots filmed thoughout the area. Movies such as A River Runs Through It and The Horse Whisperer where filmed in Big Timber and depicted some of the beauty of our area on the big screen.
The Discovery Channel brought Frontier House: Real Life Under the Big Sky to television dramatizing Boulder Valley reality. A Big Timber gunsmith manufactured the rifles seen in Tom Selleck’s movie Quigley Down Under and Cross Fire Trail. Numerous companies including Dodge, Ford, Mercedes, Pontiac, Remington Rifle, Sprint, and Wrangler have chosen Sweet Grass County as a location to shoot commercials.