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In our new location at 46 S. Last Chance Gulch in Helena Montana, we offer a wide variety of beautiful fair trade products both locally and globally produced. From home decor, jewelry and clothing, to trinkets and treasures, we’ve got something for everyone. We take pride in partnering with companies that are doing and excellent job of bringing about social and economical equality in this small world.
Benny’s Bistro serves lunch and dinner in Historic downtown Helena. Benny’s specializes in regional American bistro cuisine featuring locally grown produce and Montana raised meats. Benny’s will cater your business lunch, evening parties, etc. You can also rent our gallery room or the Restaurant for special events. Enjoy live music on select evenings.
Established in historic downtown Helena in 1974, Bert & Ernie’s provides a friendly and casual atmosphere for residents and visitors to Montana’s Capital City. The key ingredient in our lunch and dinner menus is quality, offering items from our Cajun Fowl Burger, Ensalada Taquito, and Montana beef, to pasta, pizzas, calzones, subs, burgers and salads. We offer one of the largest selections of micro-brews in Montana. Bert and Ernie’s is a family-friendly restaurant with a reasonably priced children’s menu. In the restaurant, we have a special dining area that can be reserved for groups from 12 to 50 people.
We prepare any of our foods to go, and they are also available for order online. We also offer a variety of beautiful catering trays for all occasions. Call us about providing delicious Bert & Ernie’s food at your next party or meeting.
Bert and Ernie’s has been a part of the downtown Helena experience since 1974. Make it a part of your experience.
Outdoor seating on the patio! Join us!
Guests at our Helena hotel enjoy a prime downtown location, located in the Great Northern Town Center and just minutes away from attractions the city has to offer.
With upgraded amenities and a theme reminiscent of the Great Northern Railroad days our hotel and staff will make you feel right at home when on the road for business or pleasure. Our downtown location makes access to the state capital and Helena area businesses a breeze. With several dining options in the town center you won’t have to commute far in the evenings for a great dinner. Helena also offers many family-friendly activities. With Exploration Works and the Great Northern Carousel located a block away we are the perfect location for basing your stay. Carroll College is across the street, and our hotel regularly hosts visiting faculty, students and parents. The world-class customer service of our award-winning hotel makes choosing to stay with us simple.
With convention and meeting space we can accommodate groups of many sizes, and a maximum of 500. Our sales staff has years of experience and will help you every step of the way to make your meeting, convention, or wedding a success.
At this Helena hotel, every staff member is committed to providing the absolute best in service. With spacious rooms, a relaxing atmosphere and a downtown location, the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel has everything guests need for a wonderful stay.
Reserve a well-appointed room in the comfortable the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel, where quality and service are top priority!
Big Dipper Ice Cream Helena is the first franchise from Missoula’s successful location. Lindsay Lechman and her staff make all their own homemade ice cream on location in the historic Power Block building in downtown Helena. Big Dipper is the premier place in Helena for good ice cream and good fun. Open seven days a week until late.
At Big Sky Cycling and Fitness, we love bikes and we love to ride bikes. We have a diverse staff with a breadth of knowledge and experience to better serve our customers. Most of our staff has been involved in the bike business for many years and for others, it’s their life.
Whether you’re a marathon runner, a cyclist, trying to lose weight, or working through physical therapy, let your friends at Big Sky Cycling & Fitness help you with all of your equipment needs. We have been a family owned business in Helena for 25 years, and we know how to treat people right! Not only are we genuinely interested in what you have to say, but we are also going to guide you in the right direction to help you choose the equipment that is right for you.
Big Sky Cycling and Fitness is a full service repair shop. We have highly trained and experienced mechanics who love working on bikes. We service any brand, style, or age of bike.
Typically, we can fix flats while you wait. For all other services, it is best to schedule an appointment so your bike will only be in the shop for a day. If you need your bike done before the next available appointment, we do apply rush charges. We give free estimates for all service work prior to any work being completed.
Services offered, but not limited to, include: Tire repairs: fixing a flat, installing slime, tubeless conversions; accessory installation: racks, fenders, lights, computers; tune-ups/overhauls; adjustments: all parts of a bike; parts replacement: cables/housing, brakes, cassettes, chains, handlebars, forks; fork overhauls/ oil changes; brake bleeds; boxing and shipping a bike; assembling shipped bikes; conversions to single-speed.
We offer 3 different tune-ups to accommodate what your bicycle needs. All repair services (except flat tire repairs) include a 30-day riding guarantee on all work performed. If your bike is not working as you expect it should, just bring it back and we’ll take care of it.
Birds and Beasleys is a unique art gallery and gift shop. See original works of art done by Montana artists. We are known for our large variety of gifts in a wide range of prices, plus our excellent customer service.
Additionally, we are a wild bird feed and supply house. Find everything you need for your backyard feathered friends, premium birdseed, unique bird houses and feeders. Plus we have lots of information.
You will always find an intriguing line-up of hand-crafted beers, good friends and a great atmosphere at the Blackfoot River Brewing taproom. Stop by and enjoy your favorite beer or try something new- the lineup changes daily. We offer beers served in 12 oz. glasses or for those who can’t decide, try a sampler tray for a larger variety. Montana law does however, limit consumption to 48 ounces per person, per day and only until 8pm. But don’t worry, the Blackfoot also sells growlers to go! Get one free 12oz. beer while your growlers are filled. Stop by the taproom and enjoy good friends a great atmosphere and really good beer!
Growler Wednesdays & Sundays– 64oz. Growler fills are $1.50 off, with one free 12oz. beer while you wait!
Boxwoods opened in the spring of 2003 with the idea of offering well-made furniture that looked great. We brought in styles and brands that were not being offered in Helena. Boxwoods made a commitment to be located in Helena’s beautiful historic downtown and being a part of the community is very important to us. We are invested in Helena and the great people who live and work here.
Boxwoods is a small, interior design oriented shop that has beautifully styled, upholstered pieces along with case goods that compliment any decor. Boxwoods owner, Danielle Fowler, along with Brittany Minor, manager, shop major markets up to four times a year. That way, we can stay on the current trends as well as offer traditional and transitional home furnishings. Along with upholstered pieces and case goods, we carry area rugs, lamps, home accessories and gifts of distinction. You will love our unique candles, dishware, seasonal florals, linens, and holiday décor. We also offer beautiful jewelry, candy, and body lotions for great gift ideas too.
Customer service is of the utmost importance. We spend the time needed to insure proper fit and choose styles that enhance the client’s home.
Stop in, relax and have fun looking. We are sure you will agree that Boxwoods is committed to excellence and to you.
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Bridge Pizza has opened a second location in Helena modeled after the popular Missoula eatery – stop by for a slice or a whole pizza (even take it over to the Blackfoot for a beer). They create interesting and delicious combinations of fresh, local ingredients surely to satisfy your lunch, dinner or late night needs!
Founded in 1970 in the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana, Capital Sports & Western has been a regional leader in sales of outdoor gear, clothing and footwear for four decades. Our mission has been to find the best quality and highest performance products available for the outdoor enthusiast and offer them at a fair price. We have accomplished this first and foremost through our sales force/buying staff who are passionate about where we live and the outdoor activities that we participate in. We spend as much time as possible recreating in some of the greatest places in North America. Try us for your outdoor gear needs and find out why so many Montanans like doing business with Capital Sports & Western.
Living and learning at Carroll College is about more than simply earning a degree. It’s about more than preparing for a career. It’s about who you become, and the lives you touch along the way. Here, we engage with one another in ways you simply don’t see other places. We inspire one another. We seek out ways to improve life, and lives, all over the world.
The Carroll College Bookstore, Saint’s Shoppe, is your place for Carroll College textbooks, gear and supplies, Buy or rent used and new textbooks, find Carroll College gear, or purchase gifts – and you can do it all online! Saints’ Shoppe is a local bookstore serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and other Carroll College supports with pride. The Saints’ Shoppe is able to accept Downtown Helena Gift Cards – very convenient for students and parents!
At Carroll, it’s about the moments we share. Because more than any knowledge gained, it’s the moments here that make us who we are in life—now and into the future.
Now in its third generation, Cobblestone Clothing Co. is one of the must-stop shops while visiting Downtown Helena. As a family-owned and operated business, Cobblestone offers women’s clothing for all Montana lifestyles. From work to play, owner Kym Liska, has selected soft neutrals and bright colors in everything from shoes, to accessories to clothing. With brands like Eileen Fisher, Isda, David Kahn and White + Warren, Liska and her staff can help you build a wardrobe that goes from the office to a party or can fill the gaps in your closet.
CrossCurrents—Montana’s Premier Fly Fishing & Orvis Stores. Fly Shop, Guide Service, Lodging, Boat Rentals, Fly Fishing Schools & Fishing Reports—The Friendly Fly Fishing Experts.
The Helena Store is located in the heart of Historic Downtown just one block East of Last Chance Gulch (“Main Street” in Helena) at 326 North Jackson Street between Lawrence Street and 6th Avenue. Our neighbors are the Montana Book & Toy Company to the North with US Bank to the South. We are the tallest building on the block and have a red clock tower on top of the roof. There is free parking on the street directly in front of the shop and two city parking lots immediately across the street that are only .50¢ per 1/2 hour (both lots are free after 5 pm and on weekends and holidays). Vehicles towing boats or RV’s can pull up and easily park in front of the shop provided there are no cars already parked in that location.
Thank you for considering our fine-crafted coffee – freshly roasted at the FireTower Coffee House in the heart of downtown Helena, Montana. We have been roasting and serving up exceptional coffee at our location for over a decade, along with our ever-expanding wholesale and office coffee programs.
We believe we have what you and your customers want: excellent fresh roasted coffees by our knowledgeable artisan roaster. We are proud of what we offer because we won’t “cut” good coffee with cheap beans just to make more profit.
The result is a variety of high quality, single origin custom blends, guaranteed to please the most discriminating coffee drinker.
The Ghost Art Gallery was established in 1974 in the historic mining district of Helena. The original gallery was small and offered mostly paintings of buildings and themes from the several surrounding ghost towns; thus the name Ghost Art.
Our framing and design area is located above the gallery in what used to be Big Dorothy’s brothel. Ghost Art Gallery has grown to 4200 square feet and specializes in western and wildlife art, featuring over 80 of Montana’s finest artists.
We carry limited edition art from the following publishers: Greenwich Workshop, Mill Pond Press, Hadley House, and Somerset House Publishing. Along with art we have the highest quality framing with certified picture framers on staff.
Grandstreet is Montana’s premiere community theatre with over 40 years of continuous service. Sustained by volunteers from an exceptionally talented population, Grandstreet also trains over 400 K-12 students each year in our nationally recognized Grandstreet Theatre School. Each year we produce 10-12 plays and musicals in a beautifully preserved 200-seat turn-of-the-century romanesque granite church and an additional 45-seat black box studio. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in a small but thriving arts community, Grandstreet enjoys tremendous public support and regularly produces some of the best live theatre in the Northwest.
We are Helena’s distillery, operating right on the Gulch. We take our name from the rich history of agriculture and industry in Montana’s landscape. The gulches that command the topography of Big Sky Country and influence nature, recreation, and our way of life also sheltered a clandestine history of spirits production. Our name acknowledges the tradition of spirits manufacturing here in Last Chance Gulch of Helena, Montana.
Gulch Distillers is proudly located in the former Montana Distillery and Bottling Warehouse at the the north end of Helena’s main, historic gulch, just downstream from the strike that turned a gulch into a mining camp, a mining camp that became the state capital.
Established in 2012 as Triple Divide Spirits, native Helenans Tyrrell Hibbard and Steffen Rasile purchased the distillery in 2015 to pursue a shared passion for whisky and quality spirits and a keen interest in craft cocktails. They rebranded the business to Gulch Distillers™ in September 2016.
We ferment, distill, and bottle on site, and use only Montana-grown grains in our grain-based spirits. At Gulch Distillers™ we create products that combine the state’s pioneer spirit with refined spirit production.
Helena, Montana, is Montana’s Capital City and located between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Helena has a rich gold rush history, and exploring Last Chance Gulch brings the history to life. Designated a ride center by the International Mountain Biking Association, Helena has over 75 miles of trails that originate in the Downtown area, offering visitors a world-class mountain biking or hiking experience. Rand McNally and Geocaching.com awarded Helena the Best of the Road “Best for Geocaching” title. Tour our Capitol. Take a hike overlooking the beautiful Helena Valley. Hop aboard the Last Chance Tour Train to discover Helena’s history. Download our Walking App and tour the Westside Mansion District, featuring the elaborate homes of early miners. Grab an ice cream cone or visit an old-fashioned soda fountain. We can’t wait to host you in Helena.
The Holter Museum of Art serves Montana and neighboring states with a quality visual arts exhibition program that includes all media; brings national and international exhibitions into the region; provides a much-needed venue for local and regional artists; and collects, preserves, and interprets significant contemporary Northwest art. The Holter is committed to promoting participation by diverse audiences through outreach, innovative educational programming, and collaboration with other organizations. Increasing and promoting a strong cultural awareness to the broadest possible audience is a guiding factor to our operations. Admission is free.
Hub Coffee is a welcoming and bright coffee house in downtown Helena on Last Chance Gulch. We take our coffee craft seriously, the baristas know their skills! We serve the best in in small-batch roasted, artisan quality coffee and espresso drinks as well as loose leaf teas and real fruit smoothies. Look for our Signature Hub Sodas; you’ll find some interesting, unique flavors you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, we prepare our own freshly baked goods, in-house prepared grab & go salads and sandwiches as well as made-from-scratch soups. Summertime at Hub is all about the outdoors when we expand onto the biggest covered patio in downtown Helena. Follow us on Facebook for daily soup updates and special drink features. Please also check back with us regularly for additional specialty food items that we’ll be adding to our array of good things at Hub!
Imagine. Design. Create.
We specialize in custom jewelry and work in all precious metals.
Jmacs Pottery is a studio and gallery designed to promote local artists and create new ones. While mostly functional pottery is sold, there is a small amount of woodwork, jewelry and photography.
LaPa Grill is a health-conscious fast-casual Mexican-style restaurant with “A Twist.” The twist? We serve what you already love about burritos, tacos, salads and bowls, but we offer you the ability to blend in bold and delicious flavors from around the world creating amazing flavor combinations that will blow your mind. If you’re looking for vegetarian or gluten-reduced options, LaPa has you covered. We’re all about serving healthy, high-quality food at a price that makes sense, but in a style and atmosphere that is fun, laid back, adventurous and inviting. We cook, prep, grill and prepare your food in an open-kitchen, right before your eyes, so you know our food is fresh and you know our food is good.
So.. Stop in and see what all the buzz is about. You’ll be glad you did.
WHAT WE SERVE:
Daring & Different, LaPa is a Mexican World-Grill that combines tried & true healthy ingredients, with unique and exciting flavor combinations inspired from destinations all around the Globe. By combining what you already love about burritos, tacos, salads, and bowls with our amazing world-flavors, we offer something delicious for every day of the week!
We serve traditional Mexican flavors like pico de Gallo, rustic habanero salsa and our Santa Fe chipotle cream sauce, but what is unique about LaPa, is how we combine these flavors with others like Thai peanut, Indian green curry, Italian alfredo, Argentinian chimichurri and more. When you eat at LaPa you eat Mexican… but with a Twist!
LaPa’s combination of quality and price is raising the bar, and we’re confident when we tell you, you’re not likely to find a better combination of healthy options, amazing flavors and sensible prices anywhere.
Lasso the Moon is Helena’s specialty toy store! Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys, located downtown on the Walking Mall, ignites the imagination of all who walk through its doors. Lasso the Moon is filled with games, toys, and treasures for kids of all ages, is independently owned and operated, and has been a toy shopping destination for over twenty two years. Our carefully curated top brands are from around the world and include Playmobil, Haba, Manhattan, Klutz, Corolle, Thames and Cosmos, Hape, Melissa and Doug, Thomas the Train, eeBoo, Djeco, Moulin Roty and many more. Let us help you pick out the perfect playthings for your young ones, and we will gift wrap them for free! Lasso the Moon – The place for PLAY!
Established in 1868, the Lewis & Clark Library is the oldest library in the state. The mission of the Lewis & Clark Library is to provide the best possible services and materials for informational, educational, cultural, or recreational use by the community. The Lewis & Clark Library offers a variety of services free to the public, including book groups, internet service, children’s story time, and numerous public programs. Stop by and check your email, catch up on local and world news, or participate in one of our many wonderful programs. Don’t forget to visit our branch libraries in Augusta, Lincoln, East Helena, or on the Bookmobile. Check our website at www.lclibrary.org for more information and an updated calendar of events.
With a passion for home brewing and background in marketing Max Pigman purchased the Sleeping Giant Brewing Company back in 2001. He changed the name to Lewis & Clark Brewing in 2005 and operated the brewery and tap room under the Brewhouse restaurant for about 9 years. After looking for several years for a new location to enable the business to grow he finally found the perfect spot in the old Columbia Paint factory. The building (or complex of buildings) took over 3 years to renovate (with some of the buildings dating back to 1887) but now offers almost 4X the space for brewing operations and a unique retail space for customers to enjoy 12 beers on tap in the Tap Room.
Since the move the business has exploded now employing over 20 people and experienced growth of 107% last year. They look to grow another 60-80% this year and have added several tanks, more equipment and additional staff to increase capacity. Cans are a big part of their growth as they now can 5 flavors (with 2 more to be added soon) and they have recently introduced their beers to the Missoula and Bozeman markets. This growth has enabled them to spend over $100k locally in goods and services already this year and they are firm believers in supporting local Helena businesses whenever possible.
The Tap Room is a great place to try all the flavors they brew and it’s open from 2-8pm, they are just finishing the final touches on a brand-new patio (you may have seen some of the amazing murals being painted on the patio from Montana Ave) the grand opening for the patio will be August 4th and will feature live music from several bands as a fund raiser for “The Lost & Foundation”
When you come to Lucca’s you are not eating out – you are dining out. Our unique fine dining experience is designed to tantalize all the senses. You see a relaxed atmosphere of Montana elegance – sophistication without the pomp and circumstance. Come experience Lucca’s, awarded The Best Restaurant in Montana for 2015 and 2106 by Business Insider magazine.
Lucca’s is a fine-dining, dinner-only Italian restaurant. Our goal is to provide the highest quality Italian food, with the best service in the Helena, Montana, area.
Let our flavors take you to the Mediterranean countries from Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Middle East and Northern Africa to Morocco.
Montana Outdoor Sports provides scuba equipment, instruction, and trips, as well as footwear, camping supplis, kayaks, canoes, rafts, firearms, X-C skis, fishing equipment, climbing equipment, U.S.G.S. maps, clothing, and rentals.
On Broadway is a casual sit down restaurant in the heart of Helena’s historic downtown. They offer a world cuisine with emphasis in Italian with fresh made pasta and west coast fusion using a variety of fresh fish and jazzy sauces. Every Thursday night, they feature live jazz. Come to On Broadway to enjoy fine, fresh food made and served by fine, fun people.
Pan Handler Plus features an extensive selection of high quality cooking tools, equipment and accessories. We have everything the chef and host need in the kitchen and dining room, including gourmet foods and wines from around the world. Gift Baskets, Gift Registry and complimentary gift wrap are available. Visit us on the historic downtown Helena walking mall!
The Parrot, a reknown confectionery, is located in downtown Helena on the historic Walking Mall since 1922. It has gained a worldwide reputation for quality hand-dipped chocolates made from fresh, natural ingredients and utilizing up to ten tons of chocolate each year. The Parrot produces a selection of 130 different types of candy, using recipes devised by its original owners. Favorites include a turtle-like confection called a parrot, chocolate-covered caramels, almond butter toffee and other delectable creams, nuts and chews.
For Helenans who grew up with the Parrot and reluctantly moved away, and for visitors who discover the habit-forming nature of these fine candies, The Parrot ships gift boxes and special orders throughout the world. Choose from our assorted chocolates, general assortment or roasted nuts in boxes ranging from one to five pounds.
A visit to The Parrot is as rich as the heaping trays of chocolates, brittles, mint wafers and roasted nuts that adorn the candy counter. The original soda fountain still serves up cherry phosphates and caramel cashew sundaes prepared with handmade ice cream, sauces, toppings, and syrups. And loyal lunch customers line up regularly for a bowl of The Parrot’s secret recipe chili.
Sage & Oats Trading Post offers an intercultural buying experience. Come explore our affordable American Indian and Montana Immigrant artisan wares amongst primitive/rustic Montana household decor.
We are an official Made in Montana and Native Made in Montana store. Our products not only include handcrafted items from Montana’s tribal nations/peoples, but also quality gifts from the Northern Isles, Scandinavia, Asian and European countries, as well as, Montana novelty gifts which celebrate our history, culture and diversity. Our hope is that guests coming to Sage & Oats not only purchase quality items, but they also gain an intercultural education about our Treasure State. Please read more about us at the Helena Independent Record.
Supporting local economy – Scenic Brew is a locally owned business that draws its inspiration from Montana’s natural beauty. To support other local businesses we take every opportunity to use Montana products and services such as baked goods, Montana dairy, and restaurant supplies. Although it may only make a small difference, we respect and support local businesses over the corporate giants that send their profits outside Montana.
We genuinely appreciate and respect our customers. Our talented staff put all of their attention and effort into every order. We owe our existence to local support and the relationships we build with every new customer.
Scenic Brew provides top shelf café products with remarkable service. Scenic Brew presents a unique environment that draws its inspiration from Montana’s natural beauty. Bring your favorite Montana photo by and we’ll frame it for our customer wall.
Much like Montana, the Silver Star brings a relaxed sort of elegance to its visitors that is hard to find anywhere else. When you join us for an afternoon or evening, you get more than a meal. You get an experience centered around our firm dedication to excellence. It’s our belief in quality—from the local goods we source, to our superior service, to the Certified Angus Beef we use—that has made us Montana’s premiere steakhouse for the past two years in a row.
Whether you’re looking for the relaxed atmosphere of our lounge or a more intimate evening in our dining area, the Silver Star Steak Company offers an experience you won’t forget.
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Ten Mile Creek Brewery is a six barrel brewery located in the historic Last Chance Walking Mall. The brewery opened in late October of 2015. The location is snug in-between The Hawthorn Bottle Shop and Helena’s favorite chocolate store, The Parrot. Whether you are just visiting Helena or you are a local, the historic downtown will have something for you.
Our namesake “Ten Mile Creek” comes from our most important ingredient, water. The creek is in the beer. The Ten Mile Creek watershed supplies most of Helena, including our brewery. Ten Mile Creek gives us clean water that we use to produce hand crafted beer. Each batch has Montana grown barley and all other ingredients are sourced as local as possible.
Ten Mile Creek Brewery is a great place for meetings or parties. We rent our space to private events and are always welcoming to groups looking for a place to converse. At Ten Mile Creek Brewery we consider ourselves a somewhat organized community. Partnering with as many local businesses as possible is a key piece of our philosophy. Downtown is the culture of our city and thrives on the support of business by patrons and visitors of the area.
The Base Camp is a Montana owned company since 1975 with folks that love to share the grand experience of Montana and the Northern Rockies. We love where we live, work, and play and we want to help you to enjoy our part of the country to the fullest. We have staff with the knowledge to direct you to all of Montana’s special places and what you will need to get the most out of your visit. Whether you want equipment for your next climb/hike or just comfortable and durable casual clothing to enjoy Montana’s lifestyle, The Base Camp has it all.
Our lines of outdoor and lifestyle clothing include Patagonia, Marmot, Arc Teryx, RAB, The North Face & Prana. We will show you our favorites to keep you comfortable, warm and dry. We offer the best in footwear, casual offerings from Chaco, Teva, Dansko, and Keen, and rugged hiking footwear from Asolo, Scarpa, Altra & Vasque. We are footwear specialists and guarantee your fit.
To find your way around, The Base Camp has an extensive map and book selection. Our staff is also very knowledgeable on the surrounding areas and current conditions. We enjoy sharing local information that can help enhance your trip itinerary.
We carry canoes, stand up paddle boards and recreational kayaks with all the accessories necessary for Montana’s lakes and river. In the winter, we have all your winter equipment needs including cross-country skis and snowshoes.
Stop by the store and let us help you plan your stay in beautiful Helena, Montana!
The Great Northern Carousel is a modern hand built menagerie carousel reminiscent of the splendid, turn-of-the-century carousels.
A most magical venue for any age!
Most of the 37 animals and one chariot were hand-carved by Ed Roth of Long Beach, California and hand painted by Bette Largent of Spokane, Washington. Todd Goings built the mechanism in Marion, Ohio and also built the spinning tub for the carousel. Local artist Mary Harris created the original glass artwork depicting Helena area landmarks and scenery on the Carousel rounding boards.
Besides the traditional horses, frogs and rabbits, there are native Montana wildlife such as an antelope, a grizzly bear, a bobcat and even a cutthroat trout! Connected to the 40’ carousel is an ice cream parlor and snack bar. Plus, there is a party room to rent for any occasion imaginable such as birthdays, anniversaries or even hosting fund-raisers.
THE HAWTHORN BOTTLE SHOP & TASTING ROOM is an inviting, down-to-earth wine experience for Helenans and the many visitors to the downtown area. Expanding on the concept and success stories of Helena’s taprooms, The Hawthorn is a place to fill your wine growler and have a glass while you wait. It is a place to meet your wine (and beer) drinking friends after work and it is a place to shop for and enjoy wine from around world, small batch beer, and specialty meats and cheeses.
We offer a broad selection of wines from around the world at a range of price points and emphasize a selection of bottles for $10 and under. We have new bottles open daily to sample while you shop. We carry craft beer focusing on small production breweries including obscure foreign brews and popular local drafts. Guests have the option of purchasing additional provisions to take home – that perfect bottle, along with specialty meats and cheeses, olives, nuts and honey. You can also have your growler filled with our special selection of wine and beer on tap. We offer monthly wine and cheese clubs with unique selections and a detailed description to expand your palate in the comfort of your own home.
We offer a variety of wines to purchase by the glass (out of the bottle and the tap) and have a fun and interesting selection wine flights. All of these wines are available to sample. These offerings can be enjoyed at our 8 seat bar or various tables during the day and evening, and cheese and charcuterie including house made crackers, dips, and spiced nuts are available for pairing. If you are in the mood for something a little different, you can try one of our tasty wine or beer cocktails or warm up with a cup of mulled wine.
The Herb and Garden is a floral shop and more. Inside you might find just the right potted plant to add to your succulent collection. Or perhaps in the summer months you love garden flowers that have been cut that morning and loosely arranged in a recycled container. Spring might bring potted bulbs, tulips, or violets. Fall and Winter in Montana would be a good time to put all those dried flowers from summertime into dried arrangements for your hearth or holiday table.
The Herb and Garden is about gardening, specifically organic gardening. It is about the health and beauty of the natural world and the people who live in it. Your gardening questions are welcome and I can provide many resources for you to build your gardening skills.
The Herb and Garden is about many of my passions therefore you will find a variety of gift items that are nature inspired, from plant dyed yarns from Montana sheep, to botanical print calendars, to ceramics that honor the sunflower. Many more Montana artists and craftspeople have added their wares to make the store a fun and eclectic place to shop.
May your senses be delighted at The Herb and Garden.
We are a paint your own pottery and glass fusing studio located in the historic downtown. We carry earthenware (ceramics) that is cleaned, fired, and ready for you to paint! All of our paints and glazes are lead free and non-toxic. Finished pieces are dinnerware safe, so you can create usable art. Paints, brushes, creative supplies, and instruction are included every time you come in. We also have all the glass necessary to create a beautiful piece.
Our customers come in all sizes and ages. Kids are old enough when they can hold a paint brush (we have high chairs) and adults are never too old. No experience with painting or art is necessary because our friendly staff is always here with creative ideas and the tools to make your project a success.
The Painted Pot is a great place to create unique, personalized gifts for any occasion, including
- Baby showers
- Mother’s/Father’s/Grandparents’ Day
- Holidays (Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s, St. Patty’s, Flag Day, etc.)
A HELENA CLASSIC REVISITED
Follow in the footsteps of many of Lewis and Clark County’s finest, we invite you to join in the tradition of great service, great food, and great people, here at the Windbag Saloon and Grill.
The star of the party…That is our goal every time one of our scratch-made delicious desserts leaves our bakery. Vanilla Bean Bakery and Cafe was started in November 2008. Since then, we have worked hard to become known for our “start your day breakfast pastries”, “comforting lunches”, and “delicious desserts” for any occasion. Baking is our passion and creating beautiful, delicious desserts that put smiles on all of our customers faces is why we are here for you!
Vanilla Bean Bakery and Cafe is located in the heart of Helena, between the Capitol and historic Downtown Helena. We are walking distance to many city attractions and trails.
We offer a complete coffee bar, breakfast, lunch and our specialty, delicious desserts and pastries.