Trekker Kids & Family Programs

Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Trekker Kids is a series of activities and programs for kids and families that celebrate the outdoors of western Montana and the rich history of the Travelers' Rest site.  Programs are free, though donations are greatly appreciated.

August 5th-Art in the Park

Learn to draw the world around you just like Captain Lewis!

August 12th-Art in the Park 2

Put together a journal of your sketches and drawings to take home.

August 19th-Nocturnal Animals

Hands on exploration of the senses that animals use at night

August 26th-Bottom of the Creek

Hike along the bottom of Lolo Creek and see what is usually hidden underwater

September 2nd - Candle-Making

Make candles just like Lewis and Clark did on the Expedition!

September 9th - Anniversary Days

Celebrate the 212th anniversary of Lewis & Clark's first visit to Travelers' Rest.

September 16th - Creepy Crawlies

What kind of weird, colorful, scary (or not so scary!) bugs are in your backyard?

September 23rd - Montana Habitats

Learn how different landscapes come together just in time for National Public Lands Day!

Daily Activities

Self-Guided Site Tour

Pick up a brochure at the Visitors Center and follow the markers around a 1/2 mile loop trail.

Holt visitors center & Museum

Exhibits include Seasons of the Salish, Lewis & Clark Expedition Replicas, Native American bead work and hand crafts, The Main Street depicting frontier life, and more.


Education/Field Trips

Travelers' Rest offers unique, interactive learning experiences for school-age children and adult tour groups alike.

Click Here for a complete description of available field trips or to fill out our field trip request form.

Click Here for a calendar of available dates and Field Trip FAQs.

Reimagine Montana Art Exhibition

August 1 - September 10, 2017

​In 2016, the Montana Preservation Alliance offered six artists the chance to participate in Reimagine Montana, an Artist-in-Residence program funded through a nationwide Imagine Your Parks Initiative. Each artist was paired with a site that resonated with their interests, and was given the opportunity to reflect on these places and their cultural meaning – past, present and future. The resulting collection of more than 30 new paintings and photographs is stunning, bringing beauty and new insights to the heritage of our state and our nation.  Locations included the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument, Glacier National Park, Virginia City National Historic Landmark, Butte-Anaconda National Historic Landmark and Travelers' Rest National Historic Landmark and artists were Ben Bloch, David Burke, Kit Frost, Tim Holmes, DG House and Lewis Williams.

RECEPTION on Wednesday, August 16

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Light refreshments and cool beverages.​