Summer Stories

Join us at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of June, July, & August for an evening program with engaging speakers discussing the natural history of the Park and our region.

June 13 - Animal Wonders

The animals at Animal Wonders love people and love to teach. Their human caretakers love to teach and love animals. All in all, when the animals come to visit everyone will be captivated by learning about the creatures of our planet.

July 11 - Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition with Jack Puckett

Retired Forest Ranger and long-time volunteer at Travelers' Rest State Park, Jack Puckett will share stories about plants encountered by the Corps of Discovery.

August 8 - Where Have All the Bees Gone?

​ In 2013, Marirose Kuhlman of MPG Ranch in the Bitterroot Valley initiated a long-term bee monitoring program. Since then, the program has documented thousands of bees and even added new species to Montana’s bee species list. Learn about these and other exciting bee discoveries!

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.

July 1st-Expedition Days

Help us commemorate the anniversary of the Corps of Discovery's 1806 stay at Travelers' Rest.

July 8th-Scavenger Hunt

Put together clues hidden around the Park to win a prize!

July 15th-Montana Bicycle Celebration

July 22nd-Summer Bugs

What creepy crawlies are in your backyard!

July 29th-Edible Plants

Learn which flowers, roots, and berries are good to eat (and which are not!)

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

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.