Don’t underestimate the number or the charm of various towns in Southwest Montana. From Anaconda and Philipsburg to Virginia City and Butte, this area is a lot more than just the leftovers from Yellowstone National Park. Put another way, make sure you see Yellowstone, but don’t skip Southwest Montana on your vacation, either. Both as a town and as a larger regional identification, this part of Montana is what gives the state one of its popular nicknames, Big Sky Country. A lot of people will also visit the larger, nearby cities of Helena and Bozeman on their trip.