Did You Know? Montana Fun Facts & Trivia

Thought you knew all about Montana? Here are thirteen fun facts and trivia about the state of Montana to wow your friends and family with!

  1. The largest snowflake ever observed was recorded in Montana on January 28th, 1887 at 38 cm wide. That’s darn near 15 inches! Amazing!
  2. Montana holds the world record for the greatest temperature change in 24 hours. On January 14-15, 1972, the temperature went from from -54°F to 49°F a whopping 103 degrees in Loma!
  3. In Montana, it is illegal for married women to go fishing alone on Sundays and illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all. Is this for real??
  4. The Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England.
  5. Every spring nearly 10,000 white pelicans with a wingspan of nine feet migrate from the Gulf of Mexico to Medicine Lake in northeastern Montana.

    View from headquarters in winter

    View of the Bridger Mountains, home of the “Cold Smoke” skiing at Bridger Bowl, Bozeman with AdventureWomen

  6. The “Going to the Sun Road” in Glacier National Park is considered one of the most scenic drives in America.
  7. Yellowstone National Park was established on March 1, 1872, 20 years before Montana, Idaho and Wyoming were granted statehood.
  8. Yellowstone National Park has 50 mammal species, 311 bird species, 18 fish species, 6 reptile species, 4 amphibian species, and 5 endangered or threatened species.
  9. Yellowstone National Park has approximately 2000 earthquakes yearly.
  10. Yellowstone National Park has more than 300 geysers.
  11. There are 290 waterfalls throughout Yellowstone National Park that are more thank 15 feet tall and flow year-round.
  12. There are only 30 active super volcanoes in the world and Yellowstone Park is one of them and the only one to be located on land.
  13. Yellowstone Park has one of the world’s largest calderas, measuring 45 x 30 miles.