Summer

Weekend Tours 

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Additional Tour Details:

  • Tour bus will leave at 8 a.m. and is anticipated to arrive back in Bozeman no later than 7 p.m.

  • Tour cost includes entry into Nevada City Living-History Museum.

  • You will be responsible for your lunch, with many restaurants to choose from along the main street of Virginia City.

  • Tour will depart rain or shine. In the event that circumstances force the tour to be cancelled, full refunds will be given. 

  • As of today, bus company is requiring masks. If policy is not strictly enforced by driver, Front Seat Tours will honor the decision of each individual tour passenger. 

Little Bighorn Battlefield
June 18-19, 2022

Join Front Seat Tours on a day trip to Virginia City, Montana, once home to the richest gold strike in the United States. You'll walk the streets & see inside buildings that have been preserved since the 1800s. The tour will include our own private historical-guide to give us a perspective of Virginia City few get who visit there.

We'll also make a stop in Nevada City, Montana, just down the road, which was settled in 1863, right after Virginia City. Over 100 buildings have been preserved in Nevada City including saloons, general stores, houses, livery stables, and a school. This outdoor living-history museum allows you to experience what life was like in the 1800s.  

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Let us do the driving while you sit back and enjoy the Montana scenery and history that we'll pass on the one-hour bus ride from Bozeman to Virginia City.

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Additional Tour Details:

  • Tour bus will leave at 8 a.m. and arrive back in Bozeman no later than 6 p.m.

  • Tour cost includes 2-hr boat ride admission and sack lunch. 

  • Tour will depart rain or shine. In the event that circumstances force the tour to be cancelled, full refunds will be given. 

  • As of today, bus company is requiring masks. If policy is not strictly enforced by driver, Front Seat Tours will honor the decision of each individual tour passenger. 

Gates of the Mountains
Helena, MT
Sun, July 11, 2021

Come with us to enjoy an inspiring and informative Sunday boat ride thru Gates of the Mountains, named by Meriwether Lewis when he and the Corps of Discovery paddled thru in their canoes in 1805.

 

"This evening we entered much the most remarkable clifts what we have yet seen. These cliffs rise from the waters edge on either side perpendicularly to the height of 1200 feet . . . from the singular appearance of this place, I called it the Gates of the Rocky Mountains."  - Meriwether Lewis, July 19, 1805

During our 2-hour open-aired boat cruise you'll experience the same breathtaking views that Meriweather Lewis enjoyed, along with possible wildlife like eagles, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, ospreys, and birds of prey. You may even catch a glimpse of an otter or black bear.

We'll also make a stop at Headwaters State Park to walk in more of the footsteps of Lewis & Clark. Here, where the Missouri River starts its 2,300 hundred mile trek, you'll see the exact spot where Lewis stood and later wrote about in his journal: 

" . . . walked up the S.E. fork (Missouri River) and ascended the point of a high limestone clift from whence I commanded a most perfect view of the neighboring country . . . "

Tour Cost:

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Our Summer Weekend Tours Are Hosted By Dave Wooten
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Known throughout southwest Montana for his morning radio show, Dave started Front Seat Tours because of his love of history and seeing new places. In addition to radio and being the inspiration behind Front Seat Tours, Dave is also a writer of several books, including his latest, Crazy Horse: Where My Dead Lie Buried.

 

Dave will be your guide and host for both of our one-day summer tours to Virginia City & Gates of the Mountains. If you have any questions about the two summer tours we're offering, reach out to Dave personally at Dave@FrontSeatTours.com.