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Department of Commerce Tourism Grant Cycle Opens July 1

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce will accept applications for its Tourism Grant Program beginning this Sunday, July 1. Up to $750,000 will be awarded for projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through tourism and recreation.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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Discover Your Own 'Jurassic World' in Montana

Montana Dinosaur Trail Gears Up for Summer Ahead of Blockbuster Film

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Dinosaur Trail, a network of 14 museums located across northern, central and eastern Montana, is open and ready for the summer tourism season.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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New TV Series ‘Yellowstone’ to Premiere Early in Missoula

Montana Film Office, Paramount Network Screening First Two Episodes Thursday at the Wilma

"Yellowstone" set image courtesy Paramount Network

“Yellowstone,” the new TV series drama starring Kevin Costner and filmed partially in Montana, will premiere in Missoula this Thursday at a special screening approximately one week before it hits television.

Monday, June 11, 2018
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Recently Departed Actresses Have a Place in Montana Film History

By Allison Whitmer, Montana Film Commissioner

This May, I said goodbye to two women who were both talented actresses and good friends of mine. I had the privilege of working with Margot Kidder and DeeDee VanZyl and have been reflecting on their careers and their roles in two Montana-made films: “The Hi-Line” and “Big Eden.”

Thursday, June 7, 2018
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New Tourism Marketing Campaign Promotes Indian Country in Montana

HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is amplifying its efforts to promote tribal tourism with a new marketing campaign designed to inspire potential visitors from out of state to come and experience Indian Country firsthand.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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MONTANA OFFICE OF TOURISM AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
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