Located 30 minutes away, the National Bison Range is a National Wildlife Refuge established in 1908 to provide a sanctuary for the American bison. The NBR is one of the oldest National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. The size of the bison herd at the NBR is relatively small, numbering between 350 and 500 individuals. Today the refuge serves as the central point for bison research in the United States.
Wild Horse Plains Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course with great views of the mountains and wide open fairways. The golf environment at Wild Horse Plains Golf Course is very relaxed and family friendly. 12mi. away from Bighorn.
Another option is Trestle Creek Golf Course in St. Regis (18 miles away from Bighorn). This course reflects the pride of a small, active community that embraces the outdoor lifestyle. We offer a beautiful 9 hole course & driving range.
St. Regis and Plains both offer some unique shopping experiences. The Grainery Gallery in Plains offers a collection of local artist and craftsmen in a booth-style setting. Plains offers a few other gift shops as well. St. Regis is an antiquing capitol of western MT with several quality stores.
We have 2 historic missions within an hour's drive of us. The Coeur d' Alene's Old Mission State Park spotlights the oldest building in Idaho. The Mission of the Sacred Heart was constructed between 1850 and 1853 by Catholic missionaries and members of the Coeur d' Alene Tribe. It's located about 45 minutes from Bighorn on 1-90.
The St. Ignatius Mission is a landmark Roman Catholic mission founded at its present location, St. Ignatius, Montana, in 1854 by Father Pierre-Jean De Smet and Father Adrian Hoecken. About 35 minutes from Bighorn.