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Historic Tour of Downtown Billings

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Ever wonder why Billings is the way it is? Now you have a chance to learn the answers!

The Western Heritage Center is offering historical tours of downtown Billings this summer. Frederick Billings founded the city as a railroad town in 1882. Since then, the city has expanded from the railroad. These guided tours will travel through the heart of the downtown area to explain the history of the Magic City.

"For the people who live here, I think it creates a sense of pride, of who we are. It connects us to the past, to the people who've lived here," Western Heritage Center's Community Historian, Kevin Kooistra, said. "And I think in the same way for travelers or people who are new to Billings, it offers the opportunity to feel more at home."

The historic tour is $10 per person, which includes a $5 museum pass. Children under 12 are free. The tours start at noon every Friday this summer. Try to arrive a little early though. The tour is about a one and a half hour hike so wear good shoes.