Helena, Montana

One day in Helena, Montana (gluten free)

In June, I visited Helena, Montana, for a cousin’s wedding. Here’s what my family and I did with one full day to explore.

10 a.m.

Follow in the path of Lewis and Clark and take the Gates of the Mountains boat tour. Check the times here.

Gates of the Mountains

1 p.m.

Stop for lunch. We ate at Fusion Grille, which has since closed. You could try Mackenzie River Pizza instead. Their pizzas can be made on gluten-free crust and have good reviews on Find Me Gluten Free.

2 p.m.

Visit the Montana State Capitol. You can take the 2 p.m. tour or explore on your own.

Montana State Capitol

3 p.m.

Visit the Cathedral of St. Helena.

Cathedral of St. Helena

4 p.m.

Stop at the historic fire tower to take in the views.

Fire tower, Helena, Montana

Helena, Montana

5 p.m.

Explore downtown Helena’s Last Gulch Pedestrian Mall, which is lined with shops and restaurants.

6 p.m.

Stop for dinner at Lucca’s. (We were at the rehearsal dinner, so we didn’t eat here, but the restaurant has good reviews on Find Me Gluten Free.)

7 p.m.

Go next door to Big Dipper Ice Cream. I’d suggest the huckleberry, since you’re in Montana.

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(Disclaimer: I’m not a dietitian. I’m describing my experiences in hopes of helping with your trip planning, but you’ll need to decide what feels comfortable and safe for you.)

One comment

  1. Heidi OBrien

    Cool – Thanks for sharing your experiences. If you find yourself in Helena, MT again check out Benny’s Bistro – they have gluten-free options and buy as much of their product in Montana as possible.

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