America’s Greatest Main Streets

Cheers to these small towns for great Main Streets, where you can admire architecture, sample the local flavor, and find a lost America.

Red Lodge, MT

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Think Calamity Jane and Buffalo Bill Cody might look at home walking by Broadway Avenue’s Wild West façades? You’re right: both legends spent time in Red Lodge during its late-19th-century heyday. The Sundance Kid once robbed a bank on Broadway—lending it even more sepia-toned pedigree. The restored two-story shops, restaurants, and galleries are framed by the spectacular Beartooth Mountains; in fact, Broadway is part of an 80-mile-long Mainstreet to Mountains Rocky Fork Trail used to access the wilderness just outside town limits.

Worth a Stop: Join Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane on the guest register at the Pollard Hotel, built in 1893 and still the place to stay.

Ann Shields

America’s Greatest Main Streets

Red Lodge, MT

Think Calamity Jane and Buffalo Bill Cody might look at home walking by Broadway Avenue’s Wild West façades? You’re right: both legends spent time in Red Lodge during its late-19th-century heyday. The Sundance Kid once robbed a bank on Broadway—lending it even more sepia-toned pedigree. The restored two-story shops, restaurants, and galleries are framed by the spectacular Beartooth Mountains; in fact, Broadway is part of an 80-mile-long Mainstreet to Mountains Rocky Fork Trail used to access the wilderness just outside town limits.

Worth a Stop: Join Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane on the guest register at the Pollard Hotel, built in 1893 and still the place to stay.

Ann Shields

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