In the early 1800’s Captain Meriwether Lewis led a small group of men up the north fork of the Marias River, now known as Cut Bank Creek. Since that time visitors have continued to enjoy traveling to the Cut Bank area. With the majestic Rocky Mountains on one side and gently rolling hills and wheat fields on the other, it’s no wonder visitors keep returning.
The city of Cut Bank was appropriately named for the creek running on the outskirts of town. The Blackfeet Indians described the stream as “…the river that cuts into the white clay bank.”
The city itself actually began back in the 1890’s with the onset of the railroad and the building of a bridge across Cut Bank Creek. At this time the city was located on the west side of Cut Bank Creek. Several years later it was determined Cut Bank was located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, so the whole town was relocated to the east side of the creek. With the town in its new and now permanent home, residents started moving in and the flow of visitors continued.
Cut Bank’s years of history and tradition are well founded throughout the area. The Blackfeet Indian Nation is in close proximity as are numerous Hutterite colonies. Glacier National Park, founded in 1910, and arguably one of the most stunning national parks to visit, is less that an hour away. Two historically significant sites along the Lewis & Clark Trail, Camp Disappointment and Meriwether Lewis Fight, site are also located in the Cut Bank area.
As the largest community in Montana’s Golden Triangle, Cut Bank visitors can find a variety of businesses and services to fill their every need. It is a full-service community with excellent customer service to back it up.
With so much to do and see around Cut Bank, visitors may never get their fill of all this area has to offer. We invite you to come see Cut Bank for yourself. It’s a great place to visit.