Sometimes you have to leave the city. I know, not everyone feels that way. But growing up in a small town in Nebraska, and I do mean small with fewer than 2,000 people, there are times when you just want to be in a small town.

It was so nice last weekend that all I wanted to do on Sunday was take a drive. There's got to be some great tiny towns here in the nation's fourth biggest state. I love to take a drive on a Sundays and end up at some local dive in a different town enjoying a burger.

Searching for my next road trip, I found the 12 Most Underrated Cities in Montana according to onlyinyourstate.com. I've narrowed the list to 10.

 

  • 1

    Fort Benton

     Forbes named Fort Benton as one of the 15 "prettiest towns in America" and National Geographic Traveler recommends visiting Fort Benton.
  • 2

    Thompson Falls

  • 3

    Scobey

    Headed to Canada?  Scobey is on the way. Stop by and check it out.

  • 4

    Shelby

  • 5

    Frenchtown

    You can probably figure out where the name came from?  If you're thinking a large percent of the early settlers were Canadian, you're right.

  • 6

    Ennis

    Maybe you've been to Ennis on the Fourth of July. They have a huge celebration every year.

  • 7

    Dillon

    Forbes listed Dillon as one of 'America's Prettiest Towns' in 2010.

  • 8

    Clyde Park

    If you really want to get away from it all, Clyde Park only has a population of about 300 people.

  • 9

    Phillipsburg

    Phillisburg is about three hours from Yellowstone National Park. Enough said.

  • 10

    Fort Peck

    Fort Peck would be a great spot if you like to fish. It is home to Montana's largest body of water and there are reportedly 50 different types of fish in the lake.