Western small town walking guided tour.

Walking Tour Dillon Montana – 4K City Walks – Virtual Travel Walking Treadmill Walk Scenery


We explore Dillon Montana after a snowy weekend. Dillon was founded in the Beaverhead Valley as a railroad town in 1880. Originally named “Terminus” as it was temporarily the northernmost stop on the Utah and Northern Railway while it was under construction, in 1881, the community was renamed for Union Pacific Railroad President Sidney Dillon, who had directed the project of bringing the railroad through to Butte, Montana. The town’s location was selected by the railroad in part because of its proximity to gold mines in the area.

Dillon’s largest employers include Barretts Minerals Inc., Barrett Hospital and HealthCare, and Beaverhead County. Great Harvest Bread Company has its franchising headquarters in Dillon. Patagonia also has an outlet in Dillon.

Dillon has 31 restaurants, including local businesses such as Papa T’s Family Dining, Sparky’s Garage, Stageline Pizza, the Lion’s Den, 4 B’s Restaurant, Sweetwater Coffee, La Fiesta Mexicana, and Mac’s Last Cast. The Beaverhead Brewing Company is also in Dillon. Fast food chains with locations in Dillon include Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Subway, Pita Pit, Taco John’s, and Pizza Hut. Chain stores in Dillon are Safeway, Town & Country, Ace Hardware, and Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply.

We start downtown and then through a residential neighborhood of classic old houses and then to the Campus of Montana Western. It’s cold but warming up a bit as we walk by the turn of the century facades. We pass by the Metlen Hotel as well.

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