I don’t know about you…but I’m still thinking about my incredible July 4th weekend! Here is the info I promised on a great Montana “must!”
:::VIRGINIA CITY, MT:::
It is a city packed with fun history, great corky people, and cute shops that won’t break the bank. You can take train rides, mine for gold, eat churned-right-in-front-of-you ice cream, and even watch an act in the historic theater all in this small town. I remember going as a kid and it being fun but 15 years later it is still a hoot! — I still even said the words, “Mom, is that candy shop still there?!” You will see what I mean when I get to the taffy pictures! They also have more adult things like the Brewery Follies, click here – not seen in my pictures.
Some of the shops are still set up like they were back in the early 1900’s/late 1890’s!!
This place was called the “Gypsy Arcade,” where you can participate in the old carnival type games for 5 cents-20 cents!!
The two items below I found in this Artisans shop. On the left, called a “Re-Pit Warmer” for your aches and pains…filled with Flathead Lake Cherry pits, warm it in the microwave and viola it’s a heating pad! On the right, hand crafted ladles from a Virginia City artist.
The infamous salt water taffy machine! Isn’t it magnificent! All cut and packaged right in front of you! And the FLAVORS!! I love the Huckleberry and Watermelon. So many more to choose from! Sad to say ours just ran out…didn’t last very long.
Ice Cream…yummm. Jake’s flavor: Cowboy Coffee Erika’s flavor: Peach Cobbler. Divine.
Hope you are having a great week!