Active Summer Adventures for Kids
Got some little ones that are ready to get out and explore?
Symmes Park has a tennis court, skate park, playground equipment, picnic tables, a baseball diamond, and horseshoes. The Park is also home to the Veterans Memorial Walk, featuring a Minuteman Missile, a Howitzer, and several other items. The Lewistown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Central Montana Museum are on the edge of the park.
Gigantic Warm Spring
Gigantic Warm Spring is a little piece of Montana heaven, conveniently nestled in between the North and South Moccasin Mountains of Fergus County on the Vanek's Paradise Ranch. The venue is a short drive approximately 14 miles north of Lewistown, MT on Highway 81 . It is an ideal spot to cool down on a hot summer day with a constant water temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit year round.
Stop 1: Swing by a local park
Symmes Park is home to the Big Spring Skatepark, soccer fields, a baseball field, tennis courts, and a playground. It's located right next to the Central Montana Museum and has a real-life Minuteman missile and Howitzer if you have a little one with a curiosity for history.
Frank Day Park has a fantastic playground and lots of lush green grass for the kids to run around in — plus, there's a labyrinth garden for parents that need a little quiet time. The park is home to the city pool and skating rink; there's hockey in the winter and the occasional roller derby in the summer. And with the city loop trail running right next to the park, this corner of Lewistown is packed with action.
Stop 2: Grab some grub and have a picnic at Gigantic Warm Spring
Gigantic Warm Spring is a little piece of Montana heaven, conveniently nestled in between the North and South Moccasin Mountains of Fergus County on the Vanek's Paradise Ranch. The venue is a short drive approximately 14 miles north of Lewistown, MT on Highway 81. With a water temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, this is the perfect place to plop for an afternoon to get some sun and read a good book.
Opening Day is weather-dependent and approximately June 1st. Closing is Monday, Labor Day Weekend. Seasonal Hours are 12 PM to 9 PM daily. Admission is less than $5/person. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
Stop 3: Drag racing at Lewistown Raceway
Lewistown Raceway, established in 1957, is Montana's oldest raceway. With 1/4 mile, 275 ft. concrete launch, and 2450 ft. shut down, this raceway is a ton of fun. This will be the perfect outing for kids that like big things that go vroom. Races are June through September; check the events page to see when they're running.
Stop 4: Wrap it up with some bowling at Snowy Mountain Lanes
Grab the crew and head over to the bowling alley for a night of old-fashioned fun. With 12 lanes (bumpers available!) you can kick back and enjoy some snacks and good times. Some arcade games, a billiards table, and darts also available on-site.
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Lewistown Trail System
The Lewistown Trail System consists of 20 miles of multi-purpose trail winding through the community. The trails are usable year-round. Every few miles, the terrain switches, from paved urban pathways connecting businesses and schools downtown, to the crushed gravel cutting swaths through remarkable natural areas. Whether you choose to walk, hike or bike, the Lewistown Trails present the best of the quintessential Montana vistas of mountains, prairies and farmland.
Creekside Marketplace & Pavilion
Creekside Marketplace and Pavilion is a family-friendly community gathering facility and event center in Lewistown’s downtown corridor. The site, an abandoned industrial property, is located on Main Street near historical downtown, restaurants, hotels, and a brewery. Beautiful Spring Creek meanders along the northern boundaries of the site.