Judith Gap Wind Farm
Wheatland County has learned how to put the wind to work thanks to Invenergy Services of Chicago. The Judith Gap Wind Energy Center was built in 2005 between Harlowton and Judith Gap. Ninety towers rise 262 feet above the prairie, supporting General Electric turbines which are powered by three 126-foot blades. Each turbine is capable of producing 1,500 kilowatts of power. Expected annual output is 450,000,000 KW hours. All power is sold to Northwestern Energy under long-term contract. There are plans for visitor kiosks to be located at the Wind Farm entrance and at what is to be called Blade Park in Judith Gap.
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Bear Gulch Pictographs
Bear Gulch is a well-preserved Plains Indian rock art site that displays more than 4,000 pictographs and petroglyphs that date back as early as 1000 CE. The drawings depict different scenes from everyday life, including warriors with shields, birthing rituals, and spirit animals.
Central Montana Museum
The area’s history is chronologically portrayed beginning in the 1870’s when the area was largely unsettled and buffalo roamed the open prairies. Our museum features many photos and displays portraying the changes that resulted as many settlers from all walks of life came to this area and filed on homesteads. Also on exhibit are a variety of collections (dolls, hats, wedding dresses, fire arms, forts, fossils, historic replicas and dioramas, Native American art and artifacts, medical equipment and photos from St. Joseph’s Hospital, military, photos, musical instruments, and many others) and displays with interpretation featuring some of the area’s most notorious characters.
Judith Lookout Peak
This beautiful drive up the Judith Mountains crests into a breathtaking view at Judith Peak. On your way up you might notice some old abandoned houses, and structures that have been very weathered. Back in the 1880's there was Maiden, which once housed 1,200 people, and Gilt Edge which was considered a mining camp. Head north on 191, until you reach Maiden Road about 10 miles away. Take a right, and follow the signs. The road is pavement up until the base of the mountain then it turns to gravel. You will continue on that until you reach the top of the peak. Don't worry if you are not much of a hiker (there is no hiking involved). However, if you do wish to stretch those legs there is Collar Peak Hiking Trail to your right on the way up. Once you reach the top you will be able to see what Big Sky Country is all about.