BROADUS

BROADUS

Broadus is a county seat in the southeast corner of the state near the junction of the Powder and Little Powder Rivers. It was named for the Broaddus family, settlers on the Powder River; one of the d's was left out by mistake. Broadus is often called one of the "biggest little towns in the West." It was a cow town until the nearby Belle oil fields were developed—now truckers and oil men are as numerous as cattlemen. Broadus is known today for its cattle, oil and outstanding school system. (from Cheney’s Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)Broadus has several museums of interest. Visitors can stop by the Powder River Historical Museum and Mac's Museum to admire the general store, the original county jail, E. B. Ranch chuckwagon, antique cars, pioneer photos, and Native American artifacts. Plus, the unique minerals and 200,000 seashells collected by pioneer Mac McCurdy can be found in Mac's Museum. The Powder River Taxidermy and Tannery Museum features wildlife mounts, antique and commemorative guns and local art.Though the resident farmers and ranchers of Broadus prosper as a result of the rich soil in the Powder River Valley, the rest of its citizens also have the advantage of being along US Highway 212, which brings in a substantial amount of commercial and tourist business. The town's major businesses are clustered in a town square in the center of Broadus around a newly renovated county courthouse. Every year Broadus hosts a Chokecherry Festival, the Powder River Buffalo Shoot and the Powder River County Fair. Elevation: 3,029

Place To Go In BROADUS

97 Belle Creek Road
Broadus
308.550.1136
Blue Rock Outfitters
101 North Park
Broadus
406.436.2626
2 Doonan Gulch Road
Broadus
406.427.5474
2 Doonan Gulch Road
Broadus
406.427.5474
112 East Holt
Broadus
406.436.2760
Powder River Lanes
108 East Morris
Broadus
406.951.1529
Powder River Outfitters
103 East Wilson
Broadus
406.436.2323
Powder River Petals
721 South Park
Broadus
406.436.2615
Powder River Stockmen's Club
11 Talcott Lane
Broadus
406.436.9984
206 East Wilson Avenue
Broadus
406.436.2294
19 Talcott Road
Broadus
406.436.2510
Wayside RV Park & Campground
101 North Park
Broadus
406.436.2626
White Buffalo Campground
1.800.346.1876