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LAUREL

LAUREL

Laurel, the largest city in Montana that is not a county seat, is truly the 'Hub of Montana'. From here, all roads lead to the exciting, historical and recreational attractions of Montana. To the south of Laurel, you can select one of four outstanding entrances into Yellowstone National Park. Heading east there is Billings, Pompeys Pillar National Monument and the Little Bighorn Battlefield. North of Laurel is where the battle between the Nez Perce Indians led by Chief Joseph and the U.S. Cavalry led by Col. Samuel Sturgis took place.The Chief Joseph Monument on the outskirts of Laurel rests where the famous Nez Perce passed, leading his people toward Canada in 1877. At the Canyon Creek Battlefield Monument, the Nez Perce Indians fought. Led by Chief Joseph, Looking Glass, Hush-Hush Cute and others, the Nez Perce were nearing the end of their 1,300-mile flight through Oregon, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, and Montana.Of local historical significance is Riverside Park located south of the Yellowstone River bridge which was the site of a Prisoner of War Camp during World War II. The prisoners built the buildings located in the park.Laurel is home of the 1,000-mile check point for Montana Rail Link between here and Sandpoint, Idaho. The town is rich with railroad history, having served the Northern Pacific, the Great Northern, and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy.One story links the name of the city to a railroad official from North Carolina who was working here at the time, and named it for the Laurel shrub native to his state. Laurel was originally named Carlton, but was changed in 1882. The Crow Indians were the area's inhabitants when Captain William Clark and his party explored the Yellowstone River in 1806. Settlers were recorded in 1879. "In 1906, the Great Western Sugar Company erected a sugar beet-processing plant here. Agriculture has always been important to the local economy, but oil refining is the town's main industry." (Copyright 2009, Montana Historical Society: Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman, Montana Historical Society Research Center Staff)

Place To Go In LAUREL

Eastwood Estates

Eastwood Estates

1803 MT Hwy 87 E
Billings, MT
406.245.8200

Healing Field

606 S 5th St, Laurel, MT 59044
Laurel, MT
406.598.7883

High Plains Brewing

601 East Main Street
Laurel, MT
406.633.4594

Laurel Chamber of Commerce

108 East Main Street
Laurel, MT
406.628.8105

Laurel Golf Club

1020 Golfcourse Road
Laurel, MT
406.628.4504
Laurel Golf Club Dining Room

Laurel Golf Club Dining Room

1020 Golfcourse Road
Laurel, MT
406.628.4504
Locomotive Inn

Locomotive Inn

310 S 1st Ave
Laurel, MT
406.628.8281

Our Ponderosa

600 Pioneer Road
Kalispell, MT
406.253.1593
Owl Junction Diner

Owl Junction Diner

203 East Main Street
Laurel, MT
406.628.4966
Pelican Truck Plaza Motel

Pelican Truck Plaza Motel

11360 S Frontage Rd
Laurel, MT
406.628.4324
Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut

119 4th Street Southeast
Laurel, MT
406.628.6382
Riverside Park

Riverside Park

1425 US Highway 12
Laurel, MT
406.628.6219

Russell Motel

711 E Main St
Laurel, MT
406.628.6513
Upland Adventures

Upland Adventures

3135 Grizzly Trail
Laurel, MT
406.698.0254
Welcome! Visitors Guide

Welcome! Visitors Guide

415 East Main
Laurel, MT
406.628.4412

Witt's Custom Saddlery

407 East Main
Laurel, MT
406.628.9891
1.800.346.1876