The quaint little town of Eureka radiates a classic, rural Montana vibe. It sits in the picturesque Tobacco Valley (just minutes from the U.S./Canada border crossing at the 24-hour Port of Roosville) offering a charming main street with idyllic shops and restaurants and is home to one of the oldest movie theaters in Montana, the Majestic Theater. Spanning a 2-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 93, Eureka is surrounded by the lush Kootenai National Forest on the “backside” of Glacier National Park.
The past comes alive in Eureka’s Tobacco Valley Historical Village, a collection of restored buildings and artifacts dating back to the 1880s and 1920s. These include a general store, schoolhouse, library, church, two log cabins, a hand-hewn house, railway depot, caboose and fire tower. The Fewkes General Store, which serves as a museum, is also the depository for a collection of archival materials.
Eureka allows easy access to Lake Koocanusa and the Ten Lakes Scenic Area, dominated by a high ridge of the Whitefish Mountains. Lake Koocanusa is a 90-mile-long reservoir held back by the 422-foot-high Libby Dam and accessed by the Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway. Along the reservoir is the scenic Stone Hill Rock Climbing area, with gorgeous views of an open ponderosa pine forest and Lake Koocanusa. Ten Lakes Scenic Area boasts rugged terrain with spectacular mountain views reaching into Canada as well as high mountain lakes offering jaw-dropping panoramas. This breathtaking country encompasses 15,700 acres, with an additional 19,000 acres surrounding it.
Eureka also boasts a craft brewery and the elite, #1 rated golf course in Montana—the Wilderness Club, a Nick Faldo signature course. Riverside Park provides access to the Tobacco River.
Once known as the "Christmas Tree Capital of the World," evergreens were shipped from Eureka to many urban points for holiday sales.
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