When you think of Billings, Montana, you probably think of wide open spaces, greenery, and fresh air. You wouldn’t be wrong – the city, which follows the Yellowstone River, is full of picturesque nature. But there’s more to Billings than just pretty landscape. Below is a list of activities you can enjoy if you find yourself in Montana’s Trailhead.

Things to Do

  • Be one with nature. Billings boasts a mild climate combined with some gorgeous scenery, so it’s a great place to be when you want to get outside. The city has miles of paved trails, making it pedestrian- and bicyclist-friendly. Check out any of the numerous of scenic parks and historical landmarks, or pay a visit to the zoo and botanical gardens, or head to Dehler Park and catch a Mustangs game. As an added bonus, Billings is less than an hour away from Yellowstone National Park.
  • Chow down. Are you hungry? From coffee shops to casual dining to top-notch cuisine, Billings will keep your belly full and your cravings at bay. Stop by The Burger Dive and order one of their award-winning burgers or look to The Fieldhouse for a modern, creative take on farm-fresh fare. Looking for something more upscale? Try Jake’s Bar and Grill, Montana’s Rib and Chop House, or Walkers Neighborhood Provisions.
  • Drink up. For the thirsty crowd, Billings has a walkable brewery district. Just download the map and set off to sample craft brews and tasty spirits made by the city’s drink masters.
  • Soak up some culture. Head inside to experience performing arts at the Alberta Bair Theater or the Babcock Theater, or get lost in the music at the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. For history buffs, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center boasts “five museums under one roof, and the Custer Battlefield Museum puts you at the scene of the Battle of Little Big Horn. Both museums are just a short jaunt from the city.

Engineering Opportunities

Billings is home to numerous engineering firms. Many of these businesses offer services in several engineering dedications, such as civil, environmental, and structural. As expected, the city has many firms that offer outdoor engineering services, like geotechnical engineering, which includes testing soils, concrete, and asphalt materials.

Several firms offer these services, such as Rimrock Engineering, Inc., SK Geotechnical, Terracon, and Hydrometrics, Inc. If you like to divide your time between the office and the great outdoors, an engineering job in Billings might be right for you.

Engineer professionals can also find many organizations in the city that offer conferences and other opportunities to further their education.

The Montana Society of Engineers hosts the Joint Engineers Conference and presents other chances for continued education. The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) will be holding a Big Sky Section meeting at its Billings branch to help engineers and other professionals enhance their networking contacts. Students can join Montana’s Technology Student Association (TSA) and benefit from learning opportunities that go above and beyond the classroom.