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Summer is the perfect time to visit Montana: the terrain is lush and dramatic, and the climate offers a welcome break for those who live in warmer parts of the country. Obviously, you should consider hitting the two big guns of American national parks: Glacier and Yellowstone. The drive to either is something you'll remember for a long, long time -- though Glacier National Park is usually less crowded than Yellowstone, which is something for the speed-minded to consider. Big Arm State Park offers a quieter alternative, and as an added bonus, you can stay in a yurt.