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Take a Stroll Down Main Street Red Lodge

By Brittney from

Red Lodge is famous for its' Montana hospitality and mountain views. However, it is also known for its amazing shopping and great food. If you're in town, take a day to explore the historic Broadway Avenue, Red Lodge's main street, which is littered with wonderful little shops and colorful restaurants that are sure to fit anyone's liking.


Red Lodge's main street boasts a wide array of locally owned vendors that sell everything from souvenirs to hobby-specific merchandise. Whether you're looking for Montana specific art, a great book, or climbing gear, Broadway Avenue has it all.

Types of shops:

  • Furniture stores
  • Candy emporium
  • Novelty and souvenir shops
  • Clothing boutiques
  • Beauty salons
  • Hand-made toy store
  • Book stores
  • Art galleries
  • Hobby-specific stores—motorcycle store, outdoor recreation store
  • Flower shop
  • Old fashion soda shop


This quaint little mountain town is known for having the most restaurants per capita as compared to any town in the area. Broadway Avenue is home to a majority of these restaurants offering nearly every type of food; Mexican, Italian, steak, and coffee are among the numerous choices on main.

Events in the heart of Red Lodge:

When Red Lodge hosts events, Broadway Avenue comes alive with people. Thousands crowd downtown, sharing the excitement of the celebration. During summer events, merchants and restaurant owners open their doors and people parade the streets in celebration. Come join in on the fun at the Beartooth Rally or 4th of July Celebration, both held in downtown Red Lodge.

Rich with history:

If you're into history, it's interesting to know that most of Red Lodge's buildings on Broadway Avenue are over 100 years old and listed on the National Register of Historical Places. In fact, the whole of downtown Red Lodge has been deemed as a historical district. These buildings are designated with a plaque offering their build date and interesting history.

Plan your trip:

Find out more about shopping and dining downtown.

Need a place to stay? Visit our lodging page to plan your stay.

Come to an event in downtown Red Lodge.

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