A day trip to Travelers Rest State Park


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Looking for something fun to do, close to Missoula?

How about drive to Lolo and see some cool artwork?

The Travelers’ Rest State Park is having a natural history art exhibit, Cabinet of Natural History, beginning April 5. Cabinet of Natural History is a collection of vintage hand-colored art printed on stone.

The display features 54 color lithographs of American wildlife published from 1830 to 1833. The exhibit is open for viewing during regular visitor center hours.
Thomas Doughty, a late Philadelphia painter and one of the founders of the Hudson River School, coordinated the creation of these avian and mammalian images. Doughty and a variety of artists, engravers, and etchers contributed to the collection. Natural history commentaries, sporting accounts, and travel narratives accompany the prints.

Visitors to Travelers’ Rest State Park can view the free exhibit during regular visitor center hours, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. from April 5-30 and then seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning May 1.

Travelers Rest State park includes the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and is an important cultural site for the Séliš and Ql̓ispé people.

Call the state park at (406) 273–4253 or visit fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/travelers-rest for more information.