Finding new ways to entertain guests who visit us in Montana is getting harder - especially without spending a fortune. Hiking, biking, fishing, and camping are still great options, but sometimes you want something a little more unique and unusual. The 'experiences' section on Airbnb is a good start to find these cool things to do.

HAVE A "LLAMA ENCOUNTER" - Prices start at $20 per person. We found several of these experiences available across the state. Most were geared towards kids but the reviews said the adults had a pretty good time, too. Petting llamas and getting to brush them makes for a pretty relaxing activity, while still getting to experience a bit of ranch life. A good thing to do with those not into hiking, etc.

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Photo by Sébastien Goldberg on Unsplash
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BEGINNER ROPING LESSONS -  Prices start at $40 per person. Roping lessons would be another fantastic ranch activity that might be suited to those not wanting to conquer mountains. At Erik’s Ranch & Retreats in Livingston, Montana: "Chuck and Casey will guide you through the basics of roping, teach you how to properly build, swing, and deliver your loop on target just like the pros do. By the end of the experience, you’ll be well on your way to becoming the next great roper!"

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VISIT A GOAT FARM - Prices start at $26 per person. Want to walk with goats, pet the baby goats, and even milk a goat? Imagine the pictures and stories you'll have from this activity. At this ranch outside of Bozeman, Montana in Gallatin Gateway, that's exactly what you'll get.

"We will relax and pet goats in the fields or hike to the river. This is a small herd of friendly milk goats. My son and I have raised these goats since they were babies, so they are very friendly and calm! All of the activity will be on my farm in field and woods. The amount of walking or exploring is group dependent. Goats love to eat and go on walks!"

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LEARN TO SHOOT BOW & ARROW, PAN FOR GOLD ON A SCAVENGER HUNT - Prices start at $45 per person for this 2 hour adventure near Bonner, Montana. Enjoy a little 'Forest Therapy' on this big property with a big scavenger hunt. This experience seems a good choice for families and groups, as long as hiking is OK.

"The Scavenger Hunt on our 100-acre property will take you on a 2-hour-long adventure. Along the way, 6 active stations await you, such as splitting wood, panning for GOLD, using a slingshot, guessing riddles, identifying trees and wildlife, using a bow and arrows and more. Covering around 3 miles of a mountainous and forested area, should give you a great workout, a memorable adventure and a chance to connect to nature."

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