The Most Instagrammable Spots in Helena, MT
Helena is filled with cute streets, cool architecture, and gorgeous scenery. Here is an extensive list of Instagrammable spots in Helena, MT!
Reeder's Alley has many opportunities for Instagram shots due to its old-fashioned lamp posts, brick walkway, and brick walls.
Whether you visit in the winter or summer, make sure to check out the "History Takes Time" sign at Reeder's Alley.
If you want to be creative, you could probably get some cool shots at Pioneer Cabin, which is right next to Reeder's Alley!
Carroll College has a gorgeous campus and a Gothic-inspired building. If you are lucky to catch lilac season, you will get fabulous shots!
The campus is also very beautiful during the winter. Be careful as parts of campus can be icy and slippery during winter.
Around Carroll College and other parts of town, you might get lucky and be able to capture some shots you'll hold "deer" to your heart. πŸ˜‰
The Cathedral of St. Helena has intricate painted ceilings and stunning stained glass artwork you will love.
Downtown Helena, particularly Last Chance Gulch, has ghost signs and art murals sprinkled all over. You could do scenic shots or photo shoots here.
The outdoor walking mall has cute shops, scultures, art, and more, giving the opportunity for lots of hidden Instagram shots.
This epic building is right by Taco del Sol along the walking mall. Take some glamor shots on the steps!
Near the Eureka! shop, check out the Original Helena Streetcar for some fun colorful shots.
There is a large art mural in Performance Square you can get creative with along the walking mall as well.
Next to The Windbag Saloon, check out these two cool archways.
Across from Basecamp is another big art mural, the Womens Commemorative Mural, painted in 1979.
For a panoramic view of the town and mountains, and to see an iconic landmark, walk to the top of Fire Tower Hill.
The fire tower was built in 1876 and is one of the only 5 like this left in the United States. It is windy at times, so glamour shots will be tricky!
Nearby, check out the Bluestone House and read the semi-tragic, romantic backstory. Learn how this was once considered an "attractive ruin."
Mount Helena also has panoramic views of Helena. There is a hill north of the parking lot to overlook the town. Hike Mount Helena if you have stamina.
Right on Grizzly Gulch Drive, find the old lime kilns and try to get some interesting shots. Definitely a unique landmark to capture!
Helena has lots of interesting architecture, especially near the Cathedral of St. Helena. This is 503 N. Rodney Street.
At 412 N. Rodney street, the Morris Silverman House is another great home to photograph. It was completed in 1892!
During winter, get some Instagram pics in both Womens Park and Hill Park by Fuller Avenue.
Take in views of Mount Helena and get some peaceful nature shots at Spring Meadow Lake State Park, no matter what season.
Aside from Spring Meadow, there are other lakes relatively near Helena to get photographs, including Lake Helena, Canyon Ferry, and Hauser Lake.
Helena also is near a ton of hiking trails and a drive away from multiple access points to the Helena National Forest.
Drive 13 miles to go to MacDonald Pass Recreation Area for nature and mountain views to renew your love for life. Product shots work well here.
For more about Helena, check out my Guide to Helena, Montana. Pictured: the Instagrammable Capitol building.
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