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Augusta is a vibrant small town community located on the shortest route between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park on U.S. Highway #287: 53 miles west and slightly south of Great Falls and about 65 miles north and slightly west of Helena. Situated where the prairie meets the Rocky Mountains, Augusta provides the closest access, of any of the towns along "The Front" to the trailheads for the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat Wilderness areas and the Lewis & Clark National Forest.
Waving prairie grasses and scattered timber invited cattlemen to the area in the early settlement days. Today, Augusta’s heritage and livelihood remain rooted in “cowtown life.” It’s no small wonder that the legendary “Wildest One Day Show on Earth,” the annual American Legion Rodeo, is an embedded community calendar event. With a population of about 250, the town literally bursts at the seams with the influx of people coming to town for a weekend of high stakes camaraderie.
Augusta is still one of those places where you know your neighbor, you leave the keys in the truck, and your handshake is your word. Community, country, friendship and faith are important and we're passionate about our heritage. Most of us have been here for generations; we're genuine, but not old-fashioned. We're simple, but not unsophisticated; grounded, but not stuck in our ways. Guess what, we share! So when you're here, stop in at Mels for ice cream or the Buckhorn for a brew and visit with the locals - it's a friendly place, and one that is a favorite of many Montanas.