Laurel is a town in Montana and is often considered to be a suburb of Billings. The population was 6,781 at the 2010 census.

UnderstandEdit

Laurel is home to a Cenex Harvest States oil refinery and Montana Rail Link's Laurel Yard. Railroads are an important part of Laurel's history. The high school's team is the Laurel Locomotives.

Many of the residents commute to Billings, 15 miles to the east.

Get inEdit

Map of Laurel (Montana)

By airEdit

Laurel Municipal Airport is strictly for private aviation use, and no commercial flights land at the airport. Instead, travellers use nearby Billings Logan International Airport (BIL IATA).

By carEdit

  • From the east and west - I-90 connects Laurel to Billings heading east, and with Bozeman, Butte, Missoula and Idaho heading west.
  • From the south - U.S. 212 connects Laurel to Red Lodge, which ultimately leads to Beartooth Pass.

Get aroundEdit

Laurel has a couple of options for rides into Billings, but these are limited. There is no taxi service.

It is possible to bike to most locations in good weather. A car usually is the best option.

SeeEdit

  • 1 Riverside Park, 1425 US 212. A park along the southern banks of the Yellowstone River. Camping at the park is suspended until further notice due to bank erosion, but the park does offer a view of the Yellowstone River.

DoEdit

  • 4th of July, Parade on Main St., activities around town, fireworks at high school, +1 406 628-8105, . Biggest parade and one of the largest fireworks displays in Montana
  • Palace Bar & Lanes, 305 E Main St, +1 406 628-8788. Bowling
  • Rock the Block, Town Square (north of Main St on First Ave). Friday nights, May through Sept. Live music, food and drinks
  • South Side Pond. Hours:Daylight. fishing access and picnic areas Free.
  • 1 Amusement Park Drive In, 7335 Mossmain Lane, +1 406-200-5077. Gates open on Fridays and Saturdays at 7PM. Closed everyday during parts of the year. Check website for exact times. Once common, drive-in movie theaters are now a rare sight in the US. This theater is one of two remaining drive-in theaters in Montana. $7 adults, $5 kids.

BuyEdit

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

  • Caboose Saloon, 704 West Main, +1 406 628-7414. Amazing bronze sculptures, live music, pool tables
  • Fat Jack's Tap Room, 317 E. Main. Local brewery

SleepEdit

ConnectEdit

Go nextEdit

Routes through Laurel
BozemanBig Timber  W   E  BillingsBuffalo
Yellowstone N.P.Red Lodge  W   E  BillingsBelle Fourche


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