Temperatures are perfect, there are fewer tourists than normal, and gas prices are low. There's no better time to hit the road to see some of our areas all-natural attractions.

There are at least 120 named waterfalls in Montana, according to Wikipedia. Two of them are tied for the 25th tallest in the world. Avalanche Basin Falls, and Harrison Basin Falls are both listed at 2,320 feet tall. Dozens of these waterfalls are only a short drive from Billings, so I've highlighted a few that I plan to check off my list before the end of the summer:

10 Waterfalls within 3 Hours of Billings

LOOK: Stunning vintage photos capture the beauty of America's national parks

Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.

Keep scrolling for 50 vintage photos that show the beauty of America's national parks.

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