Shelby, located at the crossroads of Interstate 15 and US Hwy 2, is a vibrant town on the "Montana Hi-Line". It boasts a uniquely picturesque Main Street with several blocks of locally owned businesses offering gifts, area art, clothing, quilting fabric, and jewelry. Multiple restaurants, a movie theatre, and various taverns round out this Northern city. Several camping/RV facilities are available, and there are hotels and motels so you can stay overnight just a short hour from your Glacier Park adventure!
The Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1946 and the office is located in the former Shelby Town Hall at 100 Montana Avenue. The historical building was constructed in just two months in early 1923, and was slated to be the headquarters for the media men covering the famous 4th of July "World Heavyweight Championship Fight" between Jack Dempsey and Tommy Gibbons. The building is historically recognized under the National Register Criterion A for its association with the development of Shelby and local government.
The Chamber shares its office space with the Shelby Visitor Information Center (VIC). During the summer tourist season, friendly and knowledgeable travel counselors assist our visitors with motel, restaurant and shopping queries. They answer the question, "What is there to do while we are in Shelby and Montana?" Free WiFi is available along with hundreds of brochures featuring Montana attractions! We hand out Montana maps like candy, and yes, we do offer candy, cold water, hot coffee, and a good Montana story or two!
Stop by the office if you have any questions about our Chamber, Shelby, or Montana. We make the claim that our office is staffed by a bunch of Know-It-Alls!
The colorful account of Toole County and Shelby's history in CD form is available through the Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce (406-434-7184) and Lorette Carter in the Shelby Community Development (406-424-8799) for just $10.00. Friends and family far and near will love to relive the coming of the railroad...the buzz of activity leading to the historic fight...the great importance of homesteading and all the colorful highlights that have made Shelby and Toole County what it is today. Accompanying the CD is a map of the points-of-interest along the way and a tour of our Historic Main Street Business District and the adjacent neighborhoods. All proceeds go toward the continued development of Champions Parks. Enjoy a piece of Shelby history and help bring Champions Park to life.