Rock the Coyotes!

The rules are simple:

  1. The game is open to anyone that wants to play. All you need is a digital camera or smartphone and an email address.
  2. Visit businesses and organizations that are current members of the Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce and look around. The list can be found at:
  3. When you see a rock, take a close up picture of the rock - close enough to get a good picture of the rock but far enough out to see a bit of the surrounding area (counter, bookshelf, floor, ground, etc).
  4. The first person to find all 25 rocks and correctly identify the location of each rock will win $50 in Shelby Bucks, awarded at one of our Chamber events - hopefully at the Chamber Chili Feed on Dec 1st, if we have a winner by then

Don't overthink this!

All of the rocks are red and gold, painted by Shelby students, but each rock is also unique in appearance.

All of the rocks are in areas accessible/visible to the public. There is no need to enter into restricted or prohibited areas in search of them.

Please leave the rocks where you find them. Businesses may move a rock around their business location, but they are not supposed to be moved between businesses.

Some rocks are in plain view, but some may be hidden. For example, retailers may hide their rock to encourage participants to look around at their merchandise; other businessses may leave their rock in plain view so as to garner attention to this game.

Have fun, but be considerate. The point of this game is to encourage people to visit (and support!) our Chamber member businesses. If you find a rock at a member business that is a retailer, consider making a purchase. Likewise, if you find a rock at a member business that provides a service, consider utilizing that service.

*Helpful Hint - Start by picking up the Chamber's Membership Directory at the Chamber Office at 100 Montana Avenue!

Welcome to Shelby, the HAPPENING PLACE on the Montana Hi-Line!

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!

Shelby/Toole County History

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.

Veterans Memorial

Read some interesting facts about how the Veterans Memorial Flag was started and how it continues to fly above our community each day. Also available is information on how to purchase a brick at the Memorial Site. A donor may purchase bricks to have them engraved to honor or memorialize veterans.

Welcome to Our Site!

Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce Office and Visitor Information Center

100 Montana Avenue / P.O. Box 865
Shelby, Montana 59474

Phone (406) 434-7184
Fax (406) 424-7234

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 1:00pm