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Top 13 Neighborhood Amenities in South Side, Billings

The soul of the city of Billings is made up by its nice and welcoming neighborhoods. And one of those is South Side, also known as the oldest residential area in the city, its most culturally diverse neighborhood. Aside the stores and restaurants, here you can find the beautiful and evergreen South Park, the old growth City park, that hosts many food fairs and festivals during summer time. On Minnesota Avenue you can still see the traces of its historic past, once considered the “wrong side of the tracks”. Take this guide to get acquainted with some of the best places in the South Side neighborhood of Billings.

Jay Gym

Jay Gym is a functional fitness facility set in a warehouse in the historic Old Town on Minnesota avenue. The amount of many years of work and experience, Gym Jay is an overarching concept that strives you help people exercise and educate a healthy mind in a healthy body. They have assembled quite a big collection of programs that will lead to fulfilling your fitness and performance goals.
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Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University is a private university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and offers more than 100 areas of study in liberal arts, professional and technical programs. The largest undergraduate programs are nursing, engineering, business, biology and educations. Graduate programs are offered in biology, education, psychology and social work. It is also a large residential campus, about 75 percent of their students live in campus housing, where they enjoy the vibrant campus atmosphere that offer easy access to social, cultural and recreational activities.
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Dollar Tree

The Dollar Tree store is the place where shopping is fun, where customers discover new hidden treasures every week. It is the place where entire families come to enjoy their hunting for that special something. The store is well lit and bright, clean and organized. The store carries a broad mix of merchandise, including national and regional brands, at extreme values. The Dollar Tree is all about the thrill of the hunt!

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8am – 10pm; Sunday: 9am – 9pm
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Grains of Montana Bakery

The Grains of Montana Bakery brings farm-fresh goodness to folks no matter where they live, and it has created the restaurants that offer the best that Montana has to offer. The locals stop in for a steaming cup of delicious coffee, and one of Grains' signature breakfast, while surging on their free Wi-Fi network. At lunch, you might want to get in their deep booths to enjoy thick soups and healthy sandwiches. At night, stop in and savor a thick-crusted pizza, loaded with their homemade sauce, their special combinations of cheeses and a great variety of delicious toppings. Though, on your way out, make sure to grab a loaf or two of their amazing artisan bread to enjoy at home.

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm
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Billings Depot Inc

The Billings Depot is a vital part of the city's story and the daily life of its residents, neighbors and visitor. It is firmly placed within the circle of other regionally recognized historic sites, and it is the most famous community gathering place in the city, a place where memories are created and retained. It hosts various events, such as weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, movies and so on. It will always be the unique stop along the path of its community and its visitors, to enjoy and explore.

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm; Saturday – 8:30am – 12:30pm
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Skate Park

The Skate Park is open to in-line skates, scooters and skateboarders. This park has around 14,000 square feet of ramps, bowls, rails and other kinds of structures all used for skateboarding fun. But the most renowned feature of the park is the “Head Over Heels”, a life-sized sculpture of a skateboarder performing a handplant.

Hours: 5am – 10pm, Free Admission
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Railyard Ale House

Railyard Ale House has deserved its title as Billings's Best Rhythm and Brews place, hosting weekly numerous live music events. Among the specials of this locale is its own infused liquor, exquisite draft handles and of course, make sure to check with the bartender the Beer of the Week.

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 3pm – 2am
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The Fieldhouse Cafe

The Fieldhouse Cafe is Billings's first and only Certified Green restaurant. It uses locally, sustainably sourced food raised under the big and clear Montana sky. All the products in here are made basically from scratch, with whole foods, down to the ketchup! Every day, this cafe celebrates honest and well treated food.
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Western Heritage Center

The Western Heritage Center is a regional museum located in Billings, Montana, being the second organization to receive the Montana Governor's Humanities Award for individual contributions to the Humanities.. It is committed to provide public programs at a minimal cost. Programs include: the monthly High Noon lecture and video series, teacher workshops, school traveling trunks, eight traveling exhibits, and active participation in local events. Yearly, it coordinates around 5 to 7 changing exhibits.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm; Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Holidays
Admission: Free – Members; $5 – Adults, $3 – Students and Seniors, $1 – Children (under 12)
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Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch is a non-profit, fully accredited, multi-service organization that provides mental health treatment and support to children and their families. The legacy of the Ranch is a story of courage, love and compassion. Its Founders transformed their vision for the troubled youth into a reality, and they've managed to turn this program into a life-changing experience. Through all its activities, programs and practices, it is dedicated to prepare youth for the upcoming adult life.
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South Park

The South Park is a 16 acre park, the biggest in the area, suitable for all kinds of venues. Within its perimeter there is the South Park Swimming Pool, picnic shelters, a playground, horseshoe pits, basketball and tennis courts, a Softball and Baseball field, and most importantly – lots of green space! Among its amenities, the new Gazebo is the perfect place to host any of your desired events.
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Highland Park

The Highland Park is a wonderful 3 acre neighborhood park, or simply a great green space to have a family picnic. Friends and families gather here together to have a nice chat or just to play, because here you can find a sprayground, a playground, a wading pool, picnic sites, a Soccer & Rugby football field and restrooms. Also here is located the Highland Park Crafthouse, a great place used for many friendly get-togethers.
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King's Hat

King's Hat, home to the Flying Burger is said to be the best burger joint drive thru in town, preparing the hottest tots and the best burgers and milkshakes at quite a decent price! Its great food and reasonable portions are one of the many reasons why this joint is a favorite among the locals. If you're around this area, then you certainly have to make a point of stopping here.
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Top 13 Neighborhood Amenities in South Side, Billings