Philipsburg has more than just a famous candy store


October 26, 2022

Kaiser House was built as a hotel in 1881. It was restored a few years ago, after several other uses, to serve again as a hotel. Philipsburg's downtown is restored or repurposed to recreate the old mining district. The town is full of interesting shops, eating/drinking establishments, places to stay over and historical information.

Alert readers may recall two of my recent stories (visits to Anaconda/Butte and Basin) were about what we saw on a "surprise tour of Montana" for my wife's birthday. The following story is about the first stop on that trip, a two day visit to Philipsburg which is located between Missoula and Butte, south of the Flint Creek Mountain range. I'd only heard of Philipsburg in connection with TV ads for the town's famous candy store, the Sweet Palace. Our travel agent, Keri Hanson, said "I think you both would enjoy a visit to Phillipsburg." After two days visiting I can say there is a lot more t...

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