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the Olive Hotel (501 Main Street -1899), the City Hall and Fire Station (19 S 8th Street - 1914), the original Com- mercial Block (511 Main Street - 1885), First Presbyterian Church (1401 Main Street - 1914) and Dr. Redd’s Brick Building (502 Main Street - 1883).
The family owned and operated Tongue River Winery offers unique wines covering a range of tastes, from sweet to dry, from traditional grapes to fruits like apples, chokecherries, blueberry, and others; most estate grown.
Tongue River Winery is southeast Montana’s only vine- yard and winery. It is the winner of over 50 medals and home to some grape and exotic fruit wines. Bob and Mari- lyn Thaden started the winery and son Josh has joined them in continuing their work. The winery also grows apples, pears, cherries, raspberries, and yellow chokecher- ries. In 2013 they picked their first crop of haskaps (edible honeysuckle fruit) and Carmine Jewel cherries. Both were developed at the University of Saskatchewan and give
the boutique winery an uncommon specialty. The winery is committed to making wine out of local and regionally grown fruits. Since they are a family-oriented business, it is suggested that visitors call ahead to arrange a visit.
The WaterWorks Art Museum, open since 1977, is located in a park overlooking the Yellowstone River. It is housed in the concrete basins of the 1910 WaterWorks that produced Miles City’s drinking water for over 60 years. WaterWorks Art Museum is a Non-Profit organiza- tion and open to the public. WaterWorks Art Museum is also Handicap Accessible and provides large print hand- outs when needed. The Museum Gift Store has many items that make excellent gifts. As a cultural leader in south- eastern Montana, the Museum is a nonprofit organization
guided by a philosophy of public service. Their mission
is to provide, free of charge, high quality, interpretative exhibits in the visual arts and humanities as well as proper management of and accessibility to exhibited visual art- works, including the Museum’s permanent collection, held in public trust.
Miles City KOA sits under a majestic stand of more than 50 cottonwood trees. It is a short, scenic walk to where
the Tongue River empties into the Yellowstone River and is close to the site of old Fort Keogh. While at Miles City, rally attendees will be staying on grounds where the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow once lived, and where Captain Wil- liam Clark and Sacajawea (1806), as well as General George Custer (1874 and 1876), once camped.
The campground’s amenities include 50-amp service, some pull-throughs that can accommodate a maximum length of 100 feet, internet access via the free Wi-Fi system, cable TV, and a pool. Firewood is available on site as are bikes for rent and a dog park. For the traditionalist, there’s even a horseshoe setup.
A short 500-yard walk along the dike on the west side of the campground will take campers to the beautiful Yellow- stone River. Agate rocks, which are translucent varieties
of microcrystalline quartz, line the shore of the Yellow- stone and provides that extra something for a stroll in the evening. If you keep your eyes to the ground, before long your pockets will be filled with agate rocks. If you like fish- ing, across the dike is the Tongue River from which those with fishing gear catch walleye, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, catfish, and largemouth bass.
As you can see, the Miles City area has a lot to offer for those attending the DRVC summer rally.
Cottonwood trees provide shade for the RV sites at the KOA.

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