Day 126

Welcome to Paradise

July 30th, 2010


  1. Marshall in RVA says:

    I Win.

  2. Lori says:

    I think I see one of my favorite ‘biker bars’ in the background. Stopped there one HOT day for an ICEY COLD brew — man, was that good!

  3. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    I thought Paradise was a lot older than that!?!

  4. Rolo from Chicago says:

    “Take me down to the Paradise city – where the grass is green and the girls are pretty…..”

  5. Gigi says:

    Welcome to Paradise, population 184 ..,_Montana

  6. J E F F says:

    I’ve got two tickets too……..

    • Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

      What? No Cheeseburger in Paradise?

      ( I really don’t like the song at all but I just couldn’t help myself).

  7. charlie says:

    In the early 1900s, the town was renamed from Pair O’ Dice to Paradise………..LOVE IT!!

  8. Roe says:

    Do they still have gambling, Gigi?

    • Roe says:

      Instead of being lazy, I looked up what I could find, thanks for the impetus, Gigi!
      According to
      Paradise, Montana is located along Hwy. 200 in Sanders County, just a few miles east of Plains, Montana. Paradise was originally developed as a station for the Northern Pacific Railroad. It was a vital water supply stop before the climbing over the Bitterroot Range into Idaho. One story of the origins of the town’s name says that was named after a roadhouse on the trail called ‘Pair O’Dice.’

      Gambling Laws and Administrative Rules
      The Montana Legislature has authorized limited legal gambling in Montana. Video poker, keno and bingo machines are legal with a maximum $2 bet and $800 payout. Legal live games include: raffles, bingo, keno, panguingue, poker and shake-a-day. Sports pools, fantasy sports leagues and sports tab games are also legal. These are non-banking games in which players bet against and settle with each other rather than betting against and settling with the house.
      The legal age for gambling in Montana is 18, with the exception of raffles conducted by churches, schools, charitable and nonprofit organizations. Children under 18 years old may participate in these.
      Credit Gambling
      Credit gambling is illegal in Montana. Under 23-5-157 MCA, gambling operators and their employees cannot extend credit to their customers to gamble.

    • Lori says:

      There’s gambling EVERYWHERE in Montana. At practically every hwy junction and freeway offramp there’s a “Diamond Lil’s” casino, and slots in every bar & tavern.

  9. Jim in AR via MN says:

    Paradise???…Jesse Stone anyone???…

  10. jill says:

    We have a Paradise in Michigan, too, wey up in the U.P. on the shores of Lake Superior. And it truly is paradise. AND they have a Jimmy Buffet type festival every summer. :-)

  11. deb says:

    Agreed – I definitely hope they serve cheeseburgers in Paradise for their festival!

  12. Josh in Upstate NY. says:

    If you didn’t stop at the Whistle Stop Cafe you missed out. They have a map in the back of the cafe for all to post where they have traveled from, it’s pretty interesting. Plus the food is good and the portions are plenty! Definitely good fuel for walking, it helped fuel my friends and I for 4 days of backcountry hiking through Glacier!

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