Sidney, nicknamed the "Sunrise City”, is situated on the banks of the Yellowstone River and is the largest town in northeast Montana. Sidney became incorporated in 1911 and became the county seat of Richland County in 1914.
The confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers lies nearby in a 75-mile-long irrigated valley. Oil and agriculture are the prominent industries and crops include grains, sugar beets, corn, beans and hay.
The lush irrigated valley with the backdrop of bluffs, badlands and red, scoria hills are a photographer's dream. The Sidney area offers excellent fishing for many warm-water species, including the huge prehistoric paddlefish. You can also go agate hunting along the Yellowstone, or hunt big game, waterfowl and upland birds. Visiting Sidney also provides the wonderful opportunity to explore the famous Lewis and Clark Trail.