Blues fans and history buffs should visit this museum, which displays all manner of memorabilia such as Albert King's and Sister Rosetta Tharpe's guitars, and John Lee Hooker's signed handkerchief.
Each October, the King Biscuit Blues Festival attracts world-class blues musicians and 100,000 fans to downtown Helena for three days and nights. Food stalls sell home-cooked soul food and BBQ.
Gospel performers of all stripes and levels of exposure, from small church choirs to stadium-packing performers, descend on Helena for this festival.
This friendly spot is one of the few nonchain options around, and serves up big portions of American classics. The catfish plates are a specialty, and go down a treat.
Make like Robert Plant and stop by this wonderfully cluttered shop to pick up a blues record.