PONY

A funky, hidden gem nestled amid the majestic Montana mountains.

Welcome to Pony

Discover Pony, an unincorporated enclave nestled on the edge of the breathtaking Tobacco Root Mountains in northeastern Madison County, Montana. Off the beaten path, Pony embodies the unique charm and serenity that only a mountain valley community can offer. The town's storied history, encapsulated within its 192-acre historic district, houses 95 contributing buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, bestowing upon it a rich historic ambiance.
 
Pony's name pays homage to Tecumseth Smith, one of its early miners, who was affectionately referred to as "Pony" due to his small stature. Established in the 1860s, the town flourished as a gold-mining community in the late 19th century, with its population peaking at 5,000. The gradual decline of mining operations in the early 20th century led to the closure of all mines by 1922. Today, Pony cherishes its historical legacy, with the Pony Homecoming Club voluntarily managing and maintaining the historic buildings and public spaces. A mere six miles from Harrison, the town can be accessed through Montana Highway 283.
 

What to Love

  • A tranquil bedroom community with outdoor access
  • Pony Bar and post office within the town
  • Close proximity to Harrison
  • Streets designed for practicality
  • The beauty of the mountains and quiet surroundings
  • Off the beaten path

Local Lifestyle

Life in Pony is a treasure trove of tranquility and natural beauty. The town's proximity to the majestic mountains offers an everyday connection with the great outdoors. The Pony Bar, a local favorite, further accentuates the community's distinctive charm. Here, locals enjoy the camaraderie of small-town life in this bedroom community amidst a serene mountainous backdrop.
 

Dining and Entertainment

The Pony Bar, an inviting locale to unwind and savor a beer with friends, serves as the heart of Pony's social scene. Its relaxed atmosphere, complemented by an impressive selection of beers on tap, is a delight for beer enthusiasts and novices alike. Equally commendable are the staff's hospitality and beer knowledge. Competitive prices and unbeatable happy hour deals round off this must-visit beer bar experience, where you can also enjoy live music.
 
While Pony might be a small town, its close proximity to Harrison expands the available dining and entertainment options. A short drive takes you to an array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, promising variety and excitement beyond Pony's boundaries.
 

Things to Do

The annual Duck Races in Pony are an exciting local tradition. This fun-filled event brings the community together in an atmosphere of friendly competition, adding an exuberant flair to the town's tranquil demeanor.
 
Pony Days, another signature event, adds to the community's vibrant social calendar. It is a celebration of Pony's rich history and tight-knit community spirit, replete with activities for all ages, further enriching the town's small-town charm.
 
 

Around PONY, MT

There's plenty to do around PONY, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

5
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
9
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pony Park.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 0.59 miles 1 review 5/5 stars

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