Photo courtesy: John Ansotegui
Photo courtesy: John Bacon
E-57B Electric Train Park
Photo courtesy: MTOT
Harlowton at the crossroads of US Highway 12 and Highway 91 is the seat of Wheatland County. Also, the home of Montana's largest wind farm which is, at times, the highest producing facility in the USA. The Judith Gap Wind Energy Center is located midway between Harlowton and Judith Gap. Constructed by Invenergy Services in 2005, the 90-tower wind farm has annual output around 450,000 megawatts.
The Wind Farm catches the eye of travelers and locals alike. It has become a major central Montana tourist attraction and helped spawn The Montana Festival of the Wind which was first held in June 2007. This annual festival is celebrated each June.
Attractions in Harlowton include Chief Joseph Park, E-57B Electric Train Park which commemorates the longest stretch of electric railway in North America, and the Upper Musselshell Museum, home of locally excavated Avaceratops lammersi and member of the Montana Dinosaur Trail. The renowned Bair Family Museum is a twenty-five mile drive away to the west in Martinsdale.