Summer is coming to a happy end in the Treasure State.
Almost 90 percent of all out-of-state visitors to Montana this year gave positive comments of the state, and their stay, in a survey conducted by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana.
More than 1,100 people responded to the poll.
A lot of the favorable feedback came from nonresidents who once lived in Big Sky Country and continue to visit.
"For all those people who want to see Montana or this whole nation, take advantage of the campsites that they offer you. The rate is cheap, better than hotels, and you get to see everything," said Keith Comery, a resident of Washington state who frequently vacations in Montana.
There was some medicine to go down with the sugar. A good portion of the negative input centered around Montana's general lack of recycling opportunities.