Rudyard is located on the Hi-Line plains between Chester and Havre. The area now is predominately wheat farms. The railroads were a catalyst for developing the towns along the Hi-Line. Rudyard is a shipping point for the wheat grown in the area.
The town has a wonderful, well-appointed museum in the old train depot. The museum features local history of the area, including a depot, working windmill, schoolhouse, outhouse, blacksmith shop, tar-paper shack, garage, farm implements and an archives with photographs, family histories, obituaries, newspapers and school annuals.
In addition, there is a special wall guarding the entrance dedicated to the homesteaders and veterans. The Rudyard Historical Society sponsors an Ingathering the last Saturday in June every year to celebrate the Rudyard and surrounding Hi-Line pioneers..
Rudyard is located in northcentral Montana, on US Highway 2 between Shelby and Havre.