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KOA's history started with a good idea and a humble campground

Billings-based Kampgrounds of America was born during an era when cars sported fins, rock and roll was brand new and Americans were hitting the road in record numbers.

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In 50 years, KOA has grown into the nation’s king of camping

In 50 years, KOA has grown into the nation’s king of camping

In days mostly past, a camper would walk into the wilderness, pitch a canvas pup tent and catch a string of trout for dinner.

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The future of KOA

Chinese-American billionaire philanthropist Oscar Tang, who bought and privatized Kampgrounds of America 32 years ago, said he has no plans to sell or move the company from Billings. “It’s a very professionally run company. Their values are very close to mine, so I haven’t had to micro-manag…

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