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HELLO FROM MONTANA

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First of all, thanks so much for considering a visit to our favorite place in the world—Western Montana’s Glacier Country. And if you’re already here, or on your way now, welcome! We’re happy you’ve chosen to explore this special corner of Montana. Encompassing millions of acres, our region offers destinations that are unlike anywhere else in the world. Within Glacier Country are natural wonders like the rushing waters of Kootenai Falls, the expansive backcountry terrain of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Flathead Lake—the largest freshwater lake in the West—the teal-colored waters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and the Crown of the Continent—Glacier National Park. Among these wonders of nature, you’ll find warm Montana welcomes and plenty of charm in our small towns, two Indian nations, authentic western experiences, guest ranches, farm-to-table restaurants, incredible cultural events and one-of-a-kind moments that exist only under our endless big sky. If you’re ready to start planning your trip to Montana, we can help. Our call center’s travel counselors can give you the latest, most up-to-date information on Glacier Country—including the anticipated opening and closing dates of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, tips for where the fish are biting on our blue-ribbon trout streams and powder reports for our six downhill ski areas—as well as insider info for exploring some of the region’s best off-the-beaten-path destinations and local treasures. When it comes to getting to Western Montana, the truth is this: it’s easier than it seems. With two international airports—Missoula (MSO) and Glacier Park (FCA)—there are plenty of routes to get you here smoothly. Plus, direct flights regularly arrive from Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix/Mesa, Salt Lake City, Portland and Seattle, with seasonal flights from Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco/Oakland.

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Looking west across Holland Lake with the Mission Mountains in the background. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

In addition, Amtrak’s Empire Builder carries passengers through the northern tier of Glacier Country and Montana. Operating daily from Seattle and Portland, as well as Minneapolis and Chicago, Amtrak makes stops in Cut Bank, Browning, East Glacier Park, Essex, West Glacier and Libby. Once you’re on the ground, our well-maintained highways, byways and roads make getting around easy. Plus, many car rental companies offer vehicles to help you explore the many offerings under Montana’s big blue sky with ease. For now, turn the page, explore and let us help you plan your visit to Western Montana’s Glacier Country. If you need more travel inspiration, be sure to connect with us on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and snapchat at @GlacierMT. And when you’re ready, come see us. We’ll be here waiting.

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CONTENTS

Map of Montana.................................. 8 Glacier National Park..........................10 YNP to GNP Road Trips. . ....................13 Flathead Lake.....................................20 Outdoor Recreation............................22 Wildlife...............................................28 The Bob Marshall Wilderness. . ............30 State Parks. . .......................................32 First Nations.......................................36 Arts & Culture.....................................38 Fall Foliage.........................................40 Taste Montana. . ..................................42 Shop Local.........................................44 Winter in Montana..............................48 Events, Meetings & More....................54 Northern Tier......................................60 Southern Tier......................................88 #GlacierMT |

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Missoula

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Frenchtown

Cascade

Seeley Lake

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Stevensville

Helena

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MEET THE BACKBONE OF THE WORLD There are certain places in the world you have to see to believe. One such place: Montana’s Glacier National Park.

G LAC I E R N ATI O N A L PA R K

Known as the Backbone of the World and the Crown Jewel of the Continent, Glacier National Park is one of the most spectacular places in the country. With 1 million acres of terrain carved out by massive prehistoric glaciers that cut through the landscape and left jagged mountain peaks, hanging valleys and high alpine meadows, the park is best described as heavenly, awe-inspiring and stunning. Today, the park is home to hundreds of lakes, 734 miles of maintained trails, rolling foothills, striking rock faces, cascading waterfalls, 25 glaciers and some of the most jaw-dropping views in the world. If it’s your first visit to the park, you’re well-advised to set out on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile-long road is both an engineering marvel and National Historic Landmark, and connects West Glacier and St. Mary—taking travelers through some of the country’s most beautiful scenery while cresting the Continental Divide at 6,646 feet at Logan Pass. While visitors can drive private vehicles on park roads, make plans to soak up the sights and leave the driving to someone else by booking an interpretive red bus tour with Glacier National Park Lodges or a Blackfeet interpretive tour with Sun Tours. Both tours operate May to October and are an insightful and educational way to learn about the park, its history and terrain. In addition, Sun Tours offer visitors a chance to see the park from a viewpoint not many get to see—the perspective of the Blackfeet Tribe. The National Park Service also operates a free shuttle system from July to Labor Day. And while the Going-to-the-Sun Road is the most-visited place in Glacier National Park, the park is home to other beautiful and lesser-explored areas. To get away from the crowds, we recommend visiting the North Fork—home to Kintla and Bowman lakes—Two Medicine, Many Glacier and Goat Haunt.

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Driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road near Two Dog Flats in Glacier National Park. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

When you’re ready to explore the park by water, trail or air, concessioners and businesses in and near the park can provide you with a variety of options. Inside the park, take a guided hiking trip with Glacier Guides, hop aboard one of Glacier Park Boat Company’s historic wooden boats, set out on a horseback trail ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters or take a guided snowshoe or cross-country ski tour from the Izaak Walton Inn. Outside the park, sign up for a whitewater or scenic float trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River (which borders the park) with one of the rafting companies in West Glacier. For a bird’s-eye view of high alpine lakes, snowfields and glacial-carved peaks, take to the air on a sightseeing tour with Glacier Jet Center, Glacier Heli Tours or Montana By Air. Summer gets most of the glory for visitation, but it’s important to note that Glacier National Park is open year-round and each season offers a distinct experience. During fall, wildlife-watching opportunities abound and the park’s colorful autumn foliage is some of the most vibrant—and underrated—in the state. Winter transforms the road and valleys into a life-size snow globe as fresh powder creates ideal terrain for snowshoeing, as well as cross-country and backcountry skiing. Spring is a playground for hikers and bikers, with early-season access on the Going-to-the-Sun Road before it opens to vehicular traffic.

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G LAC I E R N ATI O N A L PA R K

COME SEE GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Taking in the view of Two Medicine from Looking Glass Highway. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

We realize you’re here to see Glacier National Park, and we couldn’t be happier to show it off. It’s an awe-inspiring destination in and of itself, but there are some pretty incredible offerings beyond the park’s boundaries also. To help you make the most of your visit to the Crown of the Continent region, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite things to do just outside the park. Remember to take your time exploring. Some of our roads are a bit rural and cell service can be spotty. Plus, you’ll not want to miss any of the stunning scenery. 1. T  ake in the view of Two Medicine from Looking Glass Highway (State Route 49). 2. H  ave breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Izaak Walton Inn and wave to the trains as they roll past, or end your night with dinner at nearby Summit Mountain Lodge—complete with views of Glacier National Park. 3. T  ake a horseback trail ride or Jeep tour on the Blackfeet Nation.

4. K  ayak Hungry Horse Reservoir, the area’s best-kept secret. 5. T  ake a horseback trail ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters at their West Glacier corral. 6. T  aste Montana spirits on a t our at Glacier Distilling Company in Coram. 7. S  troll the grounds and garden at Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier Park.

8. V  isit Columbia Falls—the valley’s hidden gem—for local dining, local beer and locally owned shops. Be sure to check out their farmers market on Thursdays during the summer. 9. D  rive the rural North Fork Road to Polebridge and be sure to stop at the Polebridge Mercantile for a world-famous pastry. 10. Visit the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning.

For more on the top 10 things to do near the park, visit glaciermt.com/blog/the-top-10-things-to-do-near-glacier-national-park.

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A MONTANA ROAD TRIP: YELLOWSTONE TO GLACIER Many travelers to Montana plan their trips to include both of our national parks: Yellowstone and Glacier. To help make the most of your time, we’ve put together four road-trip itineraries taking you through different parts of the state as you travel from park to park.

Bitterroot River © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

Downtown Missoula © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

ROAD TRIP #1: YellowstoneBitterroot ValleyGlacier

ROAD TRIP #2: YellowstoneMissoulaGlacier

DISTANCE: West Yellowstone to West Glacier, 465 miles OVERVIEW: This trip will have you traveling through some of Western Montana’s most beautiful and quiet valleys and is an ideal option if you’re looking to get off the beaten path. HIGHLIGHTS: Ghost towns (Virginia City, Nevada City and Bannack), Wisdom, the Big Hole National Battlefield, Bitterroot River, Daly Mansion, Missoula, Flathead Lake PRO TIP: Set aside at least two days for this trip and plan to overnight in Hamilton or Stevensville.

DISTANCE: West Yellowstone to West Glacier, 402 miles OVERVIEW: This route will keep you mainly on freeways, but around here even those are scenic. Plus, you’ll travel past the richest hill on earth and Lewis and Clark Caverns. HIGHLIGHTS: Ennis (home to great fly-fishing on the Madison River), Butte, Missoula, National Bison Range, St. Ignatius Mission, Mission Mountains, Polson, Flathead Lake PRO TIP: Plan to spend the night in Missoula exploring the city’s thriving culinary scene, breweries and live music.

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ROAD TRIP #3: YellowstoneSeeley-Swan ValleyGlacier

ROAD TRIP #4: YellowstoneRocky Mountain FrontGlacier

DISTANCE: Gardiner to West Glacier, 390 miles OVERVIEW: Along this route, your travels will take you through Helena, Montana’s capital city, before driving through the scenic Seeley-Swan Valley—one of the prettiest roads in all of Montana. HIGHLIGHTS: Livingston, Bozeman, Wheat Montana’s flagship location in Three Forks, Helena, Seeley Lake, Holland Lake, Swan Lake, Bigfork PRO TIP: Plan your trip to include a stop at Holland Lake—just 7 miles off of U.S. Highway 93 in the Swan Valley. It’s stunningly beautiful and is a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch.

DISTANCE: Gardiner to St. Mary, 381 miles OVERVIEW: Hands down, if you want to hit Montana’s open roads and see the stunning landscape that’s affectionately known here as The Front (aka where the plains collide with the Rocky Mountains), this is the route for you. HIGHLIGHTS: Bozeman, Helena, Augusta, Choteau, Browning, St. Mary PRO TIP: Stop and stroll through the cities and towns along the route. Be sure to visit local shops and watering holes and explore some of the easily-accessible hikes and lakes along the Rocky Mountain Front. #GlacierMT |

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There’s a destination in Montana that flies under the radar, which is especially surprising as it is 30 miles long, nearly 15 miles wide and reaches a depth of 300 feet. Its name: Flathead Lake. As the largest natural freshwater lake in the West, it provides unparalleled fishing and recreational opportunities like stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, boating, fishing and sailing. Plus, with 185 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of places to stop, stay and play as you explore the lake’s waters. While Flathead Lake is home to multiple islands, the largest is Wild Horse Island. Created more than 17,000 years ago by heavy glacial activity, today this 2,160-acre island is a day-use state park. Only accessible by boat, Wild Horse Island is a fun place to explore and is a prime wildlife-watching destination home to wild horses, bighorn sheep, coyotes, deer and a variety of birds.

EAT + DRINK: Taste Flathead Lake by picking up local fruit, like Flathead cherries, as you drive U.S. Highway 35 around the east side of the lake or U.S. Highway 93 around the lake’s west side. For local grub, stop into Marina Cay, The Raven Bar and Grill or Riley’s Pub—all in Bigfork. STAY: An assortment of lodging can be found around the lake. Be sure to check out these properties: Red Lion Inn & Suites in Polson, The Islander Inn in Bigfork and Edgewater R.V. Resort & Motel in Lakeside. See a full list at glaciermt.com/stay.php. PLAY: From sailing to kayaking to fishing, abundant recreational offerings are available on the lake. Set sail with Flathead Lake Lodge, take a boat tour with Far West or book a dinner cruise with KwaTaqNuk Resort. Local outfitters, including Bagley Guide Service and Crane Mountain Guide Service, offer guided fishing excursions on the lake. EXPLORE: The charming communities around the lake—including Big Arm, Bigfork, Dayton, Elmo, Lakeside, Polson, Rollins and Somers— offer visitors a taste of small-town Montana with amenities that range from lakeside lodging to live theater and breweries.

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GET OUTSIDE AND PLAY We’re not the bragging type, but when there’s outdoor recreation as incredible as what can be found in Western Montana’s Glacier Country we have to tell you about it. With lush valleys, rolling rivers and the Rocky Mountains weaving their way in and out of our landscape, it’s no surprise that many visitors come here to play in our great outdoors. To help make it easier for you to know where to start your outdoor adventures, we’ve rounded up the best locations to hike, fish and bike. HIKE: With thousands of miles of hiking trails ranging from easy day hikes to multi-day backcountry treks, Glacier Country is a true hiker’s haven. The most well-known hiking destination: Glacier National Park. With 734 miles of diverse hiking trails through glacial-carved terrain offering stunning views of backcountry mountain peaks, Glacier is a must-do. Just south of the park lies the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. The Bob has more than 1,000 miles of multi-use trails shared by hikers and horseback riders. For easily accessible hikes, set your sights on the Bitterroot Valley. Home to jagged peaks, high alpine lakes and some of the most stunning canyon views in Montana, the Bitterroot Mountains are an ideal location for day hikes. For close-to-town hiking options, check out Mount Sentinel in Missoula (with an expansive view of the Missoula Valley), the Jewel Basin near Bigfork and Big Mountain just north of Whitefish. Learn more at glaciermt.com/hiking.php. FISH: Western Montana, largely thanks to Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It, is known for its incredible fishing. With blue-ribbon trout streams and rivers, there’s no lack of places to cast a line. In the southern tier of Glacier Country, you’ll find fighter and trophy fish on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers, as well as Rock Creek. Meanwhile in the northern tier of the region, you’re well-advised to head to the teal-colored waters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and the Kootenai River, located in the northwest corner of the state. And if you prefer to stick to the lakes, plan to fish on Flathead Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Noxon Reservoir. Speaking of lakes, ice fishing is also popular around these parts, and offers the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the quiet of winter. Learn more at glaciermt.com/fishing.php.

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Bikers navigate through one of the tunnels on the Route of the Hiawatha trail. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

BIKE: A prime destination for bikers, our diverse trail systems offer family-friendly routes and hardcore downhill mountain biking opportunities. One of the best areas to ride is Whitefish. With more than 30 miles of lift-accessed and cross-country mountain bike trails, Whitefish Mountain Resort provides views of the expansive Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. Just west of town is The Whitefish Trail—great for mountain biking in spring, summer and fall and fat biking in winter. Ten trailheads provide access to more than 35 miles of natural-surface trails with glimpses of nearby lakes and the Whitefish Mountain Range. We also recommend Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road and Apgar Bike Path, Blue Mountain Recreation Area near Missoula and the Route of the Hiawatha near St. Regis. A family-friendly ride, the 15-mile-long Route of the Hiawatha takes riders through 10 old railroad tunnels and across seven high trestles. Learn more at glaciermt.com/biking.php. #GlacierMT |

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Within our regional boundaries are more than 22,000 square miles, thousands of lakes and streams, diverse wilderness areas and Glacier National Park—one of the most intact ecosystems in the continental United States. Living within this terrain are numerous species of wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears, bison, moose, wolves, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, mountain lions, wolverines, lynx and deer. Plus, there are hundreds of avian species that call Montana’s mountains and valleys home, including bald eagles, osprey, harlequin ducks, snowy owls and golden eagles.

A mountain goat kid in Glacier National Park. © DONNIE SEXTON

WHERE TO SEE WILDLIFE: There are many places to see wildlife in Glacier Country. One of the best: Glacier National Park. On any visit to the park, you have a chance of seeing moose, bighorn sheep, bears and mountain goats. Meanwhile, you’re almost guaranteed to see bison at both the National Bison Range in Moiese and the Blackfeet National Bison Reserve near Browning. The National Bison Range offers three scenic drives—West Loop, Prairie Drive and Red Sleep Mountain Drive—and, in addition to bison, you may even see pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, elk and bears. WILDLIFE SAFETY: Wildlife is indeed wild. Here are the best tips for having a safe and pleasant experience when wildlife watching: 1) When viewing wildlife, do so from the safety of your car or from a safe distance. For bears, you should stay at least 100 yards (the length of a football field) away, while you should stay at least 25 yards away from other large animals, including bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, mountain goats and coyotes. 2) Never approach, touch or feed wildlife. 3) Let wildlife know you’re nearby. When hiking, be sure to hike with a friend, carry bear spray, stay on designated trails and make noise at regular intervals. GOOD TO KNOW: Dawn and dusk are the best times to see wildlife, especially during the summer months. Western Montana is wild: keep in mind that you can see wildlife anywhere in the region. When recreating outdoors, be sure to practice proper outdoor safety to ensure your wildlife encounters are positive. For more information, visit glaciermt.com/wildlife.php and glaciermt.com/blog/safely-viewing-montanas-wildlife. Moose cooling off in Glacier National Park’s Swiftcurrent Lake. © TONYBYNUM.COM

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WILD ABOUT THE BOB For many Montanans, we think of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex as one of our most-famous locals. Affectionately called The Bob, this 1.5-million-acre wilderness area is comprised of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Scapegoat Wilderness and the Great Bear Wilderness. Made up of rugged peaks, mountain lakes, sparkling Rocky Mountain streams and wide valleys that come together to create one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems in the world, The Bob is one of Montana’s most special places. The Chinese Wall—a huge, 22-mile-long rock escarpment with 1,000-foot vertical faces—is the most well-known attraction in the wilderness. Home to more than 1,000 miles of trails that are shared by hikers and riders on horseback, the wilderness is ideal for adventure seekers, from hiking families to hardcore backcountry explorers. While travelers to the area can venture into the Bob Marshall Wilderness on their own, we recommend taking a trip with a licensed and experienced outfitter. Many guides offer weeklong horseback pack trips, hiking treks, rafting expeditions and hunting trips into the wilderness area, including Cheff Guest Ranch, Dropstone Outfitting, Glacier Raft Company, Mills Wilderness Adventures, Rich Ranch, Swan Mountain Outfitters and Wilderness River Outfitters. Want to learn more? Read about what it’s like to take a weeklong pack trip into The Bob Marshall Wilderness on our blog at glaciermt.com/blog/a-pack-trip-in-montanas-bob-marshall-wilderness-part-one.

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MONTANA’S BACKYARD TREASURES If you’re looking to experience the great outdoors, soak up sunshine and breathe in Montana’s pure mountain air, you’ve come to the right place. While Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness are both worthy destinations to experience nature, there are plenty of other areas in Montana to explore, including national forests and state parks. Spread throughout Western Montana’s Glacier Country are 21 state parks, each providing access to some of the region’s best nature-based experiences. For fun on the water, visit one of the six state parks on Flathead Lake. Overnight campsites are available at Wayfarers, West Shore, Big Arm, Finley Point and Yellow Bay state parks, while day-use recreation can be found at Wild Horse Island State Park. Located east of Flathead Lake, the 90-mile-long Seeley-Swan Valley is home to countless lakes, rivers and forested land ideal for boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, hiking and camping. Numerous public campgrounds, picnic areas and maintained trails can be found throughout the valley, while Salmon Lake and Placid Lake state parks offer overnight camping, public boat launches, showers and RV hookups. Many of the region’s state parks also offer a look into Montana’s history. Of note: Fort Owen State Park in Stevensville, Travelers’ Rest State Park in Lolo and Council Grove State Park in Missoula. Additional recreation opportunities can be found at off-the-beaten-path parks, including Painted Rocks State Park near Darby, Frenchtown Pond State Park in Frenchtown, Fish Creek State Park near Alberton and Thompson Falls State Park in Thompson Falls. For a complete overview of Montana State Parks, or to book a campsite, visit stateparks.mt.gov. You can also learn more about our wilderness areas, as well as state and national forests at glaciermt.com/state-national-forests.php.

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A STORY CENTURIES IN THE MAKING Some say the history of modern-day Montana dates back to Lewis and Clark’s expedition through the West, while others know that going back 200 years is just dusting the surface. Throughout the passage of time, it’s safe to say that people have called the plains and mountains of Montana home for millennia, with evidence of human use in and around Glacier National Park dating back more than 10,000 years. History shows that the land east of the park was home to the Blackfeet Indian Tribe, while the Salish and Kootenai Indians lived in the valleys west of the Continental Divide and hunted on the eastern plains. Today’s cultural heritage is made up of a rich, colorful tapestry weaving together tradition, art, music, dance, storytelling, adventure, industry and leisure creating a place of awe-inspiring spirit and wonder. Prior to becoming a state in 1889, several tribes lived in the region, and today Montana has seven Indian reservations and 12 tribes: the Assiniboine, Blackfeet, Chippewa, Cree, Crow, Gros Ventres, Kootenai, Little Shell, Northern Cheyenne, Pend d’Oreilles, Salish and Sioux. Each of these tribal nations observes and celebrates its own distinct story, heritage and traditions.

Tipis on Chewing Blackbones Campground with Glacier National Park in the distance. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

On the Flathead and Blackfeet Indian reservations—both located within Glacier Country—American Indian culture is shared and experienced against a backdrop of sacred landscapes, often through pow wows and storytelling. Several tribes, including the Blackfeet and Confederated Salish and Kootenai, speak their native language and honor their tribe’s traditions as they work to preserve and share their heritage. To learn about the Blackfeet Tribe and its relation to the Backbone of the World—Glacier National Park— book a day trip with Sun Tours. Or plan a visit to the tribe’s headquarters of Browning and pore over the artifacts, exhibits and art at the Museum of the Plains Indian, Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village, Western Curios and Faught’s Blackfeet Trading Post. Or to discover more about the history and heritage of Montana’s First Nations, attend a pow wow, performance or annual event like North American Indian Days in Browning, the Arlee Celebration in Arlee or one of the presentations of the Native America Speaks program in Glacier National Park.

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A local band performs at Caras Park in downtown Missoula. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

A HEARTY HELPING OF CULTURE Tucked into our pristine Montana landscapes are cultural treasures that aren’t always expected in a state known more for its natural beauty than its cultural attractions. But we think it’s the natural beauty and the sacred traditions that combine to inspire the artists, writers and performers who create here. With a cultural personality that includes native traditions, western lore and a splash of cosmopolitan flair, there’s plenty to explore and discover as you travel through Western Montana. If you’re here for history, visit Holt Heritage Museum in Lolo, Miracle of America Museum in Polson, Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana in Charlo and Missoula’s Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. And if you’re looking for a splash of big-city living, Missoula’s the place. Home to a historic and walkable downtown, Missoula is one of the region’s most well-rounded cities for live music, art galleries—including the Missoula Art Museum, Monte Dolack Fine Art and Radius Gallery—farm-to-table dining and live theater. Another hotbed for arts, culture and Montana history is the Flathead Valley. Home to the Hockaday Museum of Art, Polson-Flathead Historical Museum and a lively performing arts scene that includes the Alpine Theatre Project, Bigfork Summer Playhouse, Glacier Symphony and Chorale, and Port Polson Players, you’ll find plenty of year-round entertainment. Round out your arts and culture experience by attending an annual event like the Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering in Hamilton, Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival in Bigfork, Montana Baroque Music Festival in Paradise and River City Roots Festival in Missoula.

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A couple enjoys the fall colors from the bridge at St. Mary. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

DISCOVER OUR MOST COLORFUL SEASON There’s no doubt that fall is perhaps one of the loveliest times to explore Western Montana’s Glacier Country. In addition to the vibrant colors, visitation tends to quiet down a bit. The valleys and mountains say goodbye to the green shades of summer and hello to the brilliant and rich shades of yellow and gold, as aspen, cottonwood and tamarack trees show off their perfectly coordinated hues. While many corridors and destinations in Glacier Country are surrounded by the changing colors of fall, there are a few places that top the list as viewing destinations. One of the best places: Glacier National Park. With a stunning juxtaposition of snow-capped mountain peaks, high alpine valleys and vibrant shades of red and yellow, the diversity of the park’s terrain gives visitors many different perspectives of the Crown of the Continent’s color palette. If you’re planning to visit the park in autumn, be sure to check out these specific locations in and around the park: North Fork Road (between Columbia Falls and Polebridge), Bowman Lake, U.S. Highway 2 near Essex, Two Medicine, Looking Glass Highway, the Going-to-the-Sun Road and Chief Mountain Highway. Another hotbed for fall colors is the Seeley-Swan Valley on U.S. Highway 83. This 90-mile-long corridor winds along the valley floor between the Swan Mountains and Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Mission Mountains, giving travelers extraordinary views of fall in this quiet corridor. Additional fall foliage viewing destinations include Missoula—aptly nicknamed the Garden City—the Daly Mansion Museum and Margaret Daly Memorial Arboretum in Hamilton, and the Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway near Libby. Plus, many of the region’s byways and backroads can put you up-close with quieter, more undiscovered foliage destinations. See more tips on fall travel and scenic byways at glaciermt.com/fall-montana.php and glaciermt.com/byways.php.

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We take our drinks seriously in Montana. Which is why you’ll find local beer, wine and spirits from 20+ breweries, eight wineries and eight distilleries. Here’s a handful to get you started.

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While Big Sky Country may not seem like a top-of-mind dining destination, it is that very thing. Home to incredible restaurants with a strong commitment to locally sourced cuisine, chefs serve up mouthwatering dishes at a variety of establishments. Whether you’re looking for a juicy Montana steak, French-inspired cuisine, farm-totable dishes, local burgers, comfort food or Cajun-inspired cooking, our chefs and local purveyors have you covered.

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HOMESTYLE FOOD: For tasty food like your mama used to make, start your morning at The Stray Bullet in Ovando or Minnie’s Montana Café in Thompson Falls. BURGERS, BEEF AND BISON: To get your fix of locally sourced meat, dive into a tasty burger at Hop’s Downtown Grill in Kalispell, a delectable steak at the Montana Club in Missoula or bison Montana meatloaf at The Belton Chalet in West Glacier. SMALL TOWNS, BIG-CITY FLAVOR: Fill up on fresh Mexican food at Serrano’s in East Glacier Park or please your palate on Cajun-flavored dishes at Tupelo Grille in Whitefish.

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Summer is market season in Montana, with many towns throughout the region hosting lively farmers markets with friendly people and vendors that feature local produce, organic items, baked goods, preserves, flowers, and handmade foods. It’s also one of the best ways to experience what makes our local residents and their wares so special.

5 PLACES TO DRINK: CABINET MOUNTAIN BREWING CO. Dubbed “Libby’s Living Room,” this neighborhood brewery is a Kootenai River Valley favorite. Hop on in for an award-winning Yaak Attack IPA.

GLACIER DISTILLING COMPANY Inspired by the rugged beauty of Glacier, these small-batch alpine whiskeys in Coram are best enjoyed in the great outdoors. GREAT NORTHERN BREWING COMPANY Every beer made in this Whitefish brewery is a celebration of the good life. Try their Wild Huckleberry Lager or award-winning Wheatfish Lager. KETTLEHOUSE BREWING COMPANY Mosey on over to one of their two Missoula locations and try one of Montana’s best brews, the gold-award-winning Cold Smoke® Scotch Ale. SPOTTED BEAR SPIRITS Reflecting the spirit of Montana’s wild places, the cocktails at this Whitefish distillery are made with adventure in mind. Case in point: the Coffee Liqueur “Snowghost.”

See more at glaciermt.com/breweries.php.

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See a list of restaurants and markets throughout the region at glaciermt.com/dining.php or glaciermt.com/farmers-markets.php.

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SHOP LOCAL Some of the elements that make visiting a place so special are local business owners, especially those with small shops, boutiques, galleries and stores. In Montana’s Glacier Country, the lifeblood and character of the region is built on small, oftentimes family-owned businesses that play a large role in creating the personality of our communities, downtown corridors and shopping districts. Glacier Country has more than 75 communities full of opportunities to shop, peruse and explore everything from old-fashioned general stores to local candy shops, funky boutiques, antique stores and trading posts. For shopping at flagship stores, head to Missoula’s Southgate Mall. With more than 100 shops, Southgate Mall is the largest enclosed regional shopping center in Western Montana and is home to national chains, specialty shops, entertainment and restaurants. If you’re looking to browse locally owned boutiques and art galleries, plan to stroll along Electric Avenue in Bigfork, Higgins Avenue in downtown Missoula, Main Street in downtown Kalispell and Central Avenue in downtown Whitefish. Or if you want to take a piece of Montana home with you in the form of sapphires or huckleberry-flavored treats, be sure to visit Kehoe’s Agate Shop in Bigfork, Rocky Mountain Nature Co. in Hungry Horse, The Huckleberry Patch in Arlee and Hungry Horse, The Sapphire Gallery in Philipsburg, The Sapphire Shoppe in Bigfork and The Sweet Palace in Philipsburg.

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You can also find plenty of made-in-Montana items—including leather bags, baby moccasins, custom printed T-shirts and jewelry—in shops throughout the region, including The Purple Pomegranate in Whitefish and the Walton Mercantile in Essex. And as an added bonus: Montana has no state sales tax. So the price you see is the price you pay.

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MONTANA: WE ARE WINTER There are few places where winter is embraced the way it is in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, and with 300+ inches of light snow that blankets six downhill ski areas, untouched backcountry terrain and miles of trails, it’s no wonder Montana is often described as a powder-lover’s playground. And when you combine our snow-covered paradise with blue skies, untracked lines, frozen waterfalls, cozy mountain towns and winter festivals, you have the perfect winter wonderland. Glacier Country’s six well-rounded, full-service downhill ski and snowboard areas range from well-known resorts to undiscovered destinations. With a combined total of 7,000+ acres of skiable terrain, more than 250 marked trails and affordable lift tickets, your options for hitting the slopes are as endless as Montana’s mountains. Anchoring the region is world-class ski area Whitefish Mountain Resort. The resort features more than 3,000 acres of terrain, 105 marked trails and incredible views of the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park, as well as on-mountain amenities that include shopping, lodging and dining. It’s also located a short drive, about 15 minutes, from the charming mountain town of Whitefish. Meanwhile, Lookout Pass sits on the Montana/Idaho border about two hours west of Missoula. Here the snow comes early and in full force, dropping around 400 inches per year. A family-friendly resort, it’s easily accessible from I-90 and offers a fun mix of easy, intermediate and expert runs, as well as on-site dining and three terrain parks. Located an easy drive north of Missoula is Montana Snowbowl, a ski area that pulls double duty as a local favorite and vacationer’s gem. With a 2,600-foot vertical drop, deep powder bowls and tree-lined runs, Snowbowl rounds out its offerings with on-mountain lodging and its delicious wood-fired pizza. Deep in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, and perhaps one of the region’s most secret ski destinations, is Lost Trail Powder Mountain. Sitting on top of the Continental Divide in the Bitterroot Mountains, Lost Trail is a powder-lover’s dream, with 350 inches of snow annually, 2,120 acres of terrain across two mountains and more than 50 marked trails. Learn more about our downhill ski and snowboard areas at glaciermt.com/skiing.php. Montana’s Glacier Country is home to six downhill ski areas and 7,000 acres of skiable terrain. © NOAH COUSER

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You may choose to spend your day snowshoeing to a scenic vista, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling along groomed trails. No matter your winter-loving pleasure, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Montana’s snow-kissed wonderland. 1. S NOWMOBILE: The wilds of wintered Montana provide the perfect setting for snowmobiling among snow ghosts, powdery play areas and trails that lead to stunning views. While you can rent sleds and ride the region’s expansive trail systems, consider going with a guide. Recommended outfitters include Rich Ranch in Seeley Lake and Swan Mountain Snowmobiling in Hungry Horse. 2. H OT SPRINGS: Ward off the winter chill and heal your mind, body and spirit with a soak in one of our natural hot springs at Lolo Hot Springs in Lolo, Quinn’s Hot Springs in Paradise or Symes Hot Springs Hotel & Mineral Bath in Hot Springs.

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3. S  LEIGH RIDES: A fun activity for everyone from couples to families, there’s nothing quite as cozy or idyllic in the winter as a horsedrawn sleigh ride. Book a sleigh ride with Bar W Guest Ranch near Whitefish, Cripple Creek Horse Ranch in Trego and Double Arrow Lodge in Seeley Lake. 4. C  ROSS-COUNTRY SKI: Cross-country and skate skiing in Western Montana may be two of the most peaceful winter activities ever. Recommended locations include the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, the Izaak Walton Inn’s 33 kilometers of groomed trails in Essex, Double Arrow Resort in Seeley Lake and Glacier Nordic Center in Whitefish.

5. F AT BIKE: Winter biking is a trend that won’t be going away anytime soon, and to be honest, we couldn’t be happier about it. Try your hand at fat biking with a stay at Whitefish Bike Retreat, located a short drive from Whitefish. In addition to having easy access to The Whitefish Trail, the Whitefish Bike Retreat offers on-site groomed fat bike trails and lodging. 6. A NNUAL EVENTS: Just because the snow is falling doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do. Round out your winter trip by attending Cabin Fever Days in Martin City, Montana Pond Hockey Classic in Kalispell, Snowboard Jam in Missoula and Whitefish Winter Carnival & Skijoring in Whitefish.


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Three rivers and seven wilderness areas meet in Missoula, Montana, a small town with enormous personality. It’s an outdoor enthusiast’s haven, pulsating with arts, culture, food, drink, rich roots and the best people around. Infinite exploration abounds, so get outside under Missoula’s big sky and experience this place for yourself.

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The Resort at Paws Up combines western charm with state-of-the-art amenities, offering meeting attendees a luxury ranch retreat. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

The beauty and amenities of Glacier Country promote team bonding and inspire big ideas. Encompassing the northwest corner of Montana and located among wild country and wideopen spaces are charming towns and cities that provide a variety of distinct meeting places, from riverside lodges to rehabilitated barns and luxury guest ranches to contemporary urban sites with brand hotel convention spaces in the hearts of our cities. Plus, the region has a perfect combination of fresh Rocky Mountain air, jaw-dropping views, mouth-watering culinary offerings, off-site activities, modern offerings and the latest in technology. And with hundreds of inspiring event destinations, Western Montana’s Glacier Country is outfitted to accommodate groups of practically any size at a variety of locations, compete with extensive amenities and activities. To help make it easier for you to plan a meeting in Montana, we’ve rounded up a selection of properties for your consideration when planning board retreats, corporate incentive trips and association meetings and conventions.

BOARD RETREATS : When it comes to retreats, the lodging opportunities are abundant. We recommend lakeside cabins at Mountain Lake Lodge in Bigfork, the riverside lodging at Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort in Paradise and the cozy, historic Izaak Walton Inn in Essex. CORPORATE INCENTIVE: Montana’s luxury guest ranches, personal service and properties are becoming a favorite among planners. From all-inclusive stays at high-end resorts to authentic guest ranches, recommended meeting locations include Flathead Lake Lodge, The Ranch at Rock Creek, The Resort at Paws Up and Triple Creek Ranch. ASSOCIATION MEETINGS AND CONVENTIONS: Montana has a surprising amount of ballroom space for meetings and conventions, especially in our three anchor cities of Kalispell, Missoula and Whitefish.

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A red bus tour is ideal for groups looking to see Glacier National Park. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

TOUR MONTANA Both domestic and international travelers have been longtime lovers of Montana. With wide-open spaces, authentic experiences, outdoor adventures and warm western hospitality, our group tour and FIT markets are continuing to grow as visitors from around the world are becoming acquainted with Western Montana. When planning a group tour or developing personal itineraries for your clients, we’re here to help. Our office has ready-made itineraries for motorcycle tours, motorcoach trips, hub-and-spoke treks and self-driving trips for your FIT clients. Plus, while our region has abundant options for groups, there are many ways to combine Western Montana with other beautiful parts of the northwest, Canada and the Real America region. Consider a Glaciers to Geysers itinerary that combines two of the nation’s most stunning sites—Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Or take advantage of Montana’s close proximity to Alberta, Canada, and create an unforgettable Two-Nation Vacation itinerary that incorporates places like the Blackfeet Nation, Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park and Banff. If you have a group tour coming into Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, consider adding a day or two in Glacier National Park via I-90 or Amtrak’s Empire Builder. For more information about group tours and FIT offerings and sample itineraries, visit touroperators.glaciermt.com.

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MAKE A MEMORY IN MONTANA No matter where your travels take you or what your reason is for being here, the fact of the matter is this: Montana is good for the soul. And sometimes a visit to our neck of the woods is just what you need. In our corner of Montana, there’s a special kind of bonding power that comes from combining our natural beauty with uninterrupted quality time. Which is just one reason Glacier Country is a great place for family reunions. For generations, families of all sizes have been making memories in Western Montana. Whether it’s boating on Whitefish Lake, learning to ski on a snow-covered slope, golfing in the Flathead Valley or hiking to Holland Lake Falls, there are endless ways to bring your family together. Plus, as you utilize the special kind of connection that comes only from soaking in the region’s natural beauty, fresh air and outdoor adventures, you’re sure to find unforgettable family memories waiting around every corner. Start planning your family reunion at glaciermt.com/family-fun.php. While Glacier Country is great for family reunions, it’s also a beautiful place to start a family, beginning with a destination wedding. Montana offers plenty of “I do” options that are almost as abundant as the love you and your fiancé share. Wedding venues include quaint inns, lakeside resorts, luxury ranches and mountaintop retreats. Plus, local vendors— including wedding planners, photographers, food trucks, bakeries and caterers—can assist with planning the perfect destination wedding of your dreams. Learn more about getting married or planning a honeymoon in Montana’s Glacier Country at weddings.glaciermt.com.

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PACK YOUR BAGS AND GET OUT THERE.

Golfing in Montana comes with a rare combination of renowned course, stunning scenery and affordability. With perfectly mild shoulder seasons, our typical golf season lasts from mid-April through mid-October. And with 29 golf courses—as well as the Northwest Montana Golf Association that can book tee times at 10 courses throughout the region—it’s safe to say Glacier Country is one of the best golf destinations in the United States.

Whether you’re hiking Glacier National Park or enjoying a game at the University of Montana, there’s a local experience waiting for you. Kalispell | Polson

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Our recommendations: Buffalo Hill Golf Club in Kalispell, Canyon River Golf Club in Missoula, Double Arrow Golf Resort in Seeley Lake, Glacier Park Lodge Golf Course in East Glacier Park, Wilderness Club in Eureka and Whitefish Lake Golf Course in Whitefish. Golfers can also schedule tee times at several courses in the northern tier of Glacier Country through the Northwest Montana Golf Association.

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• Meadow• Lake Meadow Golf Lake ResortGolf – Columbia Resort – Columbia Falls, MT Falls, • Whitefish MT • Whitefish Lake Golf Lake Course Golf– Whitefish, Course – Whitefish, MT MT • Buffalo Hill Golf Course – Kalispell, MT

• Mission Mountain Golf Club – Ronan, MT

• Cabinet View Golf Club – Libby, MT

• Northern Pines Golf Course – Kalispell, MT

• Indian Springs • IndianRanch Springs GolfRanch Course Golf– Eureka, Course MT – Eureka, • Village MT Greens • VillageGolf Greens Club Golf – Kalispell, Club – MT Kalispell, MT

See the full list of Montana’s golf courses at glaciermt.com/golf.php.

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• Glacier View • Glacier Golf View Course Golf– West Course Glacier, – WestMT Glacier, MT • Polson Bay • Polson Golf Course Bay Golf– Polson, Course MT – Polson, MT Glacier View Golf Course – West Glacier, MT • • BuffaloHillHill GolfCourse Course– Kalispell, – Kalispell,MTMT Buffalo Golf • Indian Golf Course – MT Eureka, MT •• BuffaloSprings Hill GolfRanch Course – Kalispell, • Cabinet View Golf Club– Kalispell, – Libby, Cabinet View Golf Club Libby, MTMT Buffalo Hill Golf Course MTMT • Buffalo Hill Golf Course Kalispell, Meadow Lake Golf Golf Club Resort – Columbia Cabinet View – Libby, MT Falls, MT •• •• Glacier View Golf Course –Libby, West Glacier, Buffalo Hill Course Kalispell, MT MTMT • Glacier View Golf Course Glacier, Cabinet View Golf Club – –Libby, MT Cabinet View Golf Club ––West MT Glacier View Golf Course – West Glacier, MT • •• Indian Springs Ranch Golf Course – Eureka, Cabinet View Golf Club –West Indian Springs Ranch Golf –MT Eureka, MTMT• Glacier View Golf Course –Course Glacier, MTMT Glacier View Golf Course –Libby, West Glacier, Indian Springs Ranch Golf Course – Eureka, MT • •• Meadow Lake Golf Resort –Course Columbia Falls, Glacier View Golf Course West MT Meadow Lake Golf Resort – –Columbia Falls, MTMT• Indian Springs Ranch Golf Course – Glacier, Eureka, Indian Springs Ranch Golf – Eureka, Meadow Lake Golf Resort – Columbia Falls, MT • Indian Springs Ranch Golf – Eureka, Meadow Lake Golf Resort – Columbia Falls, •• Meadow Lake Golf Resort –Course Columbia Falls,MTMT•

Polson Bay Golf Course – Polson, MT • MissionMountain MountainGolf GolfClub Club– Ronan, – Ronan,MTMT Mission Village GolfGolf ClubClub – Kalispell, MissionGreens Mountain – Ronan,MT MT • Northern Pines Golf Course –Ronan, MT Northern Pines Golf Course –– Kalispell, MT Mission Golf Club MissionMountain Mountain Golf Club –Kalispell, Ronan,MT MT Whitefish Lake Golf MT Northern Pines Golf Course Course ––Whitefish, Kalispell, MT •• Polson Bay Golf Course – Polson, Mission Mountain Golf Ronan, MT Polson Bay Golf Course – Club Polson, MTMT MT Northern Pines Golf Course – Kalispell, Northern Pines Golf Course ––Kalispell, MT Polson Bay Golf Course – Polson, MT •• •Village Greens Golf Club ––Polson, Kalispell, Northern Pines Golf Course – Kalispell, Village Greens Club MTMT Buffalo Hill Golf Course Kalispell, MTMT Polson Bay Golf Course – –Polson, MTMT Polson Bay Golf Course –Kalispell, Village Greens Golf Club – Kalispell, MT •• •Whitefish Lake Golf Course – Whitefish, Polson Bay Golf Course Whitefish Lake Course Whitefish, MTMT Cabinet View Golf Libby, MT Village Greens Golf Club ––Kalispell, MTMT Village Greens Club ––Polson, Kalispell, Whitefish Lake Golf Course – Whitefish, MT Village Golf Club – –Whitefish, Kalispell, MT GlacierGreens View Golf Course Glacier, Whitefish Lake Golf Course MTMTMT •• •Whitefish Lake Golf Course –West Whitefish,

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NORTHERN TIER Meet our biggest playground, where adventure is always top of mind.

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Welcome to Glacier Country’s northern tier, where working and playing in the great outdoors is how we spend our days. Take your time exploring. Set off down a backcountry road, chat with the locals (we’re just gonna warn you now: Montanans are really friendly), soak up the surroundings and belly up to the bar at one of our breweries. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

NORTHERN TIER: TOP 10 LIST BIGFORK: Dine, shop and catch a wave or a Broadwaycaliber theater performance in this storied small town. BLACKFEET NATION: Experience an authentic pow wow and other traditional customs of the Blackfeet during the annual North American Indian Days or view the diverse collection of historic arts created by Northern Plains tribes at the Museum of the Plains Indian. BLACKTAIL MOUNTAIN SKI AREA: Ski hundreds of inches of fresh powder with views of Flathead Lake, Glacier National Park and the Mission Mountains. BOB MARSHALL WILDERNESS COMPLEX: 1.5 million acres of rugged peaks, mirrored lakes and expansive valleys, “The Bob” offers explorers the stunning Chinese Wall and over 1,000 miles of trails. CABINET MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS: This recreation hotspot offers snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, 35 hiking trails and 85 high-country glacial lakes. FLATHEAD LAKE: Play on the largest natural freshwater lake in the West and explore Wild Horse Island State Park. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: Take one of most scenic drives in the world on the Crown of the Continent’s Goingto-the-Sun Road—spanning the width of the park and crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass—or head to the North Fork Valley’s famed Polebridge Mercantile, only a mile from the park’s northwest entrance. KALISPELL: Nestled between two ski areas and just outside Glacier National Park, Kalispell boasts championship golf courses and a bustling downtown. Explore history at the Conrad Mansion Museum, Hockaday Museum of Art and The Museum at Central School. KOOTENAI NATIONAL FOREST: Endless attractions include: Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway, the Kootenai River, Kootenai Falls, Lake Koocanusa, Ross Creek Cedar Trail, Libby Dam and the Ten Lakes Scenic Area. WHITEFISH: Named one of the “Top 25 Ski Towns in the World” by National Geographic, Whitefish offers a quaint downtown with shops, food and drink, exciting nightlife, and the world-class Whitefish Mountain Resort. Abundant family fun can be found throughout Montana’s Glacier Country. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

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Rollins

Dayton

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Proctor Trout Creek

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East Glacier Coram Park Martin City Hungry Horse

Kalispell Noxon

Browning

West Glacier Columbia Falls

Whitefish

Marion

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Plains Paradise

St. Regis

Augusta

Arlee

Cascade Seeley Lake

Huson

Ovando

Frenchtown

Missoula

Florence Stevensville

For more information on planning your trip to Glacier Countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Northern Tier, visit glaciermt.com/regions.php or call us at 800.338.5072.

Helmville Canyon Creek

Hamilton

Helena

Drummond Garrison

Victor

Corvallis

Deer Lodge

Philipsburg

Montana City W inston

Clancy

White Sulp Sprin

Jefferson City

Basin

Townsend

Georgetown Lake Anaconda

Darby

Butte

Conner

W ise River

Sula

W isdom

EXPLORE NORTHERN TIER TOWNS: Hungry Horse Kalispell Lakeside Libby Marion Martin City Olney

Melrose

Whitehall Logan Harrison

Silver Star Twin Bridges

Pony Sheridan

Dillon

Bannack

Three Forks

Manhattan

Gallatin Gateway Norris

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East Helena

Boulder

Dewey Divide

Dayton East Glacier Park Elmo Essex Eureka Ferndale Fortine

Wolf Creek

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Clinton

Lolo

Ulm

Stockett

St. Ignatius Ravalli

Superior

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Fort Shaw

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Alberton

Fairfield

Condon

Pablo Ronan

Dixon

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Babb Big Arm Bigfork Browning Columbia Falls Coram Cut Bank

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Sunburst

Cut Bank

Lake McDonald

Apgar

Heron

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Stryker

Troy

Libby

Babb

Boz Big Sky

Alder Virginia City

Belgrad

Ennis Cameron

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Located on the “big arm” of Flathead Lake is the aptly named community of Big Arm. The area around Big Arm is home to numerous types of wildlife and provides incredible views of the lake, as well as close proximity to Wild Horse Island. Years ago, the Salish-Kootenai Indians would pasture their horses on the island to avoid having them stolen by other tribes. Today, Wild Horse Island is a day-use state park that’s ideal for hiking, picnicking and sightseeing.

BI G F OR K

bigfork.org, glaciermt.com/bigfork VISITOR INFORMATION

Hugging the sparkling blue bay where the Swan River flows into Flathead Lake, this picturesque, almost storybook-like community charms with world-class art galleries, fine dining and live theater. Named “One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns” in the nation, Bigfork loves the arts, as noted by its numerous galleries and Bigfork Summer Playhouse. With a year-round population of 1,400 residents, this thriving community welcomes visitors with 50 shops, 25 restaurants and 16 galleries. It’s also a great launching point for playing on Flathead Lake.

Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce 8155 State Highway 35 | Bigfork, 59911 406.837.5888 | bigfork.org Flathead Convention & Visitors Bureau P.O. Box 2164 | Bigfork, 59911 406.756.9091 | 800.543.3105 | fcvb.org Successfully promoting the gorgeous, fun-filled Flathead Valley and northwest Montana.

VACATION HOMES, CONDOS AND CABINS Bridge Street Cottages 309 Bridge St. Bigfork, 59911

406.837.2785 | 888.264.4974 bridgestreetcottages.com

Deluxe one-bedroom (plus living-area sleeper sofa) cottages along the river in Bigfork.

Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals 836 Holt Drive Bigfork, 59911

406.837.4942 mtvacationrentals.com

Fully equipped vacation homes on Flathead, Swan and Echo lakes, as well as in Bigfork.

Swan Lake Cabins 27572 Morning Wood Lane (State Highway 83 between mileposts 78 and 79) Bigfork, 59911

406.837.1137 Log cabins (with breakfast) one hour from Glacier National swanlakecabins.com Park and 9 miles from Bigfork.

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Candlewycke Inn 311 Aero Lane Bigfork, 59911

406.837.6406 | 888.617.8805 candlewyckeinn.com

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Laughing Horse Lodge 22360 State Highway 83 Swan Lake, 59911

406.886.2080 Clean, comfortable, beautiful and affordable lodging with laughinghorselodge.com exceptional food.

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HOTELS AND MOTELS The Islander Inn 14729 Shore Acres Drive Bigfork, 59911

406.837.5472 Your tropical vacation spot on the shores of sleepeatdrink.com Flathead Lake.

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Timbers Motel 8540 State Highway 35 S. Bigfork, 59911

Pet-friendly, non-smoking and clean property where leisurely relaxation awaits.

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Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge 150 Flathead Lodge Road Bigfork, 59911

406.837.4391 flatheadlakelodge.com

A 2,000-acre dude ranch on the shores of Flathead Lake.

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Fireplace suites with views of Flathead Lake. Ideal for groups and weddings.

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406.837.5861 | 800.433.6516 marinacay.com

Flathead Lake’s best full-service resort. Steps from downtown Bigfork.

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Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge 14735 Sylvan Drive Bigfork, 59911

Marina Cay 180 Vista Lane Bigfork, 59911

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In season listing: S=Summer, Y=Year-round. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

Bagley Guide Service 13826 Pine St. Bigfork, 59911

406.837.3618 bagleyguideservice.com

Charter fishing on Flathead Lake.

A 435-seat, indoor, air-conditioned theater presenting Broadway musicals.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse 526 Electric Ave. Bigfork, 59911

406.837.4886 bigforksummerplayhouse.com

Crane Mountain Guide Service 410 Swan River Road Bigfork, 59911

406.837.0918 cranemountainguide.com

Offering top-notch guided fly-fishing float trips through Montana’s majestic wilderness.

Having nightly concert performances by artists in residence and world-renowned performers.

Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation 104 Crestview Drive, Suite 105 Bigfork, 59911

855.855.5900 crownguitarfest.org

Daily Trail Rides - Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge 150 Flathead Lodge Road Bigfork, 59911

406.837.4391 flatheadlakelodge.com

Enjoy daily trail rides near Bigfork, Kalispell and Glacier National Park.

Flathead Lake Sailing & Charters 150 Flathead Lodge Road Bigfork, 59911

406.837.4391 Daily sails aboard historic Q-class sloops and classic flatheadlakesailing.com private charters.

RETAIL AND DINING Kehoe’s Agate Shop 1020 Holt Drive Bigfork, 59911

406.837.4467 Founded in 1932, Kehoe’s Agate Shop offers fine jewelry, kehoesagateshop.com minerals, fossils and more.

Nancy Cawdrey Studio & Gallery 2230 Riverside Road Bigfork, 59911

406.755.2727 An artist well known for her vibrant original paintings of nancycawdrey.com wildlife and the West.

The Raven 14729 Shore Acres Drive Bigfork, 59911

406.837.2836 sleepeatdrink.com

A delicious menu that utilizes local food with an international flair. Waterfront dining.

The Sapphire Shoppe 570 Electric Ave., Suite A Bigfork, 59911

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406.837.2595 Uncover treasures from around the world and Montana, rockymountainnatureco.com including yogo sapphires and fossils.


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Sitting on the rolling foothills just east of Glacier National Park is Browning, the largest community on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and home to Montana’s largest tribe—the Blackfeet. Each summer, Browning hosts North American Indian Days, one of the largest gatherings of Unites States and Canadian tribes to honor the native way of life with a celebration that includes dancing, traditional games, a pow wow, Indian relay and rodeo. Learn more about the Blackfeet Tribe by visiting the Museum of the Plains Indian and nearby shops and galleries.

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Blackfeet Country P.O. Box 2809 | Browning, 59417 406.338.7406 | blackfeetcountry.com Information for the Blackfeet Nation, including recreation, tribal campgrounds and events.

406.338.2787 blackfeetculturecamp.com

Stay in a traditional Blackfeet tipi camp, enjoy authentic cuisine and an art exhibit.

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U.S. Highway 89 and W. Durham Road Browning, 59417

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES Glacier Peaks Casino Junction of U.S. Highway 2 and 89 W. Browning, 59417

406.338.2274 | 877.238.9946 glacierpeakscasino.com

Montana’s largest casino attached to Glacier National Park area’s newest hotel.

Offering history of the Plains Indian, art and way of life in past and present context.

Museum of the Plains Indian Junction of U.S. Highway 2 and 89 W. Browning, 59417

406.338.2230

RETAIL AND DINING Faught’s Blackfeet Trading Post 133 W. Central Ave. Browning, 59417

406.338.2275 Find Native American items and an inventory of clothing, shoes, western wear and blankets.

Western Curios 129 Central Ave. E. Browning, 59417

406.338.2815

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Blackfeet beadwork, moccasins and Glacier National Park tokens. Lowest prices in the area.

cutbankchamber.com, glaciermt.com/cut-bank VISITOR INFORMATION

Home to plentiful western adventure and abundant outdoor opportunities is Cut Bank. With the Rocky Mountain Front as its backdrop, the Cut Bank area offers services for cattle drives, guided fishing trips, birding, lodging and camping. It’s also a great community to stay and explore, with many multi-day events ranging from Lewis and Clark celebrations to Shakespeare in the Park. Plus, it has an international airport—ideal for small planes.

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Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce 725 E. Main St. | Cut Bank, 59427 406.873.4041 | cutbankchamber.com Visitor information about the area and Glacier National Park.

Riverview RV Park 401 Fourth Ave. SW. Cut Bank, 59427

406.873.4151

Campground located on the Big Thompson River in Cut Bank. SEASON: APRIL 15 - OCTOBER 15

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES Glacier County Historical Museum & Archive 107 Old Kevin Highway Cut Bank, 59427

406.873.4904 glaciercountygov.com

Educational and interactive exhibits that include Lewis and Clark and early homesteads.

D AYTON

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From its location on the shores of Flathead Lake, Dayton is an ideal launching point for travel to Wild Horse Island— a primitive state park on Flathead Lake. Dayton Bay is known for its consistent winds, making it a great place to sail, and also offers visitors access to sailboat rentals, sailing lessons and winter storage. Montana’s first bonded winery is located near Dayton and produces wines that include grapes grown at their on-site vineyard.

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES Dayton Yacht Harbor 299 C St. Dayton, 59914

406.849.5423 daytonyachtharbor.com

Winter storage, haul/launch facilities, sailing school, rentals, repairs and maintenance.

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This small community is located along the western shore of Flathead Lake on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Located in fertile farmlands, the region is known for its popular—and delicious—Flathead cherries. During the third weekend of July, Elmo hosts the Standing Arrow Pow Wow, a gathering that includes drumming, dancing and traditional native dress and food.

E UR EKA

eurekamontana.org, glaciermt.com/eureka

Sitting in the lush Tobacco Valley is the quaint town of Eureka. With a charming main street and small-town hospitality, Eureka keeps the past alive at the Tobacco Valley Historical Village—a collection of restored buildings from the 1880s to 1920s. It also provides easy access to Lake Koocanusa and the Ten Lakes Scenic Area, with miles of hiking trails, fishing streams and campsites. Plus, Eureka is located minutes from the U.S. border crossing at the 24-hour Port of Roosville.

VISITOR INFORMATION Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce 2 Dewey Ave. | Eureka, 59917 406.889.4636 | eurekamontana.org

BUSINESS SERVICES Eureka Rural Development Partners Inc. 406.297.7374 eurekardp.net

Economic development and business resource center for north Lincoln and Flathead counties.

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P.O. Box 1951 Eureka, 59917

Wilderness Club 1885 Sophie Lake Road Eureka, 59917

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406.889.6501 | 866.846.8095 thewildernessclub.com

Nick Faldo Championship Golf Course, with accommodations, waterpark, clubhouse and lodge.


NO RT H ERN T I ER RETAIL AND DINING Elk Camp Arts P.O. Box 361 Eureka, 59917

406.889.3792 The Natural Canvas Art Studio, home of western and wildlife elkcampart.com artist, Randy McIntyre.

FE RN DALE

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Located five minutes east of Bigfork is Ferndale. With its setting in the Flathead Valley, Ferndale has incredible views of both the Mission Mountains and Swan Mountain Range. Nearby lakes and rivers include Flathead Lake and the Swan River, and hiking is available in the Jewel Basin and nearby Bob Marshall Wilderness.

FO RT INE

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Once a station on the Great Northern Railroad Line, Fortine was named in honor of an early settler. Northwest Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kootenai National Forest is home to the Ten Lake Scenic Area, home to around 90 miles of off-the-beaten-path trails and rugged terrain perfect for hiking, backpacking and riding. Hardcore fishermen and backpackers have been known to hike to the forestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hidden high-mountain lakes.

Start planning your trip today. For up-to-date tips and travel news, follow us on

VISITOR INFORMATION Fortine Ranger District Kootenai National Forest 949 U.S. Highway 93 N. | Eureka, 59917 406.296.2536 | fs.usda.gov/kootenai/

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PRISTINE LODGING LOCATED AT THE GATEWAY TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK.

A four-season destination inspired by the people, culture and landscapes of Montana, the new Cedar Creek Lodge and Conference Center blends the comfort of a mountain lodge with modern style at the gateway to Glacier National Park.

930 Second Ave W., Columbia Falls, MT 59912 glaciernationalparklodges.com 1.855.733.4522 #GlacierMT |

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GLACIER NATIONAL PARK SURROUNDING AREA The Glacier National Park area encompasses the charming communities of Babb, Columbia Falls, Coram, East Glacier Park, Essex, Hungry Horse, Martin City, Polebridge, St. Mary and West Glacier. B A BB

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Mere minutes from the eastern edge of Glacier National Park and located at the junction of U.S. Route 89 and Many Glacier Road on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation is Babb. One of the region’s smallest towns, Babb is a popular dining spot for visitors after a day of exploring. Great fishing is also found on nearby Duck Lake. When fishing on the Blackfeet Nation, be sure to purchase a tribal fishing permit.

CO L U MB IA FALLS

columbiafallschamber.org, glaciermt.com/columbia-falls

The gateway to Glacier National Park, Columbia Falls is located 15 minutes from the park’s west entrance. This lively Montana town—home to locally owned shops, restaurants, a brewery and summer farmers market—is an ideal launching point for recreating in Glacier National Park, floating the Flathead River and Flathead Lake, and exploring the nearby 2 million acres of the Flathead National Forest.

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Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 233 13th St. E. | Columbia Falls, 59912 406.892.2072 | columbiafallschamber.org Nestled in the northwest corner of Montana, with Glacier National Park at its doorstep.

VISITOR INFORMATION East Glacier Park Chamber of Commerce 909 State Highway 49 N. East Glacier Park, 59434 406.226.4403 | eastglacierpark.info Come in for visitor information, located in Mountain Pine Motel.

columbiafallschamber.org, glaciermt.com/essex

Though it may be small, Essex is a destination to note in northwest Montana. A stone’s throw from Glacier National Park, Essex is just off U.S. Highway 2 along the southern border of the park. Open year-round, the historic Izaak Walton Inn sits trackside and perfectly combines railroad history with outdoor recreation, including access to nearby hiking trails, playing in the park and skiing its on-site trail system. Plus, a short drive from Essex leads to the Walton Goat Lick Overlook—a viewing spot for mountain goats.

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eastglacierpark.info, glaciermt.com/east-glacier-park

For travelers heading west, East Glacier Park is a perfect place to begin your journey in Western Montana. As one of the gateways to Glacier National Park, this community has an authentic simplicity, complete with friendly locals that serve up home-cooked meals, delicious huckleberry ice cream and—if you play your cards right—insider tips on what to do and see in the area. Located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, East Glacier Park and its surrounding areas have cultural and historical significance to the Blackfeet Tribe.

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Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 233 13th St. E. | Columbia Falls, 59912 406.892.2072 | columbiafallschamber.org Nestled in the northwest corner of Montana, with Glacier National Park at its doorstep.

columbiafallschamber.org, glaciermt.com/coram

Located south of West Glacier, the small Montana town of Coram is minutes from Glacier National Park along U.S. Highway 2. With family-fun attractions, a distillery and an array of lodging options—including canvas tents and mountain-inspired cabins and lodges—Coram is quickly becoming a place where visitors stop and stay awhile as they explore the Crown of the Continent region.

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VISITOR INFORMATION Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 233 13th St. E. | Columbia Falls, 59912 406.892.2072 | columbiafallschamber.org Nestled in the northwest corner of Montana, with Glacier National Park at its doorstep.


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columbiafallschamber.org, glaciermt.com/hungry-horse

Surrounded by some of Western Montana’s most spectacular mountains and only a few minutes from Glacier National Park is the small community of Hungry Horse. Sitting on the edge of Hungry Horse Reservoir and Hungry Horse Dam, the town is home to local shops, lodging and plentiful huckleberry-themed treats. During the summer, visitors can take guided tours of the dam and learn about its history and present-day function. Plus, Hungry Horse Reservoir flies under the radar as a water recreation destination, making it perfect for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

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VISITOR INFORMATION Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 233 13th St. E. | Columbia Falls, 59912 406.892.2072 | columbiafallschamber.org Nestled in the northwest corner of Montana, with Glacier National Park at its doorstep.

columbiafallschamber.org, glaciermt.com/martin-city

During the heyday of the Hungry Horse Dam project, Martin City was a boomtown, home to rowdy residents, dam workers and some of the heartiest residents in the region. Just a few minutes’ drive from Glacier National Park and the nearby Flathead National Forest, the region has plentiful opportunities ideal for a remote, quiet camping experience with numerous trails leading into nearby wilderness areas. Time it right and experience one of Martin City’s best traditions—Cabin Fever Days—held annually in February.

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VISITOR INFORMATION Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 233 13th St. E. | Columbia Falls, 59912 406.892.2072 | columbiafallschamber.org Nestled in the northwest corner of Montana, with Glacier National Park at its doorstep.

columbiafallschamber.org, glaciermt.com/polebridge

Less than 1 mile from the northwest entrance to Glacier National Park is the community of Polebridge. Made up of a handful of houses, cabins, a hostel and small ranches along the North Fork Road, the hub of this area is the historic mercantile. A one-stop shop for locals and visitors alike, the merc is famous for its freshly baked goods, sandwiches and authentic personality.

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VISITOR INFORMATION Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 233 13th St. E. | Columbia Falls, 59912 406.892.2072 | columbiafallschamber.org Nestled in the northwest corner of Montana, with Glacier National Park at its doorstep.

glaciermt.com/st-mary

Serving as the east entrance to Glacier National Park and the Going-to-the-Sun Road, St. Mary is a prime home base for exploring the east side of the park, as well as the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. While most of its offerings are seasonal, St. Mary has lodging accommodations, a grocery store, gas station, restaurants and campground. During the winter months, visitors can access the Going-to-the-Sun Road for cross-country skiing from the St. Mary entrance.

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nps.gov/glac, glaciermt.com/west-glacier

Serving as the western gateway to Glacier National Park, West Glacier is “guide central” with many adventures in and around the park beginning and ending here. Guide services offer trips that include hiking, whitewater and scenic rafting, flyfishing, overnight excursions, trail rides and helicopter tours. In summer and fall, this bustling community has Montana-minded shops, great local dining and numerous accommodations. Quieter during winter, West Glacier does offer lodging and dining during the park’s slower season.

VISITOR INFORMATION Glacier National Park P.O. Box 128 | West Glacier, 59936 406.888.7800 | nps.gov/glac Headquarters for Glacier National Park.

The following businesses are located in the the Glacier National Park surrounding area. VACATION HOMES, CONDOS AND CABINS The Stonehouse at Duck Lake Lot #4 Golden Glacier Park Lands Babb, 59411

406.250.9415 thestonehouseatducklake.com

Three-bedroom retreat on Duck Lake, with two full-sized bathrooms and a full kitchen.

Columbia Falls Timeshares from SellMyTimeshareNOW 877.815.4227

sellmytimesharenow.com/ timeshare/Columbia+Falls/city/

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406.250.1576 Vacation rental cabins located minutes to the reclusivemoosecabins.com west entrance of Glacier National Park.

Glacier Under CanvasÂŽ 101 Under Canvas Road Coram, 59913

406.552.4195 Glacier Under CanvasÂŽ is located 7 miles glacierundercanvas.com from breathtaking Glacier National Park.

Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins 9549 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, 59919

406.387.4420 | 877.387.4420 historictamaracklodge.com

Historic lodge and 23 cabins offer year-round lodging 8 miles from Glacier National Park.

Abbott Valley Homestead 837 Spotted Bear Road Martin City, 59926

406.387.5330 abbottvalley.com

Historic cabins located on homestead next to Glacier National Park. Perfect for reunions!

St. Mary Glacier Park KOA 106 West Shore Road St. Mary, 59417

406.732.4122 | 800.562.1504 goglacier.com

Deluxe cabins with full amenities. Great base-camp location for Glacier National Park.

Glacier Bear Retreat 348 Grist Road West Glacier, 59936

888.868.2327 Enjoy peace and quiet in the only luxury home located glacierbearretreat.com inside Glacier National Park.

Glacier Raft & Outdoor Center Cabins 12400 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

406.888.5454 | 800.235.6781 glacierraftco.com

Log cabins with kitchens, fireplaces, fishing ponds and views of Glacier National Park.

406.387.5340 | 800.735.7897 greatnorthernresort.com

Premiere spot for weddings, retreats, romantic getaways, family reunions or vacations.

Great Northern Resort 12127 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

Silverwolf Log Chalets Inc. 160 Gladys Glen Road West Glacier, 59936

406.387.4448 12 designer cabins with fireplaces, log furnishings, silverwolfchalets.com Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Adults only.

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Bison Creek Ranch 20722 U.S. Highway 2 East Glacier Park, 59434

406.226.4482 Secluded cabins and restaurant with Montana hospitality bisoncreekranch.com and views of the Northern Rockies.

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406.892.7686 westerninnglacier.com

Family and dog-friendly, kitchenettes and miniature golf. Close to Glacier National Park.

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406.892.0888 glaciertravelinn.com

Dog-friendly hotel in Columbia Falls with free breakfast. Close to Glacier National Park.

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Glacier Travel Inn 7336 U.S. Highway 2 E. Columbia Falls, 59912

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Glacier Park Lodge U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 49 East Glacier Park, 59434

406.892.2525 Historic lodge featuring restaurant, lounge, gift shop, glacierparkinc.com tours and activities.

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406.226.4403 Family-run motel with friendly staff. Borders Glacier mtnpine.com National Park.

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Mountain Pine Motel State Highway 49 (1/2 mile north of U.S. Highway 2) East Glacier Park, 59434

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Sears Motel & Gift Shop 1023 State Highway 49 N. East Glacier Park, 59434

406.226.4432 Clean rooms, plus on-site camping, gift shop and searsmotel.com Dollar Rent-A-Car.

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406.226.9143 trlodge.com

Deluxe cabins with full baths, kitchenettes, fireplaces and private decks.

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406.888.5720 glacierhaveninn.com

Remodeled wildlife-themed rooms feature fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and TV.

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855.733.4522 glaciernationalparklodges.com

Authorized concessioner providing in-park lodging, dining and red bus tours.

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406.892.2525 glacierparkinc.com

Near the shores of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.

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Travelers Rest Lodge 20987 U.S. Highway 2 East Glacier Park, 59434

Glacier Haven Inn 14305 U.S. Highway 2 E. Essex, 59916

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Motel Lake McDonald 288 Lake McDonald Lodge Loop Road Glacier National Park

Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins 9549 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, 59919

406.387.4420 | 877.387.4420 historictamaracklodge.com

Mini Golden Inns Motel 8955 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, 59919

406.387.4313 | 800.891.6464 hungryhorselodging.com

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St. Mary Lodge & Resort U.S. Highway 89 and Going-to-the-Sun Road St. Mary, 59417

406.892.2525 Lodging, restaurant, lounge, gift shop, tours glacierparkinc.com and activities.

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406.892.2525 Cabins and rooms at Lake McDonald, with on-site glacierparkinc.com gift shop.

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Apgar Village Lodge 9 W. Apgar Loop Road West Glacier, 59936

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Glacier Guides Lodge 120 Highline Blvd. West Glacier, 59936

A relaxing eco-conscious lodge 1 mile from Glacier National Park.

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West Glacier Motel 200 Going-to-the-Sun Road West Glacier, 59936

406.892.2525 Motel, cabins and restaurant at Glacier National Park’s glacierparkinc.com west entrance.

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Glacier Peaks RV Park & Cabins 3185 U.S. Highway 40 W. Columbia Falls, 59912

406.892.2133 | 800.268.4849 glacierpeaksrvpark.com

Close to west entrance of Glacier National Park, partially shaded, 60 pull-through sites.

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LaSalle RV Park 5618 U.S. Highway 2 W. Columbia Falls, 59912

406.892.4668 | 877.894.4178 lasallervpark.webs.com

Close to Glacier National Park. Full hookups, shaded pullthrough spaces. Tenters welcome.

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Glacier Under Canvas® 101 Under Canvas Road Coram, 59913

406.552.4195 glacierundercanvas.com

Glacier Under Canvas® is located 7 miles from breathtaking Glacier National Park.

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Crooked Tree Motel & RV Park 8688 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, 59919

406.387.5531 crookedtreemotel.com

Family and pet-friendly, close to Glacier National Park, full RV hookups and cabins.

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Johnson’s of St. Mary 21 Red Eagle Road St. Mary, 59417

406.732.4207 johnsonsofstmary.com

Outstanding views of Glacier National Park and St. Mary Lake. SEASON: MAY - SEPTEMBER

St. Mary Glacier Park KOA 106 West Shore Road St. Mary, 59417

406.732.4122 | 800.562.1504 goglacier.com

Centrally located resort just 1 mile from Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. SEASON: MAY - SEPTEMBER

Glacier Campground & RV Park 12070 U.S. Highway 2 West Glacier, 59936

406.387.5689 | 888.387.5689 glaciercampground.com

Camping in a beautiful wooded setting. SEASON: MAY 15 - SEPTEMBER 30

Glacier Haven RV & Campground 14297 U.S. Highway 2 E. Essex, 59916

406.888.9987 glacierhavenrv-campground.com

Full-service wooded RV park located near the southern tip of Glacier National Park. SEASON: MAY - OCTOBER

West Glacier KOA 355 Half Moon Flats Road West Glacier, 59936

406.387.5341 | 800.562.3313 westglacierkoa.com

Full-service campground resort 2.5 miles from Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

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Cedar Creek Lodge 930 Second Ave. W. Columbia Falls, 59912

406.897.7070 glaciernationalparklodges.com

Pristine mountain-lodge comfort and modern style at the gateway to Glacier National Park.

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406.892.1464 gentryriverranch.com

Offering fully furnished, luxury cabin rentals overlooking the majestic Flathead River.

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406.892.8700 | 800.321.4653 meadowlake.com

Full-service resort, inn, condos, vacation homes, golf course and spa.

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406.862.7740 | 800.775.1740 northfortyresort.com

Montana-style lodging in the heart of the Flathead Valley.

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406.871.2161 riverrockhostel.com

Private room, bunk room or reserve the whole house.

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406.552.4195 glacierundercanvas.com

Located 7 miles from breathtaking Glacier National Park.

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406.387.9071 | 800.698.0458 greenvalleyranchmontana.com

Private Montana ranch vacation destination with luxury accommodations and mountain views.

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406.226.9392 serranosmexican.com

Independent youth hostel, $45. A favorite of backpackers and hikers.

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406.226.9319 summitmtnlodge.com

Cozy cabins, incredible views and wildlife-viewing opportunities. On-site steakhouse.

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406.888.5700 izaakwaltoninn.com

Authentic experience with unique railroad history. Variety of lodging selections.

Gentry River Ranch 62 Gentry Way Columbia Falls, 59912

Meadow Lake Resort 100 Saint Andrews Drive Columbia Falls, 59912

North Forty Resort 3765 State Highway 40 W. Columbia Falls, 59912

River Rock Hostel 24 Seventh St. W. Columbia Falls, 59912

Glacier Under Canvas® 101 Under Canvas Road Coram, 59913

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Green Valley Ranch 300 Desert Lodge Road Coram, 59913

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Backpacker’s Inn 29 Dawson Ave. East Glacier Park, 59434

Summit Mountain Lodge & Steakhouse 16900 U.S. Highway 2 E. East Glacier Park, 59434

Izaak Walton Inn 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road Essex, 59916

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855.733.4522 glaciernationalparklodges.com

Authorized concessioner providing in-park lodging, dining and red bus tours.

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406.387.4420 | 877.387.4420 historictamaracklodge.com

Historic 100-year-old lodge with on-site cabins 8 miles from Glacier National Park.

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406.888.5000 | 888.235.8665 beltonchalet.com

Swiss chalet-style historical property with on-site fine dining and lodging.

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406.387.5340 | 800.735.7897 greatnorthernresort.com

Log cabins less than 1 mile from Glacier National Park.

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Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins 9549 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, 59919

Belton Chalet 12575 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

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Great Northern Resort 12127 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

In season listing: S=Summer, Y=Year-round. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

BUSINESS SERVICES Dollar Rent-A-Car 5506 U.S. Highway 2 W. Columbia Falls, 59912

406.892.0009 | 800.457.5335 dollar.com

Diverse types of vehicles: vans, trucks, SUVs and all sizes of cars. Friendly service.

Glacier National Park Conservancy P.O. Box 2749 Columbia Falls, 59912

406.892.3250 Working to preserve and protect Glacier National Park as glacier.org the official fundraising partner.

Rocky Mountain Transportation

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Glacier Adventure Guides 1306 Third Ave. W. Columbia Falls, 59912

406.892.2173 | 877.735.9514 glacieradventureguides.com

Summer and winter adventures customized to your ability, interest and skill level.

Amazing Fun Center 10265 U.S. Highway 2 E. Coram, 59913

406.387.5902 Two-level maze, go-carts, miniature golf, squirting amazingfuncenter.com bumper boats and bank-shot basketball!

Glacier Under CanvasÂŽ 101 Under Canvas Road Coram, 59913

406.552.4195 Glacier Under CanvasÂŽ is located 7 miles from glacierundercanvas.com breathtaking Glacier National Park.

Glacier Park Lodge Golf Course U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 49 East Glacier Park, 59434

406.892.2525 9-hole golf course with spectacular views of Glacier glacierparkinc.com National Park.

406.226.9220 | 800.786.9220 glaciersuntours.com

Sun Tours 29 Glacier Ave. East Glacier Park, 59434

Daily native Blackfeet interpretive bus tours through Glacier National Park.

Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc. 15600 U.S. Highway 2 E. Essex, 59916

406.226.9225 Take a backcountry trip in the stunning Bob Marshall snowysprings.com and Great Bear wilderness areas.

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Throughout Glacier National Park Glacier National Park

406.387.5555 | 800.521.7238 glacierguides.com

Whitewater rafting and exclusive guide service for hiking in Glacier National Park.

Glacier Institute Glacier National Park Field Camp Glacier National Park

406.755.1211 Offering daily outdoor learning hikes in Glacier National glacierinstitute.org Park and surrounding areas.

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Glacier Park Boat Company Throughout Glacier National Park Glacier National Park

406.257.2426 Boat tours, charters, group tours, guided hikes and glacierparkboats.com rental boats in Glacier National Park.

Red Bus Tours - Glacier National Park Lodges Throughout Glacier National Park Glacier National Park

855.733.4522 glaciernationalparklodges.com

Experience Glacier National Park by riding in classic touring buses with roll-back tops.

406.888.5105 polebridgemerc.com

World-famous bakery, general store and cabin rentals; 1 mile from Glacier National Park.

406.888.5454 | 800.235.6781 glacieranglers.net

Guided fly-fishing, wilderness trips, rivers and private ponds. Orvis-endorsed outfitter.

406.387.4141 glacierhelitours.net

Offering tours over Glacier National Park, up to six passengers. Rental cars available.

406.888.5454 | 800.235.6781 glacierraftco.com

Only Montana river outfitter licensed to guide from Great Bear Wilderness.

406.387.5340 | 800.735.7897 greatnorthernresort.com

Experience half-day, full-day, dinner or multi-day adventures on the Flathead River.

Ideal location for an unforgettable wedding, complete with views of Glacier National Park.

Polebridge Mercantile Bakery & Cabins 265 Polebridge Loop Polebridge, 59928

Glacier Anglers 12400 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

Glacier Heli Tours 12205 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

Glacier Raft Company 12400 U.S. Highway 2 E., 106 Going-to-the-Sun Road West Glacier, 59936

Great Northern Guides 12127 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

Great Northern Weddings 12127 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

406.387.5340 | 800.735.7897 glacierparkweddings.com

Swan Mountain Outfitters - Glacier Division Apgar, Lake McDonald, Many Glacier and West Glacier West Glacier, 59936

406.387.4405 | 877.888.5557 Exclusive provider of trail rides and packing services swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier in Glacier National Park.

Wilderness River Outfitters Middle and South forks of Flathead River West Glacier, 59936

208.756.3959 | 800.252.6581 wildernessriver.com

Scenic whitewater rafting trips on the Middle and South forks of the Flathead River.

406.387.9453 | 800.700.7056 riverwild.com

Enjoy whitewater and scenic rafting, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding and much more!

Wild River Adventures 11900 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

RETAIL AND DINING Bison Creek Ranch 20722 U.S. Highway 2 W. East Glacier Park, 59434

406.226.4482 An award-winning restaurant with a diverse menu and great bisoncreekranch.com views of the Rocky Mountains.

Serranoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican Restaurant 29 Dawson Ave. East Glacier Park, 59434

406.226.9392 serranosmexican.com

Specializing in homemade foods of Mexico and the Southwest region of the U.S.

Summit Mountain Lodge & Steakhouse 16900 U.S. Highway 2 W. East Glacier Park, 59434

406.226.9319 Full-service steakhouse with an outside patio and stunning summitmtnlodge.com views of Glacier National Park.

The Walton Mercantile 14830 U.S. Highway 2 E. Essex, 59916

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NO RT H ERN T I ER RETAIL AND DINING Glacier Distilling Company 10237 U.S. Highway 2 E. Coram, 59913

406.387.9887 A locally owned, small-batch distillery making handcrafted glacierdistilling.com and hand-bottled spirits.

The Huckleberry Patch 8858 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, 59919

406.387.5000 | 800.527.7340 huckleberrypatch.com

The original huckleberry cannery. Home of Erna’s “world-famous homemade huckleberry pies.”

406.387.4420 | 877.387.4420 historictamaracklodge.com

Enjoy made-in-Montana goodies at this coffee bar, saloon, restaurant and gift shop.

Off the Beaten Path 9549 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, 59919

Rocky Mountain Nature Co. 111 Hungry Horse Blvd. Hungry Horse, 59919

406.387.4079 Shop with yogo sapphires, silver jewelry, books, fossils, rockymountainnatureco.com huckleberry products and more.

Belton Chalet Grill, Dining Room & Tap Room 12575 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

406.888.5000 beltonchalet.com

Fine dining and lodging in this Swiss chalet-style historical property.

Crown of the Continent Discovery Center 12000 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

406.387.4405 crowndiscoverycenter.com

Trail rides, restaurant, petting zoo, spirits bar, ice cream and Montana products!

Glacier Outdoor Center 12400 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

406.888.5454 | 800.235.6781 glacierraftco.com

Offering rafting, fishing, clothing, cabins and rentals. Fishing licenses available.

Montana House 198 Apgar Loop Road (Apgar Village) West Glacier, 59936

406.888.5393 Arts and crafts made by American Indian and Montana montanahouse.info artists, authors and musicians.

KAL I S PE LL

discoverkalispell.com, glaciermt.com/kalispell

Centrally located between Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park is the hub of the Flathead Valley—Kalispell. A bustling community, Kalispell has a notable old-west charm that seems to effortlessly coincide with modern-day arts and culture. Stroll through the historic downtown district and explore local studios, galleries and shops that specialize in made-in-Montana goods before rounding out the day with a visit to a local restaurant and watering hole.

VISITOR INFORMATION Discover Kalispell – The Official Convention & Visitors Bureau 15 Depot Park | Kalispell, 59901 406.758.2811 | 888.888.2308 discoverkalispell.com Stop by the Kalispell Visitor Center for free maps, guides and the best local advice.

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau 15 Depot Park | Kalispell, 59901 406.758.2803 | 888.888.2308 kalispellchamber.com Vacation, investment and relocation information for Kalispell and the Flathead Valley.

Evergreen Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 5604 | Kalispell, 59903 406.885.1212 | evergreencofc.com

VACATION HOMES, CONDOS AND CABINS Edgewater RV Resort & Motel 7140 U.S. Highway 93 S. Lakeside, 59922

406.844.3644 Fully furnished cabins, motel and condos on Flathead edgewaterrv.com Lake with full-service campground.

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground 825 Helena Flats Road Kalispell, 59901

406.755.9573 | 800.968.5637 glaciercamping.com

Forested RV park and campground with six cabins, playground, creek, open sites and Wi-Fi.

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BED-AND-BREAKFASTS Dreamcatcher Lodge 130 Spotted Fawn Lane Kalispell, 59901

406.752.3201 dreamcatcherlodgemt.com

Nestled in the forest of the Swan Mountains, minutes from Glacier National Park.

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Best Western Plus Flathead Lake Inn & Suites 4824 U.S. Highway 93 S. Kalispell, 59901

406.857.2400 | 888.226.1003 bestwesternflatheadlake.com

Centrally located between Lakeside and Kalispell.

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FairBridge Inn & Suites-Outlaw Convention Center 1701 U.S. Highway 93 S. Kalispell, 59901

406.755.6100 fairbridgekalispell.com

Catering to business clients and doting on families.

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406.752.4333 | 800.406.4072 glacierridgesuites.com

Luxury extended-stay suites with fully equipped kitchens.

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406.755.7900 | 800.426.7866 hamptoninnkalispell.com

Outstanding service and accommodations at this award-winning Hampton Inn.

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Kalispell’s finest hotel and newest conference center close to downtown.

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North of Kalispell, close to the airport and Glacier National Park.

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406.755.8080 | 800.CAL.LHOM kalispell.homewoodsuites.com

Kalispell’s newest and only all-suites property!

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406.755.8100 | 800.858.7422 kalispellgrand.com

Downtown historic hotel. Locally owned and operated with you in mind.

406.257.5255 | 888.870.5552 lq.com

Lodge-style feel with freshly baked cookies near Glacier National Park.

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Glacier Ridge Suites 281 First Ave. W.N. Kalispell, 59901

Hampton Inn Kalispell 1140 U.S. Highway 2 W. Kalispell, 59901

Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell 1840 U.S. Highway 93 S. Kalispell, 59901

406.756.4500 | 877.782.9444 kalispell.hgi.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 275 Treeline Road Kalispell, 59901

406.755.7405 | 800.HOLIDAY kalispellhie.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton 195 Hutton Ranch Road Kalispell, 59901

Kalispell Grand Hotel 100 Main St. Kalispell, 59901

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LaQuinta Inn & Suites 255 Montclair Drive Kalispell, 59901

Red Lion Hotel Kalispell 20 N. Main St. Kalispell, 59901

406.751.5050 | 800.325.4000 redlion.com/kalispell

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Glacier Pines RV Park 120 Swan Mountain Drive Kalispell, 59901

406.752.2760 Great location. 30/50 amp pull-through sites. Laundry, glacierpines.com showers, Wi-Fi and heated pool.

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LaSalle RV Park 5618 U.S. Highway 2 W. Kalispell, 59912

406.892.4668 | 877.894.4178 lasallervpark.webs.com

Close to Glacier National Park. Full hookups, shaded pull-through spaces. Tenters welcome. SEASON: YEAR-ROUND

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground 825 Helena Flats Road Kalispell, 59901

406.755.9573 | 800.968.5637 glaciercamping.com

Centrally located RV park and campground. Near Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake.

SEASON: YEAR-ROUND

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NO RT H ERN T I ER BUSINESS SERVICES Alamo & National Car Rental 4170 U.S. Highway 2 E. (Glacier Park International Airport) Kalispell, 59901

406.257.7144 | 800.227.7368 alamo.com, nationalcar.com

Providing a large selection of auto rentals. Save time and money when you rent with us.

406.257.2727 | 800.331.1212 http://locations.avis.com/mt/ kalispell/fca.html

Renting compact, mid-size and full-size cars, SUVs and premium SUVs.

Avis Car Rental 4170 U.S. Highway 2 E. (Glacier Park International Airport) Kalispell, 59901

Flathead Travel Service Inc. 500 S. Main St. Kalispell, 59901

406.752.8700 | 800.223.9380 flatheadtravel.com

Offering Montana tours, customized vacations and Glacier National Park accommodations.

Glacier Park International Airport 4170 U.S. Highway 2 E. Kalispell, 59901

406.257.5994 Airport with rental car service, gift shop and iflyglacier.com on-site dining.

Kalispell Regional Healthcare 310 Sunnyview Lane Kalispell, 59901

406.752.5111 A full-service healthcare facility including neuroscience, krh.org surgery and cancer care.

Rocky Mountain Transportation 1410 E. Edgewood Drive Whitefish, 59937

406.863.1200 We offer you full-service transportation solutions. rockymountaintrans.com

Summit Preparatory School

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406.758.8100 A nonprofit accredited coed therapeutic boarding summitprepschool.org school for struggling teens.

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Artemis Acres Paint Horse Ranch 610 Patrick Creek Road Kalispell, 59901

406.755.3723 | 866.272.9620 artemisacres.com

Beautiful guest ranch offering horseback trail rides, plus a lodge with private entrances.

406.756.4530 | 888.342.6319 golfbuffalohill.com

27-hole championship golf course. State-of-the-art facility, with full-service clubhouse.

Buffalo Hill Golf Club 1176 N. Main St. Kalispell, 59901

Glacier Jet Center 4170 U.S. Highway 2 E. Kalispell, 59901

406.755.5362 World-class facility with space to land and park your glacierjetcenter.com aircraft. Full-service concierge.

Glacier Symphony & Chorale 69 N. Main St. Kalispell, 59901

406.407.7000 gscmusic.org

Live symphonic music concerts year-round in Flathead Valley, including Festival Amadeus.

Hockaday Museum of Art 302 Second Ave. Kalispell, 59901

406.755.5268 Experience Montana art and culture in turn-of-the-century hockadaymuseum.org Carnegie Library building.

Kalispell Business Improvement District & Association 14 Third St. E., Suite 260 Kalispell, 59901

406.253.6923 Historic downtown Kalispell features specialty retail, downtownkalispell.com delightful restaurants and hotels.

Museum at Central School 124 Second Ave. E. Kalispell, 59901

406.756.8381 Featuring history of the Flathead Valley, Indian culture yourmuseum.org and timber industry. Gift shop.

Northern Rockies Outfitters Ltd. 270 Bayou Road Kalispell, 59901

406.756.2544 Fly-fishing, float trips, mountain-stream fishing and fall northernrockiesoutfit.com big-game hunting.

Northwest Golf Association P.O. Box 1116 Kalispell, 59903

800.392.9795 golfmontana.net

One-call booking center for 10 championship Montana golf courses and accommodations.

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N O RT H E R N TIE R KAL I S PE LL CONTI NUED RETAIL AND DINING Gold Rush Pawn & American Motorcycle 1353 U.S. Highway 2 E. Kalispell, 59901

406.257.7296 Firearms, new and vintage jewelry, art, gifts, parts and goldrushpawn.com accessories for Harley-Davidsons.

Hop’s Downtown Grill 121 Main St. Kalispell, 59901

406.755.7687 Montana’s best burgers—wagyu beef, bison, yak and elk. hopsmontana.com Craft beers and artisan wines.

Kalispell Brewing Company 412 Main St. Kalispell, 59901

406.756.2739 Offering classic German lagers and hoppy northwest style kalispellbrewing.com ales, as well as seasonal beers.

The Montana Club 1301 S. Main St. Kalispell, 59901

406.260.4401 Serving true Montana-style dishes. Comfortable lounge montanaclub.com and private gaming.

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream 343 Main St. Kalispell, 59901

406.257.1102 sweetpeaksicecream.com

Handcrafted ice cream, making the world a little happier and sweeter with every scoop.

L A K ESIDE

lakesidesomers.org, glaciermt.com/lakeside VISITOR INFORMATION

Hugging the western shore of Flathead Lake’s northern end is Lakeside. Providing easy access for playing on the 28-mile long lake, it’s a popular destination for many summer visitors as they cruise the lake on a guided boat tour, stroll through locally owned shops or take in the views of the Swan Mountains. During the winter months, visitors can carve lines at the town’s nearby ski area, complete with views of the lake, valley and Glacier National Park.

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Edgewater RV Resort & Motel 7140 U.S. Highway 93 S. Lakeside, 59922

406.844.3644 Full-service campground on Flathead Lake with fully edgewaterrv.com furnished and equipped cabins.

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Far West Boat Tours 7135 U.S. Highway 93 S. Lakeside, 59922

L I B BY

406.844.2628 Flathead Lake cruises and charters aboard Montana’s flatheadlakeboattour.com favorite cruise ship, The Far West.

libbychamber.org, glaciermt.com/libby

In a valley carved by the Kootenai River at the base of the Cabinet Mountain Range is the bustling, and underrated, community of Libby. Soak up Libby’s charm with a visit to the local brewery—the only female-owned brewery in Montana—as well as its cute shops. Combining mountain charm and breathtaking scenery with abundant outdoor recreation, area attractions include Libby Dam, Ross Creek Cedar Grove, the Kootenai River and Kootenai Falls—the largest undammed falls in the state. For a knock-your-socks-off experience, take a walk across the swinging bridge above the falls.

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Evergreen Hotel 808 Mineral Ave. Libby, 59923

406.293.4178 libbymotel.com

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Venture Inn & Restaurant 1015 W. Ninth St./ U.S. Highway 2 W. Libby, 59923

406.293.7711 ventureinnlibby.com

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Kootenai Angler, Cabins & River Bend Restaurant 13546 State Highway 37 Libby, 59923

406.293.7578 | 800.322.9339 goflyfishmontana.com

Fantastic Kootenai River fly-fishing guides and trips. Personalized instruction available.

Kootenai Aviation 650 Greers Ferry Road Libby, 59923

406.293.9320 Aerial tours of the Cabinet Mountains, Glacier National kootenaiaviation.com Park and Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Libby Dam Visitor Center (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) 17877 State Highway 37 Libby, 59923

406.293.5577 libbymt.com/areaattractions/ libbydam.htm

Guided tours, interactive exhibits, great fishing and outdoor recreation available.

RETAIL AND DINING Cabinet Mountain Brewing 206 Mineral Ave. Libby, 59923

406.293.2739 Craft beer, signature menu, live music and outdoor seating cabinetmountainbrewing.com at our family-friendly brewery.

Mountain Meadows Gifts & Espresso 1314 Minnesota Ave. Libby, 59923

406.293.9241 Biggest little gift shop in Libby. Montana gifts, shirts, mountainmeadowsgifts.com huckleberry products and more!

Venture Inn and Restaurant 1015 W. Ninth St./ U.S. Highway 2 W. Libby, 59923

406.293.7711 ventureinnlibby.com

Libby’s finest accommodations with Wi-Fi, indoor pool and hot tub.

A hiker soaks up fall colors in Glacier National Park.

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Located just off U.S. Highway 2 near Little Bitterroot Lake, Marion was initially used by railroad workers building the railroad line into Kalispell. Nearby is Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge, providing a diverse habitat for various bird species, as well as deer, elk, moose, black bear, lynx and wolverines.

OLNEY

glaciermt.com/olney

Situated between Whitefish and Eureka, Olney sits in the heart of the Kootenai National Forest. The surrounding wilderness houses numerous ranger stations, cabins and lookouts maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. Many of the cabins and lookouts are available for overnight rental and provide a rustic wilderness experience, complete with stunning views. Olney’s nearby lakes—Upper Stillwater and Whitefish Lake—provide numerous water activities, including boating, canoeing and fishing.

POLSON

polsonchamber.com, glaciermt.com/polson VISITOR INFORMATION

Located at the southern tip of Flathead Lake is the charming community of Polson, with diverse offerings that include live theater, museums, locally owned shops, antique stores and tasty restaurants. With its ideal location and multiple lodging and activity options, Polson is a must-stop when exploring the Flathead Valley. Nearby is Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ Dam (formerly known as Kerr Dam)—a 204-foot structure that provides beautiful canyon views. Plus, Polson offers access to both Flathead Lake and the Flathead River with plenty of options for rafting, boating, swimming and sailing.

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Polson Chamber of Commerce 418 Main St. | Polson, 59860 406.883.5969 | polsonchamber.com Visitor information center for Polson and Flathead Lake.

Gaynor Ranch Bed & Breakfast 32318 Bisson Lane Polson, 59860

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America’s Best Value Port Polson Inn 49825 U.S. Highway 93 E. Polson, 59860

406.883.5385 | 800.654.0682 portpolsoninn.com

Overlooks Flathead Lake with stellar views of the Mission Mountains.

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406.883.6266 | 877.276.5766 flatheadlakeinn.com

Enjoy the best location in Polson, with the biggest free breakfast.

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Flathead Lake Inn 125 Anchor Way Polson, 59860

KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino 49708 U.S. Highway 93 E. Polson, 59860

406.883.3636 | 800.882.6363 kwataqnuk.com

Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites 209 Ridgewater Drive Polson, 59860

406.872.2200 | 800.RED.LION redlion.com/polson

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406.883.2151 | 888.883.2151 polsonkoa.com

Great base camp for Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake. Nearby fishing and golfing.

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Polson Motorcoach Resort 200 Irvine Flats Road Polson, 59860

406.883.2333 | 800.985.0421 polsonrvresort.com

Five-star motorcoach-only resort. Ideal Glacier National Park base camp. Sites to rent.

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Gaynor Ranch Bed & Breakfast 406.883.3807 A unique ranch bed-and-breakfast in the majestic gaynorranch.net Mission Mountains.

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Mission Mountain Resort 36296 Fulkerson Lane Polson, 59860

406.883.1883 polsonmtresort.com

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES Blue Goose Aviation 470 Regatta Road #35 Polson, 59860

719.393.5550 Your mountain flying experts for scenic flights over the bluegooseaviation.com Mission Valley.

A unique ranch bed-and-breakfast in the majestic Mission Mountains.

Montana’s largest and most diversified museum. History Days the third weekend in July.

Featuring 1910 Flathead Lake boats, stagecoach, antique fire engines and trading post.

Year-round live theater on Flathead Lake, featuring comedies, musicals and classics.

Gaynor Ranch Bed & Breakfast 32318 Bisson Lane Polson, 59860

406.883.3807 gaynorranch.net

Miracle of America Museum 36094 Memory Lane Polson, 59860

406.883.6804 miracleofamericamuseum.org

Polson Flathead Historical Museum 708 Main St. Polson, 59860

406.883.3049 polsonflatheadmuseum.org

Port Polson Players Theatre 32 Golf Course Drive Polson, 59860

406.883.9212 portpolsonplayers.com

P RO C TOR

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Founded in 1910 and named for the first postmaster, Clarence Proctor, this community is nestled between the Salish and Mission mountains and located a short drive west of Flathead Lake. Nearby water recreation, relaxation and stellar fishing can be found at Lake Mary Ronan. Additional recreation opportunities are available in the Flathead National Forest.

R EX F O R D

eurekamontana.org, glaciermt.com/rexford

Situated in the lovely forested corner of northwest Montana between the Purcell and Salish mountains on the northern banks of Lake Koocanusa is the mountain community of Rexford. This recreation lover’s paradise is ideal for camping, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, boating and rock climbing at nearby Stone Hill. In addition, Rexford is a great starting point for driving the 67-mile-long Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway.

VISITOR INFORMATION Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce 2 Dewey Ave. | Eureka, 59917 406.889.4636 | eurekamontana.org

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A quaint village on the western shore of Flathead Lake, Rollins is noted for its phenomenal beaches, mountain views and easy access to attractions and activities throughout the valley. Be sure to grab one of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;best burgers on the lakeâ&#x20AC;? and a homemade huckleberry milkshake made with Western Montana huckleberries.

VACATION HOMES, CONDOS AND CABINS Old Sun Properties 23146 Rollins Lakeshore Drive Rollins, 59931

406.250.4291 oldsunproperties.com

Vacation rentals near Flathead Lake and a great base camp for Glacier National Park.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

SO M ER S

lakesidesomers.org, glaciermt.com/somers VISITOR INFORMATION

At the north end of Flathead Lake is the small, serene community of Somers, offering a swimming beach, boat launch and yacht club that provide easy access to the largest freshwater lake in the West. During the summer the roads in and around Somers are scattered with roadside stands selling locally grown fruit, including Flathead Cherries, apples and plums.

Lakeside/Somers Chamber of Commerce 100 Bierney Creek Road | Lakeside, 59922 406.844.3715 | lakesidesomers.org Nestled on the northwest shore of Flathead Lake at the base of Blacktail Mountain.

STRY K E R

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Sitting on the western edge of the Whitefish Mountain Range is Stryker, aptly described as the gateway to gorgeous mountain scenery and attractions in northwest Montana. Stryker provides access to both Upper Stillwater and Dickey lakes, with camping and day use, as well as boating, fishing and wildlife watching. The area also has abundant hiking trails and numerous fishing streams. For outstanding views of the Tobacco and Flathead valleys, visit the Mount Marston Fire Lookout.

SWA N LAKE

swanlakemontana.org, glaciermt.com/swan-lake VISITOR INFORMATION

Tucked in the picturesque Seeley-Swan Valley and located at the southern tip of its namesake Swan Lake is the village of Swan Lake. Once a hopping timber camp, today Swan Lake is well-known for its incredible outdoor recreation activities. Year-round visitors use the town as a launching point for fishing area lakes and streams, hiking, birding, dog sledding and backcountry skiing its nearby mountains.

Swan Lake Chamber & Community Club 70942 State Highway 83 Swan Lake, 59911 406.837.2061 | swanlakemontana.org Located on the southeast shore of Swan Lake and close to Glacier National Park.

VACATION HOMES, CONDOS AND CABINS Swan Lake Cabins 27572 Morning Wood Lane (State Highway 83 between mileposts 78 & 79) Swan Lake, 59911

406.837.1137 Modern log cabins in the woods one hour from Glacier swanlakecabins.com National Park. Breakfast included.

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406.886.2080 laughinghorselodge.com

Clean, comfortable, beautiful and affordable lodging with exceptional food.

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Swan Mountain Ranch 26356 Soup Creek Road Swan Lake, 59911

406.387.4405 | 877.888.5557 swanmountainranch.com

Guest ranch near Bob Marshall Wilderness and Glacier National Park.

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Swan Mountain Llama Trekking 26356 Soup Creek Road Swan Lake, 59911

406.387.4405 | 877.888.5557 llamatreksmontana.com

Llama trekking outfitter offering two-hour to multi-day hiking and backpacking treks.

Swan Mountain Outfitters 26356 Soup Creek Road Swan Lake, 59911

406.387.4405 | 877.888.5557 swanmountainoutfitters.com

Horseback rides, fishing trips, pack trips and hunting in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

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Situated between the Tobacco River and Dickey Lake is Trego. Each fall, hunters from around the state and nation come to Trego in hopes of landing their trophy animal. Nearby Dickey Lake is ideal for camping and day use, with plentiful boating, fishing and wildlife watching.

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Located at Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lowest elevation point, Troy sits on the western banks of the Kootenai River. Troy and its surrounding wilderness area offer a look at natural, unsettled territory, with attractions that include the Troy Museum and Visitors Center and Ross Creek Cedar Grove. Each year, Troy marks the Independence Day with its Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.

VISITOR INFORMATION Troy Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 3005 | Troy, 59935 406.295.1064 | troymtchamber.org

VACATION HOMES, CONDOS AND CABINS Linehan Outfitting Company 35309 Yaak River Road Troy, 59935

406.295.4872 | 800.596.0034 fishmontana.com

Providing first-class fly-fishing, wingshooting, big-game hunting adventures and lodging.

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406.295.4872 fishmontana.com

Providing first-class fly-fishing, wingshooting, big-game hunting adventures and lodging.

W H I TE FISH

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Sitting on the shores of Whitefish Lake at the base of Big Mountain—home to Whitefish Mountain Resort—is Whitefish, one of Montana’s most charming mountain towns. A year-round destination, Whitefish has a delightful downtown with a mixed array of shops, coffee houses, restaurants, breweries and distilleries, lodging and kick-up-your-heels nightlife. Plus, visitors can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, boating and live professional theater in town or nearby. An added bonus: Amtrak’s Empire Builder stops daily in Whitefish.

VISITOR INFORMATION Explore Whitefish – The Official Convention & Visitors Bureau 307 Spokane Ave., Suite 103 Whitefish, 59937 406.862.3501 | 877.862.3548 explorewhitefish.com Vibrant mountain town on the shores of Whitefish Lake and near Glacier National Park.

Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council P.O. Box 4232 | Whitefish, 59937 406.407.0421 | crownofthecontinent.net Uncover travel experiences in the region with a free Crown of the Continent Map Guide. Whitefish Chamber of Commerce 307 Spokane Ave., Suite 103 Whitefish, 59937 406.862.3501 | whitefishchamber.org Information on where to stay and play locally, plus maps and relocation information.

VACATION HOMES, CONDOS AND CABINS Bailey’s Bed ‘N Bale 475 Timber Doodle Lane Whitefish, 59937

406.270.1603 Beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath farmhouse. montanabednbale.com Perfect location for your next vacation.

Crestwood Resort 1301 Wisconsin Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.7574 | 800.862.7574 crestwoodresort.com

Fully furnished two-bedroom, two-bath condos with a year-round outdoor pool in Whitefish.

Five Star Rentals of Montana 704 Baker Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.5994 | 877.523.5994 fivestarrentals.com

Fabulous vacation and long-term rentals from Whitefish Lake to Glacier National Park.

Harbor Mountain Properties 603 Wisconsin Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.5511 | 800.883.2506 harbormtnproperties.com

Fully furnished and equipped Whitefish Lake and mountain vacation homes and condos.

888.868.2327 snowbearchalets.com

The world’s first ski-in/ski-out luxury treehouse chalets, literally on the slopes!

Snow Bear Chalets 3872 Winter Lane Whitefish, 59937

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BED-AND-BREAKFASTS Garden Wall Inn 504 Spokane Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.3440 | 888.530.1700 gardenwallinn.com

Award-winning inn near Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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406.862.5488 | 800.860.5488 goodmedicinelodge.com

Highly acclaimed bed-and-breakfast with gourmet breakfast.

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406.862.6516 | 888.733.6667 hiddenmooselodge.com

Upscale rustic log lodge with luxury accommodations.

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Good Medicine Lodge 537 Wisconsin Ave. Whitefish, 59937

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Hidden Moose Lodge 1735 E. Lakeshore Drive Whitefish, 59937

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Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge 6510 U.S. Highway 93 S. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.2569 | 800.862.2569 rockymtnlodge.com

Comfortable lodging near Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park.

406.863.1900 | 844.863.1900 firebrandhotel.com

New hotel offering urban sophistication and service, located in downtown Whitefish.

406.862.3440 | 888.530.1700 gardenwallinn.com

Award-winning inn near Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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Upscale rustic log lodge with luxury accommodations.

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406.862.6098 | 800.862.6094 kandaharlodge.com

A beautiful Whitefish-area hotel located at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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Set along the Whitefish River, with free continental breakfast.

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Whitefish Bike Retreat 855 Beaver Lake Road Whitefish, 59937

406.260.0274 Cycling and adventure retreat, with trailside lodging whitefishbikeretreat.com on The Whitefish Trail.

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Whitefish RV Park 6404 U.S. Highway 93 S. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.7275 whitefishrvpark.com

Full-service, with laundry and bathrooms. 30/50 amp sites. Only RV park in Whitefish.

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Bar W Guest Ranch 2875 U.S. Highway 93 W. Whitefish, 59937

406.863.9099 | 866.828.2900 thebarw.com

Family-friendly dude ranch with lodge, cabin, glamping and activities.

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406.863.4000 | 877.887.4026 lodgeatwhitefishlake.com

Only full-service resort on Whitefish Lake, features beautiful accommodations.

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Trailside lodging on The Whitefish Trail. Cycling and adventure retreat.

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406.892.2525 | 877.862.1505 grousemountainlodge.com

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake 1380 Wisconsin Ave. Whitefish, 59937

Whitefish Bike Retreat 855 Beaver Lake Road Whitefish, 59937

Whitefish Mountain Resort Lodging 3889 Big Mountain Road Whitefish, 59937

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N O RT H E R N TIE R W H I TE FISH CONTI NUED BUSINESS SERVICES Amtrak 500 Depot St. Whitefish, 59937

800.872.7245 amtrak.com

Amtrak’s Empire Builder arrives in Western Montana daily from Chicago and Seattle.

Park Side Credit Union 1300 Baker Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.2652 Park Side is the best place to get a loan in Western parksidefcu.com Montana. We like to say YES!

Rocky Mountain Transportation

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406.863.1200 We offer you full-service transportation solutions. rockymountaintrans.com

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Alpine Theatre Project 600 E. Second St. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.7469 Montana’s world-class professional theater featuring atpwhitefish.org actors direct from Broadway.

406.863.9099 | 866.828.2900 thebarw.com

Guided horseback rides on 3,000 acres. All skill levels welcome. Reservations required.

406.889.3674 cripplecreekhorseranch.com

Offering sleigh and wagon rides with a three-course dinner in an old-fashioned setting.

406.862.9498 glaciernordicclub.com

Located at Whitefish Lake Golf Course. Runs groomed daily with night skiing available.

406.863.9422 Writing retreats in the heart of Western Montana. lauramunson.com

608.334.1270 rockclimbmontana.com

Private instruction and guided climbs for everyone. If you can hike, you can climb.

Offering two-hour, half-day and full-day guided snowmobile tours and rentals.

Bar W Guest Ranch 2875 U.S. Highway 93 W. Whitefish, 59937

Cripple Creek Horse Ranch 1519 Trego Road Trego, 59934

Glacier Nordic Center 1200 U.S. Highway 93 Whitefish, 59937

Montana Writing Retreat Whitefish, 59937

Rock Climb Montana 205 Cottonwood Drive Whitefish, 59937

Swan Mountain Snowmobiling Canyon Creek, Crane Mountain and Desert Mountain Whitefish, 59937

406.387.4405 | 877.888.5557 glaciersnowmobile.com

Whitefish Lake Golf Course 1200 U.S. Highway 93 W. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.4000 36-hole golf course with full amenities. golfwhitefish.com

Whitefish Mountain Resort 3889 Big Mountain Road Whitefish, 59937

877.754.3474 skiwhitefish.com

Attractions include Walk in the Treetops, alpine slide, zip line, skiing and snowboarding.

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NO RT H ERN T I ER RETAIL AND DINING Casey’s Whitefish 101 Central Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.8150 caseyswhitefish.com

Whether you’re looking for a calm dinner or an all out party, you’ll find it at Casey’s.

Great Northern Brewing Company 2 Central Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.863.1000 greatnorthernbrewing.com

Offering the finest ales and lagers in a variety of year-round and seasonal styles.

The Purple Pomegranate 222 Central Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.7227 | 866.406.7227 purplepomegranate.com

Experience our eclectic selection of handcrafted, stunning gifts and everyday indulgences.

406.730.2436 spottedbearspirits.com

Craft distillery featuring Montana-inspired cocktails made with local ingredients.

Spotted Bear Spirits 503 Railway St., Suite A Whitefish, 59937

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream 419 1/2 3rd St. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.4668 sweetpeaksicecream.com

Handcrafted ice cream, making the world a little happier and sweeter with every scoop.

Tupelo Grille 17 Central Ave. Whitefish, 59937

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406.862.6136 Specializing in Cajun and southern cuisine with fresh tupelogrille.com seafood, steaks and pasta.

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Sitting deep in the northwest corner of Montana is Yaak, a mountain town that’s surrounded by incredible outdoor opportunities like fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and biking. Nearby not-to-be-missed attractions include the Yaak River and Yaak Falls—a beautiful cascading waterfall with surrounding exposed rocks that are some of the oldest in the world.

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STAY & PLAY Get outside at Whitefish Mountain Resort with Zip Line Tours, the Aerial Adventure Park, Alpine Slide rides, Walk in the Treetops canopy tour, hiking, mountain biking, Scenic Lift rides and Montana’s only mountaintop restaurant. Visit us online for lodging and activity packages.

SKIWHITEFISH.COM | 877-SKI-FISH Partially Located on National Forest Lands

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SOUTHERN TIER Explore Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural hub, hidden gems and wide open spaces.

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Welcome to Glacier Country’s southern tier, offering the perfect balance of history, culture and outdoor adventure. Home to lush river valleys and a rich, diverse past, this region is filled to the brim with gorgeous vistas and high mountain peaks, thriving small towns and walkable downtowns, and a flourishing arts scene.

SOUTHERN TIER: TOP 10 LIST ALBERTON GORGE: If whitewater is what you’re after, this Clark Fork River gorge’s rose-colored cliffs make for an invigorating and picturesque rafting trip. BITTERROOT VALLEY: Follow the Bitterroot River between the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains and explore charming small towns, hike Kootenai Canyon, visit the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, fish Lake Como or bike the Bitterroot Trail. FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION: Experience the traditions of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes at the Arlee 4th of July Celebration and the Standing Arrow Pow Wow. GARNET GHOST TOWN: Explore a unique chapter in Montana’s gold-mining history at our most well-preserved ghost town. LOST TRAIL POWDER MOUNTAIN: Known for its consistent and reliable snowfall, Lost Trail’s diverse terrain provides a powder playground for all skill levels. MISSOULA: Montana’s not-to-be-missed cultural hub offers art, theater, music, food, craft breweries and distilleries, eclectic shops and recreation on multiple rivers and wilderness areas. NATIONAL BISON RANGE: Perfect for wildlife watching and photography, around 350 bison roam 18,500 acres of open land, along with elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, deer, black bear and coyote. NINEPIPE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: Home to 200 species of birds, this wetland complex of glacial potholes and lush grasslands is a birder’s paradise. ROUTE OF THE HIAWATHA TRAIL: Bike or hike 15 miles of Rails-to-Trails adventure featuring 10 train tunnels and seven towering trestles. SEELEY LAKE: Along one of our state’s most scenic drives, this outdoor lover’s haven offers fishing, camping and boating, and is a popular winter destination to ice fish, snowmobile and cross-country ski.

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Alder Virginia City

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Located about 30 minutes west of Missoula is the charming old railroad town of Alberton. Most well-known for the nearby Alberton Gorge, its stellar whitewater rafting and scenic purple cliffs, the Alberton area draws water lovers from around the region to fly-fish and play on the waters of the Clark Fork River. Get into the water by booking a riverboarding or whitewater rafting trip with the local outfitting company. Or, if railroads are more your style, celebrate the town’s history with a visit to the Alberton Railroad Museum.

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Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 102 River St. | Superior, 59872 406.822.4891 | montanarockies.org Enjoy recreation, including camping and hiking on the Alberton Gorge and Clark Fork River.

Montana River Guides 138 Big Bend Lane Alberton, 59820

406.722.7238 | 800.381.7238 montanariverguides.com

Whitewater rafting and river trips near Missoula on Alberton Gorge and Blackfoot River.

AR L E E

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Named after a Salish Chief and sitting in the shadow of the Mission Mountains, Arlee is a trading center for residents of the Jocko Valley and Flathead Indian Reservation. The town is home to local shops and galleries specializing in music, art, licorice and huckleberries, with nearby highlights that include the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. Rounding out the town’s offerings are annual events like the Let’R Buck PRCA Rodeo and the Arlee Celebration.

RETAIL AND DINING The Huckleberry Patch 72532 N. Couture Loop Arlee, 59821

406.726.4825 huckleberrypatch.com

Small-batch Montana huckleberry goods like jams, syrups, candles, soaps and world-famous pie.

BONNER

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Located just east of Missoula is the town of Bonner. With a rich logging history, Bonner is now becoming a gateway to outdoor recreation and leads to the Blackfoot, Seeley and Swan valleys. Plus, in 2017, a new outdoor amphitheater will open in Bonner as a live entertainment venue overlooking the waters of the Blackfoot River.

CH A RLO

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Originally used as a trail crossing, Charlo was named in tribute to Chief Charlo of the Flathead Indian Tribe. Situated in the lush Mission Valley, Charlo has maintained the history of the region, most notably with the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana and the nearby National Bison Range. The valley also offers lodging, dining and shopping, and is ideal for bird-watching on Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge.

HOTELS AND MOTELS Ninepipes Lodge & Allentown Restaurant 69286 U.S. Highway 93 Charlo, 59824

406.644.2588 ninepipeslodge.com

Full-service lodge offering breathtaking views of the Mission Mountains.

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana 69316 U.S. Highway 93 Charlo, 59824

406.644.3435 ninepipesmuseum.org

History and culture of the Flathead Indian Reservation and early Montana.

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Once a hotbed for mining and lumber, today Clinton provides a wilderness experience a short drive from Missoula. With access to Beavertail Hill State Park and the Clark Fork River, outdoor lovers can explore to their heart’s content through hiking, backpacking and fly-fishing on one of the best streams in the country—Rock Creek.

Rock Creek Fisherman’s Mercantile 73 Rock Creek Road Clinton, 59825

406.825.6440 rcmerc.com

Full-service fly shop and motel.

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CO N D ON

seeleylakechamber.com, glaciermt.com/condon

Situated along the Swan River between the Swan and Mission mountains is the quiet community of Condon. Flanked by the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountains wilderness areas, the region has an abundant supply of alpine lakes. Just south of Condon is Holland Lake, a popular year-round destination with campgrounds, water activities and nearby falls that freeze into a modern-day art sculpture during the winter.

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Located deep in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River is the small town of Conner. With the Bitterroot National Forest and its 10,157-foot Trapper Peak nearby, Conner is an ideal launching point to explore this section of the valley. Also located nearby are Painted Rocks State Park, Lost Trail Powder Mountain and local hot springs.

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VISITOR INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com

Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District P.O. Box 1743 | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.5450 | visitbitterrootvalley.com Promoting tourism for all of the Bitterroot Valley.

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Nestled south of Missoula in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley is Corvallis. This storybook community is home to the 1,200-acre Teller Wildlife Refuge. Sitting along 4 miles of the winding Bitterroot River, the refuge is home to whitetail deer, moose, red foxes, coyotes and beaver, and three species of trout navigate its waters.

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VISITOR INFORMATION Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District P.O. Box 1743 | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.5450 | visitbitterrootvalley.com Promoting tourism for all of the Bitterroot Valley.

Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com

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Sitting at the southern tip of the Bitterroot Valley is Darby, a charming western-style community whose downtown takes visitors to years past as they stroll its local shops and offerings. Darby and its surrounding area is home to authentic Montana accommodations in the form of lodges and cabins, while nearby highlights include Lake Como, Painted Rocks State Park and Alta Ranger Station.

VISITOR INFORMATION Darby Historic Visitor Information Center U.S. Forest Service 712 N. Main St. | Darby, 59829 406.821.3913 | fs.usda.gov/detailfull/ bitterroot/learning/history-culture â&#x20AC;&#x153;Step back in timeâ&#x20AC;? at the USFS Historic Ranger Station in Darby.

Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com Darby Visitor Information Center 211 S. Main St. | Darby, 59829 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com

Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District P.O. Box 1743 | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.5450 | visitbitterrootvalley.com Promoting tourism for all of the Bitterroot Valley.

VACATION HOMES, CONDOS AND CABINS Alta Ranch 9203 West Fork Road Darby, 59829

406.349.2142 | 888.349.2142 alta-ranch.com

Deluxe log cabin rentals, with many summer and winter recreational activities. Open year-round.

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Travellers Rest Cabins & RV Park 601 N. Main St. Darby, 59829

406.821.3282 travellersrestmt.us

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HOSTELS, HOT SPRINGS, LODGES, RANCHES AND RESORTS Rye Creek Lodge 458 Rye Creek Road Darby, 59829

406.821.3366 | 888.821.3366 ryecreeklodge.com

Luxury, handcrafted log cabins located in a pristine, natural setting.

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All-inclusive adult retreat offering rustic elegance, romance and personalized service.

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D E BOR G IA

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Located just west of St. Regis and 20 miles from Lookout Pass is the quiet town of De Borgia, a beautiful area well-suited for a wilderness getaway as nearby guest ranches offer visitors a perfect slice of Montana.

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A division point along the Northern Pacific Railroad, Dixon is found on the Flathead Indian Reservation along the Flathead River. Nearby, the 18,500-acre National Bison Range is home to bison, black bear, elk, deer and more than 200 species of birds. The town’s not-to-be-missed event—Dixon Melon Days—is held each August.

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Between the Sapphire and Bitterroot mountains is the friendly community of Florence. The nearby Threemile Wildlife Management Area—and its 6,069 acres—offers hunting access and wildlife-watching opportunities. In addition, the area provides winter range for elk as well as summer recreation.

VISITOR INFORMATION Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District P.O. Box 1743 | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.5450 | visitbitterrootvalley.com Promoting tourism for all of the Bitterroot Valley.

Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com

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About 15 minutes northwest of Missoula is Frenchtown, a community founded years ago by French Canadian settlers. Situated along the Clark Fork River in a valley called qua elth—meaning state of tranquility—by American Indians, Frenchtown is home to Frenchtown State Park, a 5-acre spring-fed lake with a variety of fish. The park is also a fantastic place for beginners to practice kayaking, canoeing and snorkeling.

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Located 30 minutes east of Missoula in the famous Blackfoot Valley is Greenough, a wide-spread ranching community. Greenough has various attractions and activities, including floating and fishing the Blackfoot River, exploring Garnet Ghost Town and visiting the area’s luxury resort, with each offering their own type of distinct Western Montana experience.

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406.244.5200 | 800.473.0601 pawsup.com

Luxurious ranch resort featuring vacation homes and luxury camping.

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Anchoring the Bitterroot Valley is the bustling city of Hamilton. The valley’s largest community, Hamilton is well-rounded and offers theater, live music, local breweries, a hopping downtown and easy access to hiking and backpacking in the Bitterroot Mountains. After strolling through downtown, be sure to stop by the Daly Mansion—home to one of Montana’s original Copper Kings, Marcus Daly.

VISITOR INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com

VACATION HOMES, CONDOS AND CABINS Bitterroot Cabins LLC 1967 N. First St., Suite E Hamilton, 59840

406.363.2258 bitterrootcabins.com

Bitterroot Cabins - #1 Montana vacation rental cabin provider in the Bitterroot Valley.

Cardinal Properties 320 S. Second St. Hamilton, 59840

406.363.4430 Vacation homes, cabins and condominiums in cardinalproperties.net the Bitterroot Valley.

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406.375.2525 | 877.274.8274 bitterrootriverinn.com

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406.363.6600 | 800.442.4667 townhouseinnhamilton.com

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Angler’s Roost 815 U.S. Highway 93 S. Hamilton, 59840

406.363.1268 anglersroost-montana.com

Centrally located with easy access to Western Montana’s best fishing and historical sites.

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Black Rabbit RV Park 2101 N. First St. Hamilton, 59840

406.363.3744 | 866.707.5050 blackrabbitrv.com

Wooded RV park tucked between the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains, with Wi-Fi and cable.

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406.363.6004 dalymansion.org

Historic home, gardens and arboretum of Marcus Daly.

RETAIL AND DINING Montana Shirts and Hats 1967 N. First St., Suite E Hamilton, 59840

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406.381.6872 montanashirtsandhats.com

High-quality T-shirts, hats and sweatshirts with fresh Montana designs.

montanarockies.org, glaciermt.com/haugan

Located 5 miles from the Idaho border is Haugen, a town originally founded as a pusher station for trains making their way up the Coeur d’Alene Mountains. Today, Haugen has abundant outdoor activities such as big-game hunting, hiking, fishing and horseback riding. Nearby is Savenac Nursery—a National Historic Site and former U.S. Forest Service nursery used to produce seedlings for national forests, complete with interpretive trails.

VISITOR INFORMATION Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 102 River St. | Superior, 59872 406.822.4891 | montanarockies.org A recreational paradise with nearby USFS trails for biking, hiking and snowmobiling.

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Lincoln’s Silver $ Inn Exit 16 on I-90, west of Missoula Haugan, 59842

406.678.4271 | 800.531.1968 50000silverdollar.com

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Lincoln’s Silver $ Bar, Gift Shop & Restaurant Exit 16 on I-90, west of Missoula Haugan, 59842

406.678.4242 50000silverdollar.com

Montana’s largest gift shop and collection of silver dollars.

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A scenic, charming community located within easy reach of the Cabinet and Bitterroot mountains is Heron. A stone’s throw from the Clark Fork River and Cabinet Gorge Reservoir, Heron is a beautiful place to visit and is perfect for fishing, hiking, backpacking and snowmobiling.

Homeof of a a King Home King Visit the Family Home of Copper Baron Marcus Daly in Visit the family home museum of Copper Hamilton, MontanaMontana. King Marcus Daly in Hamilton, Tours daily: Mother’s Day- Early - Early Tours daily: Mother’s Day FallFall 251 Eastside Highway • Hamilton, MT Eastside Highway, Hamilton, Montana 406-363-6004 406-363-6004••dalymansion.org dalymansion.org

A Permaculture Farmstead ‘Going Beyond Organic’ Established in 1841 by Fr. Pierre DeSmet

Vacation Farm Stays On-Site Activities Coordinator Farm Tours, Workshops, and Classes

• Chapel restored & furnished to the 1880 era • Original items built by Fr. Anthony Ravalli • Tour includes cabins of Chief Victor and Fr. Ravalli

www.abcacres.com

315 Charlos Street·Stevensville, MT 59870 406-777-5734·stmary@cybernet1.com

Town House Inn of Hamilton • FREE Hot Breakfast Buffet • FREE High Speed Internet • Pet Friendly • Flat Screen TVs • Microwaves & Refrigerators • Fitness Room & Sauna

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In the heart of the Bitterroot Valley 1075 Sleeping Child Road Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 210-7688


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DESTINATION BITTERROOT VALLEY

The Bitterroot Valley is a perfect slice of everything you’re looking for in a Montana vacation. The soaring, jagged peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains appeal to the landscape photographer in anyone, and the Bitterroot River’s emerald riffles offer a quintessential trout-fishing experience. Endless opportunities for exploration and discovery are available by hiking or horseback riding into the Bitterroot National Forest, and boating Lake Como is a fun and scenic way to soak up the Rocky Mountain sun. The valley is also a popular spot for birders, with the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge providing a glimpse of at least 240 bird species. Throughout the valley you’ll find friendly, historic communities with plenty to see and do. The Daly Mansion and St. Mary’s Mission are two of the many stops you’ll not want to miss, and the authentically western downtowns of Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis, Darby and Hamilton all offer small-town charm and warm hospitality, as well as insight into how the valley began. Gourmet cuisine, fine bed-and-breakfasts, a mixture of art galleries, bookstores, breweries and cideries, plus unique retail businesses from Florence to Sula, all help make your stay distinctly Montana. And if that weren’t enough, the Bitterroot has some of the best snow conditions in the state, making it an excellent spot for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. But no matter which season you choose—winter, spring, summer or fall—the Bitterroot Valley delivers a genuine and unforgettable experience.

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Named for the area’s natural waters, Hot Springs is located on the western edge of the Flathead Indian Reservation. Years ago, the Pend d’Oreille Indians called the hot springs “big medicine” and relied on the healing powers of the springs. Today, Hot Springs draws thousands of people from around the world to its quaint community and healing waters.

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406.741.2361 | 888.305.3106 symeshotsprings.com

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Hot Springs Artists Society Inc. 101 Wall St., Suite 2 Hot Springs, 59845

406.741.2382 hotspringsartists.org

Bringing events, such as live music and Homesteader Days, to our charming community.

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Located between Missoula and Alberton, Huson is set along the scenic Clark Fork River and provides access to a picturesque area known as Nine Mile. Outdoor recreation opportunities—including numerous trails—are abundant in Huson, and the Nine Mile Community Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Relax in the same relaxmineral in the same, soothing waters as soothing mineral waters as Lewis & Clark!

lewis & Clark!

HOTSPRINGS POOL S INDOOR & OUTDOOR HOT SPRINGS Hot SpringS poolS RV PARK CABIN RENTAL RV park PARK &- CABIN RENTALS rVBAR Cabin rental & RESTAURANT FULL & RESTAURANT bar &• 406-273-2294 reStaurant 38500 Hwy 12BAR W, Lolo • www.lolohotsprings.com 38500 Hwy 12 W, Lolo • 406-273-2294 • www.lolohotsprings.com

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DAY TRIP: The Road to Paradise

ROUND-TRIP DISTANCE: Missoula to Thompson Falls, 230 miles OVERVIEW: If you ask us, the Clark Fork River Valley northwest of Missoula is one of our most undiscovered places. And if you’re looking for a quieter area to explore—with local shops, friendly folks and amazing scenery—this is the route for you. HIGHLIGHTS: Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, National Motorcycles cruise the open road along Bison Range, Clark Fork River, Highway 200. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM Old Jail Museum, Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort, St. RegisParadise Scenic Byway, Alberton Gorge PRO TIP: Make this route into a loop tour: from Missoula, take U.S. Highway 93 north to Highway 200 and travel to Thompson Falls. On the way back, take the two-lane (and stunningly scenic St. Regis-Paradise Scenic Byway) and stop for a soak at Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort in Paradise before returning to Missoula on I-90.


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Running Horse Inn 28250 Ninemile Road Huson, 59846

406.626.0040 runninghorse-inn.com

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A short drive south from Missoula is Lolo, home to Travelers’ Rest State Park and one of the region’s newest breweries. Used as a trading ground for Montana’s First Nations and a campsite for Lewis and Clark, Travelers’ Rest has an impressive history and their self-guided interpretive trail is a must-stop in Lolo. Located nearby are the healing waters of natural hot springs, plus access to abundant outdoor opportunities.

Lolo Hot Springs Follow the Lewis and Clark Trail to Lolo Hot Springs.

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Lolo Hot Springs 38500 U.S. Highway 12 W. Lolo, 59847

406.273.2294 | 877.541.5117 lolohotsprings.com

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406.273.6743 Cowboy and American Indian museum with carriage holtheritagemuseum.com collection. Tours by appointment only.

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destinationmissoula.org, glaciermt.com/missoula VISITOR INFORMATION Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce 825 E. Front St. | Missoula, 59802 406.543.6623 | missoulachamber.com Providing community leadership and business advocacy while sustaining economic vitality.

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Halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks is Montana’s cultural hub and second-largest city, Missoula. With nine historic districts, funky boutiques, live theater, a symphony, delectable dining, a thriving music scene, diverse lodging options and access to nearby wilderness and outdoor playgrounds, Missoula perfectly combines big-city amenities with Montana’s natural wonders. It’s also home to the state’s oldest college—The University of Montana.

Gibson Mansion Bed & Breakfast 823 39th St. Missoula, 59803

406.251.1345 | 866.251.1345 gibsonmansion.com

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Airport Wingate by Wyndham 5252 Airway Blvd. Missoula, 59808

406.541.8000 | 866.832.8000 wingatemissoula.com

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Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn 5280 Grant Creek Road Missoula, 59808

406.543.0700 | 888.543.0700 bestwestern.com/grantcreekinn

Broadway Inn Conference Center 1609 W. Broadway St. Missoula, 59808

406.532.3300 | 800.286.2316 broadwayinnmissoula.com

Full-service hotel, casino, restaurant and lounge. Minutes from downtown Missoula.

406.543.4600 | 888.989.5569 cmoninn.com

Indoor waterfall, plasma televisions, log balconies and five hot tubs.

406.549.7600 | 877.424.6423 missoulacomfort.com

Newly remodeled property on the river, near the university and downtown.

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C’mon Inn 2775 Expo Parkway Missoula, 59808

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Comfort Inn University 1021 E. Broadway St. Missoula, 59802

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Courtyard by Marriott 4559 N. Reserve St. Missoula, 59808

406.549.5260 | 800.321.2211 marriott.com/msocy

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406.728.3100 | 800.222.8733 Deluxe accommodations on the scenic Clark Fork River. missoulaedgewater.doubletree.com

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Doubletree by Hilton Missoula-Edgewater 100 Madison St. Missoula, 59802

Hampton Inn 4805 N. Reserve St. Missoula, 59808

If you can’t be home be Hampton. Comfortable, friendly stay.

Hilton Garden Inn Missoula 3720 N. Reserve St. Missoula, 59808

406.532.5300 | 877.782.9444 missoula.hgi.com

Luxurious comfort, American West décor and Western Montana’s largest conference center.

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406.549.9000 | 800.753.3757 laquintamissoula.com

Free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, 24/7 pool, pet-friendly, smoke-free.

406.542.0888 qualityinn.com/hotel-missoulamontana-mt412

406.830.3900 | 800.238.8000 staymissoula.com

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Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. Missoula, 59802

LaQuinta Inn 5059 N. Reserve St. Missoula, 59808

Quality Inn & Suites 4545 N. Reserve St. Missoula, 59808

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Jellystone RV Park, Campground, Boat & RV Storage 9900 Jellystone Ave. Missoula, 59808

406.543.9400 | 800.316.9644 jellystonemt.com

RV park, campground and cabins with Wi-Fi, cable, golf, playground and swimming pools.

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Jim & Mary’s RV Park 9800 U.S. Highway 93 N. Missoula, 59808

406.549.4416 jimandmarys.com

Missoula’s nicest RV park. Includes Wi-Fi and cable.

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Missoula KOA 3450 Tina Ave. Missoula, 59808

406.549.0881 | 800.562.5366 missoulakoa.com

Award-winning KOA, deluxe cabins, miniature golf and café. Great cell phone reception.

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BUSINESS SERVICES Alamo & National Car Rental 5225 U.S. Highway 10 W. (Missoula International Airport) Missoula, 59808

406.543.0926 | 800.227.9633 alamo.com, nationalcar.com

Providing a large selection of auto rentals. Save time and money when you rent with us.

406.549.4711 | 800.331.1212 locations.avis.com/mt/ missoula/mso.html

Renting compact, mid-size and full-size cars, SUVs and premium SUVs.

Avis Car Rental 5225 U.S. Highway 10 W. (Missoula International Airport) Missoula, 59808

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Bretz RV & Marine 4800 Grand Creek Road Missoula, 59808

406.549.6121 beachtrans.com

406.541.4800 Start your adventure at Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s #1 RV dealer with the best RVs and campers in the state. bretzrv.com

Budget Rent-A-Car Missoula 5225 U.S. Highway 10 W. (Missoula International Airport) Missoula, 59808

Luxury buses and SUVs for charter (handicapped accessible). Professional drivers.

406.543.7001 | 800.221.8822 locations.budget.com/mt/ missoula/mso.html

Renting compact, mid-size and full-size cars, SUVs and premium SUVs.

406.542.2311 | 800.892.4343 dollar.com

Diverse types of vehicles: vans, trucks, SUVs and all sizes of cars. Friendly service.

Dollar Rent-A-Car 1905 W. Broadway St. Missoula, 59808

Hertz Rent-A-Car 5225 W. Broadway St., #12 Missoula, 59808

406.549.9511 Make us your #1 choice! Offering a wide variety of hertzmissoula.com vehicles to help you explore Montana.

Missoula International Airport 5225 U.S. Highway 10 W. Missoula, 59808

406.728.4381 flymissoula.com

Servicing Delta, United, Alaska, Frontier and Allegiant. On-site dining and gift shop.

Thrifty Rent-A-Car 3309 W. Broadway St. Missoula, 59808

406.549.2277 Offering a variety of vehicles ranging from fuel-efficient thrifty.com economy cars to large SUVs.

University of Montana 32 Campus Drive Missoula, 59812

406.243.0211 | 800.462.8636 umt.edu/why

A university worthy of its surroundings. Download your free Griz Guide today.

406.829.8200 windfallstudio.com

Full-service creative agency and contact center.

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10,000 Waves Raft & Kayak Adventures 138 Big Bend Lane Alberton, 59820

406.549.6670 | 800.537.8315 10000-waves.com

Whitewater rafting, floating and guided trips on the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers.

A Carousel for Missoula 101 Carousel Drive Missoula, 59802

406.549.8382 Fully hand-carved carousel with a play area created carouselformissoula.com by volunteers.

Adventure Cycling Association 150 E. Pine St. Missoula, 59802

406.721.1776 | 800.755.2453 adventurecycling.org

We produce bike maps and run organized tours to empower people to travel by bicycle.

406.728.0447 artsmissoula.org

MAM is a free, fully accessible contemporary art museum that hosts 26 exhibitions yearly.

406.493.0528 bigskybreakout.com

Solve puzzles, find clues and crack codes in a live interactive escape room experience.

Arts Missoula 335 N. Pattee St. Missoula, 59802

Big Sky Breakout 307 N. 2nd St. W. Missoula, 59802

Canyon River Golf Club 1268 Bandmann Trail Missoula, 59802

406.721.0222 From the beginner golfer to the avid player, our course will canyonrivergolfclub.com be an enjoyable experience.

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Directions: Take I-90 to Exit 101 in Missoula. Drive 1/4 mile north to 5705 Grant Creek Road. accessible with RV parking. Open year round. For information, call 406-523-4545 or 866-266-7750 or visit www.rmef.org. 720-0816-006

We love Montana. And we really love sharing it with you. While you can’t be here every day, you can still get your daily dose of Montana (including photos, the latest news and travel deals) on our social media channels. We also share what it’s like to live, work and play under Montana’s big blue sky on our blog. And if you’re traveling through our corner of paradise, feel free to ask questions or share your photos with us by using hashtag #GlacierMT or tagging us at @GlacierMT.

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9800 Highway 93 N. Missoula

406-549-4416

Call or e-mail us for prices & reservations jimandmarys@montana.com www.jimandmarys.com

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Historic Downtown Missoula 218 E. Main St., Suite C Missoula, 59802

406.543.4238 missouladowntown.com

Promotes, supports and enhances the vitality of downtown Missoula.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula 3400 Captain Rawn Way at Fort Missoula Missoula, 59804

406.728.3476 Keeping Missoula County’s history alive. fortmissoulamuseum.org

MCT Inc. (Missoula Children’s Theatre & Missoula Community Theatre) 200 N. Adams St. Missoula, 59802

406.728.1911 mctinc.org

Theater activities for school-aged children, accredited performing arts program and more.

Missoula Cultural Council 327 E. Broadway St. Missoula, 59802

406.541.0860 Connecting art, culture and community through artsmissoula.org education, advocacy and celebration.

Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center 5765 W. Broadway St. Missoula, 59808

406.329.4934 Dedicated to preserving smokejumper history and smokejumpers.com education on fire management.

Montana Event Services - University of Montana 32 Campus Drive, University Center Room 340 Missoula, 59812

406.243.4119 umt.edu/eventservices

Special events, conferences, catering, recreation, summer housing and cultural activities.

406.722.7238 | 800.381.7238 montanariverguides.com

Whitewater rafting, river boarding and river trips on Alberton Gorge and Blackfoot River.

406.721.3644 Aviation museum featuring aircraft and a recount of flymissoula.com historical legacy of mountain flying.

406.541.7070 radiusgallery.com

Exhibiting fine art by emerging and established artists in the heart of downtown Missoula.

Learn about elk conservation and habitat. See mounts and watch films.

Historic Montana home of U.S. Army since 1877. Exhibit on Iwo Jima and the USS Missoula.

Summer chairlift rides, zip line tours, mountain biking, hiking and wood-fired pizza.

Montana River Guides 138 Big Bend Lane Alberton, 59820

Museum of Mountain Flying East end of Missoula International Airport Missoula, 59808

Radius Gallery 114 E. Main St. Missoula, 59802

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 5705 Grant Creek Road Missoula, 59808

406.523.3495 | 800.225.5355 rmef.org

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History Building #T-316 - Fort Missoula Missoula, 59807

406.549.5346 fortmissoula.org

Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort 1700 Snowbowl Road Missoula, 59808

406.549.9777 montanasnowbowl.com

RETAIL AND DINING Good Food Store 1600 S. Third St. W. Missoula, 59801

406.541.3663 Missoula’s home for locally produced organic foods. goodfoodstore.com Award-winning deli and bakery.

Kettlehouse Brewing Company LLC Two locations: 313 N. First St. W. and 602 Myrtle St. Missoula, 59802

406.728.1660 kettlehouse.com

Come visit Kettlehouse Brewing, home of the award-winning Cold Smoke® Scotch Ale!

406.549.3248 | 800.825.7613 dolack.com

Paintings, prints and posters by Missoula artists Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival.

Monte Dolack Gallery 139 W. Front St. (parkside) Missoula, 59802

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S O U T H ERN T I ER RETAIL AND DINING Mustard Seed Asian Café 2901 Brooks St. Missoula, 59801

406.542.7333 mustardseedweb.com

Casual, comfortable dining experience with great food. Take-out and delivery available.

406.721.5140 shopsouthgate.com

Dillard’s, Herberger’s, JCPenney and other national brands, specialty shops and dining.

Southgate Mall 2901 Brooks St. Missoula, 59801

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream 420 N. Higgins Ave., Suite D Missoula, 59804

406.549.0028 sweetpeaksicecream.com

Handcrafted ice cream, making the world a little happier and sweeter with every scoop.

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Home to the 18,500-acre National Bison Range, Moiese welcomes visitors to explore the range and drive the grounds for an up-close look at bison, elk, deer and antelope. Established in 1908, the National Bison Range is one of the oldest big-game refuges in the U.S.

National Bison Range 58355 Bison Range Road Moiese, 59824

406.644.2211 fws.gov/refuge/ national_bison_range

Self-guided scenic drive. Home to 350 bison, plus elk, deer and bears. Visitor center.

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tour200.com, glaciermt.com/noxon

Sitting on U.S. Highway 200 along the Clark Fork River is Noxon, a town known for its high huckleberry crop and a rich history that includes railroads, trapping, mining and logging. Located near Cabinet Gorge and Noxon reservoirs, the Noxon area is ideal for boating and fishing. Additional nearby recreational activities include hiking, biking, snowshoeing and strolling through the Rock Creek Cedar Grove.

OVA N DO

ovandomontana.net, glaciermt.com/ovando

Situated in the beautiful Blackfoot Valley is Ovando, a town that combines the area’s rich ranching history with outdoor offerings that include guided fishing, guest ranches, horseback trail rides, camping and hiking, as well as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. To rub elbows with local residents, be sure to stop in at the town’s watering hole and café.

RETAIL AND DINING The Stray Bullet 403 Main St. Ovando, 59854

406.793.4030

A family-friendly restaurant featuring homemade soups and desserts. Breakfast all day.

PA BL O

glaciermt.com/pablo

Carrying a hearty name and legacy, Pablo was named for tribal member Michel Pablo—a rancher and stockman who played a role in saving the bison of Montana from extinction. Headquarters for the Flathead Indian Reservation, Pablo is home to Salish Kootenai College and a tribally operated museum that shares the history of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

PA RADISE

tour200.com, glaciermt.com/paradise VISITOR INFORMATION

Located near the confluence of the Flathead and Clark Fork rivers, Paradise is a small community that’s surrounded by beautiful scenery and outstanding fishing on neighboring rivers. Nearby is the St. Regis-Paradise Scenic Byway, a route that takes motorists and bikers along rolling flats and steep canyon walls. Plus, a natural hot springs resort sits along the byway offering beautiful views of the Clark Fork River.

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406.826.3150 quinnshotsprings.com

Hot springs resort on beautiful canyon overlooking the Clark Fork River in Paradise.

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P H I L I PSB U R G

philipsburgmt.com, glaciermt.com/philipsburg

With a history rich in mining and ranching, Philipsburg is located about one hour from Missoula on the famous Pintler Scenic Loop (State Highway 1). Visitors to the community step back in time when strolling through the historic downtown—with buildings restored in the late 1800s era—and perusing local shops, candy stores, jewelry stores, restaurants and a brewery. Plus, the Philipsburg area provides a stellar launching point for year-round outdoor recreation.

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406.859.6101 | 877.786.1545 theranchatrockcreek.com

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Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine 21 Sapphire Gulch Lane (mine) 201 W. Broadway St. (store) Philipsburg, 59858

406.859.4367 | 866.459.4367 gemmountainmt.com

Montana’s oldest, largest sapphire mine. Best equipment and fun-loving, helpful staff.

406.859.3236 | 800.525.0169 sapphiregallery.com

Find your own sapphire. Experts provide knowledge and tools. Cases of sapphire jewelry.

The Sapphire Gallery 115 E. Broadway St. Philipsburg, 59858

RETAIL AND DINING The Sweet Palace Inc. 109 E. Broadway St. Philipsburg, 59858

406.859.3353 | 888.793.3896 sweetpalace.com

Featuring over 1,100 selections: chocolates, taffy, fudge, caramels and sugar-free treats.

P L AI N S

tour200.com, glaciermt.com/plains VISITOR INFORMATION

Steeped in a history of wild horses that wintered in this peaceful valley, Plains is the perfect example of quiet Western Montana living. With the Clark Fork River winding gracefully through the lush valley, there are abundant opportunities for fishing, kayaking and rafting. Located nearby is the Koo-Koo-Sint Bighorn Sheep Viewing Site—with premiere viewing during November and December.

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Plains & Paradise Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1531 | Plains, 59859 406.826.4700 | wildhorseplainschamber.com

Glacier Cross Roads 401 E. Railroad Ave. Plains, 59859

406.826.3623

Clean, attractive, updated motel with cable TV and RV park.

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R AVALLI

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Sitting at the junction between Missoula, Thompson Falls and St. Ignatius, Ravalli greets travelers navigating their way through Western Montana. Ravalli is close to several notable area attractions, including the National Bison Range—one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the nation—as well as the St. Ignatius Mission. An added bonus: a local bakery in Ravalli is rumored to have the best donuts in the West.

R O N AN Located in the beautiful Mission Valley with the Mission Range as its backdrop is Ronan. A lush valley with a moderate climate, Ronan serves as the area’s agricultural hub. Surrounded by the spectacular scenery and minutes from Flathead Lake, Ronan offers year-round recreation with nearby lake and stream fishing, golfing, bird-watching, hiking, camping and snowmobiling.

glaciermt.com/ronan VISITOR INFORMATION Ronan Chamber of Commerce 63239 U.S. Highway 93 | Ronan, 59864 406.676.8300 | ronanchamber.com

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Diamond S RV Park & Campground 46711 Old U.S. Highway 93 Ronan, 59864

406.676.2267 diamondsrvpark.com

Full-service campground between Missoula and Kalispell, with Mission Mountain views.

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SALT ESE

montanarockies.org, glaciermt.com/saltese VISITOR INFORMATION

An old mining town located near the Idaho border, Saltese was named in honor of a Nez Perce leader from the area. Numerous trails in the Lolo National Forest originate in and around Saltese, while area attractions include Taft—a mining camp once home to 2,000 residents and Lookout Pass—a ski area that receives some of the region’s earliest and fluffiest snow.

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Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 102 River St. | Superior, 59872 406.822.4891 | montanarockies.org Information on nearby trails, Lookout Pass Ski Area and the Route of the Hiawatha.

Lookout Pass Ski Area/Route of the Hiawatha I-90 Exit 0, Mullan, Idaho 83846

208.744.1301 skilookout.com

SE EL EY LAKE

540 acres of skiing with four lifts. Route of the Hiawatha—the crown jewel of bike trails.

seeleylakechamber.com, glaciermt.com/seeley-lake VISITOR INFORMATION

Flanked by the Mission and Swan mountains, Seeley Lake is a year-round outdoor adventure-lover’s paradise with access to nearby trails, lakes, streams, the Lolo National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness. During winter, Seeley Lake is a major destination for snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, and the warmer months attract water lovers to the valley’s chain of lakes. In addition, Seeley Lake offers numerous lodging options, restaurants and locally owned shops.

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Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce 2920 State Highway 83 N. Seeley Lake, 59868 | 406.677.2880 seeleylakechamber.com Your source for information on all the businesses and events in the Seeley Lake area.

BED-AND-BREAKFASTS Laughing Horse Lodge 22360 State Highway 83 Swan Lake, 59911

406.886.2080 laughinghorselodge.com

Clean, comfortable, beautiful and affordable lodging with exceptional food.

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Double Arrow Lodge 301 Lodge Way Seeley Lake, 59868

406.677.2777 | 800.468.0777 doublearrowresort.com

Historic lodge, cozy cabins, fine dining, golf course and groups.

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Montana guest and dude ranch offering a genuine, authentic experience.

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406.677.2777 | 800.468.0777 doublearrowresort.com

Championship golf course with mountain views; great for reunions, weddings and retreats.

RETAIL AND DINING Rocky Mountain Adventure Gear 3192 State Highway 83 North Seeley Lake, 59868

406.677.8300 rockymtngear.com

Offering rental gear for any season and any adventure.

ST. I G N ATI U S

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Located at the base of the majestic Mission Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation is St. Ignatius, home to the St. Ignatius Mission. A National Historic Site, the mission was built in 1891 by American Indians and Jesuit missionaries. Adorning the mission’s walls and ceiling are 58 hand-painted murals by Brother Joseph Carignano—a self-taught artist who worked as the mission cook and handyman years ago. Also nearby: the Mission Mountains Wilderness, stellar rock climbing, McDonald Lake and the National Bison Range.

ST. R EG IS

montanarockies.org, glaciermt.com/st-regis

Nestled in the mountains of Western Montana and named for the nearby St. Regis River is the appropriately-named community of St. Regis. A crossroads for many travelers, St. Regis is a great roadtrip stop and is a shortcut of sorts to Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park. If you’re in town on Memorial Day, be sure to check out Montana’s largest flea market.

VISITOR INFORMATION Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 102 River St. | Superior, 59872 406.822.4891 | montanarockies.org Information on nearby USFS trails, plus hiking, camping, hunting and the Clark Fork River.

St. Regis Visitor Information Center 230 Lobo Loop | St. Regis, 59866 406.649.2290 Visitor information located just off I-90 at Exit 33.

RETAIL AND DINING St. Regis Travel Center 55 Mullan Gulch Road St. Regis, 59866

STE VE NSV I LLE

406.649.2407 | 866.649.2407 stregistravelcenter.com

Free trout aquarium, gift shop, grill, C-store and casino. Huckleberry pie and milkshakes.

visitbitterrootvalley.com, bitterrootchamber.com, mainstreetstevensville.com, glaciermt.com/stevensville

With the founding of the Historic St. Mary’s Mission in 1841, Stevensville became the first permanent pioneer settlement in Montana. While visiting, stop and stroll along Main Street and peruse the locally owned shops. A short drive from town is the 3,000-acre Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. Home to wetlands and forested river bottoms, the refuge is open year-round and is a prime habitat for various types of wildlife. Additional nearby attractions include Kootenai Canyon and Fort Owen State Park.

VISITOR INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com

Stevensville Main Street Association 102 Main St. | Stevensville, 59870 406.777.3773 | mainstreetstevensville.com Historic community with arts, theater, museums, galleries and restaurants.

Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District P.O. Box 1743 | Hamilton 59840 406.363.5450 | visitbitterrootvalley.com Promoting tourism for all of the Bitterroot Valley.

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Stevensville Hotel 107 E. Third St. Stevensville, 59870

406.777.3087 | 888.816.2875 stevensvillehotel.com

Award-winning accommodations, 1910 Historic Register, private bath and antique furnishings.

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES Historic St. Mary’s Mission Inc. 406.777.5734 saintmarysmission.org

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Tour the 1866 chapel, as well as the log cabins of Chief Victor and Father Ravalli.

visitbitterrootvalley.com, bitterrootchamber.com, glaciermt.com/sula

Deep in the Bitterroot Valley in an area of Montana noted for its rough mountains and wild country is Sula, a town that leads to the rugged Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness and Lost Trail Powder Mountain. Sula also provides access to phenomenal fishing on the East Fork of the Bitterroot River and is a gateway to the Nez Perce National Historic Park and Big Hole National Battlefield.

VISITOR INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com

Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District P.O. Box 1743 | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.5450 | visitbitterrootvalley.com Promoting tourism for all of the Bitterroot Valley.

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES Lost Trail Powder Mountain 9485 U.S. Highway 93 S. Connor, 59871

406.821.3211 Skiing, double chairlifts, rental shop, ski school and losttrail.com cafeteria with easy access.

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montanarockies.org, glaciermt.com/superior VISITOR INFORMATION Mineral County Chamber of Commerce 102 River St. | Superior, 59872 406.822.4891 | montanarockies.org Visitor information for nearby offerings, trails, camping and the Clark Fork River.

Haugan Savenac Historic U.S. Forest Service Nursery 209 W. Riverside | Superior, 59872 406.822.4233 | fs.usda.gov/lolo One of the oldest and most beautiful USDA Forest Service nurseries in the West.

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An oasis off I-90, Superior serves up local flavor in the form of floating and fishing on the Clark Fork River as it flows through town, or by visiting the Mineral County Museum for a firsthand look into the region’s rich mining history. Area offerings include lodging, dining and a quiet corner of Montana that’s prime for exploring and adventure.

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406.822.4831 | 888.370.0055 bigskymotel.net

Located off I-90. Our staff is waiting to serve you.

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tour200.com, thompsonfallschamber.com, glaciermt.com/thompson-falls

Named in honor of fur trapper David Thompson and sitting along the Clark Fork River is the friendly town of Thompson Falls. After strolling along Main Street, stop for a home-cooked meal at the local café. Soak up the area’s outdoor offerings by exploring the millions of acres in the Lolo and Kootenai national forests or casting a fishing line on one of three nearby reservoirs.

VISITOR INFORMATION Tour 200 Thompson Falls, 59873 406.827.6935 | tour200.com Visit Sanders County; a recreational enthusiast’s dream meets small-town Montana.

Thompson Falls Chamber of Commerce 911 W. Main St. Thompson Falls, 59873 | 406.827.3547 thompsonfallschamber.com Stop by the visitor center, located in the Thompson Falls Public Library.

BUSINESS SERVICES Sanders County Community Development Corporation 2504 Tradewinds Way, Suite C1 Thompson Falls, 59873

406.827.6935 An organization dedicated to the improvement of sanderscounty.org the economic climate in Sanders County.

RETAIL AND DINING Minnie’s Montana Café 921 Main St. Thompson Falls, 59873

406.827.3747 Family diner with down-home cooking just like mama used to make. Full bar and casino.

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Located just a stone’s throw from the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness is the huckleberry capital of Montana—Trout Creek. Each year this charming community hosts its annual Huckleberry Festival, attracting visitors from around the region to celebrate the purple berry. Plus, Trout Creek has accessible recreational opportunities, including camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. Also located nearby—beautiful Vermillion and Graves Creek falls.

Lakeside Motel & Resort 2955 State Highway 200 Trout Creek, 59874

406.827.4458 | 888.827.4458 mtlodging.com

Great rooms, waterfront cabins, Jacuzzi suites. Restaurant, lounge, casino and gift shop.

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visitbitterrootvalley.com, bitterrootchamber.com, glaciermt.com/victor VISITOR INFORMATION Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District P.O. Box 1743 | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.5450 | visitbitterrootvalley.com Promoting tourism for all of the Bitterroot Valley.

Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com

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Named in honor of a notable Flathead Indian Chief, Victor sits at the base of the Bitterroot Mountains and along the blue-ribbon Bitterroot River and offers access to the Bitterroot National Forest. A must-see destination: the Victor Heritage Museum, housed in the old railroad depot. Operated by volunteers, the museum has many relics and remnants of the past, including railroad memorabilia, mining information and American Indian exhibits.

BED-AND-BREAKFASTS Time After Time Bed & Breakfast 197 Pistol Lane Victor, 59875

406.642.3258 timeaftertimebb.com

Authentic blend of furnishings. Secluded grounds with an outside entrance for each room.

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While we blatantly tout Glacier Country as perhaps the loveliest part of Montana (we admit it, we’re partial), there are many other areas under this big blue sky that are just as lovely, just as serene and just as refreshingly beautiful as our corner of paradise. Within these areas are businesses, communities and friendly folks ready for your visit. V I S I TOR I NFOR MATION Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 425 | Dillon, 59725 406.683.5511 | beaverheadchamber.org

Dawson County Economic Development Council 300 College Drive | Glendive, 59330 406.377.7792 | visitglendive.com

Belgrade Chamber of Commerce 10 E. Main St. | Belgrade, 59714 406.388.1616 | belgradechamber.org

Gardiner Chamber of Commerce 216 Park St. | Gardiner, 59030 406.848.7971 | gardinerchamber.com Gardiner, Montana is nature’s favorite entrance to Yellowstone National Park!

Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce 1000 George St. | Butte, 59701 406.723.3177 | 800.735.6814 buttecvb.com “The richest hill on earth.” Discover Butte’s legacy, history, culture and community. Central Montana P.O. Box 3166 | Great Falls, 59403 406.761.5036 | 800.527.5348 centralmontana.com Experience the Rocky Mountain Front, with dinosaur digs and Lewis and Clark history. Chinook Country Tourist Association 2805 Scenic Drive | Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 5M1 403.320.1222 | 800.661.1222 exploresouthwestalberta.ca Southwest Alberta’s tourism information.

Great Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau 15 Overlook Drive | Great Falls, 59405 406.761.4436 | 800.735.8535 genuinemontana.com Helena Convention & Visitors Bureau 225 Cruse Ave., Suite A | Helena, 59601 406.447.1530 | 800.743.5362 helenamt.com Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce 303 E. Park St. | Livingston, 59047 406.222.0850 | livingston-chamber.com Miles City Chamber of Commerce 511 Pleasant St. | Miles City, 59301 406.234.2890 | milescitychamber.com Missouri River Country P.O. Box 118 | Fort Peck, 59223 406.653.1319 | 800.653.1319 missouririver.visitmt.com Promoting tourism to beautiful Northeast Montana.

Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce 909 S. Central Ave. | Sidney, 59270 406.433.1916 | sidneymt.com Southwest Montana 1105 Main St. | Deer Lodge, 59722 406.846.1943 | 800.879.1159 southwestmt.com Travel information for beautiful Southwest Montana. Visit Billings 815 S. 27th St. | Billings, 59101 406.245.4111 | 800.735.2635 visitbillings.com Discover Billings, Montana’s Trailhead. Visit Southeast Montana 815 S. 27th St. | Billings, 59101 800.346.1876 | southeastmontana.com Come experience the Plains Indian culture, Little Bighorn Battlefield and dinosaurs. West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce 30 Yellowstone Ave. | West Yellowstone, 59758 406.646.7701 | destinationyellowstone.com Yellowstone Country Montana 313 W. Mendenhall St. | Bozeman, 59772 406.556.8680 | 800.736.5276 visityellowstonecountry.com OM S EA RE KFA ST ST LO AUR UN A N PO GE T OL HO T T NO UB N- S PE SM TS OK IN ON G RO LIN OM E M AJ RE S OR SE FIT R NE CRE VAT I D S O AI RP S C IT C NS OR EN AR T DS T SH ER 20 UT 17 TL E RA TE S* W I-F I

Bozeman Convention & Visitors Bureau 2000 Commerce Way | Bozeman, 59715 406.586.5421 | 800.228.4224 | bozemancvb.com We have multiple locations to help you plan your next vacation or meeting in Bozeman.

Glendive Chamber of Commerce 808 N. Merrill Ave. | Glendive, 59330 406.377.5601 | glendivechamber.com Visitor information for beautiful Glendive, Montana.

Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 988 | Red Lodge, 59068 406.446.1718 | redlodgechamber.org

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Big Sky & Greater Yellowstone Welcome Center 55 Lone Mountain Trail | Big Sky, 59716 406.995.3000 | 800.943.4111 visitbigskymt.com Gateway to Yellowstone National Park, with lodging, dining, outdoor activities and events.

Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development P.O. Box 200533 | Helena, 59620 800.847.4868 | visitmt.com Strengthening Montana’s economy by promoting the state as a vacation and film destination.

All Seasons Inn & Suites 808 Third Ave. SW. White Sulphur Springs, 59645

406.547.8888 | 877.314.0241 allseasonsinnandsuites.net

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Bayshore Inn Resort & Spa 111 Waterton Ave. Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0 Canada

403.859.2211 | 888.527.9555 www.bayshoreinn.com

Lakefront resort and spa in Waterton Lakes National Park.

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UNFORGETTABLE MONTANA EXPERIENCES A skier catches air at Whitefish Mountain Resort. © NOAH COUSER

2. S  T. MARY’S MISSION: Visit the birthplace of modernday Montana at St. Mary’s Mission in Stevensville. In September 2017, the mission will mark the 175th anniversary of the first pioneer settlement in Montana. Founded by the Black Robes in 1841, today the mission preserves an important part of history and is home to a chapel, cabins (the homes of Father Ravalli and Chief Victor of the Salish Tribe), as well as Salish artifacts and historic photos. 3. L OCAL FLAVOR: Fill your belly at Missoula’s Carnivores Classic. Held in May, this event features live music, a cooking contest and local chefs serving up their best recipes for BBQ season.

4. F LATHEAD CHERRIES: Cruise the roads (highways 93 and 35) around Flathead Lake and pick up locally grown Flathead cherries at roadside fruit stands. These dark, sweet cherries grow in orchards along the lake and are a local favorite. 5. F IRST-NATION CELEBRATION: Immerse yourself in American Indian culture at North American Indian Days in Browning. Held annually during the second week in July, this is one of the largest gatherings of tribes from the U.S. and Canada, and the four-day celebration includes drumming and dancing, a pow wow, traditional games and a rodeo. 6. S MOKEJUMPERS: Get a behind-the-scenes peek into life as a smokejumper at the Smokejumper Visitor Center in Missoula. Guided tours are offered during the summer and provide an intriguing look at the work of a smokejumper, as well as their on-site parachute loft, lockers and a reconstructed lookout tour. An added bonus: if you visit in May and June you may be able to see this elite team of firefighters taking practice jumps in the open meadow behind the visitor center.

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1. S NOW GHOSTS: Ski, snowboard or snowmobile among snow ghosts on Big Mountain in Whitefish. During winter, these unique formations are created by wind, clouds and fog blanketing trees on the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort, and downhill enthusiasts can ski among these natural wonders. Guided snowmobile tours are also available on the backside of the mountain with Swan Mountain Snowmobiling.

Mills Wilderness Adventures P.O. Box 710 Augusta, 59410

406.562.3576 | 888.560.3576 millswildernessadventures.com

Guided hunting or sightseeing trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Chinese Wall.

406.461.2114 www.dropstoneoutfitting.com

Offering fun and easy backpacking and hiking trips throughout the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Dropstone Outfitting 410 First Ave. NW. Choteau, 59422

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The sun sets on Lake Como near Darby. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

FIND YOUR MONTANA MOMENT 8 Perfect Views in Glacier Country 1. L AKE COMO: Situated a short drive off of U.S. Highway 93 north of Darby, Lake Como is surrounded by the peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains. Visitors can walk along the beach to the water’s edge and take in the view of the snow-capped mountains. For an easy hike, take the 8-mile-long Lake Como Trail around the lake. 2. M ISSION MOUNTAINS: Travel north on U.S. Highway 93 from Missoula through the small town of Ravalli. As you climb Ravalli Hill, be sure to keep an eye on the rolling hills to the left as they are part of the National Bison Range and home to 350 head of bison. Upon cresting Ravalli Hill, focus your eyes straight ahead for a jaw-dropping view of the Mission Mountains. 3. S T. REGIS-PARADISE SCENIC BYWAY: From St. Regis, take one of the most scenic drives in Western Montana. This easy curving road travels along the Clark Fork River and through the Lolo National Forest before connecting with Highway 200 near the small town of Paradise. Our advice: be sure to take advantage of the pullouts along the road for uninterrupted views of this region’s forested landscape. 4. L AKE MCDONALD FROM APGAR LOOKOUT: For an expansive view of Lake McDonald and Glacier National Park’s Garden Wall, take the moderate 6.6-mile hike to Apgar Lookout.

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5. S  UNRISE AT MANY GLACIER: Located in Glacier National Park, the Many Glacier Valley is home to mountain lakes, beautiful peaks and plentiful wildlife. Summer is one of the best times to view sunrise at Many Glacier as the morning rays light up the waters of Swiftcurrent Lake, Mount Gould, Mount Wilbur and Grinnell Point. 6. L OOKING GLASS HIGHWAY: A short drive from East Glacier Park, this scenic drive on Highway 49 provides travelers with stunning views of the Two Medicine Valley in Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Nation. Be sure to utilize roadside pullouts for photo opportunities and keep your eyes open for wildlife that call this region home. 7. H OLLAND FALLS: While Holland Falls is viewable from the shore of Holland Lake, set out on the 1.6-mile-long hike on the Holland Falls National Recreation Area. This easy hike puts you up close with the waterfall, and provides expansive views of the lake and the Mission Mountains. 8. K  OOTENAI FALLS FROM THE SWINGING BRIDGE: As the largest undammed falls in the state (located between Troy and Libby), Kootenai Falls is spectacular. For an impressive view of the thundering falls, venture out onto the swinging bridge that spans the Kootenai River.


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No cozier place to stay than the Venture Inn while you play in Kootenai Country Montana

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Glacier Country Montana Official 2017 - 2018 Travel Guide  

The official 2017 - 2018 Glacier Country Montana Travel Guide.

Glacier Country Montana Official 2017 - 2018 Travel Guide  

The official 2017 - 2018 Glacier Country Montana Travel Guide.