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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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GREETINGS FROM GLACIER COUNTRY Find yourself in Western Montana. W E L CO ME

Thanks so much for considering a visit to this amazing place we get to call home—Western Montana’s Glacier Country. 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, Glacier Country offers destinations unlike anywhere else in the world. Natural wonders abound here, 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 stunning examples of Mother Nature’s finest, you’ll find warm Montana welcomes and plenty of small-town charm, plus 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 signature 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 about where the fish are biting on our blue-ribbon trout streams, and powder reports for our six downhill ski areas. We’ve also got insider information on 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, it’s easier than you might think. 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 Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Phoenix/Mesa, Salt Lake City, Portland and Seattle, with seasonal flights from Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland.

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Stand-up paddleboarders look across Lake McDonald at Glacier National Park’s snowcapped peaks. © 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, Whitefish and Libby. Once you’re on the ground, it’s pretty simple to rent a car, and our well-maintained highways, byways and roads—which all just happen to be very scenic—make getting around easy, too. 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, our travel counselors are available for live chat on glaciermt.com, or give them a call at 800.338.5072. Or, connect with us on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and snapchat at @GlacierMT. And when you’re ready, come see us. You’ll be glad you did.

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CONTENTS

Map of Montana...........................8 Glacier National Park..................10 GNP to YNP Road Trips. . ............13 Flathead Lake.............................20 Outdoor Recreation....................22 Wildlife.......................................28 The Bob Marshall Wilderness. . ....30 State Parks. . ...............................32 First Nations...............................36 Arts and Culture.........................40 Fall Foliage.................................42 Taste Montana. . ..........................44 Shop Local.................................47 Winter in Montana......................48 Events, Meetings and More.. .......54 Northern Tier..............................62 Southern Tier..............................90

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THE BACKBONE OF THE WORLD A place you have to see to believe.

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

Known as the Crown of the Continent and described by American Indians as the Backbone of the World, Glacier National Park is altogether stunning. Massive prehistoric glaciers cut through the landscape, leaving 1 million acres of awe-inspiring terrain carved into jagged mountain peaks, hanging valleys and high alpine meadows. 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 drive is both an engineering marvel and National Historic Landmark, and it’s pretty easy on the eyes. The road connects West Glacier and St. Mary—winding through some of the country’s most beautiful scenery and cresting the Continental Divide at 6,646 feet at Logan Pass. You can drive private vehicles on park roads, but plan 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 its terrain. Sun Tours offers the 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. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is the most-visited place in Glacier National Park, but the park is also home to other beautiful and lesser-explored areas. To get away from the crowds, visit the North Fork—home to Kintla and Bowman lakes—Two Medicine, Many Glacier and Goat Haunt.

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Riding a historic red bus on the Going-to-the-Sun Road near Two Dog Flats. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

Exploring the park by water and trail is easy, with concessioners, businesses and outfitters in and around the park providing a variety of travel options. Inside the park, take a guided hiking or biking 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 with Glacier Adventure Guides. 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. Summer sees the most visitors here, but it’s important to note that Glacier National Park is open year-round, and each season offers a unique and unforgettable experience. During fall, wildlife-watching opportunities are in abundance 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, pristine powder creates ideal terrain for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and backcountry exploration. 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.

For more information on visiting Glacier National Park, visit glaciermt.com/glacier-park or call us at 800.338.5072.

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

COME SEE GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Explore the Crown of the Continent. Enjoying the view on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

We realize that, chances are, you’re here to see Glacier National Park, and we couldn’t be happier to show it off. It’s a pretty amazing destination in and of itself, but there are some incredible things to see and do beyond park boundaries as well. 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. You’ll not want to miss any of the stunning scenery. Note that some of our roads are a bit rural and cell service can be spotty. We like it this way, and suspect you will, too. 1. T  ake in the view of Two Medicine from Looking Glass Highway (State Route 49). 2. S  tay in a historic caboose at the Izaak Walton Inn—complete with ski-in/ski-out winter adventures. 3. Rent a moped from Crown of the Continent Discovery Center and take a self-guided tour of the park—a unique and exhilarating way to see the sights in style.

4. Kayak Hungry Horse Reservoir, one of the area’s best-kept secrets. 5. T  ake a horseback trail ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters from their West Glacier corral. 6. T  aste Montana spirits on a tour at Glacier Distilling Company in Coram. 7. T  ry stand-up paddleboarding with Great Northern Whitewater Raft & Resort.

8. Visit Columbia Falls for great food, Montana beer, locally owned shops and a weekly summer farmers market. 9. Drive the rural North Fork Road to Polebridge and stop at the Polebridge Mercantile for a world-famous pastry. 10. V  isit the Museum of the  Plains Indian in Browning for an American Indian history lesson.

Learn more about the top 10 things to do near the park at glaciermt.com/blog/the-top-10-things-to-do-near-glacier-national-park.

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A MONTANA ROAD TRIP: GLACIER TO YELLOWSTONE Many travelers to Montana wisely plan their trips to include both of our national parks: Glacier and Yellowstone. To help make the most of your time, we’ve put together four ideal road-trip itineraries that all offer an authentic park-to-park experience.

R OAD TR I P #1

Fishing the Bitterroot River. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

R OA D T R I P #2

Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitor Center. © JASON SAVAGE

Glacier  Bitterroot Valley  Yellowstone

Glacier  Seeley-Swan Valley  Yellowstone

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

DISTANCE: West Glacier to Gardiner, 390 miles OVERVIEW: Travel through the scenic Seeley-Swan Valley— one of the prettiest roads in all of Big Sky Country, before passing through Helena, our state capital. HIGHLIGHTS: Bigfork, Swan Lake, Holland Lake, Seeley Lake, Helena, Bozeman, Livingston PRO TIP : Plan your trip to include a stop at Holland Lake—just 7 miles off U.S. Highway 83 in the Swan Valley. It’s stunningly beautiful and is a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch.

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Missoula Valley from Mount Sentinel. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

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Autumn in St. Mary. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

Glacier  Missoula  Yellowstone

Glacier  Rocky Mountain Front  Yellowstone

DISTANCE: West Glacier to West Yellowstone, 402 miles OVERVIEW: This route is mostly freeways, but around here even those are scenic. Travel past the richest hill on earth—Butte’s Berkeley Pit—and Lewis and Clark Caverns. HIGHLIGHTS: Flathead Lake, Polson, Mission Mountains, St. Ignatius Mission, National Bison Range, Missoula, Butte, Ennis (great fly-fishing on the Madison River) PRO TIP: Spend the night in Missoula and explore the city’s thriving culinary scene, world-class breweries and unique outdoor music venues.

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

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OUR BIGGEST SECRET: FLATHEAD LAKE Welcome to pristine Montana water.

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Enjoying Flathead Lake by sailboat. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

When you think of Montana, the first thing that probably comes to mind is mountains. So, one of our beloved destinations—Flathead Lake— tends to fly under the radar, which is surprising since it’s over 27 miles long, nearly 15 miles wide and 300 feet deep. As the largest natural freshwater lake in the West, Flathead Lake 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. There are multiple islands on the lake, the largest of which is Wild Horse Island. Created more than 17,000 years ago by heavy glacial activity, this 2,160-acre island serves as a day-use state park. Only accessible by boat, Wild Horse Island is pretty explore-worthy and is a prime wildlife-watching destination, home to wild horses, bighorn sheep, coyotes, deer and a variety of birds.

EAT + DRINK: Taste Flathead flavor by picking up the coveted local fruit—Flathead cherries—at various stops along State Highway 35 around the east side of the lake or U.S. Highway 93 around the lake’s west side. For local grub and lakeside dining, visit Marina Cay, The Raven, Riley’s Pub or Flathead Lake Brewing Company— all in the charming town of Bigfork. STAY: A variety of lodging options can be found around the lake. Be sure to check out these properties: Red Lion Inn & Suites in Polson, Mountain Lake Lodge in Bigfork and Edgewater R.V. Resort & Motel in Lakeside. See a full list at glaciermt.com/stay. PLAY: From sailing to kayaking to fishing, lake recreation is abundant. Set sail with Flathead Lake Lodge, take a boat tour with Far West or book a dinner cruise with Kwataqnuk Flathead Lake Resort & Casino. 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 the kind of small-town hospitality for which Montana is known, with amenities ranging from lakeside lodging to live theater and friendly breweries.

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Mountain biking in the Bitterroot Valley. © JASON SAVAGE

It’s no surprise that our biggest draw is our great outdoors, with lush valleys, rolling rivers and the Rocky Mountains weaving their way in and out of the landscape. The allure of Montana is rooted in the beauty of our surroundings. To help make it easier for you to know where to begin your outdoor adventures, we’ve rounded up the best locations to hike, bike and fish. HIKE: With thousands of miles of hiking trails ranging from easy day hikes to multiday backcountry excursions, Glacier Country is a true hiker’s haven. The most well-known trekking destination: Glacier National Park. With 734 miles of diverse hiking trails through glacial-carved terrain and stunning views of backcountry mountain peaks, Glacier is a must. Just south of the park is the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. The Bob offers more than 1,000 miles of multiuse 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 a day hike. 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. BIKE: A prime destination for bikers, our diverse trail systems offer family-friendly routes and hardcore downhill mountain biking opportunities. Whitefish is one of our top spots. With more than 30 miles of lift-accessed and cross-country trails, Whitefish Mountain Resort’s award-winning bike park provides sweeping views of the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. West of town, the Whitefish Trail offers stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single‐track trails and gated logging roads, plus fat biking in the winter. Twelve trailheads provide access to more than 42 miles of trails. 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. The paved 50-mile-long Bitterroot Trail connects Missoula and Hamilton, and the quaint towns along the way. Learn more at glaciermt.com/biking. 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 northwest corner of the state, you’re well-advised to head to the teal-colored waters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River and the Kootenai River. If you prefer lake fishing, try Flathead Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Noxon Reservoir. Ice fishing is also popular around these parts and offers the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the serenity of a Montana winter. Grab your augers and head to Horseshoe Lake for ice fishing the elusive tiger muskie. Learn more at glaciermt.com/fishing. #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. Numerous species of wildlife live within this terrain, including grizzly bears, black bears, bison, moose, wolves, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, elk, mountain lions, wolverines, lynx and deer. There are also hundreds of species of birds that call our 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

WILDLIFE SAFETY: Wildlife is just that—wild. Here are the best tips for having a safe and pleasant experience when wildlife watching: 1. V  iew wildlife from the safety of your car or from a safe distance. Stay at least 100 yards away from bears and at least 25 yards away from other large animals. 2. N  ever approach, touch or feed wildlife, even when an animal does not seem to be threatened by your presence. 3. L  et wildlife know you’re nearby. When hiking, be sure to bring 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.

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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’s rugged peaks, mountain lakes, sparkling streams and wide valleys 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— pictured below—is The Bob’s most well-known attraction. Home to more than 1,000 miles of trails, The Bob is for real adventure seekers, from hiking families to hardcore backcountry explorers. Take a guided horse-pack trip for an authentically wild adventure.

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MONTANA’S BACKYARD TREASURES Explore our state parks and national forests. If your getaway goals include epic outdoor experiences, alpine sunshine and pure mountain air, you’ve come to the right place. Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness are both worthy destinations to experience our true nature, but there are plenty of other areas in Montana for authentic outdoor adventures, like national forests and state parks. Montana boasts 55 state parks, 21 of which are in Glacier Country alone. Each park provides 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, and day-use recreation can be found at Wild Horse Island State Park. 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. 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, 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-and-national-forests.

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A STORY CENTURIES IN THE MAKING The American Indian way of life. 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 merely dusts the surface. 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, and the Salish and Kootenai Tribes inhabited the valleys west of the Continental Divide and hunted on the eastern plains. Our cultural heritage is a rich, colorful tapestry of tradition, art, music, dance, storytelling, adventure, industry and leisure that creates a place of awe-inspiring spirit and wonder. Prior to becoming a state in 1889, several tribes lived in the region. 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 at Chewing Blackbones Campground with Glacier National Park in the distance. © CHRIS MCGOWAN

On the Flathead and Blackfeet reservations—both located within Glacier Country—American Indian culture is shared and experienced against the 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. 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 (July), the Arlee Celebration in Arlee (June) or one of the presentations of the Native America Speaks program in and around Glacier National Park all summer.

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Taking in the live music and sunset at the KettleHouse Amphitheater in Bonner. © LOGJAM PRESENTS

CULTURE INSPIRED BY NATURE The arts abound in Western Montana. 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 throughout Western Montana. History buffs: visit Holt Heritage Museum in Lolo (by appointment only), Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana in Charlo, the Daly Mansion in Hamilton and Missoula’s Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. If you’re curious about “big-city” living in Big Sky Country, Missoula—Montana’s cultural hub—is the place. With a lively, 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 and the Dana Gallery—farm-to-table dining and live performances at the Missoula Community Theatre. The Flathead Valley is another hotbed for arts, culture and Montana history. 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 here. Round out your arts and culture experience by attending a local community farmers market, gallery walk or annual event like Trout Creek’s Huckleberry Festival, Whitefish Winter Carnival, Seeley Lake’s In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival, Polson’s Flathead Cherry Festival, the Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering in Hamilton or Missoula’s Symphony in the Park. For more on museums, galleries and music, visit glaciermt.com/arts-and-culture and glaciermt.com/music-festivals.

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BIG SKY BEATS Montana’s mountain music scene. Nature usually plays first chair here, but Montana hosts some of the world’s finest musicians, drawn to the Rocky Mountains, the expansive sky and the beauty around every bend. Catch a symphony in the park or a lively music festival in the downtown streets of one of our charming small towns. Enjoy an outdoor concert under the stars at one of Missoula’s largest breweries or at the unique KettleHouse Amphitheater on the banks of the Blackfoot River. Or, see a national act in concert at the University of Montana’s Adams Center, Washington-Grizzly Stadium, the Top Hat Lounge or The Wilma.

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

Here’s a list of some of the best music events west of the Continental Divide: Festival Amadeus in Whitefish, Flathead Lake Blues Festival in Polson, Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival in Bigfork, Montana Baroque Music Festival in Paradise and Missoula’s River City Roots Festival and Travelers’ Rest Festival.

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DISCOVER OUR MOST COLORFUL SEASON The abundance of a Montana autumn.

There’s no doubt that fall is perhaps one of the loveliest times to explore Western Montana’s Glacier Country. In addition to 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 yellows and golds, as aspen, cottonwood and tamarack trees show off their perfectly coordinated hues. While Glacier Country is surrounded by the changing colors of fall, there are a few viewing destinations that top the list. One of the best places: Glacier National Park. With a stunning juxtaposition of snowcapped mountain peaks, high alpine valleys and vibrant shades of red and yellow, the diversity of the park’s terrain gives 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 hot spot 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, Bob Marshall Wilderness and Mission Mountains, providing extraordinary views and a 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. Many of the region’s byways and backroads put you up close with quieter, more undiscovered leaf-peeping paradises. See more tips on fall travel and scenic byways at glaciermt.com/things-to-do-in-the-fall and glaciermt.com/fall-road-trips.

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TASTE MONTANA Eat, drink and market in Montana.

A local Mannix Beef burger from Missoula’s Top Hat Lounge. © LOGJAM PRESENTS

BIG SKY, BIG APPETITE Big Sky Country may not seem like a top-of-mind dining destination, but it’s that very thing. Incredible restaurants operate here with a strong commitment to locally sourced cuisine. Our chefs serve up mouthwatering dishes at a variety of establishments. Whether you’re looking for a juicy Montana steak, French-inspired cuisine, farmto-table dishes, local burgers, comfort food, gluten free, vegan or vegetarian—we have you covered. 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 Missoula’s Top Hat Lounge for burgers, grab a mouthwatering steak at Double Arrow Lodge in Seeley Lake or savor bison 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-inspired dishes at Tupelo Grille in Whitefish.

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Outdoor patio dining in Missoula. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM


FARMERS MARKET MAGIC: 25 OUTDOOR COMMUNITY MARKETS Our very popular outdoor community markets are a big part of Western Montana’s charm. Imagine strolling through the downtown streets of a small mountain town on a Saturday morning in the warm summer sunshine, the area bustling with locals and visitors, farmers and gardeners, bakers and makers. Friends and neighbors are gathered at coffee carts, baked goods are in abundance, street musicians liven up every block and freshly picked wild huckleberries are ripe and ready.

TUESDAYS Darby, Missoula, Whitefish WEDNESDAYS Arlee, Bigfork, Cut Bank, Eureka, Trout Creek

Glacier Country’s market scene boasts gatherings big and small, each one a truly unique experience set against one scenic backdrop after another. From fresh produce, local meats, cheeses and honey to all manner of locally-made arts and crafts like pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry, clothing and woodcarvings, these community gatherings offer a chance to support local growers, artisans and small businesses.

THURSDAYS Alberton, Columbia Falls, Libby

Missoula alone plays host to three Saturday markets (as well as a Tuesday one), including a farmers market named one of the top 10 farmers markets in the West by Sunset magazine. If you find yourself in Whitefish on a summer Tuesday evening, you’ll not want to miss their popular farmers market, or head to the Bitterroot Valley for a market in Stevensville, Florence, Hamilton or Darby.

SATURDAYS Bigfork, Florence, Hamilton, Kalispell, Missoula, Noxon, Plains, Stevensville, Superior, Troy

Western Montana’s farmers markets offer an authentic glimpse of life in the Rocky Mountain West, and they provide the chance to meet the heart and soul of Glacier Country—our charming and lively small towns. A late spring through early autumn visit to Montana isn’t complete without a trip to one of these celebrated local favorites.

FRIDAYS Polson, West Glacier

SUNDAYS Florence, Seeley Lake

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

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DIXON MELONS The best melons in Montana are a market favorite late summer through early fall. Honeydew, Crenshaw and watermelons are sold right from the Dixon Melon truck.

HUCKLEBERRIES This wild and beloved berry is a real Montana prize. Treat yourself to the sweet flavor of Big Sky Country, aka “Huckleberry Heaven.”

MOREL MUSHROOMS Get your hands on a stash of the rare and treasured morel, and savor the taste of these hard-to-find fungi, cherished by locals mid-May through mid-June.

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Enjoying handcrafted beer at one of Western Montana’s 20+ breweries. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

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

8 PLACES TO DRINK UP, MONTANA STYLE 1. 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.

4. G  REAT NORTHERN BREWING COMPANY Every beer made in this Whitefish brewery is a celebration of the good life. Try the award-winning Wheatfish Lager.

2. F LATHEAD LAKE BREWING CO. Sip exceptional beer and savor lake views. Time it right and try an award-winning Brewer’s Reserve Series Dirty Ginger.

5. K  ALISPELL BREWING COMPANY “A toast to your Montana adventure,” sip on a Two Ski Brewski Pils® at this 10-barrel brewhouse.

3. S POTTED BEAR SPIRITS The cocktails at this Whitefish distillery are made with adventure in mind, like the Coffee Liqueur “Snowghost.”

6. K  ETTLEHOUSE BREWING COMPANY Mosey on over to one of their Missoula locations and try the gold-award-winning Cold Smoke® Scotch Ale.

7. GLACIER DISTILLING COMPANY Inspired by the rugged beauty of Glacier, these small-batch alpine whiskeys in Coram are best enjoyed in the great outdoors. Try the Mule Kick Martini or Indian Paintbrush. 8. WHISTLING ANDY DISTILLERY This Bigfork distillery sources locally, creating spirits “as pleasing to the palate as the land is to the eye.” Try the Pink Peppercorn Pear Gin, one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Spirits of 2017.

Read more about where to enjoy a drink in Montana at glaciermt.com/breweries, glaciermt.com/distilleries and glaciermt.com/wineries.

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SHOP LOCAL Take a piece of the big sky home. Small-town business owners, artists and craftspeople, especially those with their own shops, boutiques, galleries or stores, are all part of what makes shopping on vacation so much fun. In Western Montana’s Glacier Country, the lifeblood and character of our region is built on small— oftentimes family-owned—businesses that play a large role in creating the personality of our communities, downtown corridors, shopping districts and outdoor markets. Glacier Country has more than 75 communities brimming with opportunities to explore everything from old-fashioned general stores and candy shops, to funky boutiques, antique stores, trading posts, and artisan markets and fairs. Shopping in Missoula. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

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. The mall’s continued expansion plan includes new dining, shopping and entertainment options, like a dine-in movie theater and a natural grocery store.

If you’re looking to browse locally owned boutiques and art galleries, plan for a downtown stroll along Electric Avenue in Bigfork, Higgins Avenue in Missoula, Main Street in Hamilton, Main Street in Kalispell or Central Avenue in Whitefish. You can’t leave Montana without sapphires and huckleberry treats—two of our favorite things. Visit The Sapphire Shoppe and Kehoe’s Agate Shop in Bigfork, Rocky Mountain Nature Co. in Hungry Horse or The Sapphire Gallery and The Sweet Palace in Philipsburg. You can also find plenty of made-in-Montana items at Great Gray Gifts in Charlo, Roma’s Gourmet Kitchen Store in Bigfork, Good Food Store in Missoula, The Montana House in West Glacier, Montana Shirts and Hats in Hamilton, St. Regis Travel Center and The Purple Pomegranate in Whitefish. Added bonus: Montana has no state sales tax.

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DOWNHILL DISCOVERY Conquer the ascent and revel in the descent. There are few places where winter is embraced the way it is in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, and with 300+ inches of snow, 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 well-rounded, full-service downhill ski and snowboard areas range from well-known resorts to undiscovered treasures. 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 virtually endless. Anchoring the region, the world-class Whitefish Mountain 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 like shopping, lodging and dining. It’s also just a short drive—about 15 minutes—from the charming mountain town of Whitefish. Lookout Pass sits on the Montana/Idaho border about two hours west of Missoula. The snow falls early and in full force here, dropping around 400 inches per year. A family-friendly resort, Lookout is easily accessible from Interstate 90 and offers a fun mix of easy, intermediate and expert runs, as well as on-site dining and two terrain parks. An easy drive north of Missoula, Montana Snowbowl 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 rustic, on-mountain lodging, wood-fired pizza and famously good bloody marys. Sitting at the very southern end of the Bitterroot Valley atop the Continental Divide in the Bitterroot Mountains, Lost Trail Powder Mountain is perhaps one of the region’s best-kept secrets. This powder paradise boasts 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/downhill-skiing.

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Adjust your altitude in a Western Montana winter. Your options for winter exploration are many, and regardless of how you choose to revel in our epic terrain, the adventure is immeasurable, and best topped off with a hot springs soak. 1. S NOWMOBILING: Winter in Montana provides the perfect sled scene, with snow ghosts, powder playgrounds and deep trails leading to stunning views. Sled the Burn: thousands of acres of once densely forested land in Seeley Lake, Ovando and Lincoln are now open for snowmobiling, thanks to our wildfire season. Rent a sled or go with a guide, like Rocky Mountain Adventure Gear in Seeley Lake or Swan Mountain Snowmobiling in Columbia Falls. 2. S NOWSHOEING: The simplest way to explore our winter wonderland is to strap on a pair of snowshoes and take in the serenity of the surroundings or trek to a scenic vista. Western Montana boasts an expansive trail system, and snowshoeing is also one of the best ways to explore Glacier National Park this time of year.

3. D OG SLEDDING: Get behind a team of snow-savvy canines and mush through miles of Montana terrain and across pristine frozen lakes. We have plenty of experienced outfitters who can get you on a sled for a guided half-day outing or a multi-night excursion, or for a more hands-on approach, mush your own team of dogs with Base Camp Bigfork. 4. N ORDIC SKIING: Find peace in the powder by cross-country or skate skiing a Western Montana winter. Glide the Going-to-theSun Road in Glacier National Park, the Izaak Walton Inn’s 20 miles of groomed trails in Essex, Double Arrow Resort in Seeley Lake and Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails, Glacier Nordic C enter in Whitefish or the Bitterroot Valley’s Chief Joseph Trail System.

5. 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 horse-drawn sleigh ride. Book a sleigh adventure with Bar W Guest Ranch near Whitefish, Cripple Creek Horse Ranch in Trego or Double Arrow Lodge in Seeley Lake. The Resort at Paws Up brings the spirit of the season to Missoula with free downtown sleigh rides during the holidays. 6. F AT BIKING: Winter biking is a trend that won’t be going away anytime soon, and to be honest, it’s a wild ride you really need to try. Fat bike around Missoula or Kalispell, or in Whitefish with a stay at Whitefish Bike Retreat, located a short drive from town. Whitefish Bike Retreat offers on-site groomed trails and lodging, and easy access to The Whitefish Trail.

WINTER EVENTS: Glacier Country plays host to events and celebrations all winter. Round out your trip by attending Cabin Fever Days in Martin City, Montana Pond Hockey Classic in Kalispell, Winterfest in Seeley Lake, the Gelande Jump at Missoula’s Snowbowl and Whitefish Winter Carnival & Skijoring in Whitefish.

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

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The beauty and amenities of Western Montana’s Glacier Country promote team bonding and inspire big ideas. Encompassing the northwest corner of Montana and located among wild country and wide-open 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 downtowns. Our region has the perfect combination of fresh Rocky Mountain air, jaw-dropping views, mouthwatering culinary offerings, off-site activities, modern amenities and the latest in technology. Western Montana’s Glacier Country is outfitted to accommodate groups of practically any size at a variety of locations, complete with extensive activity options. 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, lodging opportunities are abundant. We recommend Bridge Street Cottages 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 vacation properties are becoming a favorite among planners. From all-inclusive stays at high-end resorts to authentic ranch retreats, 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 (56,000 square feet), Missoula (170,000 square feet) and Whitefish (46,000 square feet)—home to the only Four Diamond hotel in Montana, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

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TOUR MONTANA For group and international tour operators. 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 (Free Independent Traveler) markets are continuing to grow as visitors from around the world are becoming acquainted with our region. 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. 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 American region of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. 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 National Park. If you have a group tour coming into Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, consider adding a day or two in Glacier National Park. Learn more about group tours, FIT offerings and sample itineraries at 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. Our corner of Montana offers 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. 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’ll find unforgettable family memories around every bend. Start planning your family reunion at glaciermt.com/family-fun. While Glacier Country is perfect for family reunions, it’s also a beautiful place for a destination wedding. Montana offers an abundance of “I do” options: wedding venues like quaint inns, lakeside resorts, luxury ranches and mountaintop retreats. Local vendors— including wedding planners, photographers, food trucks, bakeries and caterers—can assist with planning the wedding of your dreams. Learn more about getting married or planning a honeymoon in Western Montana’s Glacier Country at weddings.glaciermt.com. Taking advantage of an ideal wedding backdrop in Glacier National Park. © LATASHA HAYNES PHOTOGRAPHY FOR GLACIER PARK WEDDINGS AT GREAT NORTHERN RESORT

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SLEIGH RIDES Cozy up under a starry night sky and dash through the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh.

WHITEWATER RAFTING Run wild rapids on a guided raft tour in some of Montana’s best whitewater.

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Which IPA goes best with a full suspension? What stout best complements a hard tail? These are the kind of questions you’ll find the answers to in Butte, Montana, when you conquer the nearby, uncrowded Continental Divide Trail. So after you saddle up, mosey up to a chair at one of our popular brewpubs or restaurants. Start your adventure at buttecvb.com.

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M O R E R O O M T O S TA R G A Z E Montana’s best show happens live every night, and on the prairie that means 360° of spectacular, uninterrupted views of the galaxies. Spend the perfect evening basking in the glow of the impossibly bright Milky Way after a day of reveling in the unrivaled hospitality of our communities and forging unforgettable adventures in our expansive landscapes.

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W h e r e au t h e n t i c i t y co m e s n at u r a l ly. When you take the road less traveled, discovery is inevitable. And in a town where authenticity and recreation are second to none, discovery has no end. Get off the beaten path in Thompson Falls—a Montana treasure for those who wander.

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Welcome to the northern region of Western Montana’s Glacier Country, 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 going to 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, whitewater raft or catch a Broadway-caliber 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. SKI AND SNOWMOBILE AREAS: Play in hundreds of inches of fresh powder at three ski areas and five groomed snowmobile trail systems. 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 hot spot offers snowcapped 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 Going-to-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 Grove, 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. Taking the road less traveled in the Swan Valley in autumn. © JASON SAVAGE

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Located on the “big arm” of Flathead Lake, the aptly named community of Big Arm provides incredible lake views and close proximity to Wild Horse Island. Big Arm State Park offers camping, hiking, biking, wildlife watching and a long pebble beach that’s popular with swimmers and sun soakers. Lake life on the Big Arm Bay means sailing, scuba diving, water-skiing and lake-trout fishing are all right outside your door.

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bigfork.org, glaciermt.com/bigfork VISITOR INFORMATION

Hugging the sparkling blue bay where the Swan River flows into Flathead Lake, this picturesque storybook community turns on the charm with world-class art galleries, fine dining and live theater. Named “One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns” in the nation, this thriving community welcomes visitors with numerous shops, restaurants, galleries and Broadway-caliber performances at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. It’s also a great launching point for Flathead Lake recreation.

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 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.

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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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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.

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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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Marina Cay Resort 180 Vista Lane Bigfork, 59911

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Bagley Guide Service 13826 Pine St. Bigfork, 59911

406.837.3618 bagleyguideservice.com

Charter fishing on Flathead Lake.

Base Camp Bigfork 8525 State Highway 209 Bigfork, 59911

406.871.9733 Gear rentals and guided services for outdoor adventures basecampbigfork.com in northwest Montana.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse 526 Electric Ave. Bigfork, 59911

406.837.4886 bigforksummerplayhouse.com

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

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.

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 The Barn Antiques, Consignments & Gifts 100 Hill Road Bigfork, 59911

406.837.2276 A charming store filled with antiques, gifts, consignment www.thebarnantiques.biz items and unique collectibles. A “must see” while in Bigfork.

Flathead Lake Brewing Co. & Pubhouse 116 Holt Drive Bigfork, 59911

406.837.2004 Award-winning beer, brewed and canned in Bigfork with local flatheadlakebrewing.com ingredients and glacial water.

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.

The Raven Bar & Grill 14729 Shore Acres Drive Bigfork, 59911

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


NO RT H ERN T I ER RETAIL AND DINING Roma’s Gourmet Kitchen Store 470 Electric Ave. Bigfork, 59911

406.837.2332 Offering 8,000+ cooking tools, accessories and gourmet facebook.com/romaskitchenstore foods sourced from around the world.

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

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

Whistling Andy Inc. 8541 State Highway 35 Bigfork, 59911

406.837.2620 Meticulously handcrafting the finest innovative and classic whistlingandy.com spirits. Open for drinks, tastings and tours.

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blackfeetcountry.com, glaciermt.com/browning VISITOR INFORMATION

Sitting on the rolling foothills just east of Glacier National Park, Browning is 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 U.S. and Canadian tribes. The celebration 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.

Blackfeet Country 108 All Chiefs Square | Browning, 59417 406.338.7406 | blackfeetcountry.com Information for the Blackfeet Nation, including recreation, tribal campgrounds and events.

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Browning Area Chamber of Commerce 124 Second Ave. NW | Browning, 59417 406.338.4015 | browningchamber.com

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

406.338.2787 blackfeetculturecamp.com

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

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Glacier Peaks Casino 209 N. Piegan St. 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.

Museum of the Plains Indian 124 Second Ave. NW Browning, 59417

406.338.2230 Offering history of the Plains Indian, art and way of life blackfeetcountry.com/museum.html in past and present context.

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

406.338.2275 Find American Indian items and an inventory of clothing, theblackfeettradingpost.com shoes, western wear and blankets.

Western Curios 129 Central Ave. E. Browning, 59417

406.338.2815

Blackfeet crafts, moccasins and Glacier National Park souvenirs. Area’s lowest prices.

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

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Home to plenty of western adventures and abundant outdoor opportunities, Cut Bank sits against the backdrop of the stunning Rocky Mountain Front. The Cut Bank area offers services for cattle drives, guided fishing trips, birding, lodging and camping, plus a new brewery. It’s a great community to stay in and explore, with many multiday events like the annual Lewis and Clark Festival and Shakespeare in the Park. Cut Bank also has an international airport, ideal for small planes.

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.

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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.

Dayton Yacht Harbor 299 C St. Dayton, 59914

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406.849.5423 | 800.775.2990 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. On the third weekend of July every year, Elmo hosts the Standing Arrow Pow Wow, a celebration of traditional American Indian drumming, dancing, native dress and food.

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The quaint little town of Eureka sits in the lush Tobacco Valley. With a charming main street and small-town hospitality, Eureka keeps the past alive in the Tobacco Valley Historical Village—a collection of restored buildings. Eureka offers a brewery, two golf courses and easy access to Lake Koocanusa and the Ten Lakes Scenic Area, with miles of hiking trails, fishing streams and campsites. It’s also just minutes from the U.S./Canada border crossing at the 24-hour Port of Roosville.

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406.889.5056 Golf, swim, boat and relax at a unique vacation-home indianspringsmontana.com setting in the stunning Tobacco Valley.

FE RN DALE

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Just five minutes east of Bigfork, Ferndale’s Flathead Valley setting offers incredible views of both the Mission Mountains and Swan Mountain Range. Water play abounds here with Flathead Lake and the Swan River nearby, and hikers find endless exploration in the Jewel Basin and Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

FO RT INE Once a station on the Great Northern Railway, Fortine offers access to the Kootenai National Forest and Ten Lakes Scenic Area with around 90 miles of off-the-beatenpath trails and rugged terrain perfect for hiking and biking. Hardcore anglers and backpackers have been known to revel in the pristine forest’s hidden alpine lakes.

glaciermt.com/fortine 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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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.

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columbiafallschamber.org, glaciermt.com/columbia-falls

A gateway to Glacier National Park, Columbia Falls is just 15 minutes from the park’s west entrance. This lively Montana town—home to locally owned shops, restaurants, a brewery and a popular summer farmers market—is an ideal launching point for recreating in Glacier National Park, floating the Flathead River, playing on Flathead Lake and exploring 2 million acres in 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/EastGlacierPark.html Come in for visitor information, located in Mountain Pine Motel.

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/hungry-horse

Surrounded by some of Western Montana’s most spectacular mountains and only a few minutes from Glacier National Park, this small community sits on the edge of Hungry Horse Reservoir and Hungry Horse Dam. You can take guided tours of the dam and learn about its history and present-day function. Hungry Horse Reservoir is perfect for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. The town is home to local shops, lodging and plenty of huckleberry treats.

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columbiafallschamber.org, glaciermt.com/essex

Though it may be small, Essex is a noteworthy Montana destination. 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 combines railroad history with outdoor recreation on nearby hiking trails and an extensive system of cross-country ski trails. A short drive from Essex, the Walton Goat Lick Overlook is a popular viewing spot for mountain goats.

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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.

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

East Glacier Park is the perfect place to begin a Western Montana adventure. As one of the gateways to Glacier National Park, this community is authentically down-to-earth, complete with friendly locals serving up home-cooked meals, coveted huckleberry ice cream and insider tips on area attractions. Located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, East Glacier Park and the surrounding area have cultural and historical significance to the Blackfeet Tribe.

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columbiafallschamber.org, glaciermt.com/coram

South of West Glacier, the small 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 while exploring 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/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 is ideal for remote, quiet camping with numerous trails into nearby wilderness areas. Time it right and experience one of Martin City’s best traditions, the weekend-long Cabin Fever Days and Barstool Ski Races—a family friendly and roaring-good-time community event 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 a mile from the northwest entrance of Glacier National Park, the famous tiny community of Polebridge is a must stop. The town consists of a handful of houses, cabins, a hostel and small ranches along the North Fork Road, with the Polebridge Mercantile as its hub. This one-stop shop for locals and visitors is known the world over for its fresh 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

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

Adventures in and around Glacier National Park often begin and end in West Glacier. As the western gateway to Glacier National Park, West Glacier has been dubbed “guide central.” Local guides offer hiking and fly-fishing trips, whitewater and scenic rafting excursions, backcountry camping and trail rides. This bustling community has Montana-minded shops, great local dining and numerous accommodations. Quieter during winter, West Glacier does offer lodging during the park’s slower season.

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. Glacier National Park 64 Grinnell Drive | West Glacier, 59936 406.888.7800 | nps.gov/glac Headquarters for Glacier National Park.

The following businesses are located in 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.

Blue Star Resort 1840 Tamarack Lane Columbia Falls, 59912

406.800.1235 An ideal venue for luxury weddings, as well as corporate, bluestarresortmt.com team-building and yoga retreats.

Columbia Falls Timeshares from SellMyTimeshareNOW 877.815.4227

sellmytimesharenow.com/ timeshare/columbia+falls/city

Call or visit our website to plan your unforgettable vacation to Columbia Falls.

Reclusive Moose Cabins 4855 Blankenship Road Columbia Falls, 59912

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

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

Glacier Bear Retreat 348 Grist Road West Glacier, 59936

406.848.1771 | 888.868.2327 glacierbearretreat.com

Enjoy peace and quiet in the only luxury home located 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

New lodge and wedding pavilion, plus cabins with kitchen, fireplace, pond and park views.

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

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Glacier Park Western Inn & Campground 7285 U.S. Highway 2 E. Columbia Falls, 59912

406.892.7686 westerninnglacier.com

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

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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

Reclusive Moose Cabins 4855 Blankenship Road Columbia Falls, 59912

406.250.1576 reclusivemoosecabins.com

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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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406.226.9143 trlodge.com

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

406.888.5720 glacierhaveninn.com

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Glacier National Park Lodges Glacier National Park

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Near the shores of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.

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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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406.387.5555 | 800.521.7238 glacierguides.com

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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 pull-through 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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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.

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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 Outstanding views of Glacier National Park johnsonsofstmary.com and St. Mary Lake.

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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.

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

406.387.5689 | 888.387.5689 glaciercampground.com

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Camping in a beautiful wooded setting.

406.387.5341 | 800.562.3313 westglacierkoa.com

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

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

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

406.897.7070 glaciernationalparklodges.com/ lodging/cedar-creek-lodge

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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406.552.4195 glacierundercanvas.com

Glacier Under Canvas® is 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/ backpackers-inn.php

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

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406.888.5700 izaakwaltoninn.com

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

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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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Gentry River Ranch 62 Gentry Way Columbia Falls, 59912

Meadow Lake Resort 100 Saint Andrews Drive Columbia Falls, 59912

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

Glacier Under Canvas® 101 Under Canvas Road Coram, 59913

Green Valley Ranch 300 Desert Lodge Road Coram, 59913

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

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Izaak Walton Inn 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road Essex, 59916

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Glacier National Park Lodges Glacier National Park

855.733.4522 glaciernationalparklodges.com

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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 Whitewater Raft & Resort 12127 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

406.387.5340 | 800.735.7897 greatnorthernresort.com/lodging

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NO RT H ERN T I ER SERVICE BUSINESSES 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 402 Ninth St. W. Columbia Falls, 59912

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

Glacier Park Inc. P.O. Box 2025 Columbia Falls, 59912

406.892.2525 Operating seven best-in-class lodging properties in and glacierparkinc.com around the Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park.

Glacier National Park Lodges Glacier National Park

855.733.4522 glaciernationalparklodges.com

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

Rocky Mountain Transportation

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1410 E. Edgewood Drive Whitefish, 59937

Sun Tours 146 West Shore Road Babb, 59411

406.732.9220 | 800.786.9220 glaciersuntours.com

Native Blackfeet interpretive bus tours and private tours through Glacier National Park.

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

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

406.892.2173 | 877.735.9514 glacieradventureguides.com

Glacier Park Boat Company 282 Sunrise Creek Loop Columbia Falls, 59912

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

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

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

800.786.9220 glaciersuntours.com

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

Glacier Under Canvas® 101 Under Canvas Road Coram, 59913

Sun Water Boat Tours 29 Glacier Ave. East Glacier Park, 59434

Daily and private interpretive cruises on beautiful lower St. Mary’s.

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.

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

The Glacier Institute Glacier National Park Field Camp 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.

Rafting, hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing and lodging around Glacier National Park.

Polebridge Mercantile, Bakery and Cabins 265 Polebridge Loop Polebridge, 59928

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

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft 11970 U.S. Highway 2 E. West Glacier, 59936

406.387.5555 | 800.521.7238 glacierguides.com

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

406.888.5454 | 800.235.6781 glacierraftco.com

Daily whitewater and scenic floats; only outfitter licensed for the Great Bear Wilderness.

406.387.5340 | 800.735.7897 greatnorthernresort.com/ fly-fishing-trips

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

406.387.5340 | 800.735.7897 greatnorthernresort.com/rafting

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

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

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

406.387.9453 | 800.700.7056 riverwild.com

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

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

Great Northern Fly Fishing Guides 12127 U.S. Highway 2 E. 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

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

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

208.756.3959 | 800.252.6581 wildernessriver.com

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.

Bison Creek Ranch & CafĂŠ 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.

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

406.888.5700 izaakwaltoninn.com

Beautiful lodging options in a great location with quick-service food and grocery options.

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 world-famous homemade huckleberry pies.

406.387.4420 | 877.387.4420 historictamaracklodge.com/ dining-drinks

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 for yogo sapphires, silver jewelry, books, fossils, rockymountainnatureco.com huckleberry products and more.

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

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406.888.5000 beltonchalet.com

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


NO RT H ERN T I ER RETAIL AND DINING 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/glacier-nationalpark-lodging

Rafting, fishing/licenses, outdoor clothing/gear, a lodge, cabins and a wedding pavilion.

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.

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discoverkalispell.com, evergreencofc.com, glaciermt.com/kalispell

Centrally located between Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park, the bustling community of Kalispell has a notable Old-West charm that effortlessly coincides with its lively arts and cultural scene. Kalispell’s historic downtown district offers must-stop local restaurants and watering holes, plus local studios, galleries and shops specializing in goods made right here in Montana.

VISITOR INFORMATION 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.

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. 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 and equipped cabins, motel and edgewaterrv.com condos on Flathead Lake.

Enjoy Montana Vacation Rentals 17 Second St. E., Suite 210 Kalispell, 59901

406.203.5055 A full-service vacation-rental company offering luxury enjoymontana.com properties in Flathead Valley, Montana.

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground 406.755.9573 | 800.968.5637 glaciercamping.com

Forested RV park and campground with six cabins, playground, creek, open sites and Wi-Fi. M RO S/ OM SHA RE NO S/ N- PRI D B BR SM VAT ATH EA OK E B I EX KFA NG ATH TR ST RO OM HO A M S EA T PE TUB LS/W TS /S AU INE ON NA LIN E M AJ RE S O AI R C ERV RP R A OR ED TIO IT N T SH CA S 20 R U 18 TT DS LE RA TE W S* I-F I

825 Helena Flats Road Kalispell, 59901

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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 and 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 kalispell.hamptoninn.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

Locally owned and operated historic hotel in the perfect downtown location; pets welcome.

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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 Kalispell 275 Treeline Road Kalispell, 59901

406.755.7405 | 800.HOLIDAY kalispellhie.com

Homewood Suites by Hilton Kalispell 195 Hutton Ranch Road Kalispell, 59901

Kalispell Grand Hotel 100 Main St. Kalispell, 59901

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LaQuinta Inn & Suites Kalispell 255 Montclair Drive Kalispell, 59901

406.257.5255 | 888.870.5552 laquintakalispell.com

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

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Convenient downtown location attached to the Kalispell Center Mall.

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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 | 800.533.4029 glacierpines.com

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

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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 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 SERVICE BUSINESSES 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 avis.com/car-rental/location/ CAU/US/MT/Kalispell

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

Montana vacations with customized Glacier National Park tours for groups and individuals.

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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Arrants Outdoors, LLC 1110 Two Mile Drive Kalispell, 59901

803.729.7524 arrantsoutdoors.com

A nature guide service specializing in educational day trips and customized group hikes.

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.

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

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 and 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 & Downtown 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 Montana Golf Association 1176 N. Main St. Kalispell, 59903

800.392.9795 One-call booking center for 10 championship Montana golfnorthwestmontana.com 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.

Kalispell Brewing Company 412 Main St. Kalispell, 59901

406.756.2739 | 406.756.BREW kalispellbrewing.com

Offering classic German lagers and hoppy northwest style 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 - Kalispell 343 S. 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, Lakeside provides easy access to the water, making it a popular destination for summer visitors. 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, carve lines at the local ski area, offering panoramic vistas of Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Libby sits humbly in the Kootenai River Valley at the base of the Cabinet Mountain Range. Soak up Libby’s charm at the local brewery or museum. Combining authentic mountain experiences and breathtaking scenery with abundant outdoor recreation, area attractions include Libby Dam, Ross Creek Cedar Grove, the Kootenai River and Kootenai Falls. For a knock-your-socks-off experience, take a walk across the swinging bridge above the falls.

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Evergreen Motel 808 Mineral Ave. Libby, 59923

406.293.4178 libbymotel.com

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406.293.7711 | 800.221.0166 ventureinnlibby.com

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES Kootenai Angler, Cabins and 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.

Wake up your winter in the little town where big adventure never sleeps. Libby sits humbly in the northwest corner of Montana surrounded by pristine national forestland. The terrain is epic and the powder is the epitome of perfection.

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N O RT H E R N TIE R L I BB Y CONTI NU E D RETAIL AND DINING Cabinet Mountain Brewing Co. 206 Mineral Ave. Libby, 59923

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

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

406.293.7711 | 800.221.0166 ventureinnlibby.com

Libby’s finest full-service, family-friendly restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

M AR I O N

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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 Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge provides a diverse habitat for various bird species, as well as deer, elk, moose, black bear, lynx and wolverines.

OLNEY

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Between Whitefish and Eureka, Olney sits in the heart of the Kootenai National Forest. The surrounding wilderness includes 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 authentic Montana views. Go boating, canoeing and fishing on Olney’s nearby lakes—Upper Stillwater and Whitefish Lake.

POLSON

polsonchamber.com, glaciermt.com/polson VISITOR INFORMATION

At the southern tip of Flathead Lake, the beloved community of Polson offers live theater, museums, locally owned shops, antique stores and plenty of places for good food and friendly conversation. With its ideal location and multiple lodging and activity options, Polson is a Flathead Valley must. Access to both Flathead Lake and the Flathead River provides rafting, boating, swimming and sailing opportunities. Nearby Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ Dam (formerly Kerr Dam) boasts beautiful canyon views.

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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.

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

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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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Polson Flathead Lake KOA 200 Irvine Flats Road Polson, 59860

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 & RV 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.

Mission Mountain Resort 36296 Fulkerson Lane Polson, 59860

406.883.1883 polsonmtresort.com

New accommodations feature cabins, bunkhouse and cottage on 80 acres.

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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.

Port Polson Players Theatre 32 Golf Course Drive Polson, 59860

406.883.9212 portpolsonplayers.com

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

RETAIL AND DINING Finley Point Grill 35427 State Highway 35 Mile Marker 6 Polson, 59860

406.871.1829 Passionate about food, top-notch service and local ingredients. finleypointgrill.com Serving Montana brews and offering an extensive wine list.

P RO C TOR

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Founded in 1910 and named for the town’s 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—the mountain community of Rexford is a recreation lover’s paradise. Rexford 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 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 phenomenal beaches, mountain views and easy access to attractions and activities throughout the Flathead Valley. Be sure to stop at the local restaurant for the “best burgers on the lake” (buffalo burgers, no less) and homemade huckleberry milkshakes 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 northern end of Flathead Lake, the small and peaceful community of Somers offers a swimming beach, boat launch and yacht club with easy access to Flathead Lake. During the summer, the roads in and around Somers are scattered with roadside stands selling locally grown fruit, like 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, Stryker is a 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 boasts 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—the once-hopping timber camp of Swan Lake is well-known for incredible outdoor recreation. Year-round visitors use the town as a launching point for fishing area lakes and streams, hiking, birding, dog sledding and backcountry skiing nearby mountains.

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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.

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406.886.2080 laughinghorselodge.com

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

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Swan Lake Trading Post 22998 State Highway 83 Swan Lake, 59911

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Swan Mountain Ranch 26356 Soup Creek Road Swan Lake, 59911

406.387.4405 | 877.888.5557 Guest ranch near Bob Marshall Wilderness and swanmountainoutfitters.com/swan- Glacier National Park. mountain-guest-ranch

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES 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 multiday hiking and backpacking treks.

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

Swan Mountain Outfitters 26356 Soup Creek Road Swan Lake, 59911

406.387.4405 | 877.888.5557 swanmountainoutfitters.com

TR EG O

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Between the Tobacco River and Dickey Lake, Trego attracts hunters from around the country in hopes of landing their big-game trophy. Nearby Dickey Lake is ideal for camping and day use, with plenty of boating, fishing and wildlife watching. Although Trego may seem like the middle-of-nowhere Montana, you’ll find a craft brewery there, offering up fine brews and barstools next to friendly locals.

TR OY

troymtchamber.org, glaciermt.com/troy VISITOR INFORMATION

On the western banks of the Kootenai River at Montana’s lowest elevation point, Troy and its surrounding wilderness area offer pristine unsettled country, attractions like the Troy Museum and Visitors Center and Ross Creek Cedar Grove, and a groomed snowmobile trail that connects Troy with Libby, Montana. Each year, Troy marks Independence Day with its Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration.

City of Troy Museum & Visitors Center 629 Missoula Ave. | Troy, 59935 The Troy Museum and Visitors Center, conveniently located on Highway 2. Troy Chamber of Commerce 301 E. Kootenai Ave. | 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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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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At the base of Big Mountain—home to Whitefish Mountain Resort—Whitefish is the quintessential mountain town. A year-round destination on the shores of Whitefish Lake, the delightful downtown of Whitefish offers an array of shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, breweries and distilleries, lodging and kick-up-your-heels nightlife. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, boating and live professional theater in town or nearby. 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 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 Condominiums 1301 Wisconsin Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.7574 | 800.862.7574 thecrestwoodresort.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.

406.314.9333 | 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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Garden Wall Inn 504 Spokane Ave. Whitefish, 59937

406.862.3440 | 888.530.1700 gardenwallinn.com

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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

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Hidden Moose Lodge 1735 E. Lakeshore Drive Whitefish, 59937

406.862.6516 | 888.733.6667 hiddenmooselodge.com

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406.862.6098 | 800.862.6094 kandaharlodge.com

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406.862.7600 | 800.305.7463 thepinelodge.com

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Whitefish Bike Retreat and Campground 855 Beaver Lake Road Whitefish, 59937

406.260.0274 Cycling and adventure retreat, with trailside lodging whitefishbikeretreat.com on The Whitefish Trail. RVs under 25’.

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

406.862.7275 whitefishrvpark.com

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

406.863.9099 | 866.828.2900 thebarw.com

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406.892.2525 | 877.862.1505 grousemountainlodge.com

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

406.863.4000 | 877.887.4026 lodgeatwhitefishlake.com

Whitefish Bike Retreat and Campground 855 Beaver Lake Road Whitefish, 59937

406.260.0274 whitefishbikeretreat.com

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SERVICE BUSINESSES 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 1410 E. Edgewood Drive Whitefish, 59937

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

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Alpine Theatre Project 127 Spokane Ave. 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 575 Sixth Ave. NE Columbia Falls, 59912

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 | 877.SKI.FISH skiwhitefish.com

Attractions include zip line tours, scenic lift rides, skiing, snowboarding and more.

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

Eclectic selection of handcrafted 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 Third 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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Deep in the northwest corner of Montana, Yaak is surrounded by incredible outdoor recreation 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 jagged exposed rocks (some of the oldest rocks in the world).

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1. 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 four-day celebration includes drumming and dancing, a pow wow, traditional games and a rodeo. 2. F OOD-TRUCK FLAVOR: Who doesn’t love a good food truck fill-up? In Missoula, you’ll find just that— amazing tacos, tamales, burgers and brats, curries and chutneys, wood-fired pizza and the best mini doughnuts this side of the Mississippi. 3. S  T. MARY’S MISSION: Visit the first pioneer settlement in Montana. Founded by the Black Robes in 1841, today the mission in Stevensville preserves an important part of history with its chapel and cabins, as well as Salish artifacts and historic photos.

4. F LATHEAD CHERRIES: Cruise the roads (highways 93 and 35) around Flathead Lake for orchard views and roadside fruit stands selling locally grown Flathead cherries—a beloved regional favorite. 5. S MOKEJUMPERS: Get a peak into life as a smokejumper at the Smokejumper Visitor Center in Missoula. Guided summer tours provide an intriguing look into smokejumping, as well as an on-site parachute loft, lockers and a reconstructed lookout tour. 6. S  NOW GHOSTS: Ski and board among “snow ghosts” at Whitefish Mountain Resort. These unique formations are created by wind, clouds and fog blanketing trees. Guided snowmobile tours are also available on the backside of Big Mountain with Swan Mountain Snowmobiling. #GlacierMT |

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Welcome to the southern region of Western Montana’s Glacier Country, 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, the rose-colored cliffs of this Clark Fork River gorge 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 cultural hub offers art, Broadway-caliber theater, unique outdoor music venues, a surprisingly amazing food scene, 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. Left: Enjoying the view of the Missoula Valley from the “M” on Mount Sentinel. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

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About 30 minutes west of Missoula, the old railroad town of Alberton is best known for stellar whitewater rafting on the scenic Alberton Gorge. Alberton draws water lovers from around the region for fly-fishing and water play on the Clark Fork River. Book a riverboarding or whitewater rafting trip with Montana River Guides. If railroads are more your speed, 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 the Salish chief “Alee” and sitting in the shadow of the Mission Mountains, Arlee serves as a trading center for residents of the Jocko Valley and Flathead Indian Reservation. Arlee is home to beloved local shops and galleries, and area highlights 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 pow wow.

RETAIL AND DINING The Huckleberry Patch Mission Mountains 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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Just east of Missoula, with a rich history in logging, Bonner is quickly becoming a gateway to outdoor recreation in the Blackfoot, Seeley and Swan valleys. Lately, Bonner’s main attraction is the new KettleHouse Amphitheater, a unique outdoor music venue serving up national music acts and award-winning beer on the banks of the Blackfoot River.

KettleHouse Amphitheater 605 Cold Smoke Lane Bonner, 59823

406.830.4640 For concertgoers and artists seeking a unique outdoor kettlehouseamphitheater.com live-music experience.

CH A RLO

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Originally used as a trail crossing in the lush Mission Valley, Charlo was named after Chief Charlo of the Flathead Indian Tribe. Charlo upholds 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.

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406.644.2588 ninepipeslodge.com

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

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Cheff Guest Ranch & Outfitters Inc. 30888 Eagle Pass Trail Charlo, 59824

406.644.2557 Beautiful guest ranch. Family owned for more than cheffguestranch.com 80 years.

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406.644.3435 ninepipesmuseum.org

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

CL I N TON

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Once a hotbed for mining and lumber, today Clinton provides access to wilderness exploration and is just a short drive from Missoula. Explore Beavertail Hill State Park and the Clark Fork River to your heart’s content, and fly-fish one of the best blue-ribbon trout 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

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The quiet community of Condon is situated along the Swan River between the Swan and Mission mountain ranges and is flanked by the Bob Marshall and Mission Mountains wilderness areas. The region boasts an abundant supply of alpine lakes. Just south of Condon, Holland Lake is a popular year-round destination with campgrounds, water activities and a beautiful hike to nearby Holland Falls, which freezes into an art sculpture during the winter.

CO N NE R

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Deep in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River, the small town of Conner is an ideal launching point for valley exploration, especially given its proximity to the Bitterroot National Forest and the 10,157-foot Trapper Peak. Also located nearby: Painted Rocks State Park, Lost Trail Powder Mountain and a hot springs resort.

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VISITOR INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com Representing over 450 businesses and organizations in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

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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South of Missoula in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley, the storybook community of Corvallis offers access to the 1,200-acre Teller Wildlife Refuge. Sitting along 4 miles of the winding Bitterroot River, the refuge is home to white-tailed 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 Representing over 450 businesses and organizations in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

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An Old West charmer, the little town of Darby sits at the southern tip of the Bitterroot Valley. Take a step back in time in downtown Darby at local antique shops and an old-fashioned candy store. Darby and the surrounding area offer authentic Montana lodges and cabins, with nearby highlights like Lake Como, Painted Rocks State Park and Alta Ranger Station.

VISITOR INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com Representing over 450 businesses and organizations in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

Darby Historic Visitor Information Center U.S. Forest Service 712 N. Main St. | Darby, 59829 406.821.3913 | www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/ bitterroot/recarea/?recid=60256 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Step back in timeâ&#x20AC;? at the USFS Historic Ranger Station in Darby.

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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Bitterroot River Ranch 4301 West Fork Road Darby, 59829

509.531.4934 Come experience western hospitality and the true bitterrootriverranch.com Montana lifestyle!

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

406.821.3282 travellersrestmt.us

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Rye Creek Lodge 345 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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406.821.4600 | 800.654.2943 triplecreekranch.com

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

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Just west of St. Regis and 20 miles from Lookout Pass, the quiet and beautiful town of De Borgia is well-suited for a wilderness getaway. Nearby guest ranches offer authentic western getaways, complete with genuine Montana ranch activities like horseback riding and outdoor exploration.

DIXON

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A division point along the Northern Pacific Railroad, Dixon sits on the Flathead Indian Reservation along the Flathead River. Watch wildlife at the nearby 18,500-acre National Bison Range, 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. You haven’t tasted Montana until you’ve tasted a Dixon melon.

FL O R EN CE

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Between the Sapphire and Bitterroot mountains, the friendly community of Florence offers easy access to Threemile Wildlife Management Area for excellent hunting and wildlife-watching opportunities. In addition, the area provides winter range for elk as well as summer recreation activities.

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 Representing over 450 businesses and organizations in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

FR EN CHTOW N

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About 15 minutes northwest of Missoula, the community of Frenchtown was founded by French Canadian settlers. Situated along the Clark Fork River in a valley called qua elth—meaning state of tranquility—by American Indian inhabitants, 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 and canoeing.

G RE EN OU G H

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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.

The Resort at Paws Up 40060 Paws Up Road Greenough, 59823

406.244.5200 | 800.473.0601 pawsup.com

Luxurious ranch resort featuring vacation homes and luxury camping.

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H A M I LTON

visitbitterrootvalley.com, bitterrootchamber.com, glaciermt.com/hamilton

Anchoring the Bitterroot Valley, the well-rounded town of Hamilton—the valley’s largest community—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—original home to one of Montana’s Copper Kings, Marcus Daly.

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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.


S O U T H ERN T I ER 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.

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Bitterroot River Inn and Conference Center 139 Bitterroot Plaza Drive Hamilton, 59840

406.375.2525 | 877.274.8274 bitterrootriverinn.com

24-hour pool, sauna, hot tub and fitness center. Continental breakfast.

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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. SEASON: YEAR-ROUND

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

406.363.3744 | 866.707.5050 blackrabbitrv.com

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406.210.7688 A permaculture farmstead offering vacation homes, abcacres.com farm tours, a farm stand and much more.

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Daly Mansion and Margaret Daly Memorial Arboretum 251 Eastside Highway Hamilton, 59840

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

406.381.6872 montanashirtsandhats.com

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

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montanarockies.org, glaciermt.com/haugan VISITOR INFORMATION 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.

Haugan Savenac Historic U.S. Forest Service Nursery Lolo National Forest (100 Savenac Creek Loop) | Haugan, 59842 406.678.4395 | www.fs.usda.gov/ recarea/lolo/recreation/otheractivities/ recarea/?recid=10338&actid=103 One of the oldest and most beautiful USDA Forest Service nurseries in the West.

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Located 5 miles from the Idaho border, Haugan was founded as a pusher station for trains making their way up the Coeur d’Alene Mountains. Today, Haugan offers abundant hiking, fishing, horseback riding and big-game hunting. 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.

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

406.678.4271 | 800.531.1968 www.50000silverdollar.com

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406.678.4242 www.50000silverdollar.com

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

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Established in 1841 by Fr. Pierre DeSmet • Chapel restored & furnished to the 1880 era • Original items built by Fr. Anthony Ravalli • Tour includes cabins of Chief Victor and Fr. Ravalli

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

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: Day- Early - Early Tours daily:Mother’s Mother’s Day FallFall 251 Eastside Highway • Hamilton, MT Eastside Highway, Hamilton, Montana 406-363-6004 406-363-6004••dalymansion.org dalymansion.org

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DESTINATION BITTERROOT VALLEY

The vibrant Bitterroot Valley—fondly known as “The Root”—offers a hearty dose of everything you’d want in a Montana vacation. The high, jagged peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains appeal to the landscape photographer in anyone, the Bitterroot River’s pristine riffles provide blue-ribbon trout fishing, and hiking or horseback riding into the Bitterroot National Forest means endless discovery. Boating Lake Como beneath towering 10,000-foot mountains is a fun way to soak up the Rocky Mountain sunshine, and spotting birds of all kinds is easy at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge—especially with handicapped-accessible trails. 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 stops you’ll not want to miss, and the downtowns of Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis, Darby and Hamilton give an insight into the valley’s historic roots. Gourmet cuisine, fine bed-and-breakfasts, a mixture of galleries, bookstores, breweries and cideries plus unique retail businesses from Florence to Sula are all here to help make your stay unforgettable. The Bitterroot also has some of the best snow conditions in Montana, making it perfect for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. So no matter which season you choose—winter, spring, summer or fall—the Bitterroot Valley has it all.

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

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hotspringsmtchamber.org, tour200.com, glaciermt.com/hotsprings VISITOR INFORMATION

Named for the area’s natural mineral 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 (Wall Street Place) 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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Between Missoula and Alberton, Huson is set along the scenic Clark Fork River and provides access to the picturesque area of 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.

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Lolo Hot Springs 406.273.2294 | 877.541.5117 lolohotsprings.com

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

Follow the Lewis and Clark Trail to Lolo Hot Springs.

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

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destinationmissoula.org, missoulachamber.com, 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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Destination Missoula - The Official Convention & Visitors Bureau 101 E. Main St. | Missoula, 59802 406.532.3250 | 800.526.3465 destinationmissoula.org On-site and online travel concierge services, maps, area information and event support.

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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, diverse and delectable dining options, a thriving music scene, ample 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 and 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

Business and family-friendly hotel, near airport and I-90. Indoor waterpark.

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406.543.0700 | 888.543.0700 bestwestern.com/grantcreekinn

Your stop between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.

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406.543.4600 | 888.989.5569 cmoninn.com

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

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406.549.7600 | 877.424.6423 missoulacomfort.com

UM-alum-owned property on the river near the university and downtown.

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

C’mon Inn 2775 Expo Parkway Missoula, 59808

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

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Discover Elk Country 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. The Clark Fork River winds through downtown Missoula. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

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

406.549.5260 | 800.321.2211 marriott.com/msocy

Great location with cozy rooms, airport shuttle and pool. Make room for a little fun.

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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 and Western Montana’s largest conference center.

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Largest full-service hotel downtown. Close to trail system and university.

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406.549.9000 | 800.753.3757 laquintamissoula.com

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

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406.542.0888 qualityinn.com/hotel-missoulamontana-mt412

Affordable rates in a convenient location. Gold award winner.

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406.830.3900 | 800.238.8000 staymissoula.com

Offering all upscale suites. Comfort and convenience for extended stays.

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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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Stay successful. Stay Hilton Garden Inn® Western Montana’s largest hotel conference center with 22,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space. Luxurious comfort in upscale American West decor. Moments away from golf, fishing, skiing, biking, hiking, and more. Easy access to the cool stuff you came to see.

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

406.543.9400 | 800.318.9644 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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SERVICE BUSINESSES Alamo and National Car Rental 5225 U.S. Highway 10 W. (Missoula International Airport) Missoula, 59808

406.543.0926 | 800.227.7368 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.

406.549.6121 beachtrans.com

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

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

Beach Transportation 825 Mount Ave. Missoula, 59801

Bretz RV & Marine 4800 Grant Creek Road Missoula, 59808

406.541.4800 Start your adventure at Montana’s #1 RV dealer with the bretzrv.com best RVs and campers in the state.

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

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., Suite 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, American and Allegiant. Dining and gift shop.

Montana Adventure Shuttle, LLC Missoula, 59804

406.493.2345 Group transportation for adventures, events and basic mtshuttle.com shuttle needs. Seats 11 passengers.

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

406.549.2277 Offering a variety of vehicles ranging from fuel-efficient thriftymissoula.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.

Windfall Inc. 516 S. Orange St. Missoula, 59803

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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.

Adventure Missoula 232 Raigle Lane Alberton, 59820

406.813.0595 Offering fishing and rafting on Western Montana’s scenic adventuremissoula.com rivers and world-class whitewater.

406.541.0860 artsmissoula.org

Arts Missoula 327 E. Broadway St. Missoula, 59802

Connecting art, culture and community through education, advocacy and celebration.

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.

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

406.543.4238 missouladowntown.com

Western Montana’s largest city center, with shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula 3400 Captain Rawn Way at Fort Missoula Building #322 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 programs and more.

Missoula Art Museum 335 N. Pattee St. Missoula, 59802

406.728.0447 Free access to contemporary art/artists to foster missoulaartmuseum.org community and vitalize education for all.

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

406.329.4934 Dedicated to preserving smokejumper history and missoulasmokejumpercenter. education on fire management. squarespace.com/#intro

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

406.243.4119 umt.edu/mteventservices

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

406.722.7238 | 800.381.7238 montanariverguides.com

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

Montana River Guides 138 Big Bend Lane Alberton, 59820

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

406.721.3644 Aviation museum featuring aircraft and a recount of museumofmountainflying.org the historical legacy of mountain flying.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 5705 Grant Creek Road Missoula, 59808

406.523.4545 | 866.266.7750 rmef.org

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.

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

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Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort 1700 Snowbowl Road Missoula, 59808

406.549.9777 montanasnowbowl.com

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

The Top Hat 134 W. Front St. Missoula, 59802

406.728.9865 Offers concertgoers an up-close experience for those tophatlounge.com seeking a more intimate club experience.

406.830.4640 Historic 1921 theater with all the amenities expected thewilma.com in a modern music venue.

The Wilma 131 S. Higgins Ave. Missoula, 59802

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!

Mustard Seed Asian Café 2901 Brooks St. Missoula, 59801

406.542.SEED mustardseedweb.com

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

406.721.5140 shopsouthgate.com

National brands, specialty shops, natural grocery store, restaurants and a dine-in theater.

Southgate Mall 2901 Brooks St. Missoula, 59801

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream 420 N. Higgins Ave., Suite D Missoula, 59802

406.549.0028 sweetpeaksicecream.com

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

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Explore Moiese’s 18,500-acre National Bison Range. Drive the grounds for an up-close look at 350 – 500 head of bison, plus elk, deer and antelope. Established in 1908, the National Bison Range is one of the oldest big-game refuges in the U.S., and is also a popular place for bird-watching.

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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406.644.2211 fws.gov/refuge/ national_bison_range

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

N OX O N

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Sitting on U.S. Highway 200 along the Clark Fork River, Noxon is known for huckleberries and a rich history in 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

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In the beautiful Blackfoot Valley, Ovando combines the area’s rich ranching history with guided fishing, guest ranches, horseback trail rides, camping and hiking, as well as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. For good eats, and to rub elbows with the locals, be sure to stop at The Stray Bullet.

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.

Quality Service! Great Rates!

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Kalispell Airport Glacier Park International Airport 4170 Hwy 2 East Avis (406) 257-2727

Billings Airport 1901 Terminal Circle Avis (406) 252-8007 Budget (406) 259-4168

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Carrying a hearty 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

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Located near the confluence of the Flathead and Clark Fork rivers, Paradise is a small community surrounded by beautiful scenery and outstanding fishing on neighboring rivers. Nearby, the St. Regis-Paradise Scenic Byway takes motorists and bikers along rolling flats and steep canyon walls. Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort offers beautiful views of the Clark Fork River and a relaxing soak in healing mineral waters.

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Plains & Paradise Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1531 | Plains, 59859 406.826.4700 | plains-mt.org

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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

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With a rich history in mining and ranching, Philipsburg is located about one hour from Missoula on the famous Pintler Scenic Loop (State Highway 1). Step back in time in Philipsburg’s historic downtown, with restored buildings from the 1800s. Stroll through local shops, candy stores, jewelry stores, restaurants and a brewery. The Philipsburg area is an excellent launching point for year-round outdoor recreation.

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Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce 135 S. Sansome St. | Philipsburg, MT 59858 406.859.3388 | philipsburgmt.com

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406.859.6027 | 877.786.1545 theranchatrockcreek.com

Five-star luxury guest ranch with outdoor adventures, dining and unique accommodations.

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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 109 E. Broadway St. Philipsburg, 59858

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406.859.3353 | 888.793.3896 sweetpalace.com

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

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S O U T H ERN T I ER P L AI N S

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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 this 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 | plains-mt.org

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. Added bonus: a local bakery in Ravalli that is rumored to have the best doughnuts in the West.

R O N AN

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In the beautiful, sprawling and lush Mission Valley set against the backdrop of the Mission Mountains, Ronan serves as the area’s agricultural hub. Surrounded by spectacular scenery and minutes from Flathead Lake, Ronan offers year-round recreation with nearby lake and stream fishing, golfing, bird-watching, hiking and camping.

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

406.676.2267 www.diamondsrvpark.com

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

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SALT ESE

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION AND ADVENTURES

VISITOR INFORMATION 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.

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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, and 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. Bike the nearby Hiawatha Trail for a family-friendly summer adventure.

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

208.744.1301 skilookout.com

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

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Flanked by the Mission and Swan mountains, Seeley Lake is a year-round adventure lover’s paradise with access to nearby trails, lakes, streams, the Lolo National Forest and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. 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. 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.

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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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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Double Arrow Golf Resort State Highway 83 (2 miles south of Seeley Lake) Seeley Lake, 59868

406.677.3247 | 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 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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At the base of the majestic Mission Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation, St. Ignatius is 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.

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S O U T H ERN T I ER ST. R EG IS

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Nestled in the mountains of Western Montana and named for the nearby St. Regis River, the little community of St. Regis serves as a crossroads for many travelers. The local travel center offers a restaurant (complete with huckleberry shakes), espresso, a gift shop and a trout aquarium. If you’re in town on Memorial Day, be sure to check out Montana’s largest flea market. St. Regis is also home to a golf course, a large park and a visitor information center.

VISITOR INFORMATION 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.

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

SERVICE BUSINESSES St. Regis Exxon Express 21 Old Highway 10 E. St. Regis, 59866

406.649.2468 | 866.649.2407

Quick stop for fuel, beer, ice and snacks. Clean restrooms and friendly Montana service.

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

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406.649.2407 | 866.649.2407 stregistravelcenter.com

Free trout aquarium, gift shop, C-store, casino and the best huckleberry shakes ever!

visitbitterrootvalley.com, bitterrootchamber.com, mainstreetstevensville.com, glaciermt.com/stevensville VISITOR INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com Representing over 450 businesses and organizations in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

Stevensville Main Street Association 102 B 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. RO OM BR 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 18 TL E RA TE S* W I-F I

With the founding of the Historic St. Mary’s Mission in 1841, Stevensville became the first permanent pioneer settlement in Montana. While visiting this Bitterroot Valley community, stop and stroll Main Street’s locally owned shops. A short drive from Stevensville, visit the 3,000-acre Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. 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.

HOTELS AND MOTELS 5th Street Motel 505 Church St. Stevensville, 59870

406.381.0286 stevensvillehotel.com/fifthstreet-motel.html

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406.777.3087 | 888.816.2875 stevensvillehotel.com

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Historic St. Mary’s Mission Inc. 315 Charlos St. Stevensville, 59870

406.777.5734 saintmarysmission.org

1866 chapel, gift shop, museum, art gallery and cabins of Chief Victor and Father Ravalli.

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visitbitterrootvalley.com, bitterrootchamber.com, glaciermt.com/sula 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 Representing over 450 businesses and organizations in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

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Deep in the Bitterroot Valley in an area of Montana noted for its rough mountains and wild country, Sula 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.

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montanarockies.org, glaciermt.com/superior VISITOR INFORMATION Haugan Savenac Historic U.S. Forest Service Nursery Lolo National Forest (100 Savenac C reek Loop) | Haugan, 59842 406.678.4395 | www.fs.usda.gov/ recarea/lolo/recreation/otheractivities/ recarea/?recid=10338&actid=103 One of the oldest and most beautiful USDA Forest Service nurseries in the West.

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.

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An oasis off I-90, Superior serves up adventure and local flavor in the form of floating and fishing the Clark Fork River and 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.

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Big Sky Motel 103 Fourth Ave. E. Superior, 59872

406.822.4831 | 888.370.0055 bigskymotel.net

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TH O MPSON FALLS

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Named after a fur trapper, the friendly town of Thompson Falls sits on the Clark Fork River. After strolling along the town’s charming Main Street, stop for a home-cooked meal at Minnie’s Montana Café. Explore millions of acres of pristine wilderness in the Lolo and Kootenai national forests, or cast a line on one of three nearby reservoirs.

VISITOR INFORMATION 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.

SERVICE BUSINESSES 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

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A short distance from the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, Trout Creek is the huckleberry capital of Montana. Each year this charming community hosts its annual Huckleberry Festival, attracting visitors from around the region to celebrate the coveted purple berry. 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.

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Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce 105 E. Main St. | Hamilton, 59840 406.363.2400 | bitterrootchamber.com Representing over 450 businesses and organizations in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.

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Time After Time Bed & Breakfast 197 Pistol Lane Victor, 59875

406.642.3258 timeaftertimebb.com

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Bear Creek Lodge 1184 Bear Creek Trail Victor, 59875

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BEYOND GLACIER COUNTRY Montana in every direction. While we tend to 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 authentically beautiful as our corner of paradise. The whole of Big Sky Country offers endless jaw-dropping vistas and outdoor adventures, small-towns worthy of a stop and a stay, off-the-beaten-path surprises and genuine western treasures. Our great state is full of small businesses, thriving communities and friendly folks ready to show you Montana’s true nature. We love it here, and we’re pretty certain you will, too. Here’s a list of places that can help you get on the road to your most unforgettable vacation experience yet: Montana, USA.

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Big Sky & Greater Yellowstone Welcome Center 55 Lone Mountain Trail | Big Sky, 59716 406.995.3000 | 800.943.4111 | bigskychamber.com Gateway to Yellowstone National Park, with lodging, dining, outdoor activities and events. Bozeman Convention & Visitors Bureau 2000 Commerce Way | Bozeman, 59715 406.586.5421 | 800.228.4224 | bozemanchamber.com We have multiple locations to help you plan your next vacation or meeting in Bozeman. Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce 1000 George St. | Butte, 59701 406.723.3177 | 800.735.6814 | buttechamber.org “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 T1K5B7 403.320.1222 | 800.661.1222 exploresouthwestalberta.ca Southwest Alberta’s tourism information. 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!

Great Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau 100 First Ave. N. | Great Falls, 59405 406.761.4436 | 800.735.8535 | visitgreatfallsmontana.org Havre Area Chamber of Commerce 130 Fifth Ave. | Havre, 59501 406.265.4383 | havrechamber.com Helena Area Chamber of Commerce 225 Cruse Ave., Suite A | Helena, 59601 800.743.5362 | helenachamber.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 Come stay and play with us on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Miles City Chamber of Commerce 511 Pleasant St. | Miles City, 59301 406.234.2890 | milescitychamber.com

Red Lodge Area Chamber of Commerce N. Broadway Ave. | Red Lodge, 59068 406.446.1718 | redlodgechamber.org 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 406.294.5270 | 800.346.1876 | southeastmontana.com Cowboys, history, dinosaurs, American Indian culture, and recreation in wide-open spaces. 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

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. 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.

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

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

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Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 425 | Dillon, 59725 406.683.5511 | beaverheadchamber.org

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

406.547.8888 | 877.314.0241 allseasonsinnandsuites.net

Family-owned hotel, continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. Great for business, family and fun.

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Bayshore Inn Resort & Spa 403.859.2211 | 888.527.9555 bayshoreinn.com

Lakefront resort and spa in Waterton Lakes National Park.

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

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Mills Wilderness Adventures of MT 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 dropstoneoutfitting.com

Offering stock-supported hiking and backpacking trips through the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Dropstone Outfitting 410 First Ave. NW Choteau, 59422

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Relaxing by canoe on Lake Como in the Bitterroot Valley. © GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM

FIND YOUR MONTANA MOMENT 8 Perfect Views in Glacier Country 1. L AKE COMO: Situated a short drive off 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. 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. 3. 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 the wildlife that calls this region home. 4. 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.

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5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. H OLLAND FALLS: While Holland Falls is viewable from the shore of Holland Lake, set out on the 1.6-milelong hike in 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.


Official 2018 - 2019 Glacier Country Montana Travel Guide  

Official 2018 - 2019 Glacier Country Montana Travel Guide

Official 2018 - 2019 Glacier Country Montana Travel Guide  

Official 2018 - 2019 Glacier Country Montana Travel Guide