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A family enjoys the great outdoors in the Mission Valley. © Glacier Country Tourism

Welcome. WELCOME TO Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Over the years, our region has fine-tuned its reputation as an outdoor hotspot and fly-fishing Mecca, with—what we like to call—the perfect splash of culture. Our millions of acres weave their way in, out and through experiences and adventures that are distinctly Montana. Within our boundaries are spectacular places like Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Flathead Lake, Alberton Gorge, two Indian reservations and blue-ribbon trout streams that include the Clark Fork, Blackfoot and Bitterroot rivers. But that’s not all…we’re also home to mountain lodges, intimate family inns, downhill ski resorts, natural hot springs, legendary cultural events, charming small towns and perhaps what we’re most well-known for: our stunning scenery. For now, turn the page, explore and let us help you plan your visit with activities, scoop from the locals, not-to-be-missed events and plenty of suggestions for creating your own Montana moment. And when you’re ready, come see us. We’ll be here waiting. Racene Friede, Executive Director Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission

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Contents Getting Here............................ 7 Glacier National Park............. 10 10 Views Sure to Amaze........ 13 Natural Beauty. . ..................... 16 Waters of Glacier Country. . .... 22 6 Must Do Experiences.......... 30 American Indian Culture. . ....... 34 Winter Recreation.................. 38 A Hearty Helping of Culture... 42 Planning your Special Event.. . 44 Destinations and Services. . .... 47 Calendar of Events. . ............. 107

© 2012 Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission. Distributed with Accommodation Tax Funds. Any reproduction or reprint of this guide or any portion thereof, without the written permission of Glacier Country is strictly prohibited. Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, due to the passage of time and the anomalies inherent in the publishing process we cannot be responsible for errors or incorrect information. Please contact the individual establishments to confirm information. For advertising information call 406.532.3234.

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Libby Dam

Hungry Horse Dam

Kerr Dam

GETTING HERE. You’re ready to visit. So how do you get here? Getting to Western Montana is easier than you may think. With two international airports—Missoula (MSO) and Glacier Park (FCA)—serviced by Alaska/Horizon Air, Allegiant Air, Delta/SkyWest and United, there are plenty of routes to help provide a smooth and quick start to your adventure. Plus, direct flights regularly arrive from Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Phoenix/ Mesa, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Seasonal flights arrive from Atlanta, Chicago, Portland and San Francisco.

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder carries passengers through the northern section of Glacier Country and is a relaxing way to see the area’s stunning terrain. The train operates daily from Seattle and Portland, as well as Minneapolis and Chicago,

making stops in Browning, Cut Bank, East Glacier, Essex, West Glacier, Whitefish and Libby. For reservations, call 800.872.7245. And whether you come by train or plane, you’ll find many major car rental companies— including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National—to help you explore the region with independence. If you plan on road tripping through Glacier Country, you’re sure to have an enjoyable trip. With our well-maintained highway system, anchored by Interstate 90 running east and west and Highway 93 running north and south, driving in Western Montana is easy and offers routes that take you off the main drag. For road travel information, call 406.444.6200 or visit www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo.


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Jefferson City

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Two Dot Martinsdale

Townsend Boulder

Ringling

Anaconda

Butte

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Sula

Wisdom

Silver Star

Melrose

Harrison Pony

Twin Bridges Sheridan

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Dell Lima

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Glacier National Park. Crown of the Continent. Backbone of the World.

Three Names. One Undeniable Beauty. By any name and from any view, Glacier National Park has a dramatic presence. Encompassing over one million acres, the beauty of the park varies from rolling foothills to a celestial summit. With glacier-carved terrain that includes wild meadows, emerald valleys, glistening clear rivers, stunning 400-foot waterfalls, striking rock faces and dramatic mountain peaks, you realize it’s unlike any place on earth. While Glacier has one of the largest intact ecosystems in the temperate zone, it’s surprisingly easy to explore by road, trail or boat. The Going-to-the-Sun Road—an engineering marvel and National Historic Landmark—takes visitors through the heart of the park over Logan Pass and is one of the most scenic drives you’ll ever take.

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If you prefer to explore on foot, set out on the park’s forested footpaths, hillside bridle paths or 734 miles of maintained trails. For a different way to see the park, step aboard a scenic boat tour, take a guided trail ride with Glacier National Park’s 734 miles of trails provide ample hiking opportunities and breathtaking views. © Glacier Country Tourism


an experienced wrangler, ride shotgun on a red bus, take a Blackfeet cultural tour or go on a guided adventure down the Flathead River. Or take to the sky on a helicopter tour, where you can marvel in stunning backcountry waterfalls, snow fields and up-close views of the park’s dramatic mountain peaks. To explore lesser-known areas of the park, pack your rig and head to the North Fork for camping and fishing at Bowman or Kintla lakes. While the roads to the North Fork are unpaved, this peaceful and wild corner of the park is well worth the visit. Or head over to Two Medicine—an area of the park that is sacred to the Blackfeet Tribe—for a day or two of exploring this section of the backbone of the world. While you’re there, be sure to take the short hike to Running Eagle Falls.

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And now that we’re friendly, we’ll let you in on a little-known secret: Glacier National Park is open year-round. While summer is the busiest season in the park, autumn offers a peaceful—and colorful visit—to the park. And in winter, Glacier is prime for snowshoeing, ice climbing, cross-country skiing and sightseeing.


Meet Our Locals.

Located in the North Fork, Polebridge—and its famous mercantile—is a favorite stop for hikers, rafters and travelers exploring this corner of Glacier Country. © DONNIE SEXTON/MONTANA OFFICE OF TOURISM

You’re here to visit Glacier National Park. And we couldn’t be happier. Because we like to mind our manners, it’s our hosting duty to introduce you to the park’s native inhabitants. The park supports more than 70 species of mammals, each making their home in diverse parts of Glacier’s more than one million acres. Grizzly bears and their cubs gather on sparsely timbered hillsides and tend to favor wild huckleberry patches. Wolverines, gray wolves and lynx roam hundreds of thousands of acres throughout quiet, secluded meadows and valleys. Closer to trails and roads—and often visible to visitors—mountain goats and bighorn sheep frolic on the mountainsides and rock outcroppings. And to round it off, more than 260 avian species spend time in this birder’s haven, including harlequin ducks congregating creekside, osprey diving for fish or golden eagles perched in the treetops. One thing to keep in mind: while wildlife are used to the general presence of people, they do appreciate their space. Please keep a safe distance from all park wildlife and do not feed them. Glacier National Park has numerous surrounding communities that offer a range of lodging accommodations, as well as gift shops, outfitters and delicious local dining options. Be sure to experience authentic, small-town Montana by exploring Browning, Columbia Falls, East Glacier, Polebridge, St. Mary, West Glacier and Whitefish.

Bighorn Sheep just off the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park. © Ani King

Insider Tip: Drive The Sun. The 50-mile-long Going-to-theSun Road takes travelers through the heart of Glacier National Park, crossing the Continental Divide over Logan Pass at 6,646 feet. The road can be accessed at West Glacier or St. Mary, with each entry point providing a different perspective of the park’s scenery. While it takes an average of two hours to drive the road, you’re well-advised to take your time and enjoy the various points of interest along the way. Some of our favorite stops include the St. Mary Visitor Center, Dead Horse Point, Sunrift Gorge and Trail of the Cedars. A red bus tour provides an alternative way to explore the Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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© Glacier Country Tourism


10 Perfect Views. 1. Rocky Mountain Front. Located east of Glacier National Park is the sweeping and stunning Rocky Mountain Front. Here you see wind-swept grasslands and rolling hills give way to the beautiful mountains. To top it off—360 degree views of the plains, foothills and jagged peaks can be found from many locations on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

4. Blodgett Canyon. From Hamilton, drive west on Main Street into the foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains and follow the signs to the trailhead. It’s an easy 40-minute hike from the trailhead to the overlook at Blodgett Canyon. Make a day of it: After hiking in Blodgett Canyon, peruse the shops in downtown Hamilton. Round out your day with a guided tour of the nearby Daly Mansion. 5. Thompson Falls Chain of Lakes. Surrounded by forests, this chain of 18 lakes along Highway 200 provides a peaceful setting, fishable waters, hiking and camping. 6. Looking Glass Highway. A short drive from East Glacier, this curvy road (Highway 49) is located on the Blackfeet Nation and offers stunning views of the Two Medicine Valley in Glacier National Park. Be sure to take advantage of roadside pullouts and keep your eyes open for wildlife—including grizzly bear, elk, moose and wolves—that call this area home. 7. Holland Falls. After a short 1.6-mile hike on the Holland Falls National Recreation Trail, you’ll be rewarded with views of Holland Falls, Holland Lake and the snowcapped Mission Mountains. Getting here: From Highway 83, turn east on Holland Lake Road. Continue on the road nearly four miles to the trailhead. 8. Kootenai Creek. Located just off Highway 93 near Stevensville, you’ll find Kootenai Canyon and Kootenai Creek. The canyon is a popular rock-climbing destination, while the trail takes hikers past beautiful rock faces and a beautiful creek before accessing alpine lakes and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

The hike to Holland Falls offers beautiful views of Holland Lake, the snow-capped Mission Mountains and the tumbling waters of the falls.

2. Missoula from Mount Sentinel. The trail to the “M” overlooking Missoula is one of the most popular hikes in Montana. After climbing the zigzagging path, you’ll be rewarded with views of the lush Missoula Valley and nearby Rattlesnake Wilderness. Make a day of it: After hiking Mount Sentinel, stroll the University of Montana campus and listen to live music in downtown Missoula.

9. Libby Dam. After touring the Libby Dam Visitor Center and taking a guided tour of the dam and powerhouse, take in the view of Lake Koocanusa from the top of the dam. Did you know? The Treaty Tower reaches 57.5 feet above the top of the dam, with a 70-ton granite sculpture on its face. The sculpture symbolizes the natural and man-made forces on the Kootenai River and commemorates the treaty between the United States and Canada to develop a flood control plan for the Columbia River Basin.

3. Lake McDonald at Sunset. Located inside Glacier National Park’s west entrance, you’ll find Apgar Village sitting at the southern end of Lake McDonald. Make plans to grab a scoop of ice cream and peruse local shops before watching the sun sink over the park’s largest lake.

10. Ross Creek Cedar Scenic Area. Home to Western Red Cedars growing along Ross Creek, this scenic area offers visitors a chance to explore this old-growth forest, with a walking path taking you past informative signs, bubbling creeks and giant cedars.

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GATEWAY TO GLACIER A 360-DEGREE EXPERIENCE Stay and play in the Gateway to Glacier communities and fully experience the beauty of every season in our mountain home. Browse the farmers markets at West Glacier and Columbia Falls, learn about the Hungry Horse Dam or experience life 100 years ago at the Polebridge Mercantile. Explore the 34-mile long reservoir and the Flathead National Forest and watch wildlife drawn to the natural minerals at Goatlick. Celebrate at summer’s Heritage Days event. Camp, fish and hike to your heart’s content or simply laze the day away floating down the river. Test your mountain biking skills, explore the trails by horseback or swim in local Lion Lake—a great place for families. Do not forget huckleberry picking! Enjoy hiking amongst fall colors, dance beneath the stars at Oktoberfest, run the La Grizz Ultramarathon and cozy up in a cabin during cooler nights. Sparkle in the snow and appreciate the peace and tranquility of the winter landscape. View the snowy peaks of Glacier National Park, snowmobile to the summit of Desert Mountain and explore groomed trails by ski or snowshoe. Experience the Christmas Night of Lights, join in the fun at February’s Cabin Fever Days or sip hot chocolate watching the Race at Glacier. Spring snowmelt affords rafters the high-water adventure of a lifetime. The whole area comes back to life as the snowline recedes up the mountains revealing spring buds. Wildlife emerges from winter hibernation and the cycle begins again. With a variety of options for lodging, dining, nightlife and entertainment­—six bars with casinos, live music and fun special events year-round. Various affordable lodging options for campers, RVs, inns, motels, cabins and historic lodges make us your basecamp for the adventure of a lifetime!

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Natural Beauty. Does It Get Any Better? As you travel through Western Montana’s Glacier Country, the views you encounter are sure to knock your socks off, tickle your fancy and exceed your expectations. Our spectacular landscape, cool atmosphere and high latitude combine to make for dramatic light any time of day—perfect for capturing your own Montana memory.

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From Sula in the south to Yaak in the north, postcard views can be found waiting around every bend. But situated quietly on the highways and backroads is where the real treasure—the landscape—takes center stage. It could be


The sun rises above St. Ignatius over the Mission Mountains. © Glacier Country Tourism

a sunset over serene Whitefish Lake or an early morning drive along the Clark Fork River. Perhaps it’s the sun glistening on the waters of Flathead Lake or the changing fall colors in the Bitterroot Valley. Or maybe, it’s the lack of big city lights that let the stars sparkle and shine after the sun goes down.

We’ve Got Mountains. Go Ahead, Look Directly At Them. We’re the first to admit it. Our mountains are pretty spectacular. Even downright dazzling. But we’ve got a secret: there’s more to us than just our looks. We have idyllic lakes, fresh mountain streams, blue-ribbon rivers, majestic wildlife and charming towns. Have you ever seen several hundred head of elk bed down on their winter range? Or watched the sun set over the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River? Have you strolled through markets selling locally grown goods? In Western Montana, some of the most storybook views are found by exploring any one of our local small town main streets.


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Carving A Path Through The Landscape.

Western Montana offers no shortage of ways to cool off in the clear waters of the Rocky Mountains. Cast a fly into the Bitterroot River to net a trophy trout. Paddle Brennan’s Wave in downtown Missoula after a full day of exploring. Float the Flathead River on a wild or scenic course. Or run the Alberton Gorge at noon with an expert river guide. Need more? You’re in luck. There are even more options around the bend.

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Above: The Clearwater Canoe Trail near Seeley Lake provides a leisurely paddle along its winding path, with ample opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing. © Glacier Country Tourism

Left: Fishing the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. © Glacier Country Tourism


Fishing In Western Montana. The Stories Are True. Casting a line in Western Montana is one of the activities many people put on their bucket list. Our fishing is so legendary that it has been the subject of movies, songs and stories. Glacier Country’s rivers and lakes are full of an array of fighters and trophy fish, including rainbow, cutthroat, brown and bull trout. Plus seeing the scenery in person will make the postcards you’ve seen look, well, small. With backdrops like the dramatic canyon walls of the Blackfoot,

the glistening runs of the Bitterroot, the timbered banks of the Kootenai, the brilliant teal color of the Flathead and easy access to the Clark Fork, fishing in Glacier Country is as peaceful as you imagined. Probably even more.

Insider Tip: Be Ready. Be sure to bring your gear. You never know when you may stumble on a prime fishing spot or discover a deep mountain lake on your morning hike. But know that most of the guide services can outfit you with everything you’ll need.

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Rafting the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. © Glacier Country Tourism

Rivers And Streams. All Classes For All Abilities.

Kayakers appreciate the big rapids on Alberton Gorge. Canoeing families enjoy the calm water and gently winding path of Seeley’s Clearwater Canoe Trail. Groups looking for diversity will find just that on the Class I, II and III waters of the Flathead River. And whether you’re on the Bitterroot, Blackfoot, Clark Fork, Flathead, Kootenai, Swan or Yaak

rivers, plenty of uncrowded stretches can be found for an afternoon of floating.

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Sculpting A Story Of Water. In Western Montana, evidence of our glacial past abounds. Around 15,000 years ago, the Ice Age floods burst through the region with incredible force and volume at a speed of more than 60 mph. At maximum flow, the waters topped some of our highest peaks, ranking these floods among the largest and powerful in our planet’s history. Formed by glacial meltwater and dammed by the Canadian ice sheet, Glacial Lake Missoula was as large as Lake Ontario and Lake Erie combined. Periodically, huge waves would push their way past the 2,000foot ice dam, inundating much of the Pacific Northwest, carving the Columbia River Gorge and tearing 50-foot ripple marks into the mountainsides. Today, the ripple marks are visible from the valley floor and tell part of the ancient story etched into the landscape. For the rest of the story, visit www.glaciallakemissoula.org.

The view of the Missoula Valley from Mount Sentinel provides a look at the terrain that was previously covered by Glacial Lake Missoula. Š Glacier Country Tourism

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Fishing. Always Time Well Spent. We’re not one to toot our own horn, but when there is something as incredible as our fishing, we simply have to tell you about it. In your previous travels, you may have heard about one of our state’s most famous rivers— the Blackfoot (compliments Western Montana’s rivers are prime for fishing adventures. of A River Runs Through © Glacier Country Tourism It). But we’ve got more than that…meet the Bitterroot River. Supporting a native westslope trout population with a healthy balance of sizeable cutthroat and rainbows, outstanding fishing can be found in these winding waters. Mix the thrill of casting your line with the area’s painting-like views of wide, steep canyons and snowcapped peaks—reaching as high as 10,000 feet—and you have your own piece of fishing heaven. The Bitterroot takes a long path from its sources along Chief Joseph Pass to its confluence with the Clark Fork River near Missoula, creating numerous access points that are uncrowded and perfect for an afternoon of casting your line.

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Other rivers and lakes prime for your fishing adventures include the Clark Fork River, Lake Koocanusa, Noxon Rapids Reservoir and Duck Lake. For more on fishing in Western Montana, visit www.glaciermt.com/fishing.php.

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Five Ways To Support The Environment While Seeing It. In today’s lifestyle, much of what we do is directly connected to sustainability and a heightened awareness of natural resources. For tourism, this lifestyle has crossed over seamlessly and taken on a role in the conservation of special places. 1. Conservation of Natural Resources. Biking and walking are great ways to explore a new city or town. If you’re visiting Glacier National Park, take advantage of the free shuttle system. 2. Environmental Sensitivity. Tread lightly, stay on marked trails and follow campfire rules. Help stop the spread of noxious weeds by washing your vehicle and boat after outings. As for watchable wildlife, keep a safe distance and don’t approach or feed them. 3. Cultural Awareness. Sensitivity and respect for local culture helps any area you visit maintain its traditions.

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4. Support Good Business Management. Try to support business operators that manage their own behavior, contribute to local non-profit efforts for environmental protection or use locally sourced goods and products. 5. An Educational Emphasis. Now more than ever, learning about a destination’s natural wonders is as popular as enjoying them. Take an interpretive hike with a ranger in Glacier National Park to learn about the local ecology.


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VARIETY:

Six Experiences You Won’t Find Anywhere Else. 1. Attend North American Indian Days in Browning. An annual event and one of the largest gatherings of United States and Canadian tribes, this celebration includes drumming and dancing, a Pow Wow, parade, traditional games, PRCA Rodeo and more.

4. Ride the Hiawatha. Bike through 10 tunnels and over seven steel trestles down the Hiawatha Rail Trail. This easy, 15-mile downhill traverses the Bitterroot Mountains between Montana and Idaho. An added bonus: Beautiful view of alpine lakes and forests.

2. Ride a red bus through Glacier National Park and leave the driving to the jammers. Not only are they pros at navigating the roads in and around Glacier National Park, but they also serve as your tour guide, providing interesting facts and commentary. Plus, with them at the wheel, you’ll have more time to enjoy the views.

5. Stroll through the mansion of one of Montana’s Copper Kings—Marcus Daly—with a visit to the Daly Mansion in Hamilton.

3. Meet Montana heroes at the Smokejumper Visitor Center, located at the nation’s largest smokejumper base in Missoula. Take a guided tour, where you’ll see a reconstructed lookout tower, learn about smokejumper’s training and visit the parachute loft.

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6. Get down with guitar legends at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival and Workshop in Bigfork. The festival includes nightly performances from some of the world’s best guitarists and is held in the heart of the Flathead Valley.


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Sitting at 30 miles long and paralleled by the stunning Mission Mountains, Flathead Lake is pristinely gorgeous. But that’s not all. This glacial lake covers nearly 200 square miles and has won awards for clarity and purity. Its mild climate and massive size make it ideal for a summer recreation destination, with everything from waterskiing and sailing to lake tours and some of the area’s finest fishing for big lake trout. Flanking the lake are its shoreline neighbors—Big Arm, Bigfork, Dayton, Elmo, Lakeside, Polson, Rollins, Somers and Woods Bay—any of which are a great place to put in for a day on the lake and return for dinner and stargazing.

Above: As the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, Flathead Lake provides numerous opportunities for sailing, boating and water activities. © Glacier Country Tourism

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Right: Located minutes from Polson, Kerr Dam stands at 205 feet high, with a 1,000-foot boardwalk that provides visitors with spectacular views of the dam and canyon. © Glacier Country Tourism


Our Story Was Centuries In The Making.

North American Indian Days is an annual celebration held on the Blackfeet Nation in Browning. The celebration is one of the largest gatherings of tribes from across the United States and Canada and features dancing, traditional games, drumming and more. © Donnie Sexton/Montana Office of Tourism

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Some say our history dates back to Lewis and Clark’s voyage through Montana, while others say that going back 200 years is just dusting the surface. Regardless of your view, Montana’s cultural heritage is a rich, colorful tapestry sewn from art, music, dance, storytelling, industry and leisure. And best of all, each piece can be found here in Glacier Country.

Native Culture: a rich Past, Present and Future. Quiet abounds across the prairies and meadows, while a soft breeze carries the gentle beating of a drum. Slowly the sound intensifies and is soon joined by singing. As we approach, we are graced by dancers adorned in bright, colorful attire performing a traditional dance.


There’s More Than Just Meets The Eye. Storytelling is a large part of the American Indian culture and plays an important role for Montana’s native populations. Through storytelling, visitors to Montana can learn about the history, traditions and culture of the tribes. Both of Western Montana’s Indian Reservations—the Flathead and Blackfeet Nation—have ample opportunities to learn from the tribes. We’d recommend taking a cultural tour through Glacier National Park with Sun Tours, a trail ride on the Blackfeet Nation with Glacier Gateway Outfitters, a guided tour of The People’s Center in Pablo, perusing the artifacts at the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, exploring the Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village in Browning, touring Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana in Charlo and visiting Travelers’ Rest State Park in Lolo.

Truman “Mouse” Hall is a member of the Blackfeet Tribe and operates Glacier Gateway Outfitters. Taking a tour with an American Indian guide is an outstanding way to learn about native culture, history and traditions. © Tia Troy/Glacier Country Tourism

These are the sights and sounds of an American Indian Pow Wow, a time-honored event that takes place throughout Glacier Country. And while the site itself is stunning, what is most remarkable is that the story told by the Pow Wow dates back generations and emanates the spirit of American Indian history.

On the Flathead and Blackfeet Indian reservations, both located within Glacier Country, Indian culture is shared and experienced against the backdrop of sacred landscapes, often through Pow Wows or similar gatherings. Several tribes, including the Blackfeet and Confederated Salish and Kootenai, speak their native language and honor their own traditions, working to preserve and share ancestral stories. Learn more at www.glaciermt.com/american-indian.php.


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The Chinese Wall, located in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, is a huge natural rock formation that reaches a length of 22 miles and an average height of more than 1,000 feet. © Cheff Guest Ranch

Play Paparazzi With Our First Celebrity: Bob Marshall. For many Montanans, we think of the Bob Marshall Wilderness as one of our famous locals. Known fondly as “The Bob,” this vast area is made up of rugged peaks, placid lakes, sparkling Rocky Mountain streams and wide valleys coming together to create one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems in the world. Designated as wilderness in 1964, its elevations range from 4,000 to more than 9,000 feet, its trails number in the thousands and its wildlife include everything from lynx and wolf to mountain goat, grizzly bear and elk. The Chinese Wall—a huge, 22-mile-long encampment with 1,000-foot vertical faces—typifies the area’s dramatic beauty. With more than a million acres and countless pathways and trails, the Bob Marshall Wilderness is ideal for adventure seekers, from hiking families to hardcore backcountry explorers.

Go See Him. From Kalispell, travel south on Highway 93 and turn left onto Highway 82. Next, turn right onto Highway 35, then left onto Highway 83. Follow 83 south through the Seeley-Swan Valley. From Glacier National Park, follow the Flathead River’s Middle Fork south. From Missoula, travel north on Highway 200 and turn left onto Highway 83 at Clearwater Junction. From Browning, travel south along the Rocky Mountain Front to Choteau before heading west into The Bob. No matter which path you choose, you’ll end up in Montana’s largest wilderness.

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Winter is serious business in these parts. Sure, we’ve got big blue skies to complement our snow-covered mountains and pristine valleys, but just because the sun is shining doesn’t mean we’re slacking. Each November, the snow gods fill our skies, smile upon Glacier Country and bless us with 300+ inches of snow in prime terrain for skiing and snowboarding. Combine all that fluffy white snow with mild temperatures, minimal precipitation on the valley floors and our fair share of sunny days, and you have a winter playground that’s exciting, comfortable and fun.


Left: Western Montana has six well-rounded, full-service ski resorts that provide ample options for skiing and snowboarding on nearly 7,000 acres of terrain. © Brian Schott

Below left: Western Montana has hundreds of miles of groomed trails and play areas for snowmobiling. © Glacier Country Tourism

Winter Wonders. Both Day and Night. You may choose to spend your day snowshoeing to natural hot springs, cross-country skiing along the Goingto-the-Sun Road, snowmobiling along hundreds of miles of groomed trails or shredding down runs at our worldclass ski resort. No matter your pleasure, there are plenty of ways to warm up after a day playing in the snowy outdoors. Western Montana has a variety of accommodations to suit any kind of winter vacation, any type of winter vacationer and of course—any budget. For the family ski trip, we offer a healthy dose of kidfriendly resort options and convenient slope-side lodging. For the romantic couple getaway, an inviting bed and breakfast tucked in a quiet meadow is sure to offer all the amenities you need—elegant suites, spa treatments and a cozy sleigh ride under the clear night sky. Or for a group getaway, we have fine dining, nightlife and lodging deals to help sweeten your trip just a little more.

A Downhill Haven— No Matter Your Expertise. Glacier Country features six well-rounded, full-service ski and snowboard areas. A notable world-class ski resort, Whitefish Mountain Resort boasts more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain and breathtaking views of the peaks of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley from its summit. And with 98 marked trails, rest assured you’ll be able to play in your own powder stash or glide down a tree-lined run with ease. Located a few minutes north of Missoula, Montana Snowbowl pulls double-duty as a local favorite and a vacationer’s gem. A short drive from Missoula International Airport, it boasts an on-mountain lodge, 2,600 foot vertical drop and the best woodfired pizza in the West.

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Situated on the Montana/Idaho border is Lookout Pass. Here, the snow comes early and in full force,

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dropping around 400 inches per year. Known as a family friendly resort, Lookout is easily accessible and provides a mix of easy, intermediate, advanced and expert runs, as well as on-site dining. Lost Trail Powder Mountain, located 90 miles south of Missoula and sitting atop the Continental Divide, is home to 1,800 skiable acres across two mountains, 50+ marked trails and offers two much-loved terrain parks. Other not-to-be-missed ski areas include Blacktail Mountain west of Lakeside and Turner Mountain near Libby. Both offer their own fine sampling of Montana powder. Completing our winter offerings are world-class cross-country ski trails in and around Glacier National Park, ice fishing on frozen lakes or gliding behind a team of well-trained dogs. Top it all off with a soak at a natural hot springs resort, a glass of local wine, a roaring fire and star gazing. For more ideas on winter fun, visit www.glaciermt.com/winter-fun.php.

Cross-country skiers relax after a day on the trails. © Glacier country tourism

Winter Fun:

Skiing And Snowboarding Are Just The Beginning. Enhance Your Winter Visit With These Activities.

A family relaxes in the natural hot springs pool at Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort. © Glacier country Tourism

1. Cross-Country Skiing: Offering a healthy, heart-happy alternative to downhill skiing, cross-country ski trails are abundant throughout Western Montana. A few to consider: Essex Ski Trail Complex in the Flathead National Forest, Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trail, Lookout Pass Ski Trail in the Lolo National Forest or Stillwater Nordic near Whitefish. 2. Dog Sledding: Bundle up in your sled behind a team of dogs and mush your way through our snow-covered forests. Dog sled adventures can be found in Greenough and the Flathead Valley. 3. Snowshoeing: Strap on your snowshoes and head out for a hike through our winter wonderland. Some of our favorite spots: Glacier National Park and Pattee Canyon Recreation Area near Missoula. 4. Snowmobiling: Take in the views of the Swan and Mission mountains as you ride the 230 miles of groomed trails in the Seeley-Swan Valley. Or take your sled and cruise the 250 miles of groomed, connecting trails in the Lolo and Clearwater national forests and their nearby play areas. Other places to explore—the 200 miles of groomed trails in the Flathead Valley, 160+ miles in northwest Montana’s Kootenai Country or the rough and tumble trails at the Marias Pass Trail Complex. 5. Hot Springs: After a day outdoors, visit one of our hot springs resorts for a soothing soak in its healing mineral waters. 6. Sleigh Rides: A perfect ending to a winter day, cuddle up under a blanket behind a horse-drawn sleigh and breathe in the crisp mountain air, with the jingling of sleigh bells as your lullaby.

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A Hearty Helping of Culture.

Arts & Theatre Thrive in Glacier Country.

The Daly Mansion, located in the Bitterroot Valley, provides a look at the home of one of Montana’s Copper Kings. © Glacier Country Tourism

Tucked gently into our pristine Montana landscape are cultural treasures that aren’t necessarily expected in a state known more for its natural beauty than its entertainment. But we think it’s the natural beauty that provides inspiration for the artists, novelists, performers and musicians that create here. With a rich and diverse cultural heritage that includes native traditions, western lore and a splash of cosmopolitan flair, the arts truly take center stage in Western Montana. Summer playhouses and local theatre groups continually attract Broadway-trained performers to grace the stages of Big Sky Country. Combine that with museum exhibits featuring antique military collections to modern abstract photography and American Indian artwork and headdresses and you have a cultural haven that’s ready to be explored. For live theater, catch a performance from Alpine Theatre Project in Whitefish, The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, Hamilton Players or Missoula Children’s Theatre. For stellar music events, attend River Hair, 2010. © jessica lowry City Roots Festival in Missoula or the Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival in Bigfork. Or walk through history at the Conrad Mansion Museum in Kalispell, Museum of Mountain Flying in Missoula or the Daly Mansion in Hamilton. For more on arts and culture, visit www.glaciermt.com/arts-culture.php

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There’s the Glacier National Park vacation, the Flathead Lake vacation, the championship golf vacation, the wander-and-shop vacation, the spa resort vacation, all rolled up in one vacation — Kalispell. View itineraries and shop vacation packages at discoverkalispell.com or call 888-888-2308 to order a travel planner.

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Above: With diverse venues, plenty of activity options and serene settings, Western Montana is a wonderful place to host an event, family reunion or meeting. © Glacier Country Tourism

Below: Western Montana offers a romantic setting for a destination wedding. © Montana Island Lodge

Make Your Event Memorable. By now, you probably have a solid idea of how Western Montana can be your ideal vacation destination. Imagine what would happen if you invited a few friends along. Maybe 10. Or 200. With hundreds of inspiring event destinations, we are outfitted to accommodate groups of practically any size, complete with extensive amenities and activities. Just one of the many reasons Glacier Country is an ideal place to bring your reunion, wedding party, corporate meeting or any group looking to you to provide a phenomenal experience and flawless event.

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Prepare To Be Thanked. Imagine a group of your closest friends on a peaceful trail ride to Grinnell Lake, with views of glacier-carved mountains and stunning waterfalls. Or a dramatic hike through the meadows and mountains of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Maybe it’s watching live theater at a local playhouse, followed by dinner at a steakhouse and

dancing at a cowboy bar. Whatever it is, you’ll be the one to thank for it and your guests will never forget their own unique Montana experience—or who introduced them to it.

Your Ideal Getaway Is Here. So you’re looking for a place to have a large family getaway with individual family accommodations? Consider it done and head to Paws Up in Greenough. Or maybe your cycling group wants to try peddling a well-maintained, but not highly trafficked road? Check out the Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway and take in its gorgeous views. Your wedding party is looking for golf and spa time? You got it—try Whitefish. And if cultural events are on the group agenda, visit Missoula for concerts, symphonies, music, wine tastings, fine dining and more. Whatever size group you’re hosting, no matter what event you have in store, there’s a place just for you in Glacier Country. Worried about getting here? It’s easy, from just about anywhere. See page seven for details on the best way to get to Western Montana.

Change Your Meeting Style. And Location. In Glacier Country, your corporate meeting will enjoy the perfect mix of convenient big city features and quiet Rocky Mountain solitude. Take advantage of our extensive meeting and


special events facilities, advanced communications technology, accommodations with plenty of room for groups as large as 1,100, gourmet dining, boutique shopping and even championship golf. For more information on weddings and reunions in Glacier Country, visit us at www.weddings.glaciermt.com. For information on meetings and conventions, visit us at www.meetings.glaciermt.com. Right: The region’s many area lakes provide abundant options for family fun on the water. © Glacier Country Tourism

Below: A beautiful breakfast awaits at the Garden Wall Inn in Whitefish. © Donnie Sexton/Montana Office of Tourism

Family Bonding They Will Beg For. For generations, families of all sizes have been enjoying Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Whether it’s boating on Flathead Lake, learning to ski on a powdery slope or driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road, there are endless ways to bring your family together. There’s a special kind of bonding power that comes from combining the region’s natural beauty, fresh air and outdoor activities that seems to push away the desire for video games or TV. But rest assured, there’s no need to scale the highest mountain to have a peak family experience. In Montana, it could be as simple as floating a river, picking wild huckleberries or exploring a ghost town. Plus, seasonal deals whipped up especially for you will help make the visit even better.

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Want more? Visit www.glaciermt.com/family-fun.php.

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Explore Our Destinations and Services. Welcome to Western Montana’s Glacier Country. As you can see, we’re a pretty big place. So to help make your visit smoother, we’ve divided our borders into three distinct regions. Each area is a vacation in itself—supported by a friendly group of people who are happy to share their love for Glacier Country with visitors like you. From river guides to restaurant owners and museum curators to local street vendors, the people who live and work here are proud, welcoming and service-minded—with the goal of helping make your time in Western Montana positively memorable.

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Flathead, Glacier and Lake Counties. One Big Playground. Hands down, this region has the most roof racks loaded with bikes, kayaks, skis and canoes, making it a great place to get away and play. Greeting you first is Lake County and the St. Ignatius Mission, National Bison Range and Flathead Lake—the largest natural freshwater lake in the West. Along the lake are several bustling communities, including Bigfork, Dayton, Polson, Lakeside and Woods Bay. North of the lake you’ll find the active communities of Columbia Falls, Kalispell, West Glacier and Whitefish— each city with its own distinct flavor that includes cultural offerings, great restaurants, top-notch skiing and a relaxed approach to life. Hang a right and you’ll soon be in the Crown of the Continent—Glacier National Park.

Highlights: Amtrak’s Empire Builder Blackfeet Nation Bob Marshall Wilderness Flathead Indian Reservation Flathead Lake Glacier National Park Glacier Park International Airport Going-to-the-Sun Road Jocko Valley Kalispell Regional Medical Center Many Glacier Mission Valley Museum of the Plains Indian 47 National Bison Range Whitefish Mountain Resort

Above: A mural at Glacier County Museum in Cut Bank. © Racene Friede/Glacier Country Tourism Top: Downtown Bigfork. © Donnie Sexton/Montana Office of Tourism Facing page: The southern end of Flathead Lake and the lush Flathead Valley greet visitors traveling north along Highway 93. © Glacier Country Tourism

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ARLEE– Named after Salish Chief Alee and sitting in the shadow of the Mission Mountains, Arlee is a trading center for residents of the Jocko Valley and Flathead Indian Reservation. While quieter during the winter months, each summer Arlee has its annual Let’R Buck PRCA Rodeo, attracting cowboys and cowgirls to try their hand at one of the best activities Montana has to offer—a small-town rodeo. Another community highlight—the annual Fourth of July Celebration. Plus, with numerous shops and galleries carrying local music, Montana art and great licorice, Arlee is a wonderful community to explore. www.glaciermt.com/arlee

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BIG ARM– Located on the “big arm” of Flathead Lake is the aptly named community of Big Arm. The area around Big Arm is home to numerous types of wildlife and provides incredible views of the lake. Plus it’s located near Wild Horse Island—a present-day state park that is home to bears, bighorn sheep and deer. Years ago, the Salish-Kootenai Indians would pasture their horses on the island to avoid having them stolen by other tribes. www.glaciermt.com/bigarm

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

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce • 8155 Highway 35 • Bigfork, 59911 • 406.837.5888 • www.bigfork.org Flathead Convention & Visitors Bureau • P.O. Box 237 • Bigfork, 59911 • 406.862.3608 • www.montanasflatheadvalley.com

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Bridge Street Cottages • 300 Bridge St. • Bigfork, 59911 • • 406.837.2785 • 888.264.4974 • www.bridgestreetcottages.com Coyote Riverhouse Cabins • 602 Three Eagle Lane • Bigfork, 59911 • • 406.837.1233 • www.coyoteroadhouse.com Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals • 836 Holt Drive • Bigfork, 59911 • • 406.837.4942 • 800.239.9933 • www.mtvacationrentals.com Marina Cay Resort • 180 Vista Lane • Bigfork, 59911 • • • 406.837.5861 • 800.433.6516 • www.marinacay.com Montana’s Best Vacation Homes • 7573 MT Highway 35 • Bigfork, 59911 • • 406.837.6424 • 888.837.6424 • www.montanasbestvacationhomes.com Swan Lake Guest Cabins • 27572 Morning Wood Lane • Bigfork, 59911 • • 406.837.1137 • www.swanlakecabins.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Deluxe cottages along the river in quaint Bigfork. One-bedroom cottage, plus sleeping Corvallisin living area. Cabins with canoeing, swimming and fishing on the Swan River with biking and golfing nearby. Exclusive, fully equipped vacation homes located on Flathead Lake, Swan Lake, Echo Lake and the Swan River. Featuring views of Flathead Lake, this waterfront paradise provides the finest of Western Montana’s spectacular surroundings. Vacation rentals include shoreline homes, cabins, condos, forested getaways and homes with stunning views. Self-catered cabins in the woods.

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

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Trails West Real Estate • 420 Electric Ave. • Bigfork, 59911 • 406.837.7050 • 800.976.6682 • www.trailswestrealestate.com • An affiliate of Christie’s International. We offer local knowledge and current market trends for real estate buyers and sellers.


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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Candlewycke Inn • 311 Aero Lane • Bigfork, 59911 5 • F • • • $$$ • • 406.837.6406 • 888.617.8805 • www.candlewyckeinn.com Laughing Horse Lodge • 71284 MT Highway 83 • Bigfork, 59911 8 • F • • $$ • 406.886.2080 • www.laughinghorselodge.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Throughout all the seasons we offer relaxation and recreation to fill your heart, mind, body and soul. Clean, comfortable, beautiful and affordable with fabulous food.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Timbers Motel • 8540 MT Highway 35 S. • Bigfork, 59911 40 • • • • • $$$ • Pet-friendly, non-smoking and clean. Leisurely relaxation awaits. • 406.837.6200 • 800.821.4546 • www.timbersmotel.com (Seasonal May – October)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge • 150 Flathead Lodge Road • Bigfork, 59911 46 F • • • • • S 2,000-acre dude ranch located on the shores of Flathead Lake. • 406.837.4391 • www.flatheadlakelodge.com Bigfork Mountain Lake Lodge • 14735 Sylvan Drive • Bigfork, 59911 30 • • • • • • • • • • Y 30 spacious fireplace suites, views of Flathead Lake. Groups • 406.837.3800 • www.mountainlakelodge.com and weddings.

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

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Bagley Guide Service • 13826 Pine St. • Bigfork, 59911 • • • 406.837.3618 • www.bagleyguideservice.com Bigfork Summer Playhouse • 526 Electric Ave. • Bigfork, 59911 • • 406.837.4886 • www.bigforksummerplayhouse.com Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation • 650 Latigo Lane • • • Bigfork, 59911 • 406.837.2574 • www.cocguitarfoundation.org Questa Sailing Charters • 150 Flathead Lodge Road • Bigfork, 59911 • • • 406.837.5569 • www.flatheadlakelodge.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Charter fishing on Flathead Lake. A 435-seat theater with a newly renovated lobby area that can hold receptions. Music and nature take center stage during our week-long guitar workshop and festival at Flathead Lake Lodge. Sail aboard our 51-foot sailing sloop on Flathead Lake.

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Chris’ Tea Cottage • 225 River St. • Bigfork, 59911 • 406.837.4900 • Charming log cabin offering gifts, lunch and exquisite afternoon teas. • www.christeacottage.com Extensive tea-themed gift shoppe. Outdoor seating. Eva Gates Homemade Preserves • P.O. Box 696 • Bigfork, 59911 • Homemade preserves, huckleberries, gift baskets, tins and Christmas gifts. • 406.837.4356 • 800.682.4283 • www.evagates.com The Sapphire Shoppe • 570 Electric Ave., Suite B • Bigfork, 59911 • 406.837.2595 • Our shop contains treasures from around the world and Montana, including • www.rockymountainnatureco.com yogo sapphires, agates and fossils.

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BROWNING– Located on the rolling foothills just east of Glacier National Park is Fortine Browning— the largest community on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation—and home to Montana’s largest tribe, the Blackfeet. Each summer Browning hosts North American Indian Days, one of the largest gatherings of United States and Canadian tribes to celebrate the native way of life. The four-day event includes a Pow Wow, parade, Indian relay, horse racing and rodeo, as well as many other games and activities. Learn more about the Blackfeet way of life by exploring the Museum of the Plains Indian, The Blackfeet Heritage Center and the Blackfeet Historic Trail. www.browningchamber.com, www.browningmontana.com, www.blackfeetcountry.com, www.glaciermt.com/browning

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Blackfeet Tribe • P.O. Box 2809 • Browning, 59417 • 406.338.7181 • www.blackfeetcountry.com • Blackfeet visitor information, North American Indian Days, Heart Butte Indian Days, tribal campground information. Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Department. Browning Area Chamber of Commerce • P.O. Box 990 • Browning, 59417 • 406.338.4015 • www.browningchamber.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village • Highway 89/W. Durham Road • • • • • • $ Stay in a Blackfeet tipi camp, with traditional food. Exhibiting Northern • Browning, 59417 • 406.338.2787 • www.blackfeetculturecamp.com Plains Indian fine art.

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$=Under $95, $$=Between $95-$125, $$$=Between $125-$150, $$$$=Over $150. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Glacier Peaks Casino • Junction of U.S. Highway 2 and 89 W. • Montana’s only “Las Vegas” style casino. Fine dining, full-service bar, everything • Browning, 59417 • 406.338.2274 • 877.238.9946 • www.glaciercash.com you want in a casino.

RETAIL/DINING BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Faughts Blackfeet Trading Post • 133 W. Central Ave. • Browning, 59417 • 406.338.2275 • Retail gift shop featuring Native American items as well as a large inventory of clothing, shoes, western wear and blankets.

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Originally used as a trail crossing, Charlo was named in tribute to Chief Charlo of the Flathead Indian Tribe. Years ago, Chief Charlo refused to sign an order removing American Indians in the area to the Jocko reservation. Charlo has maintained the history of the region, most notably with the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana. The museum takes visitors through the past, noting the culture of the Flathead Indian Reservation and early settlers in the region. And just a few minutes drive from Charlo is the National Bison Range— one of the oldest big game refuges in the United States. www.glaciermt.com/charlo


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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Ninepipes Lodge & Allentown Restaurant • 69286 Highway 93 25 C • • • • • $$ • Full-service lodge offering breathtaking views of the Mission • Charlo, 59824 • 406.644.2588 • www.ninepipeslodge.com Mountains.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 11 F • • • • S Beautiful guest ranch. Family owned for more than 75 years.

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Cheff Guest Ranch & Outfitters, Inc. • 30888 Eagle Pass Trail • Charlo, 59824 • 406.644.2557 • www.cheffguestranch.com

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

SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION & ADVENTURE BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana • 69316 U.S. Highway 93 • Charlo, 59824 • 406.644.3435 • www.ninepipes.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • • • History and culture of the Flathead Reservation and early Montana.

CUT BANK– Home to plentiful western adventure and abundant outdoor opportunities is Cut Bank. With the Rocky Mountain Front in the background, the Cut Bank area offers services Fortine for pack trips, guided fishing, guest ranches, birding, hiking, big game hunting, lodging and camping. The area also has five Hutterite colonies, many of which welcome visitors and are known for homemade rolls, fresh produce and intricate quilts. Cut Bank is an ideal place to stay and explore, with many multi-day events ranging from Lewis and Clark celebrations to Shakespeare in the Park. Plus, it has an international airport—ideal for small planes. www.cutbankchamber.com, www.glaciermt.com/cutbank

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PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS, RV BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Riverview RV Park • 401 4th Ave. S.W. • Cut Bank, 59427 • 406.873.4151

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce • 725 E. Main St. • Cut Bank, 59247 • 406.873.4041 • www.cutbankchamber.com • The visitor information center is a great place to get information about the area and Glacier National Park.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • • • • • • • • • • • Campground located on the river in Cut Bank.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Glacier County Historical Museum & Archive • 107 Old Kevin Highway • • Educational and interactive exhibits, including Lewis and Clark, the oil industry • Cut Bank, 59427 • 406.873.4904 • www.glaciercountygov.com/museum and early area homesteads.

DAYTON–

SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION & ADVENTURE BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Dayton Yacht Harbor • 299 C St. • Dayton, 59914 • 406.849.5423 • www.mtsailing.com

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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • • Excursions, sailing lessons, boat rentals, slips and dry storage.

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

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FERNDALE– Located five minutes east of Bigfork is Ferndale. With its setting in the Flathead Valley, Ferndale—and its surrounding area—has incredible views of both the Mission Mountains and Swan Mountain Range. Nearby lakes and rivers include Flathead Lake and the Swan River, while hiking is available in the Jewel Basin and nearby Bob Marshall Wilderness. www.glaciermt.com/ferndale Proctor

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“If your visit brings you to Whitefish, be sure to grab drinks and dinner at one of our restaurants (they’re basically all incredible and you can’t go wrong) and then dance to live music as it fills the air. The food and drink options we have here make our western cowboy (and ski bum) town that much more charming.” —Alicia

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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, Essex, Hungry Horse, Martin City, Polebridge, St. Mary and West Glacier. Please refer to the map below to see their proximity to the park.

BABB– Mere minutes from the eastern edge of Glacier National Park and located at the junction of Highway 89 and Many Glacier Road on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation is the small community of Babb. Named after C.C. Babb, district engineer of the Saint Mary’s Irrigation Project, Babb is a popular dining spot for visitors after a day of exploring. Great fishing is also found at nearby Duck Lake. When fishing on tribal lands, be sure to purchase proper tribal permits. www.glaciermt.com/babb

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COLUMBIA FALLS– Surrounded by more than two million acres of the Flathead National Forest and with the Flathead River flowing through town, Columbia Falls is known as the gateway to Glacier National Park. The community offers access to Glacier National Park’s Camas Creek and West Glacier entrances, as well as the beautiful North Fork of the Flathead River. Founded in 1891, Columbia Falls has a rich history, with murals throughout town depicting eras of the past. Each July, the community celebrates its history with Heritage Days. And with locally owned shops and restaurants, Columbia Falls is a great place to stop and explore. www.columbiafallschamber.com, www.glaciermt.com/columbiafalls

CORAM– Located south of West Glacier, Coram was once a station stop for the Great Northern Railroad. Today, it is most well-known for the North American Wildlife Museum, providing visitors with in-depth information about Rocky Mountain wildlife and access to over 90 exhibits, all focusing on the region’s wildlife. Located minutes from Glacier National Park along Highway 2, Coram is a great getaway, with nearby camping, RV parks, lodges and guest ranches. www.glaciermt.com/coram

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For travelers heading west, East Glacier is a perfect place to begin your journey in Western Montana. As one of the gateways to Glacier National Park, this community has an authentic simplicity, complete with fabulous locals that happily serve up home-cooked meals, delicious huckleberry ice cream, and if you play your cards right, insider tips on what to do and see in the area. East Glacier is located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and its surrounding area has cultural and historical significance to the tribe. www.eastglacierpark.info, www.glaciermt.com/eastglacier

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Though it may be small, Essex is a destination to note in northwest Montana. Located a stone’s throw from Glacier National Park, Essex sits just off Highway 2 at the southern border of the park. A short drive and hike from Essex leads to the Walton Goat Lick Overlook, a viewing spot for mountain goats overlooking Sheep Creek. The rocks along the creek are exposed and seep salts and minerals that attract goats. Combining railroad history and surrounding wilderness, Essex is a popular destination for rail buffs and cross-country skiers. www.glaciermt.com/essex

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HUNGRY HORSE– Surrounded by some of Western Montana’s most spectacular mountains and only a few minutes from Glacier National Park is the small community of Hungry Horse. It sits on the edge of Hungry Horse Reservoir, just below its other namesake— Hungry Horse Dam. Located on the South Fork of the Flathead River, Hungry Horse Dam is Montana’s highest at 546 feet and helps control flooding on the Flathead and Columbia rivers. During the summer months, visitors can take guided tours of the dam and learn about its history and present-day function. The area offers access to nearby hiking, fishing and camping. www.glaciermt.com/hungryhorse

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 folks in the region. Just a few minutes drive from Glacier National Park and the nearby Flathead National Forest, the region has plentiful camping opportunities that are ideal for a remote, quiet camping experience. Plus, numerous trails lead into nearby wilderness areas. www.glaciermt.com/martincity

POLEBRIDGE– Cradled between the Continental Divide and Whitefish Mountain Range and located a mile from the northwest entrance to Glacier National Park is the electricity-free community of Polebridge. Made up of a handful of houses, cabins, a hostel and small ranches along the North Fork Road, the hub of this area is the historic mercantile. The local mercantile is a one stop shop for locals and visitors alike and is famous throughout the state and region for its freshly baked goods, sandwiches and authentic personality. www.glaciermt.com/polebridge

ST. MARY– Located on the eastern side of Glacier National Park and the western edge of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation is St. Mary. Connected to West Glacier by the Going-to-the-Sun Road, St. Mary is named after nearby St. Mary Lake. A prime home base for playing and exploring the eastern side of the park, St. Mary has lodging accommodations, a grocery store, gas stations and campgrounds, as well as some of the best pie in Montana. www.glaciermt.com/stmary

WEST GLACIER– Serving as the western gateway to Glacier National Park, West Glacier is “guide central” with many adventures in and around the park beginning and ending here. Local guides are available for hikes, whitewater rafting, scenic floats, flyfishing adventures, overnight excursions, trail rides and helicopter tours. In the summer months, this bustling community has Montana-minded shops, great local dining and numerous accommodations. While limited services are available in winter, West Glacier is an ideal launching point for discovering the park’s quieter season and provides resources and lodging for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in and around the park. www.glaciermt.com/westglacier

The following businesses are located in the charming communities of Babb, Columbia Falls, Coram, East Glacier, Essex, Hungry Horse, Martin City, Polebridge, St. Mary and West Glacier. (Please refer to the map on page 51 to see their proximity to the park). VACATION PLANNING INFORMATION

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TOWN BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COLUMBIA FALLS Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce • 233 13th St. E. • Columbia Falls, 59912 • 406.892.2072 • www.columbiafallschamber.org Glacier Park, Inc. • P.O. Box 2025 • Columbia Falls, 59912 • 406.892.2525 • Official concessioner for lodging, red bus tours • www.glacierparkinc.com and activity reservations. Five properties inside and four outside Glacier National Park. National Park Central Reservations • 706 Nucleus Ave. • Columbia Falls, 59912 • 406.924.1278 • Our website and travel utilities enables the visitor • 800.299.0396 • www.nationalparkcentralreservations.com to review, book and support travel before, en route and during your national park adventure. EAST GLACIER East Glacier Chamber of Commerce • 909 Highway 49 N. • East Glacier, 59434 • 406.226.4403 • www.eastglacierpark.org WEST GLACIER Glacier Association • 12544 Highway 2 W. • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.888.5756 • www.glacierassociation.org Glacier National Park • P.O. Box 128 • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.888.5838 • www.nps.gov/glac • Headquarters for Glacier National Park.


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TOWN BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COLUMBIA FALLS Gentry River Ranch • 62 Gentry Way • Columbia Falls, 59912 • Riverside and mountain views with the finest cowboy hospitality Kirk and Deb • 406.892.1464 • www.gentryriverranch.com have to offer. EAST GLACIER Travelers Rest Lodge • 20987 U.S. Highway 2 • East Glacier, 59520 Deluxe cabins with fireplaces and kitchenettes, close to Amtrak and entrance • 406.226.9143 • www.trlodge.com to Glacier National Park. HUNGRY HORSE Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins • 9549 U.S. Highway 2 E. • 100-year-old lodge, unit cabins and private cabins in a wooded settting eight • Hungry Horse, 59919 • 406.387.4420 • 877.387.4420 miles from Glacier National Park. • www.historictamaracklodge.com MARTIN CITY Abbott Valley Homestead • 2 miles S. of Martin City • Martin City, 59926 • • Historic cabin located on homestead next to Glacier National Park. • 406.387.5732 • 888.307.4436 • www.abbottvalley.com WEST GLACIER Glacier Raft & Outdoor Center Cabins • 12400 U.S. Highway 2 E. • • 12 beautiful furnished log cabins, (one – four bedrooms), kitchens, fireplaces, • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.888.5454 • 800.235.6781 convention center, fishing ponds and beautiful views of Glacier National Park. • www.glacierraftco.com Old Sun Properties • 209 Highline Blvd. • West Glacier, 59936 The best base camp for your Glacier National Park vacation. Excellent views, • 406.250.4291 • www.oldsunproperties.com 1/4 mile to park and affordable rates.

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TOWN BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE COLUMBIA FALLS Western Inn—Glacier Park • 7285 U.S. Highway 2 E. 30 • • • • • $$ • • Columbia Falls, 59912 • 406.892.7686 • www.glacierparkmotel.com EAST GLACIER East Glacier Motel & Cabins • 1107 MT Highway 49 • East Glacier, 59434 17 • • • • $$ • 406.226.5593 • www.eastglacier.com Glacier Park Circle R Motel • 402 U.S. Highway 2 E. • East Glacier, 59434 30 • • • $$ • 406.226.9331 • www.circlermotel.com Glacier Park Lodge • Highway 2 and Highway 49 • Glacier National Park 161 F • • • • • • $$$$ • 406.892.2525 • www.glacierparkinc.com Mountain Pine Motel • MT Highway 49 - 1/2 mile N. of U.S. Highway 2 26 • • • $$ • • East Glacier, 59434 • 406.226.4403 • www.mtnpine.com Sears Motel & Gift Shop • 1023 MT Highway 49 N. • East Glacier, 59434 16 • • $ • 406.226.4432 • www.searsmotel.com GLACIER Apgar Village Lodge • 200 Going-to-the-Sun Road 20 • • • $$$$ NATIONAL PARK • Apgar, 59936 • 406.888.5484 • www.westglacier.com Lake McDonald Lodge, Cabins & Motor Inn • Going-to-the-Sun Road 100 F • • • • • $$$$ • Glacier National Park • 406.892.2525 • www.glacierparkinc.com Many Glacier Hotel • Many Glacier Road • Glacier National Park 214 F • • • • • $$$$ • 406.892.2525 • www.glacierparkinc.com Rising Sun Motor Inn & Cabins • Going-to-the-Sun Road 72 F • • • • $$$$ • Glacier National Park • 406.892.2525 • www.glacierparkinc.com Swiftcurrent Motor Inn & Cabins • Many Glacier Road 88 F • • • • $$$$ • Glacier National Park • 406.892.2525 • www.glacierparkinc.com Village Inn at Apgar • Apgar Village • Glacier National Park 36 • • $$$$ • 406.892.2525 • www.glacierparkinc.com HUNGRY HORSE Mini Golden Inns Motel • 8955 U.S. Highway 2 E. • Hungry Horse, 59919 38 C • • $$$ • • 800.891.6464 • www.hungryhorselodging.com ST. MARY St. Mary Lodge • Highway 89 and Going-to-the-Sun Road 115 F • • • • • $$$$ • St. Mary, 59912 • 406.892.2525 • www.glacierparkinc.com WEST GLACIER Glacier Haven Inn • 14305 U.S. Highway 2 E. • West Glacier, 59916 9 • • • $$$$ • 406.888.5720 • www.glacierhaveninn.com West Glacier Motel • 200 Going-to-the-Sun Road 27 • • • • $$$ • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.888.5662 • www.westglacier.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Budget family lodging and camping minutes from Glacier National Park’s west entrance. Six motel units and 11 cozy cabins. Clean, friendly and helpful atmosphere. New motel and cabins with RV hookups available. Historic setting plus a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, tours and activities. Family run motel, queen beds and friendly staff. Borders Glacier National Park. 16 rooms and campsites, almost one million shirts in gift shop. (Mid-May – September) Located at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, gift shop and restaurant. Historic setting plus a restaurant, gift shop, campstore, tours and activities. Historic setting plus a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, tours and activities. Historic setting plus a restaurant, campstore, gift shop, tours and activities. Historic setting plus a restaurant, gift shop, campstore, tours and activities. Historic setting in Apgar with lake views and activities. Breathtaking views, spectacular scenery, rafting and fly-fishing all within minutes. Historic setting plus a restaurant, lounge, gift shop, tours and activities. Each remodeled wildlife-themed room features fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and TV. Near entrance to Glacier National Park with 27 rooms and five cabins.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Bison Creek Ranch • 20722 U.S. Highway 2 • East Glacier, 59434 7 • F • • $ • 406.226.4482 • 888.226.4482 • www.bisoncreekranch.com Glacier Guides Inc. • 11970 U.S. Highway 2 E. • West Glacier, 59936 12 • C • • $$$$ • • 406.387.5555 • 800.521.7238 • www.glacierguides.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Secluded rustic cabins, great view of mountains, restaurant, fire pit and Montana hospitality. Relax at eco-friendly lodge close to West Glacier in a forested and rocky canyon.

$=Under $95, $$=Between $95-$125, $$$=Between $125-$150, $$$$=Over $150. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

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TOWN BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE SEASON COLUMBIA FALLS Glacier Park Motel & Campground • 7285 U.S. Highway 2 E. Year- • • • • • • • • • • Columbia Falls, 59912 • 406.892.7686 round • www.glacierparkmotel.com HUNGRY HORSE Canyon RV Campground & Cabins • 9540 U.S. Highway 2 E. May – • • • • • • • • • • • • • Hungry Horse, 59919 • 406.387.9393 Oct • www.montanacampground.com Timber Wolf Resort • 9105 U.S. Highway 2 E. Summer • • • • • • • • • • Hungry Horse, 59919 • 406.387.9653 • 877.846.9653 • www.timberwolfresort.com ST. MARY Johnson’s of St. Mary • 21 Red Eagle Road • St. Mary, 59417 May – • • • • • • • • • • • • • 406.732.5565 • www.johnsonsofstmary.com Sept WEST GLACIER Glacier Campground & RV Park • 12070 U.S. Highway 2 5/15 – • • • • • • • • • • • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.387.5689 • 888.387.5689 9/30 • www.glaciercampground.com Glacier Haven RV & Campground • 14297 U.S. Highway 2 E. Summer • • • • • • • • • • West Glacier, 59916 • 406.888.9987 • www.glacierhavenrv-campground.com San-Suz-Ed RV & Bed & Breakfast • 11505 U.S. Highway 2 E. Year- • • • • • • • • • • • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.387.5280 • 800.630.2623 round • www.sansuzedrvpark.com West Glacier KOA Campground • 355 Half Moon Flats Road 5/15 – • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.387.5341 • 800.562.3313 10/1 • www.westglacierkoa.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Full-service RV park in the center of yearround fun. Cabins available for rent.

Full-service campground eight miles from Glacier National Park. Pull-through/sites. Flathead River, great base camp. Unique array of accommodations: tent, RV, cabins and lodge. Gorgeous views in a wooded setting with wildlife. Outstanding views of Glacier National Park and St. Mary Lake. Camping in a beautiful wooded setting.

Full-service wooded RV park located near the southern tip of Glacier National Park. Excellent bed and breakfast, pie, cinnamon rolls and Belgium Waffles with homemade topping. Wi-Fi available. Full-service family campground resort 2.5 miles from Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TOWN CORAM Amazing Fun Center • 10265 U.S. Highway 2 E. • Coram, 59913 • • Huge two-level maze, fast go-carts on twisting track, uniquely • 406.387.5902 challenging mini-golf, squirting bumper-boats and • www.amazingfuncenter.com unconventional bankshot basketball! EAST GLACIER Sun Tours • 19 Hotel Drive • East Glacier, 59434 • Daily native Blackfeet interpretive bus tours through Glacier • 406.226.9220 • 880.786.9220 • www.glaciersuntours.com National Park on the Going-to-the-Sun-Road. GLACIER Red Bus Tours of Glacier National Park • Throughout Glacier National Park • • Taking a scenic/interpretive red bus tour is the most relaxing NATIONAL PARK • Glacier National Park • 406.892.2525 and enjoyable way to experience Glacier National Park. • www.ridethereds.com Private charters available. Glacier Park Boat Company • Throughout Glacier National Park • • Boat tours, charters/group tours, guided hikes and rental • Kalispell, 59903 • 406.257.2426 • www.glacierparkboats.com boats in Glacier National Park. WEST GLACIER Glacier Anglers • 12400 U.S. Highway 2 E. #6 Going-to-the-Sun Road • • • Guided fly-fishing, daily and multi-day wilderness trips, • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.888.5454 • 800.235.6781 instruction, rivers, lakes and private ponds. • www.glacieranglers.net Glacier Guides Inc. • 11970 U.S. Highway 2 E. • West Glacier, 59936 • • • Scenic floats, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting and camping • 406.387.5555 • 800.521.7238 • www.glacierguides.com guides. Glacier Heli Tours • 12205 U.S. Highway 2 E. • West Glacier, 59936 • • • Half-hour and one-hour tours over Glacier National Park, up to • 406.387.4141 • 800.879.9310 • www.glacierhelitours.net six passengers. Rental cars available. Glacier National Park • P.O. Box 128 • West Glacier, 59936 • • One of America’s greatest national parks. • 406.888.7800 • www.nps.gov/glac Glacier Raft Company • 12400 U.S. Highway 2 E. #6 Going-to-the-Sun Road • • • • • • • Half-day to four-day whitewater rafting trips from “family • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.888.5454 • 800.235.6781 friendly” to the “thrill.” • www.glacierraftco.com Great Northern Guides • 12127 U.S. Highway 2 E. • • • • Rafting, fishing, kayaking and river education all on Glacier • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.387.5340 • 800.735.7897 National Park’s southern boundary the Middle Fork of the • www.greatnorthernresort.com Flathead River. Montana Raft Co. • 11970 U.S. Highway 2 E. • West Glacier, 59936 • • • Scenic floats, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting and camping • 406.387.5555 • 800.521.7238 • www.glacierguides.com guides. Swan Mountain Outfitters - Glacier Division • Apgar, Lake McDonald, • • • • • Exclusive provider of trail rides and packing services in Glacier Many Glacier and West Glacier • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.387.4405 National Park and West Glacier. • 877.888.5557 • www.swanmountainoutfitters.com/glacier Wild River Adventures • 11900 U.S. Highway 2 E. • West Glacier, 59936 • • • Whitewater rafting, fishing trips and family adventures. • 406.387.9453 • 800.700.7056 • www.riverwild.com Wilderness River Outfitters • Middle and South Forks of Flathead River • • Fun-filled scenic multi-day whitewater rafting trips in the • West Glacier • 208.756.3959 • 800.252.6581 • www.wildernessriver.com wilderness sections of the South and Middle Forks of the Flathead River.


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HOSTELS, HOT SPRINGS, LODGES, RANCHES & RESORTS TOWN COLUMBIA FALLS EAST GLACIER ESSEX WEST GLACIER

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / PRIMARY BUSINESS Dollar Rent-A-Car • 5506 U.S. Highway 2 W. • Columbia Falls, 59912 • 406.892.0009 • Providing all types of vehicles—van, truck, 4x4 SUV and all sizes • 800.457.5335 • www.montanadollar.com of cars. Fast and friendly service. Glacier National Park Fund • P.O. Box 2749 • Columbia Falls, 59912 • 406.892.3250 • Glacier National Park Fund supports preservation of the outstanding • www.glaciernationalparkfund.org natural beauty and cultural heritage of Glacier National Park. Waterton Glacier Map • P.O. Box 2 • Hungry Horse, 59919 • 406.387.5763 • Distributes hiking and park maps. • www.watertonglaciermap.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Meadow Lake Resort • 100 Saint Andrews Drive • Columbia Falls, 59912 24 • • • • • • • • • • Y Full-service resort, inn, condos, vacations homes, • 406.892.8700 • 800.689.8579 • www.meadowlake.com golf course and spa. North Forty Resort • 3765 MT Highway 40 W. • Columbia Falls, 59912 22 • • • • • • • Y Montana-style lodging in the heart of the Flathead • 406.862.7740 • 800.775.1740 • www.northfortyresort.com Valley. Backpacker’s Inn • 29 Dawson Ave. • East Glacier, 59434 4 • • • S Independent youth hostel. $35 single, $40 double. • 406.226.9392 • www.serranosmexican.com A favorite of many backpackers and hikers. Bear Creek Bed & Breakfast Adventures 2 F • • Y Lodge and cabins with easy access to fishing, hiking, • Mile Marker 192 U.S. Highway 2 • East Glacier, 59434 • 406.226.4489 +5 Glacier National Park and Blackfeet Nation. • www.bearcreekguestranch.com Izaak Walton Inn • 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road • Essex, 59916 47 F • • • • • • Y Authentic Glacier National Park experience, with • 406.888.5700 • www.izaakwaltoninn.com unique railroad history. Variety of lodging selections. Belton Chalet • 12575 U.S. Highway 2 E. • West Glacier, 59936 25 • • • • Y Fine dining and lodging, Swiss chalet-style historical • 406.888.5000 • www.beltonchalet.com property. Great Northern Resort • 12127 U.S. Highway 2 E. • West Glacier, 59936 5 • • • S Cozy log cabins less than one mile from Glacier • 406.387.5340 • 800.735.7897 • www.greatnorthernresort.com National Park. Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins • 9549 U.S. Highway 2 E. 18 C • • • • Y Lodge/private cabins eight miles from Glacier • West Glacier, 59919 • 406.387.4420 • 877.387.4420 National Park. Wooded setting. • www.historictamaracklodge.com

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

RETAIL/DINING TOWN

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BABB Glacier County Honey Co. • 71 W. Shore Road, Duck Lake • You’ve never tasted honey this good! • Babb, 59411 • 406.544.2818 • 888.451.8669 • www.glaciercountyhoney.com COLUMBIA FALLS Flathead Lake Winery • 29 Golden Eagle St. • Columbia Falls, 59912 • 100 percent Montana wines from 100 percent Montana grapes and fruit. Home of • 406.387.9466 • www.flatheadlakewinery.com the original and only real huckleberry wine. EAST GLACIER Bison Creek Ranch • 20722 U.S. Highway 2 W. • East Glacier, 59434 • A Schauf family tradition since 1952. Bed & breakfast with dining room • 406.226.4482 • www.bisoncreekranch.com and catering. Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant • 29 Dawson Ave. • East Glacier, 59434 • Specializing in foods of Mexico and the southwest. • 406.226.9392 • www.serranosmexican.com HUNGRY HORSE Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins • 9549 U.S. Highway 2 E. • Gift shop with select Made in Montana items. • Hungry Horse, 59919 • 406.387.4420 • 877.387.4420 • www.historictamaracklodge.com Rocky Mountain Nature Co. • 111 Hungry Horse Blvd. • A fun shop full of yogo sapphires, silver jewelry, books, crystals, dinosaur fossils, • Hungry Horse, 59919 • 406.387.4079 • www.rockymountainnatureco.com rocks, huckleberry products and clothing. The Huckleberry Patch • 8858 U.S. Highway 2 E. • Hungry Horse, 59919 • Montana’s original huckleberry cannery and home of Erna’s “world-famous home • 406.387.5000 • 800.527.7340 • www.huckleberrypatch.com made huckleberry pies.” WEST GLACIER Belton Chalet Grill/Dining Room & Tap Room • 12575 U.S. Highway 2 E. • Fine dining and lodging, Swiss chalet-style historical property. • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.888.5000 • www.beltonchalet.com Cedar Tree Gift Shop • West Glacier Village • West Glacier, 59936 • Gift shop. • 406.888.5232 • www.westglacier.com Glacier Outdoor Center • 12400 U.S. Highway 2 E. • West Glacier, 59936 • Outdoor headquarters at Glacier. Rafting, fishing, clothing, accessories, camping • 406.888.5454 • 800.235.6781 • www.glacierraftco.com gear, sales and rentals. Shuttle service. Fishing licenses. Montana House • 198 Apgar Loop Road (Inside Glacier National Park) • The Montana House features arts and crafts made by Native American and • West Glacier, 59936 • 406.888.5393 • www.montanahouse.info Montana artists, authors and musicians. West Glacier Restaurant • 12 Main St. • West Glacier, 59936 • Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beer, wine and cocktails available. • 406.888.5359 • www.westglacier.com

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KALISPELL– Centrally located between Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park is the hub of the Flathead Valley—Kalispell. A bustling community, Kalispell has a notable old west charm that seems to effortlessly coincide with modern-day arts and culture. Stroll through the historic downtown district and explore its local studios and galleries. Visit local museums like the Conrad Mansion Museum and The Museum at Central School to learn more about the region’s history. Plus, time it right and you may catch the sounds of the Glacier Symphony and Chorale. www.discoverkalispell.com, www.glaciermt.com/kalispell

VACATION PLANNING INFORMATION

VACATION HOMES, CONDOS & CABINS BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Ashley Lake Cabin • 3315 Ashley Lake Road • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.863.9337 • 877.817.3012 • www.lakeshorerentals.us

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Kalispell Chamber of Commerce • 15 Depot Park • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.758.2800 • 888.888.2308 • www.kalispellchamber.com Kalispell Convention & Visitors Bureau • 15 Depot Park • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.758.2800 • 888.888.2308 • www.discoverkalispell.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • Cute one-bedroom cabin on Ashley Lake. Additional bunkhouse if needed.

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

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Buffalo Hill Golf Club • 1176 N. Main St. • Kalispell, 59901 • • 406.756.4530 • 888.342.6319 • www.golfbuffalohill.com Conrad Mansion Museum • 300 Block of Woodland Ave. • Kalispell, 59901 • • • • • 406.755.2166 • www.conradmansion.com Flathead Valley Golf Association • P.O. Box 1116 • Kalispell, 59903 • • • 800.392.9795 • www.golfmontana.net Glacier Symphony & Chorale • 720 S. Main St. • Kalispell, 59901 • • • 406.257.3241 • www.gscmusic.org Museum at Central School • 124 2nd Ave. E. • Kalispell, 59901 • • 406.756.8381 • www.yourmuseum.org Northern Rockies Outfitters Ltd. • 270 Bayou Road • Kalispell, 59901 • • • 406.756.2544 • www.northernrockiesoutfit.com

Corvallis

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Golf course. Historic mansion museum with tours highlighting architecture and items of early Montana pioneer Charles E. Conrad. One call booking center for tee times and lodging reservations at 10 championship golf courses and first class lodging accommodations. Live symphonic music concerts year-round in Flathead Valley, including summer chamber series, outdoor pops and Festival Amadeus. Museum features Flathead Valley and northwest Montana history. Fly-fishing, float trips, mountain stream fishing and fall big game hunting.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / SERVICE PROVIDED Alamo & National Car Rental • 4170 U.S. Highway 2 E. (Glacier Park International Airport) • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.257.7144 • Auto rental. • 800.227.7368 • www.almo.com, www.nationalcar.com Flathead-Glacier Transportation • 298 Brunner Ave. • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.892.3390 • 800.829.7039 • Airport transportation from Glacier International Airport, Amtrak transfers, special events, charter vans and buses. Flathead Travel Service Inc. • 500 S. Main St. • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.752.8700 • 800.223.9380 • www.flatheadtravel.com • Full-service travel agency and event planning company. Discount packages to golf, ski and travel to Montana. Glacier Park International Airport • 4170 U.S. Highway 2 E. • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.257.5994 • www.iflyglacier.com • Airport with rental car service, gift shop and on-site dining. Kalispell Center Mall • 20 N. Main St. • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.751.5052 • www.kalispellcentermall.com • Kalispell Center Mall. Stay at our full-service Red Lion Hotel while shopping at our local and national retailers. Kalispell Regional Medical Center • 310 Sunnyview Lane • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.752.5111 • www.nwhc.org • Medical facilities/hospital, health and fitness. Summit Preparatory School • 1605 Danielson Road • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.758.8139 • www.summitprepschool.org • A non-profit accredited therapeutic boarding school. The Real Montana • 428 E. Idaho St. • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.250.9803 • 800.940.1555 • www.therealmontana.com • Real estate sales.


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Home of Kalispell’s founding family Beautifully restored • Original furnishings Guided Tours • May 15 - Oct 15

Kalispell • 406-755-2166 www.conradmansion.com

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Intimate bed & breakfast and organic gourmetlodging dining. offering comfortable Non-smoking, dogs welcome. and organic gourmet dining. Weddings & Corporate Non-smoking dogs welcome. Retreats Welcome. Read reviews at tripadvisor.com

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RESORT VACATION PROPERTIES Nightly/Weekly/Monthly Real Estate & Management Services 903A Wisconsin Ave. • Whitefish, MT 59937 Ph (406) 862-5511 • Toll Free (800) 883-2506 Email harbor@centurytel.net www.harbormtnproperties.com

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Bigfork, Montana • 406.837.4391 www.flatheadlakelodge.com info@flatheadlakelodge.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Aero Inn • 1830 U.S. Highway 93 S. • Kalispell, 59901 62 C • • • • • • $$ • • 406.755.3798 • 800.843.6114 • www.aeroinn.com Blue & White Motel • 640 E. Idaho • Kalispell, 59901 109 C • • • • • • • $ • 406.755.4311 • 800.382.3577 • www.blu-white.com Hampton Inn Kalispell • 1140 U.S. Highway 2 W. • Kalispell, 59901 120 C • • • • • • • $$$$ • • 406.755.7900 • 800.426.7866 • www.hamptoninnkalispell.com Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell • 1840 U.S. Highway 93 S. • Kalispell, 59901 144 F • • • • • • • • • $$$$ • • 406.756.4500 • 877.782.9444 • www.kalispell.hgi.com Holiday Inn Express and Suites • 275 Treeline Road • Kalispell, 59901 111 C • • • • • • • • $$$$ • • 406.755.7405 • www.kalispellhie.com Kalispell Grand Hotel • 100 Main St. • Kalispell, 59901 40 C • • • $$$ • • 406.755.8100 • 800.858.7422 • www.kalispellgrand.com LaQuinta Inn & Suites • 255 Montclair Drive • Kalispell, 59901 71 C • • • • • $$$ • • 406.257.5255 • 888.870.5552 • www.lq.com Motel 6 • 1540 U.S. Highway 93 S. • Kalispell, 59901 114 • • • • • $ • • 406.752.6355 • 800.466.8356 • www.motel6.com Red Lion Hotel Kalispell • 20 N. Main St. • Kalispell, 59901 170 F • • • • • • • • • $$$ • • 406.751.5050 • 800.325.4000 • www.redlion.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 62 rooms, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, continental breakfast, AAA. Reasonable rates. A family friendly motel. Outstanding service and accommodations at this award-winning Hampton Inn. Downtown Kalispell’s newest and finest hotel and conference center. North of Kalispell, close to airport and Glacier National Park. Historic hotel in downtown Kalispell. Exceptional continental breakfast. Unexpectedly inexpensive. Gateway to Glacier National Park. Lodge-style feel with freshly baked cookies. Clean, comfortable rooms for the lowest prices of any national chain. Convenient downtown location attached to the Kalispell Center Mall.

PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS, RV BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Rocky Mountain RV Park • 825 Helena Flats Road • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.755.9573 • 800.968.5637 • www.glaciercamping.com

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$=Under $75, $$=$75-$100, $$$=$100-$125, $$$$=Over $125. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Year- • • • • • • • • • • • • • Centrally located RV park and campground in Flathead Valley. Close round to Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake.

SEASON

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Gold Rush Pawn & American Motorcycle • 1353 U.S. Highway 2 E. • Kalispell, 59901 • Retail gift shop. • 406.257.7296 • www.goldrushpawn.com • www.afterthegoldrush.com Fortine Montana Harley-Davidson • 2480 U.S. Highway 93 S. • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.752.6483 • We sell Harley-Davidson motorcycles, parts, service, clothing, jewelry and • 866.927.0973 • www.mtharley.com collectibles for all ages. The Montana Club • 1301 S. Main St. • Kalispell, 59901 • 406.260.4401 • www.montanaclub.com • Homestyle breakfasts to perfectly grilled steaks served in true Montana style. Comfortable lounge. Private gaming. (Missoula, Kalispell and Butte)

LAKESIDE– Hugging the western shore of Flathead Lake’s northern end is Lakeside. Providing easy access for playing on the 28-mile long lake, it’s a popular destination for many summer visitors. Lakeside also has plenty of winter recreation options with Blacktail Mountain Ski Area—a ski destination with incredible views of the lake, valley, Glacier National Park and the Mission Mountains. www.lakesidesomers.org, www.glaciermt.com/lakeside

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Lakeside/Somers Chamber of Commerce • 100 Bierney Creek Road • Lakeside, 59922 • 406.844.3715 • www.lakesidesomers.org

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Far West Boat Tours • 7135 U.S. Highway 93 S. • Lakeside, 59922 • • • Beautiful Flathead Lake cruises and charters aboard Montana’s favorite cruise • 406.844.2628 • www.farwestboattours.com ship, The Far West. Take home a memory. Corvallis


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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION & ADVENTURE BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE National Bison Range • 58355 Bison Range Road • Moiese, 59824 • 406.644.2211 • www.bisonrange.fws.gov

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • • Wildlife viewing along self-guided scenic drives. Visitor center. 100-year history.

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PABLO– Carrying a hearty name and legacy, Pablo was named for tribal member Michel Pablo—a rancher and stockman that played a role in saving the bison of Montana from extinction. As the headquarters for the Flathead Indian Reservation, the offices for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes are located here. The community is also home to the Salish-Kootenai College and The People’s Center. The center plays an important role in preserving the history of the tribes and their culture through its learning center and day programs. www.glaciermt.com/pablo

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Located at the southern tip of Flathead Lake is the charming community of Polson. A thriving crossroads, travelers headed north can choose their lakeside route, either traveling the west shore or taking Highway 35 along the eastern shore. Polson has live theater and a variety of museums, art galleries and antique stores, as well as several annual events, including the Cherry Festival and Cruisin’ by the Bay Classic Car Show. Located nearby is Kerr Dam—a 204-foot structure offering beautiful canyon views. There are also plenty of options for rafting, boating and swimming on several free public beaches. www.polsonchamber.com, www.glaciermt.com/polson

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Americas Best Value Port Polson Inn • 49825 U.S. Highway 93 E. 43 C • • • $$$ • • Polson, 59860 • 406.883.5385 • 800.654.0682 • www.portpolsoninn.com Best Western Plus KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino 112 • • • • • • • • • • $$$$ • • 49708 U.S. Highway 93 E. • Polson, 59860 • 406.883.3636 • 800.882.6363 • www.kwataqnuk.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Overlooks Flathead Lake with a stellar view of the Mission Mountains. Private lakefront balconies, casino, bar, restaurant, marina, conference facility and dinner cruises.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Polson Flathead Lake KOA • 200 Irvine Flats Road • Polson, 59860 • 406.883.2151 • 888.883.2151 • www.polsonkoa.com Polson Motorcoach Resort • 200 Irvine Flats Road • Polson, 59860 • 406.883.2333 • 888.985.0421 • www.polsonrvresort.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SEASON 4/15 – • • • • • • • • • • • • • Great base camp to tour Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake 10/15 area for fishing, golfing and more. 4/15 – • • • • • • • • • • • Five-star motorcoach-only resort. Ideal base camp to Glacier 10/15 National Park. Sites for rent and purchase.

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POLSON (continued) VACATION PLANNING INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Polson Chamber of Commerce • 418 Main St. • Polson, 59860 • 406.883.5969 • www.polsonchamber.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / SERVICE PROVIDED The Attraction Menu • 48901 U.S. Highway 93 • Polson, 59860 • 406.885.2377 • Attraction menus for Flathead, Glacier, Missoula and Bitterroot.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Best Western Plus KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino 112 C • • • • • • • • • • Y Private lakefront balconies, restaurant, bar, marina, casino and conference • 49708 U.S. Highway 93 E. • Polson, 59860 • 406.883.3636 facility. • 800.882.6363 • www.kwataqnuk.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Best Western Plus KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino • • • • • 49708 U.S. Highway 93 E. • Polson, 59860 • 406.883.3636 • 800.882.6363 • www.kwataqnuk.com Flathead Raft, Skate & Snow • 50632 U.S. Highway 93 • Polson, 59860 • • • 406.883.5838 • 800.654.4359 • www.flatheadraftco.com Miracle of America Museum • 36094 Memory Lane • Polson, 59860 • • • • • • 406.883.6804 • www.miracleofamericamuseum.org Polson Flathead Historical Museum • 708 Main St. • Polson, 59860 • • • 406.883.3049 • www.polsonflatheadmuseum.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Cruise Flathead Lake on The Shadow, perfect for weddings, corporate meetings and retreats. Dinner cruises offered Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Whitewater rafting, kayaking and fishing during summer. Skiing and snowboarding shuttle during winter. Montana’s largest and most diversified museum. Kid-friendly. Main event third weekend in July: Live History Days. Homestead heritage of Flathead Valley, with 1910 Flathead Lake boats, stagecoach, kids korner, puppets and trading post.

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Best Western Plus KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino • 49708 U.S. Highway 93 E. • Casino offers over 250 “Las Vegas” style slot machines with seven Fortinefigure jackpots, • Polson, 59860 • 406.883.3636 • 800.882.6363 • www.kwataqnuk.com the largest in Western Montana.

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

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Sitting at a junction between Missoula, Thompson Falls and St. Ignatius, Ravalli greets travelers as they navigate their way through Western Montana. In its past life, Ravalli was home to trading posts established by fur traders in the area. Ravalli is close to several notable area attractions, including the National Bison Range—one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the nation—as well as the St. Ignatius Mission. An added bonus: Ravalli is rumored to have the best doughnuts west of the Mississippi. www.glaciermt.com/ravalli

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A quaint village on the western shore of Flathead Lake, Rollins is noted for its phenomenal beaches, mountain views and easy access to attractions and activities throughout the valley. While in Rollins, be sure to grab one of the “best burgers on the lake” and a homemade huckleberry milkshake—made with Western Montana huckleberries. www.glaciermt.com/rollins

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Old Sun Properties • 23146 S. Rollins Lakeshore • Rollins, 59901 Four-bedroom house with lawn to beach for your Flathead Lake vacation. • 406.250.4291 • www.oldsunproperties.com Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

RONAN– Located in the beautiful Mission Valley with the stunning Mission Range as its backdrop is Ronan. With its lush valley and moderate climate, Ronan is the hub of the agricultural community in the Mission Valley. Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of mountains, rivers and Flathead Lake, Ronan offers year-round recreation, including lake and stream fishing, birding, hiking, golfing, rafting, boating, camping and snowmobiling. During the summer, be sure to stop in at their visitor center for a slice of homemade pie. www.ronanchamber.com, www.glaciermt.com/ronan

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Ronan Chamber of Commerce • 63239 U.S. Highway 93 • Ronan, 59864 • 406.676.8300 • www.ronanchamber.com

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Fortine BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE SEASON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Diamond S RV Park & Campground Summer • • • • • • • • • • • • Full-service campground. Centrally located between Kalispell, • 46711 Old U.S. Highway 93 • Ronan, 59864 • 406.676.2267 Missoula, Glacier National Park and National Bison Range. Views of Mission Mountains.

SOMERS– At the north end of Flathead Lake is the small, serene community of Somers. Sitting on the lake, Somers has a swimming beach, boat launch and yacht club that provide easy access to the largest freshwater lake in the West. During the summer the roads in and around Somers are scattered with roadside stands selling locally grown fruit, including Flathead Cherries, apples and plums. www.lakesidesomers.org, www.glaciermt.com/somers

VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Lakeside/Somers Chamber of Commerce • 100 Bierney Creek Road • Lakeside, 59922 • 406.844.3715 • www.lakesidesomers.org

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Located at the base of the majestic Mission Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation is St. Ignatius. Its most notable attraction, and a must see, is the St. Ignatius Mission. This National Historic Site was built in 1891 by American Indians and Jesuit missionaries and is made out of bricks created from local clay. Adorning its walls and ceilings are 58 hand-painted murals by Brother Joseph Carignano—a self-taught artist who worked as the mission cook and handyman years ago. The area is also known for its stellar rock and ice climbing locations. www.glaciermt.com/stignatius

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Mandorla Ranch Retreat Bed & Breakfast • P.O. Box 159 2 • F $$$$ • Ultimate wilderness escape with charm, character and comfort. Catering • St. Ignatius, 59864 • 406.745.4500 to travelers wanting upscale accommodations and service. $=Under $95, $$=Between $95-$125, $$$=Between $125-$150, $$$$=Over $150. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

SWAN LAKE– Tucked in the picturesque Seeley-Swan Valley and located at the southern tip of its namesake Swan Lake is the village of Swan Lake. Once a hopping timber camp, Swan Lake is well-known for its incredible outdoor recreation activities. Year-round visitors use the town as a launching point for fishing area lakes and streams, hiking, birding and backcountry cross-country skiing its nearby mountains. www.glaciermt.com/swanlake

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VACATION HOMES, CONDOS & CABINS BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Swan Lake Guest Cabins • 27572 Morning Wood Lane • Swan Lake, 59911 • 406.837.1137 • www.swanlakecabins.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Swan Lake Chamber & Community Club • 70942 MT Highway 83 • Swan Lake, 59911 • 406.886.2303

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • Self-catered cabins in the woods.

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

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“After a day of hiking in Glacier National Park, Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant in East Glacier is the perfect ending to the day.” —Mary

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • • • • • • • • • • • Beautiful park with charming cabins, tents and RV sites.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Swan Lake Trading Post • 22998 Highway 83 • Swan Lake, 59911 • 406.886.2303 • www.swanlaketradingandcampground.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Swan Mountain Ranch • 26356 Soup Creek Road • Swan Lake, 59911 4 F • • • • • • • Y Secluded guest ranch near Bob Marshall Wilderness/Glacier National • 406.886.3900 • 800.919.4416 • www.swanmountainranch.com Park. Year-round recreation.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Swan Mountain Llama Trekking • 26356 Soup Creek Road • • • • • • Swan Lake, 59911 • 406.886.3900 • 800.919.4416 • www.llamatreksmontana.com Swan Mountain Outfitters • 26356 Soup Creek Road • Swan Lake, 59911 • • • • • • • 406.886.3900 • 800.919.4416 • www.swanmountainoutfitters.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Northwest Montana’s only llama trekking outfitter offering unique two-hour to multi-day guided hiking/backpacking treks. Horseback rides, wagon rides, fishing/float trips, summer pack trips and hunting in/around the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Fortine

WHITEFISH– named one of the “Top 25 Ski Towns in the World” by National Geographic, Whitefish is located on the shores of Whitefish Lake and at the base of Big Mountain—home to Whitefish Mountain Resort. A short jaunt to Glacier National Park, Whitefish is a year-round destination with plentiful attractions and a mixed array of shops, coffee houses, restaurants, accommodations, community gatherings and kick-up-your-heels nightlife. Visitors can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, boating and live professional theater, as well as stellar dining. Amtrak’s Empire Builder stops daily in Whitefish, while Glacier Park International Airport is only 15 minutes away. www.explorewhitefish.com, www.glaciermt.com/whitefish

VACATION INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Whitefish Chamber of Commerce • 307 Spokane Ave., Suite 103 • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.862.3501 • www.whitefishchamber.org • Chamber’s visitor information center offers information on where to stay and play, with maps, local business and relocation information. Whitefish Convention & Visitor Bureau • 231 First St. • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.862.3390 • 877.862.3568 • www.explorewhitefish.com • Small mountain resort town close to Glacier National Park, vibrant down- town, Whitefish Lake and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Bay Point on the Lake • 300 Bay Point Drive • Whitefish, 59937 • • • 406.862.2331 • 800.327.2108 • www.baypoint.org Black Diamond Penthouse 3B • 3832 Tamarack Ave. #3B • Whitefish, 59937 • 561.628.6270 • www.blackdiamond3b.com Bootjack Lake Lodge • 800 Bootjack Lake Road • Whitefish, 59937 • • 406.863.9337 • 877.817.3012 • www.lakeshorerentals.us Five Star Rentals of Montana • 704 Baker Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.862.5994 • 877.523.5994 • www.fivestarrentals.com Gaynor’s Resorts • 1992 KM Ranch Road • Whitefish, 59937 • • 406.862.3802 • 866.862.6202 • www.gaynorsresorts.com Harbor Mountain Properties • 903 A Wisconsin Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.862.5511 • 800.883.2506 • www.harbormtnproperties.com Kristianna Mountain Homes • 3842 Winter Lane • Whitefish, 59937 • • 406.862.2860 • 800.754.0040 • www.kristianna.com Lakeshore Rentals • 1750 E. Lakeshore Drive • Whitefish, 59937 • • 406.863.9337 • 877.817.3012 • www.lakeshorerentals.us Morning Eagle Lodge Condos • 3889 Big Mountain Road • • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.863.9337 • 877.817.3012 • www.lakeshorerentals.us Mountain Harbor Condos • 1750 E. Lakeshore Drive • Whitefish, 59937 • • 406.863.9337 • 877.817.3012 • www.lakeshorerentals.us Northshores Lodge • 3638 E. Lake Shore Drive • Whitefish, 59937 • • 503.245.5504 • 800.596.8001 • www.northshoreslodge.com The Bailey’s Bed ‘N Bale • 475 Timber Doodle Lane • Whitefish, 59937 • • • 406.270.1603 • www.montanabednbale.com Whitefish Mountain Resort • 3889 Big Mountain Road • Whitefish, 59937 • • 877.754.3474 • www.skiwhitefish.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bay Point offers lakeside or hillside lodging on Whitefish Lake. This should be your Montana vacation destination. Slopeside 3BR/2BA penthouse condo, private garage, elevator, fully equipped kitchen, sleeps six to eight. Four-bedroom house with hot tub on 64 acres overlooking Bootjack Lake. Vacation homes and condos from Whitefish Lake to Glacier National Park. Something for everyone. Luxurious cabins on a ranch or in the woods. Beautiful settings in paradise. Close to Glacier National Park. Whitefish Lake and mountain vacation homes, condos. Fully furnished and equipped, nightly/weekly. Monthly real estate and management services. Privately owned condominiums and upscale townhomes that offer ski-in/ski-out convenience. Quality vacation homes, cabins and condos in the Whitefish area. Luxury condos in ski-in/ski-out lodge at base of chair three.

Quality condos on Whitefish Lake with hot tub, pool and lake access. Fabulous 6,500-square-foot lakefront home. Our unique family friendly farmhouse vacation home is like no other. Where city meets country, Montana style! Privately owned condominiums and upscale townhomes that offer ski-in/ski-out convenience.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Garden Wall Inn • 504 Spokane Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 5 • F • • • $$$$ • • 406.862.3440 • 888.530.1700 • www.gardenwallinn.com Good Medicine Lodge • 537 Wisconsin Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 9 • F • • • $$$ • • 406.862.5488 • 800.860.5488 • www.goodmedicinelodge.com Hidden Moose Lodge • 1735 E. Lakeshore Drive • Whitefish, 59937 12 • • • • • $$$ • • 406.862.6516 • 888.733.6667 • www.hiddenmooselodge.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Award-winning inn, with fireplaces and gourmet breakfast. Near Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort. Highly acclaimed bed and breakfast with gourmet breakfast. Upscale rustic log lodge with luxury accommodations.

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$=Under $95, $$=Between $95-$125, $$$=Between $125-$150, $$$$=Over $150. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge • 6510 U.S. Highway 93 S. 79 C • • • • • • • • $$$$ • • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.862.2569 • 800.862.2569 • www.rockymtnlodge.com Cheap Sleep Motel • 6400 Highway 93 S. • Whitefish, 59937 46 C • • • • • $ • • 406.862.5515 • 800.862.3711 • www.cheapsleepmotel.com Garden Wall Inn • 504 Spokane Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 5 F • • • $$$$ • • 406.862.3440 • 888.530.1700 • www.gardenwallinn.com Kandahar Lodge • 3824 Big Mountain Road • Whitefish, 59937 50 C • • • • • • • $$$$ • • 406.862.6098 • 800.862.6094 • www.kandaharlodge.com Pine Lodge • 920 Spokane Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 76 C • • • • • • • $$$$ • • 406.862.7600 • 800.305.7463 • www.thepinelodge.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Comfortable/convenient lodging near Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park. Motel with great rates and all the amenities you need. Award-winning, gourmet breakfast, close to Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort. A beautiful base camp for exploring Glacier National Park. Set along the Whitefish River. Free continental breakfast.

$=Under $75, $$=$75-$100, $$$=$100-$125, $$$$=Over $125. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

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PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS, RV BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Whitefish KOA Kampground • 5121 U.S. Highway 93 S. • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.862.4242 • 800.562.8734 • www.glacierparkkoa.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Full-service family camping resort in a beautiful wooded setting.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / SERVICE PROVIDED Amtrak • 500 Depot St. • Whitefish, 59937 • 800.872.7245 • www.amtrak.com • Amtrak’s Empire Builder arrives in Western Montana daily from Chicago and Seattle.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Bar W Guest Ranch • 2875 U.S. Highway 93 W. • Whitefish, 59937 10 F • • • • • • Y • 406.863.9099 • 866.828.2900 • www.barwguestranch.com Diamond R Guest Ranch • U.S.F.S. Road #895 & 38 Spotted Bear River F • • • • S • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.862.5905 • 800.597.9465 • www.diamondrranch.com Gaynor’s Resorts • 1992 KM Ranch Road • Whitefish, 59937 22 F • • • • • • Y • 406.862.3802 • 866.862.6202 • www.gaynorsresorts.com Grouse Mountain Lodge • 2 Fairway Drive • Whitefish, 59937 143 F • • • • • • • • • • • Y • 406.863.4703 • 800.321.8822 • www.grousemountainlodge.com Haymoon Ranch Resort • 1845 Hodgson Road • • • • Y • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.270.8771 • www.haymoonresort.com Stillwater Mountain Lodge • 750 Beaver Lake Road • Whitefish, 59937 3 • • • • Y • 406.862.7004 • 888.205.7786 • www.stillwatermtnlodge.com The Lodge at Whitefish Lake • 1380 Wisconsin Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 119 • • • • • • • • • • Y • 406.863.4000 • 877.887.4026 • www.lodgeatwhitefishlake.com Whitefish Mountain Resort • 3889 Big Mountain Road • Whitefish, 59937 250 • • • • • • • • • • Y • 877.754.3474 • www.skiwhitefish.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Family friendly dude ranch with lodge, cabin and glamping. Variety of activities. Family owned ranch offering fly-fishing, hunting, horseback riding and guided trips. Luxurious cabins on a working ranch or cabins in the woods. Full-service destination lodge for four-season recreation, meetings and events. Elegant vacation lodging on a 22-acre estate.

Sleeps up to 20 with 25 kilometers of Nordic skiing out your door. Only full-service resort on Whitefish Lake, features beautiful accommodations. Variety of lodging, family minded pricing, with ski-in/ski-out accommodations.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Alpine Theatre Project • 600 E. 2nd St. • Whitefish, 59937 • • • 406.862.9050 • www.alpinetheatreproject.org Bar W Guest Ranch • 2875 U.S. Highway 93 W. • Whitefish, 59937 • • • • • 406.863.9099 • 866.828.2900 • www.barwguestranch.com Swan Mountain Snowmobiling • Canyon Creek, Crane Mountain and • • • • • Desert Mountain • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.387.4203 • www.glaciersnowmobile.com Whitefish Lake Golf Course • 1200 U.S. Highway 93 W. • Whitefish, 59937 • • 406.862.4000 • www.golfwhitefish.com Whitefish Mountain Resort • 3889 Big Mountain Road • Whitefish, 59937 • • • • • • • 877.754.3474 • www.skiwhitefish.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Alpine Theatre Project is Montana’s world-class professional theatre. Guided horseback rides on 3,000 acres. All skill levels welcome, rides ranging one-hour to full-day. Lessons available. Reservations required. Offering two-hour, half-day and full-day guided snowmobile tours and rentals from three different locations! 36-hole golf course with full amenities. Attractions include Walk in the Treetops, alpine slide, zip line, scenic lift rides, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Great Northern Brewing Company • 2 Central Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 • Great Northern Brewing offers the finest quality ales and lagers in a variety of • 406.863.1000 • www.greatnorthernbrewing.com year-round and seasonal styles. The Purple Pomegranate • 222 Central Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.862.7227 • Experience our eclectic selection of handcrafted, exquisite gifts and everyday • 866.406.7227 • www.purplepomegranate.com indulgences. The Walking Man Frame Shop & Gallery • 305 Baker Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 • Professional custom picture framing. Contemporary art gallery featuring local, • 406.863.2787 regional artists. Tupelo Grill • 17 Central Ave. • Whitefish, 59937 • 406.862.6136 • www.tupelogrill.com • Restaurant/dining specializing in Cajun and southern cuisine, fresh seafood, steaks and pasta.

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Bike It Out:

Glacier Country’s Trails Prime for Riding.

With many towns in Western Montana surrounded by wilderness, our region is a haven for mountain bikers searching for easily accessible trails and terrain. Flathead Valley: Hit the more than 20 miles of liftaccessed and cross country mountain bike trails at Whitefish Mountain Resort. For one of the most scenic rides in Montana, try the Summit Trail. Or for an exhilarating freeride, try Runaway Train. Another stellar location: The Whitefish Trail. An anchor project of the Whitefish Legacy Partners, this trail provides 12 miles of new trails for hikers and bikers and is well-marked for moderate to intermediate trail experiences, with a beautiful ride through the woods with glimpses of nearby lakes and the Whitefish Mountains. Glacier National Park: The Going-to-the-Sun Road is an ideal bike ride through one of Montana’s icons. During the busy season of summer, there are time restrictions as to when cyclists can be on the road, making spring and fall both ideal times to cruise the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Our suggestion: Pedal the Going-to-the-Sun Road from West Glacier over Logan Pass to St. Mary before ending your ride in East Glacier. Once there, hop aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder (bike and all) for a relaxing ride back to West Glacier. Missoula Valley: Located a short drive from Missoula, the Blue Mountain Recreation Area (a diversified trail area) has mountain biking trails that vary from steep freeriding to more open meadows with beautiful views of Missoula. Kootenai Country: Located about 20 minutes southeast of Libby, Fisher Divide Trail makes its way on or near ridge tops, offering beautiful views of the Cabinet Mountains. Glacier Country’s trails provide diverse terrain for biking adventures, from easy trail rides to adrenaline pumping freeriding terrain.

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REGION II:

Including Bonner Clinton Condon Conner Corvallis Darby Florence Frenchtown Greenough Hamilton Huson Lolo Missoula Ovando Seeley Lake Stevensville Sula Victor

Missoula and Ravalli Counties. Outdoor Recreation, Culture and History Mix Well. Somehow Missoula and Ravalli counties have managed to find the perfect balance of history, culture and outdoor recreation. For starters, Ravalli County is anchored by the wide and breathtaking Bitterroot Valley with Highway 93 taking travelers from the state line north through Darby, Hamilton, Stevensville and Lolo. The route alone is gorgeous, but combined with antique shops, live theater and the oldest pioneer settlement in Montana and a sweet, peaceful treasure is created. In Missoula, you’re a stone’s throw from dozens of outdoor hotspots—paddling the Clark Fork, skiing Snowbowl, boating Seeley Lake and riding the Rattlesnake. Combine the outdoors with a historic and thriving downtown, galleries, a flourishing music and theater scene and you have something deliciously special.

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Bitterroot River Blackfoot River Bob Marshall Wilderness Clark Fork River Community Medical Center Garnet Ghost Town Lake Como Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge Missoula International Airport Painted Rocks State Park Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Salmon Lake Seeley Lake St. Patrick Hospital Smokejumper Visitor Center The University of Montana Travelers’ Rest State Park

Above: Western Montana has renowned courses and stunning scenery, providing plenty of room to swing your clubs. © Glacier Country Tourism

Top: St. Mary’s Mission was founded in 1841, making 2011 the 170th anniversary of Stevensville—Montana’s first pioneer settlement. © Donnie Sexton/Montana Office of Tourism Facing page: Missoula, the region’s largest city and cultural hub, is a prime launching point for outdoor recreation. © Glacier Country Tourism

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BONNER– Located just east of Missoula is the small community of Bonner. While in the past this area has been largely supported by the logging industry, in the last few years it has quickly become a gateway to outdoor recreation, leading to the Blackfoot, Seeley and Swan valleys. In March 2008, the Milltown Dam on the Clark Fork River just outside Bonner was removed, allowing the river to run freely for the first time in 100 years. Lying north of the Clark Fork and east of the Blackfoot, the area is ideal for fishing and floating. www.bonnermt.com, www.glaciermt.com/bonner

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Over the years this community has been known as Betters’ Station, Wallace, Pine Grove and Blossberg, finally landing on its current name—Clinton. Once a hotbed for mining and lumber, the Clinton area provides a wilderness experience a few minutes drive from Missoula. With access to Beavertail Hill State Park, Welcome Creek and the Clark Fork River, outdoor lovers can explore to their heart’s content. For a heart pumping activity, hike along Welcome Creek Trail—a five-mile long flat path that leads into the Welcome Creek Wilderness—and keep an eye out for the old miner’s cabin along the creek. www.glaciermt.com/clinton

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Rock Creek Fisherman’s Mercantile • 73 Rock Creek Road 6 • • • $ • Full-service fly shop and motel. • Clinton, 59825 • 406.825.6440 • www.rcmerc.com $=Under $75, $$=$75-$100, $$$=$100-$125, $$$$=Over $125. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Gordon Ranch • Near Condon on Holland Lake Road • Condon, 59826 • 406.754.2816 • www.gordonranch.com

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 17 • • Y Working ranch in upper Swan Valley. Sleeps a total of 33 people.

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

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CONNER– Located deep in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley on the West Fork of the Bitterroot River is the small community of Conner. With the Bitterroot National Forest and its 10,157foot Trapper Peak nearby, Conner is an ideal launching point to explore this section of the valley. Also located nearby are Painted Rocks State Park, Lost Trail Powder Mountain and its nearby hot springs resort. www.visitbitterroot.com, www.glaciermt.com/conner

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VACATION INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce • 105 E. Main St. • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com

CORVALLIS– nestled south of Missoula in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley is Corvallis. This storybook community is home to Teller Wildlife Refuge, which sits along four miles of the winding Bitterroot River. The refuge is made up of 1,200 acres and was created to protect the region’s native riparian habitat. Abundant wildlife live on the refuge, including whitetail deer, moose, red fox, coyotes and beaver, while three types of trout navigate the waters. www.visitbitterroot.com, www.glaciermt.com/corvallis

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VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce • 105 E. Main St. • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com

DARBY– Located at the southern tip of the Bitterroot Valley is Darby, a small, quaint community whose downtown takes visitors back to years past, when the locals panned for gold and prospered in the logging industry. Take a walk back in time and explore the smalltown shops. Recreational highlights in the area include Alta Ranger Station, Darby Pioneer Memorial Museum, Lake Como Recreation Area, Lost Trail Ski Area and Painted Rocks State Park. To pay tribute to its founding fathers, Darby hosts Logger Days each summer, with festivities taking place at the southern edge of town. www.visitbitterroot.com, www.darbymt.net, www.glaciermt.com/darby

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VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce • 105 E. Main St. • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com Darby Historic Visitor Information Center - U.S. Forest Service • 712 N. Main St. • Darby, 59829 • 406.821.3913 • www.darby-montana.com

Insider Tip: “Walk through the south with a visit to the Daly Mansion. The mansion was home to copper baron and Montana millionaire, Marcus Daly. The inside is impeccably decorated and full of history.” —Wendy

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wildlife:

Wild Animals Love Glacier Country.

If you’re a wildlife lover, there are plenty of places to see the ones you fancy. The Rocky Mountain Front—east of Glacier National Park—is a haven for big game and upland birds. Glacier National Park itself is home to hundreds of mountain goats, rare birds and bears. If you quietly cruise the SeeleySwan Valley you may catch sight of a rare lynx. If you’re looking for bison—say several hundred—visit the National Bison Range. Or stretch your legs at Goat Lick Crossing along Highway 2 and take a gander at the mountain goats that frequent this natural mineral-rich lick.

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Western Montana is also home to numerous wildlife management areas that provide habitat for a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, ducks, moose, bear and grouse. For bird watching, visit the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge near Stevensville. For owls and migratory birds, stop at the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge in Ronan and Pablo National Wildlife Refuge in Pablo. And for bobcat, bear, moose and birds, check out the Swan River National Wildlife Refuge south of Creston.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Alta Ranch • 9203 W. Fork Road • Darby, 59829 • • Deluxe log cabin rentals. Many summer and winter recreational activities. Open year-round. • 406.349.2142 • 888.349.2142 • www.alta-ranch.com Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Travellers Rest Cabins & RV Park • 601 N. Main St. • Darby, 59829 • 406.821.3282 • www.travellersrestmt.us

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION $ • Cozy log cabins, spacious hotel rooms, full hookup RV sites.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Fortine Triple Creek Ranch • 5551 West Fork Road • Darby, 59829 30 F • • • • • • • • • Y An award winning all-inclusive, adult retreat offering western rustic • 406.821.4600 • 800.654.2943 • www.triplecreekranch.com elegance. In season listing: S=Summer, Y=Year-round. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

FLORENCE– Once a hopping Irish settlement, the friendly community of Florence provides splendid birding opportunities on the grasslands and forests of the nearby 6,069-acre Threemile Wildlife Management Area. The management area provides hunting access, wildlife viewing and is a great place for mountain biking during the summer months. www.visitbitterroot.com, www.glaciermt.com/florence Fortine

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VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce • 105 E. Main St. • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com

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

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Located about 30 minutes east of Missoula is Greenough, a wide-spread ranching community located in the beautiful, lush Blackfoot Valley. Greenough is home to various attractions and activities, including floating or 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. www.glaciermt.com/greenough

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE The Resort at Paws Up • 40060 Paws Up Road • Greenough, 59823 • 406.244.5200 • 800.473.0601 • www.pawsup.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 52 F • • • • • • • • • • Y Luxury resort ranch featuring vacation homes and luxury camping.

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

HAMILTON– Anchoring the Bitterroot Valley is Hamilton, a bustling community with a strong feeling of pride among the locals. Home to numerous community events, Hamilton is emerging as the hub of the arts scene for the valley, with local theater, live music and a hopping downtown. The community hosts annual events that include Daly Days—a celebration paying tribute to the city’s founder and one of Montana’s original Copper Kings—Marcus Daly, a Micro-Brew Festival and the Ravalli County Fair. www.visitbitterroot.com, www.glaciermt.com/hamilton

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce • 105 E. Main St. • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com Lost Trail Pass Visitor Information Center • Top of Lost Trail Pass (U.S. Highway 93) • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Cardinal Properties • 320 S. 2nd • Hamilton, 59840 Vacation homes, cabins and condominiums in the Bitterroot Valley. • 406.363.4430 • www.cardinalproperties.net

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Bitterroot River Inn & Conference Center • 139 Bitterroot Plaza Drive 65 C • • • • • • • $$$ • • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.375.2525 • 877.274.8274 • www.bitterrootriverinn.com Hamilton TownHouse Inn • 1113 N. 1st St. • Hamilton, 59840 62 C • • • • • $$ • • 406.363.6600 • 800.442.4667 • www.townhouseinnhamilton.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Hotel with conference center, providing swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and suites. Comfortable lodging with casino, deli, gift shop, sauna and fitness center.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Daly Mansion • 251 Eastside Highway • Hamilton, 59840 • • • 406.363.6004 • www.dalymansion.org Montana Hunting and Fishing Adventures • 870 Sleeping Child Road • • • • • • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.3510 • www.montanahuntingfishingadv.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Historic home, gardens and arboretum of Marcus Daly. Trophy guided hunts, archery, rifle, wilderness, fly-fishing, float, wade, scenic day trips, vacation packages and overnight trips.


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Located in between Missoula and Alberton, Huson is set along the scenic Clark Fork River and provides access to a scenic area known as Nine Mile. The community was named for H.S. Huson, an engineer on the Northern Pacific Railroad. Today, the Huson area provides access to outdoor recreation, including numerous trails, while the Nine Mile Community Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. www.glaciermt.com/huson

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Running Horse Inn • 28250 Ninemile Road • Huson, 59846 3 • F • • $$ Well worth finding this peaceful mountain bed and breakfast near • 406.626.0040 • www.runninghorse-inn.com Missoula. Relaxation is our specialty. $=Under $95, $$=Between $95-$125, $$$=Between $125-$150, $$$$=Over $150. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

LOLO–

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE The Lodge at Lolo Hot Springs • 38600 U.S. Highway 12 • Lolo, 59847 • 406.273.2201 • www.lololodge.com

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A short drive south from Missoula is Lolo, home to Travelers’ Rest State Park and Holt Heritage Museum. Travelers’ Rest was used as a campsite by Lewis and Clark during their time in Montana 200 years ago. Also located nearby are healing waters in the form of hot springs, plus easy access to recreational opportunities. www.travelersrest.org, www.glaciermt.com/lolo

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 30 C • • • • • • • • Y Lodge-style accommodations offering relaxation and a true getaway.

SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION & ADVENTURE BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Holt Heritage Museum/H Bar R Ranch • 6800 U.S. Highway 12 • Lolo, 59847 • 406.273.6743 • www.holtheritagemuseum.com

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • • • Cowboy/Indian museum with carriage collection. Tours by appointment only.

Insider Tip: “A fun thing to do in Missoula is hike the ‘M.’ It’s easy enough for the family and impossible to get lost. If you make it up to this big concrete marker make sure you hike a little bit more toward the east to get a gander at the historic Hellgate Canyon. Here you should get a great view of the Clark Fork River as it enters the valley.” —Paul

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MISSOULA– Located halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks is Montana’s cultural hub—Missoula. Hosting annual events—including the International Wildlife Film and River City Roots festivals—the city is also home to nine historic districts, funky boutiques, live theater and music, a symphony and delectable dining. Plus, its convenient location and international airport offer easy access to surrounding wilderness lands, making Missoula a prime launching point for outdoor recreation that includes rafting, fishing, floating, hiking and skiing. The University of Montana—the state’s oldest university and home to the Montana Grizzlies—is also located here. www.destinationmissoula.org, www.glaciermt.com/missoula

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Destination Missoula - The Official Convention & Visitors Bureau • 101 E. Main St. • Missoula, 59802 • The official Convention & Visitors Bureau of Missoula. • 406.532.3250 • 800.526.3465 • www.destinationmissoula.org Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce • 825 E. Front St. • Missoula, 59802 • 406.543.6623 • www.missoulachamber.com • The mission of the Missoula Chamber is to provide community leadership and business advocacy while sustaining economic vitality.

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Airport Wingate by Wyndham • 5252 Airway Blvd. • Missoula, 59808 100 C • • • • • • • • $$$$ • Business travel, family friendly, easy access to airport and I-90. • 406.541.8000 • 866.832.8000 • www.wingatemissoula.com Best Western Plus Grant Creek Inn • 5280 Grant Creek Road 126 C • • • • • • • • $$$ • New business center with three work stations and printer/copier. • Missoula, 59808 • 406.543.0700 • 888.543.0700 • www.bestwestern.com/grantcreekinn Broadway Inn Conference Center • 1609 W. Broadway • Missoula, 59808 79 C • • • • • • • • • • $$ • Full-service hotel, casino and lounge. Minutes from downtown • 406.532.3300 • 800.286.2316 • www.broadwayinnmissoula.com Missoula. C’mon Inn • 2775 Expo Parkway • Missoula, 59808 119 C • • • • • • • $$$$ • Indoor waterfall, plasma televisions, log balconies and five hot • 406.543.4600 • 888.989.5569 • www.cmoninn.com tubs. Comfort Inn University • 1021 E. Broadway St. • Missoula, 59802 94 F • • • • • $$$ • Closest hotel to University of Montana. Newly remodeled in • 406.549.7600 • 877.424.6423 • www.comfortinn.com/hotel-missoula-MT082 2011. Doubletree by Hotel Missoula/Edgewater • 100 Madison • Missoula, 59802 171 C • • • • • • • • • • $$$$ • Features deluxe accommodations on the scenic Clark Fork River. • 406.728.3100 • 800.222.8733 • www.missoulaedgewater.doubletree.com Family Inn • 1031 E. Broadway St. • Missoula, 59802 29 C • • • • • • $$ • Motel rooms with kitchen and guest laundry. • 406.543.7371 • 800.955.7371 • www.familyinnmissoula.com Guesthouse Inn, Suites & Conference Center • 3803 Brooks St. 81 F • • • • • • $ • Corporate/leisure hotel, home of the Big Sky Conference Center. • Missoula, 59804 • 406.251.2665 • 800.214.8378 • www.guesthouseintl.com/hotels/missoula Hampton Inn • 4805 N. Reserve St. • Missoula, 59808 61 C • • • • • • • • $$$$ • If you can’t be home, be home at Hampton! • 406.549.1800 • 800.426.7866 • www.missoula.hamptoninn.com Hilton Garden Inn Missoula • 3720 N. Reserve St. • Missoula, 59808 146 F • • • • • • • • • • $$$$ • Luxurious comfort with upscale American West décor. Western • 406.532.5300 • 877.782.9444 • www.missoula.hgi.com Montana’s largest conference center. Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park • 200 S. Pattee St. • Missoula, 59802 200 F • • • • • • • • • • $$$$ • Smoke-free, downtown location, close to trail system and • 406.721.8550 • 800.399.0408 • www.himissoula.com University of Montana. Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 150 Expressway • Missoula, 59808 82 C • • • • • • • $$$ • Beautiful new hotel with gym, game room, pool and whirlpool. • 406.830.3100 • 888.465.4329 • www.hiexpress.com/missoulanw Mountain Valley Inn • 420 W. Broadway St. • Missoula, 59802 60 C • • • • • • $ • Centrally located and reasonably priced, with free waffle buffet • 406.728.4500 • 800.249.9174 • www.mountainvalleyinnmissoula.com breakfast. Staybridge Suites • 120 Expressway • Missoula, 59808 101 C • • • • • • • • $$$ • Offering all upscale suites. Specializing in comfort and • 406.830.3900 • 800.238.8000 • www.staymissoula.com convenience for extended stays. Super 8 - Brooks • 3901 S. Brooks St. • Missoula, 59804 103 C • • $$ • Close to Larchmont Golf Course, hospital and Southgate Mall. • 406.251.2255 • 888.900.9010 • www.super8mt.com Super 8 - Reserve • 4703 N. Reserve St. • Missoula, 59808 58 C • • • $$ • Close to airport, Costco and Northgate Shopping Center. • 406.549.1199 • 888.900.9010 • www.super8mt.com Val-U-Inn • 3001 Brooks St. • Missoula, 59801 83 C • • • • • $$ • Very clean, great breakfast. Next door to Southgate Mall. • 406.721.9600 • 800.443.7777 • www.missoulavaluinn.com $=Under $75, $$=$75-$100, $$$=$100-$125, $$$$=Over $125. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE 10,000 Waves Raft & Kayak Adventures • 8080 W. Riverside Drive • • • • • • Missoula, 59802 • 406.549.6670 • 800.537.8315 • www.10000-waves.com Harley-Davidson Rentals • 5106 E. Harrier • Missoula, 59808 • • 406.721.9913 • 800.431.2453 • www.mtharley.com Historic Downtown Missoula • 218 E. Main St., Suite C • Missoula, 59802 • • 406.543.4238 • www.missouladowntown.com Historical Museum at Fort Missoula • Building #322 - Fort Missoula • • Missoula, 59804 • 406.728.3476 • www.fortmissoulamuseum.org Missoula Children’s Theatre & MCT Community Theatre • • • • 200 N. Adams St. • Missoula, 59802 • 406.728.1911 • www.mctinc.org Missoula Cultural Council • 327 E. Broadway St. • Missoula, 59802 • • • • 406.541.0860 • www.missoulacultural.org Missoula Osprey • 140 N. Higgins • Missoula, 59802 • • • 406.543.3300 • www.missoulaosprey.com Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center • 5765 W. Broadway St. • • • Missoula, 59808 • 406.329.4934 • www.smokejumpers.com Montana River Guides • 138 Big Bend Lane • Missoula, 59820 • • • • • 406.722.7238 • www.montanariverguides.com Monte Dolack Gallery • 139 W. Front St. • Missoula, 59802 • • 406.549.3248 • 800.825.7613 • www.dolack.com Museum of Mountain Flying • East end of Missoula International Airport • • • Missoula, 59808 • 406.721.3644 • www.flymissoula.com Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation • 5705 Grant Creek Road • • • Missoula, 59808 • 406.523.3495 • 800.225.5355 • www.elkfoundation.org Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History • • • Building #T-316 - Fort Missoula • Missoula, 59804 • 406.549.5346 • www.fortmissoula.org Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort • 1700 Snowbowl Road • • • Missoula, 59808 • 406.549.9777 • www.montanasnowbowl.com Triple Dare Adventures • 3548 Old Indian Trail W. • Missoula, 59808 • • • • • 415.302.3577• www.tripledare.net

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Whitewater rafting, scenic float tours, kayak instruction and guided trips on the Blackfoot and Clark Fork rivers. The only Harley-Davidson rental in Western Montana. Promotes, supports and enhances the vitality of downtown Missoula. Keeping Missoula County’s history alive. Theatre for both children and adults. Connecting art, culture and community through education, advocacy and celebration. First Night Missoula, German Fest and New Zealand Days. Missoula Osprey Professional Baseball Club is affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Team has over 35 major league alumni. Smokejumper Visitor Center. Dedicated to preserving the history and lore of smokejumping. Whitewater rafting, river boarding and scenic river trips near Missoula, Alberton Gorge and Blackfoot River. Trips daily. A Montana cultural landmark, the gallery offers paintings, prints and posters by Missoula artists Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival. Montana’s only private aviation museum. Learn about elk conservation and habitat. See mounts and watch films. Historic home of U.S. Army in Montana since 1877.

Summer chairlift rides, folf, mountain biking, hiking and wood-fired baked pizza. Adventure outfitting company that can customize any trip to your needs. Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, rafting and winter sports.

RETAIL/dining BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Good Food Store • 1600 S. 3rd St. W. • Missoula, 59801 • 406.541.3663 • Missoula’s home for locally produced, organic and bulk foods. • www.goodfoodstore.com Certified organic meat department. Award-winning deli and bakery. Kettlehouse Brewing Company, LLC • 313 N. 1st St. W. • Missoula, 59802 • Award-winning brewery and taproom with two locations in Missoula. • 406.728.1660 • www.kettlehouse.com MSO Hub • 140 N. Higgins • Missoula, 59802 • 406.543.3300 • MSO Hub retail includes Osprey, Griz and Montana/Missoula gifts. MSO Hub • www.msohub.com houses the official Missoula Visitor Center. Mustard Seed Asian Café • 2901 Brooks St. • Missoula, 59801 • 406.542.7333 • Casual, comfortable dining experience. Expect great food and excellent service • www.mustardseedweb.com with take-out and delivery services available. Southgate Mall • 2901 Brooks St. • Missoula, 59801 • 406.721.5140 • Offering unlimited buying choices at Dillard’s, Herberger’s, Sears, JCPenny and • www.shopsouthgate.com other national brands, restaurants, specialty shops and entertainment. Trippons.com • 28 Willowbrook • Missoula, 59802 • 406.531.9056 • www.trippons.com • Go to trippons.com for local discounts. Use your smartphone. Find a coupon.

Insider Tip: “For a relaxing morning, rent a canoe or kayak in Seeley Lake and paddle the Clearwater Canoe Trail. The trail is closed to motorized boats, making it an absolutely serene setting. Keep your eyes open for deer, birds and turtles lounging in the sun on submerged logs.” —Bruce

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RV park, campground and cabins with Wi-Fi, cable, pavilion, golf, playground and swimming pools. Missoula’s highest-rated park. Missoula’s nicest RV park, includes Wi-Fi and cable. Award-winning KOA, lodges, kabins, mini-golf, fun bikes, KOA Kafe and more. Great cell phone reception.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE SEASON Jellystone RV Park, Campground and Recreation May – Oct • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 9900 Jellystone Ave. • Missoula, 59808 • 406.543.9400 • 800.316.9644 • www.campjellystonemt.com Jim & Mary’s RV Park • 9800 U.S. Highway 93 N. Year- • • • • • • • • • • • Missoula, 59808 • 406.549.4416 • www.jimandmarys.com round Missoula KOA • 3450 Tina Ave. • Missoula, 59808 Year- • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 800.562.5366 • www.missoulakoa.com round

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Gibson Mansion Bed & Breakfast • 823 39th St. • Missoula, 59803 4 • F • • $$$ • Victorian mansion with private bath and coffee tray to room. • 406.251.1345 • 866.251.1345 • www.gibsonmansion.com Full breakfast. Fortine

$=Under $95, $$=Between $95-$125, $$$=Between $125-$150, $$$$=Over $150. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

business services BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / SERVICE PROVIDED Blodgett Marketing Group, LLC • 5814 Prospect Drive • Missoula, 59808 • 406.721.5112 • www.blodgettmarketing.com • Specialist in tourism marketing. Buffalo Moon Hospitality Consulting, LLC • 108 Ben Hogan Drive • Missoula, 59803 • 406.370.1533 • www.buffalomoon.biz • Hotel consultant: marketing, operations, pre- opening and takeover assistance. Event consultant: site selection, negotiation and coordinating events. Dollar Rent-A-Car • 1905 W. Broadway St. • Missoula, 59808 • 406.542.2311 • 800.892.4343 • www.montanadollar.com • Car rental, shuttle service and wedding service. Hertz Rent-A-Car • 5225 W. Broadway St. #12 • Missoula, 59808 • 406.549.9511 • www.hertz.com • Car rental, with various types of vehicles available. Missoula International Airport • 5225 U.S. Highway 10 W. • Missoula, 59808 • 406.728.4381 • www.flymissoula.com • Airport with services, on-site dining and gift shop. Missoulian • 500 S. Higgins • Missoula, 59802 • 406.523.5000 • www.missoulian.com • Daily newspaper for greater Missoula area. Windfall Technologies, LLC • 1800 S. Reserve St., Suite C • Missoula, 59803 • 406.829.8200 • www.windfallinc.com • Call center and marketing firm.

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Situated in the beautiful Blackfoot Valley is the ranching community of Ovando. With a clever mixture of old and new, this community welcomes visitors from around the world to its various attractions and diverse seasons. The Ovando area offers services for guided fishing, guest ranches, pack trips, lodging, horseback riding, camping and hiking, as well as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. To experience Ovando the way residents do, be sure to stop in at the local watering hole. www.ovandomontana.net, www.glaciermt.com/ovando

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Montana Mountain View Ranch • 380 Outfitter Lane • Ovando, 59854 • • Unique educational horse training adventures at the ranch or wilderness. Pack • 406.793.5666 • 800.987.5666 • www.mtnvr.com trips and horses for sale.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The Stray Bullet • 403 Main St. • Ovando, 59854 • 406.793.4030 • We are a family friendly restaurant featuring homemade soups and desserts and serving breakfast all day.


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Philipsburg– With a history rich in mining and ranching, Philipsburg is located about one hour from Missoula on the famous Pintler Scenic Loop (Highway 1). Visitors to the community step back in time when strolling through the historic downtown, with buildings restored in the late 1800s era. The Philipsburg area also provides a stellar launching point for year-round outdoor recreation. www.philipsburgmt.com, www.glaciermt.com/philipsburg

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE The Ranch at Rock Creek • 79 Carriage House Lane • Philipsburg, 59858 27 F • • • • • • • • • • Y Luxury guest ranch with upscale amenities and accommodations. • 406.859.6101 • 877.786.1545 • www.theranchatrockcreek.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Gem Mountain (Sapphire Mine) • 21 Sapphire Gulch Lane/201 W. Broadway • • Philipsburg, 59858 • 406.859.4367 • 866.459.4367 • www.gemmtn.com The Sapphire Gallery • 115 E. Broadway • Philipsburg, 59858 • • 406.859.3236 • 800.525.0169 • www.sapphire-gallery.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Montana’s oldest, largest sapphire mine. Best facilities, equipment and fun-loving helpful staff. Find your own sapphire—a piece of Montana. Tools provided. Expert help and evaluation. Cases of sapphire jewelry.

RETAIL/dining BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The Sweet Palace, Inc. • 109 E. Broadway • Philipsburg, 59858 • 406.859.3353 • The Sweet Palace features over 1,000 selections: chocolates, taffy, fudge, caramels, gummies • 888.793.3896 • www.sweetpalace.com and sugar-free treats. Watch and sample.

SEELEY LAKE– Surrounded by the Mission and Swan mountains in one of Montana’s loveliest valleys is Seeley Lake. An outdoor adventure lover’s paradise, it offers access to nearby trails, lakes, streams, the Lolo National Forest and Bob Marshall Wilderness. In winter, Seeley is a Mecca for snowmobilers, dog sledders and cross-country skiers while the warm season attracts water lovers to the valley’s numerous waterways. To experience the Seeley Valley at its best, rent your toy of choice (kayaks, canoes, snowmobiles, skies) in town and let the adventure begin. www.seeleylakechamber.com, www.glaciermt.com/seeleylake

VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce • 2920 MT Highway 83 N. • Seeley Lake, 59868 • 406.677.2880 • www.seeleylakechamber.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Seeley Swan Vacations, LLC • 3166 MT Highway 83 N., Suite 101 Privately owned fully furnished homes on lakefront, riverfront and mountain settings. • Seeley Lake, 59868 • 406.677.6600 • 877.420.3965 • www.seeleyswanvacations.com Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / SERVICE PROVIDED Clearwater Montana Properties, Inc. • P.O. Box 990 • Seeley Lake, 59868 • 406.677.3000 • 800.677.3013 • www.cmpmontana.com • Full-service real estate company serving Montana. Montana participant with Cabela’s Trophy Properties. LLC.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Double Arrow Lodge • 301 Lodge Way • Seeley Lake, 59868 F • • • • • • • • • Y • 406.677.2777 • 800.468.0777 • www.doublearrowresort.com Montana Island Lodge • 2433 MT Highway 83 • Seeley Lake, 59868 11 F • • • • • Y • 406.677.3620 • 888.773.2643 • www.montanaislandlodge.com Rich Ranch • 939 Cottonwood Lakes Road • Seeley Lake, 59868 12 • • • • • Y • 406.677.2317 • 800.532.4350 • www.richranch.com Tamaracks Resort • 3481 MT Highway 83 N. • Seeley Lake, 59868 17 • • • • • Y • 406.677.2433 • 800.477.7216 • www.tamaracks.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Historic lodge, cozy cabins, fine dining, golf and groups. Year-round recreation. Upscale full-service resort for small groups with exceptional service. Fortine

Montana guest and dude ranch with a genuine, authentic experience. Nice, furnished lakefront cabins on Seeley Lake, with beachfront and docks. Four-season recreation.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Double Arrow Golf Resort • MT Highway 83 (2 miles S. Seeley Lake) • • Seeley Lake, 59868 • 406.677.2777 • 800.468.0777 • www.doublearrowresort.com Seeley Sport Rentals • 3112 MT Highway 83 • Seeley Lake, 59868 • • 406.677.3680 • www.seeleysportrentals.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Championship golf course with spectacular views of the Mission and Swan mountains. Specializing in reunions, weddings and corporate retreats. Snowmobiles, ski boats, pontoon boats, jet skis and guides.

STEVENSVILLE– With the founding of the St. Mary Mission in 1841, Stevensville became the first pioneer settlement in Montana. Today this quaint, quiet community is flanked by the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains and its charming downtown offers plenty of opportunities to experience small-town hospitality. Located nearby is the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge has 2,800 acres along the Bitterroot River, with both wetlands and forested riverbottoms, making it a prime habitat for various types of wildlife, complete with walking trails. Experience its small town charm by attending an annual event, like the Scarecrow Festival. www.visitbitterroot.com, www.glaciermt.com/stevensville

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VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce • 105 E. Main St. • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bitterroot River Bed & Breakfast LLC • 501 S. Ave. • Stevensville, 59870 4 • • • • $$ • Rooms have private entrances and baths. • 406.777.5205 • www.bitterrootriverbb.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Stevensville Hotel • 107 E. 3rd St. • Stevensville, 59870 13 C • • $$$ • Award-winning, 1910 Historic Register, private bath and antique • 406.777.3087 • 888.816.2875 • www.stevensvillehotel.com furnishings. $=Under $75, $$=$75-$100, $$$=$100-$125, $$$$=Over $125. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / SERVICE PROVIDED Stevensville Main Street Association • 102 Main St. • Stevensville, 59870 • 406.777.3773 • www.mainstreetstevensville.com • Historical community with arts, theatre, museums, galleries and restaurants.

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Historic St. Mary’s Mission, Inc. • West end of 4th St. • • Visit the log cabin museum of Salish Chief Victor, pharmacy museum of Father • Stevensville, 59870 • 406.777.5734 • www.saintmarymission.org Anthony Ravalli and 1879 chapel.

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Named for the first white child born in the area, Sula is located near the rugged Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, Lost Trail Powder Mountain and its nearby hot springs resort. This area of Western Montana is notable for its rough mountains and unsettled country and provides access to phenomenal fishing on the East Fork of the Bitterroot River. Sula also serves as the western gateway to nearby wilderness, the Nez Perce National Historic Park and Big Hole National Battlefield. www.visitbitterroot.com, www.glaciermt.com/sula

VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce • 105 E. Main St. • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com Lost Trail Pass Visitor Information Center • Top of Lost Trail Pass (U.S. Highway 93) • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com

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VACATION HOMES, CONDOS & CABINS BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE A Li’l Bit of Heaven • 7987 U.S. Highway 93 S. • Sula, 59871 • 406.821.3433 • www.alilbitofheaven.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • Two lovely log vacation cabins on a working ranch in the shadow of the Great Divide.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Lost Trail Powder Mountain • 9485 U.S. Highway 93 S. • Conner, 59827 • Skiing, double chairlifts, rental shop, ski school and cafeteria with easy access. • 406.821.3211 • www.losttrail.com

VICTOR– Named in honor of a notable Flathead Indian Chief is Victor. Sitting at the base of the Bitterroot Mountains and along the blue-ribbon Bitterroot River, Victor offers access to the neighboring Bitterroot National Forest. Visitors to the area are well-advised to explore the Victor Heritage Museum, housed in the old railroad depot. Operated by volunteers, the museum has many relics and remnants of the past, including railroad memorabilia, mining information, American Indian exhibits and more. www.visitbitterroot.com, www.glaciermt.com/victor

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VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce • 105 E. Main St. • Hamilton, 59840 • 406.363.2400 • www.bitterrootvalleychamber.com • www.visitbitterroot.com

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Tasting Montana. It’s no secret. Montana is beer country. The micro-brew industry in Montana has taken off over the last few years, with locally owned breweries taking root in various communities throughout the region. For a refreshing, berry-infused beer, try the Wild Huckleberry Wheat at Great Northern Brewing Company in Whitefish. For a taste of Glacier National Park, sample the brewery’s Going to the Sun IPA. Or try the Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from Kettlehouse Brewing Company in Missoula. No matter your flavor, you can expect the taste to be as intriguing as the Montana scenery.

Sampling local brews at the Kettlehouse in Missoula. © Glacier country Tourism

Western Montana is also home to local wineries and distilleries, each creating and capturing the flavors that make this area so special. Many of our winemakers important grapes from nearby states, combining those with locally grown fruit like Flathead Cherries, wild huckleberries and local honey. And for folks looking for a little more kick in their beverage of choice, Montana distilleries are busy brewing up batches of rum, whiskey, gin and moonshine, each handcrafted from local grains. For more information on our made in Montana brews, wines and spirits, visit www.glaciermt.com.


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This Swiss-style chalet was the first Great Northern Railway hotel at Glacier National Park. Originally, the chalet housed park visitors as they arrived via train in West Glacier before beginning their journey into Glacier National Park. Today, the Belton Chalet is a National Historic Landmark, representing the history of the railroad and Glacier National Park. The on-site Grill Dining Room is a popular destination after a day exploring the park.

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St. Ignatius Mission. Located on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the Mission Valley, the St. Ignatius Mission was established in 1854, while the mission itself was built in 1891 by American Indians and Jesuit missionaries from bricks made of local clay. This National Historic Site features 58 beautiful, hand-painted murals on its walls and ceilings. The paintings were created by Brother Joseph Carignano, a selftaught artist who was the cook and handyman at the mission. Sunday Mass is held weekly at the mission and it is open for tours or private worship daily. Its grounds are also home to the original log cabin residence and museum, with exhibits including Indian artifacts and other historical items.

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Kick Up Your Heels. When it comes to our Montana musicians, we’re like proud parents…and for good reason. Western Montana is filled to the brim with talented musicians that fill our mountains and valleys with sweet tunes. And while we’re not sure if it’s the crisp mountain air that makes their voices so strong or the inspiration from the region’s diverse terrain, we know one thing for sure…our musicians know how to rock it.

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And with diverse bands playing in a variety of venues that include Symes Hot Springs Hotel in Hot Springs, Great Northern Bar in Whitefish, The Lumberjack Saloon west of Lolo, The Union Club in Missoula, Blue Moon in Columbia Falls or the Stonefly Lounge in Coram, you’re sure to find something to please your musical palette. Dance to the Americana music of Tom Catmull and the Clerics, two step to the country tunes of County Line, shake your groove thing to Reverend Slanky or boogie to the bluegrass tunes of The Lil’ Smokies. Other favorites include the bluesy folk rock tunes of John Floridis, the R & B melodies of Zeppo or the rockability roots music of Russ Nasset and the Revelators. And if you get the chance, be sure to catch the music of the Mission Mountain Wood Band—a Montana staple and Jack Gladstone—a Blackfeet singer.


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RECREATION AND CULTURE. The Bitterroot Valley is a place of stunning beauty and endless recreational opportunities. Considered by many to be the most beautiful valley in Montana, it is dominated by the jagged, rocky peaks and deep canyons of the Bitterroot Mountains. The valley also offers fabulous fishing opportunities. The East and the West Forks of the Bitterroot River are known for some of the finest fishing in the country. With brook trout, mountain whitefish, rainbow trout and westslope cutthroat trout prevalent, this is the perfect fishing destination. Terrific big game, upland bird, and waterfowl hunting is popular. Substantial populations of elk and whitetail deer, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and mule deer are found in the Bitterroot Valley. Recreational opportunities include fly-fishing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and rock climbing opportunities in the summer; and alpine and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing in the winter at Lost Trail Powder Mountain. Lake Como, Painted Rocks Reservoir and Teller Wildlife Refuge are just a few of the valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recreational attractions. The beautiful Daly Mansion and Historic St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission draw many visitors, as do the Montana Professional Artists Show and the Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour. Logger Days and the Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival are two of the many festivals which can enjoyed throughout the summer.

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Sanders, Lincoln and Mineral Counties. Deep Forests, Hidden Gems And Undiscovered Corners. This corner of Western Montana boasts sights, sounds, tastes and feeling that we can’t quite explain. Here, a quiet reverence abounds. Maybe it’s the ancient giant cedars or the vast wilderness. Perhaps it’s the healing waters of natural hot springs. Or maybe it’s the sense of belonging that comes when you pull into a small town. Whatever it is, it’s best to experience it yourself. Our recommendations? Attend a local festival or two, like the David Thompson Black Powder Shoot in Eureka, Libby Logger Days or Troy’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. After striking up conversations with the locals, head out of town for some exploring. Spend the night in a fire lookout high above the forest floor. Take a hike to stunning falls or ride the trestles on the Hiawatha Rail Trail. With so much to discover— what are you waiting for?

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Alberton Gorge Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Clark Fork River Hiawatha Trail Kootenai Falls Lake Koocanusa Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway Libby Amtrak stop Libby Dam Lookout Pass Ross Creek Cedar Trail Ten Lakes Scenic Area Thompson Chain of Lakes

Above: Huckleberry dessert. © Donnie Sexton/Montana Office of Tourism Top: Libby Dam has a state-of-the-art Visitor Center and offers free guided tours of the dam and powerhouse. © Libby Dam/Corps of Engineers

Facing page: With terrain and trails ranging from easy to advanced free-riding, mountain biking is a popular activity in Western Montana. © Glacier Country Tourism

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ALBERTON– Located about 30 minutes west of Missoula is the charming old railroad town of Alberton. Most well-known for the nearby Alberton Gorge, its stellar whitewater rafting and scenic purple cliffs, the Alberton area draws water lovers from around the region to fly-fish and play on the waters of the Clark Fork River. Celebrate the history of the railroad by exploring the Alberton Railroad Museum and attending the town’s annual Railroad Day each July. www.albertonmontana.com, www.glaciermt.com/alberton

VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Mineral County Chamber of Commerce • 102 River St. • Superior, 59872 • 406.822.4891 • www.montanarockies.org

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Montana River Guides • 138 Big Bend Lane • Alberton, 59820 • • • • Whitewater rafting, river boarding and scenic river trips near Missoula, Alberton • 406.722.7238 • www.montanariverguides.com Gorge and Blackfoot River. Trips daily.

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Located just west of St. Regis and 20 miles from Lookout Pass is the quiet, pretty town of De Borgia. An area well-suited for a wilderness getaway, De Borgia has guest ranches nearby to show visitors a slice of Montana. www.montanarockies.org, www.glaciermt.com/deborgia

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Black Diamond Guest Ranch • 120 De Borgia Haugan Frontage Road • • Y Horse rides, ATV and snowmobile excursions. Diverse • De Borgia, 59830 • 406.678.4000 accommodations with historic cabins and bunkhouse. • www.blackdiamondguestranchandresort.com

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

DIXON– A division point along the Northern Pacific Railroad, Dixon is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation along the Flathead River. Originally known as Jocko City, the community’s name was changed to Dixon in honor of Montana Governor Joseph Dixon. Nearby is the National Bison Range, an 18,500-acre refuge that is home to bison, black bear, elk, deer and more than 200 species of birds. This town’s not-to-be-missed event—Dixon Melon Days— celebrates sweet Montana-grown melons. www.tour200.com, www.glaciermt.com/dixon

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EUREKA– Located in the northwestern corner of Montana on the banks of the Tobacco River is Eureka. Each year this friendly community hosts annual events, including Rendezvous Days and the Lincoln County Fair, that provide visitors with a taste of small-town hospitality. The town keeps history alive with the Tobacco Valley Historical Village, a collection of restored buildings and structures from the 1880s to 1920s. Eureka also provides easy access to nearby lakes—such as the Ten Lakes Scenic Area—and surrounding Forest Service lands with miles of hiking trails, fishing streams, camping areas, groomed snowmobile trails and cross-country skiing trails. www.welcome2eureka.com, www.glaciermt.com/eureka

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce • 2 Dewey Ave. • Eureka, 59917 • 406.889.4636 • www.welcome2eureka.com Kootenai National Forest Service • 949 U.S. Highway 93 N. • Eureka, 59917 • 406.296.2536 • www.fs.usda.gov/kootenai Lincoln Country Tourism Coalition • P.O. Box 100 • Libby, 59923 • 406.293.9320

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Riverstone Family Lodge • 6370 U.S. Highway 93 N. • Eureka, 59917 20 C • • • • Y Perfect facility for wedding, family reunion, retreat, business seminars • 406.889.5400 • 866.345.0026 • www.riverstonefamilylodge.com and more. In season listing: S=Summer, Y=Year-round. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Indian Springs Ranch Golf & Active Living Community • • • • Rural community offering 18-hole golf course, miles of walking trails, RV lots, • 3082 U.S. Highway 93 N. • Eureka, 59917 • 406.889.5058 homesites, Lake Koocanusa nearby. • www.indianspringsmontana.com

RETAIL/dining BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Elk Camp Art, Gallery & Showroom • 308 Dewey Ave. • Eureka, 59917 • 406.297.7640 • Tobacco Valley artists and craftsman art studio, home décor, photography, • www.elkcamparts.com woodworking, metal creations and more.

Insider Tip: “Spend your morning fishing the Thompson Falls Reservoir. During the afternoon, pay a visit to the Old Jail Museum—one of the oldest buildings in continuous use in Sanders County.” —Megan

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FORTINE– Once a station on the Great Northern Railroad Line, Fortine was named in honor of an early settler to the area. Northwest Montana’s Kootenai National Forest is home to the Ten Lake Scenic Area. The area has around 90 miles of off-the-beaten-path trails—perfect for hiking, backpacking and riding—in its rugged terrain. Hardcore fishermen and backpackers have been known to hike to the forest’s hidden high mountain lakes. www.glaciermt.com/fortine

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VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Fortine Ranger Station-Kootenai National Forest • P.O. Box 116 • Fortine, 59918 • 406.882.4451 • www.fs.usda.gov/detail/kootenai/about-forest/offices

HAUGAN– Located five miles from the Idaho border and halfway between Missoula and Spokane is Haugan, a community originally founded as a pusher station for trains making their way up the Coeur d’Alene Mountains. Today, Haugan and its surrounding areas have abundant outdoor activities such as big game hunting, hiking, fishing and horseback riding. Nearby is Savenac Nursery—a National Historic Site and former U.S. Forest Service nursery used to produce seedlings for national forests. The nursery welcomes visitors to explore its interpretive trails and learn about how trees from this ground have impacted forests throughout the nation. www.montanarockies.org, www.glaciermt.com/haugan

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION & ADVENTURE BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Lincoln’s Silver $ Bar, Gift Shop & Restaurant • Exit 16 on I-90 W. of Missoula • Haugan, 59842 • 406.678.4242

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Mineral County Chamber of Commerce • 102 River St. • Superior, 59872 • 406.822.4891 • www.montanarockies.org

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • Largest collection of silver dollars and Montana’s largest gift shop.

HERON– A scenic, charming community located within easy reach of the Cabinet and Bitterroot mountains is Heron. A stone’s throw from the Clark Fork River, this rural town is close-knit and active. Plus, it’s a beautiful place to visit. The Heron Players—a local drama group—perform dinner theaters twice each year. And in August, Shakespeare is performed on the local baseball field. www.tour200.com, www.glaciermt.com/heron

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HOT SPRINGS– Named for the area’s natural waters, Hot Springs is located on the western edge of the Flathead Indian Reservation. Years ago, the Pend d’Orielle 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 its therapeutic waters. And after a day of playing in the area, visitors can relax to the sounds of live music at the community’s twice weekly concerts, followed by a soak in the springs. www.hotspringsmtchamber.org, www.tour200.com, www.glaciermt.com/hotsprings

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce • 216 Main St. • Hot Springs, 59845 • 406.741.2662 • www.hotspringsmtchamber.org

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Symes Hot Springs Hotel & Mineral Baths • 209 Wall St. 47 F • • • • • • • • Y Historic resort hotel with hot and cold pools, restaurant and music. • Hot Springs, 59845 • 406.741.2361 • 888.305.3106 • www.symeshotsprings.com In season listing: S=Summer, Y=Year-round. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

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In a valley carved by the Kootenai River and at the base of the Cabinet Mountain Range is the bustling community of Libby. Combining hometown charm and breathtaking scenery, the town celebrates its rich, rugged roots and Scandinavian history with annual events like Libby Logger Days, Nordicfest and the PRCA Kootenai River Rodeo. Area attractions include Libby Dam, Ross Creek Cedar Grove—a preserve of ancient Western Red Cedar Trees, the Kootenai River and Kootenai Falls—the largest undammed falls in the state. For incredible views, take a walk across the swinging bridge above the falls. www.libbychamber.org, www.glaciermt.com/libby

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Moose Ridge Bed & Breakfast & Cabins • 46833 U.S. Highway 2 • Stay in our log home or enjoy our secluded cabins. • Libby, 59923 • 406.293.3960 • www.mooseridgemontana.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Moose Ridge Bed & Breakfast & Cabins • 46833 U.S. Highway 2 • F $$$$ • Secluded, secluded, secluded and beautiful! • Libby, 59923 • 406.293.3960 • www.mooseridgemontana.com $=Under $95, $$=Between $95-$125, $$$=Between $125-$150, $$$$=Over $150. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

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SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS, RECREATION & ADVENTURE BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Libby Dam Visitor Center (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) • 17877 MT Highway 37 • Libby, 59923 • 406.293.5577 • www.corpslakes.us/libby

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Libby Area Chamber of Commerce • P.O. Box 704 • Libby, 59923 • 406.293.4167 • www.libbychamber.org • Visitors Center in Lincoln County. Lincoln County Tourism Coalition • P.O. Box 100 • Libby, 59923 • 406.293.9320

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

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Mountain Meadows Gifts/Espresso • 1314 Minnesota Ave. • Libby, 59923 • 406.293.9241 • Biggest little gift shop in Libby. All kinds of Montana gifts, shirts, huckleberry • www.mountainmeadowsgifts.com products, candles, afghans and unique jewelry. Fortine

NOXON– Sitting five miles from the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness on the Clark Fork River, Noxon is a small community known for its high huckleberry crop and a history that includes railroads, trapping, mining and logging. Located nearby, the Cabinet Gorge and Noxon reservoirs provide undisturbed waters for fishing and boating. The area also provides plenty of recreation opportunities in the form of hiking, fishing and exploring. Plus, the Ross Creek Cedar Grove is located just a short drive north. www.tour200.com, www.glaciermt.com/noxon

PARADISE– Located near the confluence of the Flathead and Clark Fork rivers, Paradise is a small community with a rich railroad past. Each year, the Montana Baroque Music Festival is held at a local hot springs resort. Fittingly, Paradise offers beautiful scenery, as well as outstanding fishing on the Clark Fork River. Located nearby is the St. Regis-Paradise Scenic Byway, a route that takes motorists and bikers along its diverse terrain of rolling flats and steep canyon walls. www.tour200.com, www.glaciermt.com/paradise

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort • 190 Highway 135 • Paradise, 59856 • 406.826.3150 • www.quinnshotsprings.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Plains & Paradise Chamber of Commerce • P.O. Box 1531 • Plains, 59859 • 406.826.4700 • www.wildhorseplainschamber.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 41 F • • • • • • • • • Y Located in Paradise. Beautiful canyon overlooking the Clark Fork River.

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PLAINS– Steeped in a history of wild horses that wintered in this peaceful valley, Plains is an exemplary example of quiet Western Montana living. With the Clark Fork River winding gracefully through the lush valley, there are abundant opportunities for fishing, kayaking and rafting. Located nearby is the Koo-Koo-Sint Bighorn Sheep Viewing Site, an area that provides close-up views of the animals, with premier viewing during November and December. Plan to visit this community during Labor Day and check out the Sanders County Fair—a perfect mix of old and new. www.tour200.com, www.glaciermt.com/plains

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Glacier Crossroads • 401 E. Railroad • Plains, 59859 • 406.826.3623

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Plains & Paradise Chamber of Commerce • P.O. Box 1531 • Plains, 59859 • 406.826.4700 • www.wildhorseplainschamber.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 20 • • • $$ Clean, attractive updated strip motel with cable TV and RV park.

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REXFORD– Situated in the lovely forested corner of northwest Montana and on the northern banks of Lake Koocanusa is the mountain community of Rexford. Sandwiched between the Purcell and Salish mountains, the surrounding area is a recreation lover’s paradise ideal for camping, hiking, hunting, boating, fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, as well as rock climbing at nearby Stone Hill. After attending June’s West Kootenai Amish Auction, visitors are well-advised to travel the 67-mile long Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway. Be sure to keep an eye out for the bighorn sheep that regularly hang out on the byway’s rocky ledges. www.welcome2eureka.com, www.glaciermt.com/rexford

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VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce • 2 Dewey Ave. • Eureka, 59917 • 406.889.4636 • www.welcome2eureka.com Lincoln County Tourism Coalition • P.O. Box 100 • Libby, 59923 • 406.293.9320

Insider Tip: “As the largest undammed falls in the state, Kootenai Falls is a spectacular site to see in the region. The main falls (sitting at 30 feet high) were used in the filming of “The River Wild” and referred to as “The Gauntlet.” The falls are located just off Highway 2 between Libby and Troy and are definitely worth checking out.” –Zac

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SALTESE– An old mining town located near the Idaho border, Saltese was named in honor of a Nez Perce leader from the area. Years ago gold miners, trappers, prospectors and packers stopped here to rest and camp along the hard trail. Numerous trails in the Lolo National Forest originate in and around Saltese. Additional 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. www.montanarockies.org, www.glaciermt.com/saltese

VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Mineral County Chamber of Commerce • 102 River St. • Superior, 59872 • 406.822.4891 • www.montanarockies.org

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Lookout Pass Ski Area/Route of the Hiawatha • I-90 Exit 0 • • • • 540 acres of skiing with three lifts, plus scenic rails-to-trails bicycle trail in the • Mulan, Idaho 83846 • 208.744.1301 • www.skilookout.com Bitterroot Mountains.

ST. REGIS– Nestled in the mountains of Western Montana and named for the nearby St. Regis River is the community of St. Regis. Once a booming mining and lumber town, today St. Regis puts a heavy emphasis on tourism, serving as a shortcut of sorts to Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park. And if you’re in town on Memorial Day, be sure to check out Montana’s largest flea market. www.montanarockies.org, www.glaciermt.com/stregis

VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Mineral County Chamber of Commerce • 102 River St. • Superior, 59872 • 406.822.4891 • www.montanarockies.org Montana Visitors Center - St. Regis Branch • 39 Lobo Loop • St. Regis, 59866 • 406.649.2290

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE St. Regis Super 8 Motel • 9 Old Highway 10 E. • St. Regis, 59866 • 406.649.2422

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 53 C • • • • $$ • You will appreciate our clean and friendly atmosphere.

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St. Regis Travel Center • 55 Mullan Gulch Road • St. Regis, 59866 • 406.649.2407 • Best stop in Montana! Free trout aquarium, gift shop, Huck’s Grill, fuel, C-store and casino. • 866.649.2407• www.bigskycountrygifts.com Huckleberry pie and milkshakes.

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

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SUPERIOR– An oasis off I-90, Superior offers travelers respite in this quaint community. For a taste of local flavor, spend the day floating or fishing the Clark Fork River as it flows through town. To experience the county’s rich mining history, visit the Mineral County Museum. Experience community hospitality by attending the Old Schoolhouse Rock Car Show or the Mineral County Fair and Rodeo. Superior also offers access to the road less traveled—the St. Regis-Paradise National Forest Scenic Byway. The byway makes its way through the Lolo National Forest and past a variety of terrains, providing access to Flathead Lake and the National Bison Range. www.montanarockies.org, www.glaciermt.com/superior

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Big Sky Motel • 103 4th Ave. E. • Superior, 59872 • 406.822.4831 • 888.370.0055 • www.bigskymotel.net

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Haugan Savenac Historic U.S. Forest Service Nursery • 209 W. Riverside • Superior, 59872 • 406.822.4233 • One of the oldest and most beautiful USDA Forest • www.fs.fed.us/rl/lolo/index.html Service nurseries in the west. Mineral County Chamber of Commerce • 102 River St. • Superior, 59872 • 406.822.4891 • www.montanarockies.org

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 24 C • • • • $$ • Located just off I-90. Our cheery staff is waiting to serve you.

$=Under $75, $$=$75-$100, $$$=$100-$125, $$$$=Over $125. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

business services BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / SERVICE PROVIDED Mineral Community Hospital • 1208 6th Ave. E. • Superior, 59872 • 406.822.4841 • 800.654.9173 • Health and fitness, hospital and medical facilities.

Insider Tip: “A perfect afternoon in northwest Montana is a trip up Bear Creek Road into the Cabinet Mountains to pick huckleberries, followed by a trip to the local Dairy Queen in Libby. And if you’re here in the fall, you can call in advance and schedule your very own personal family tour of Libby Dam. A favorite day for me in the winter would be to ski Turner Mountain with a stop for peanuts, pizza and Moose Drool at the Red Dog Saloon on the way home.” —Alana © bud journey

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THOMPSON FALLS– Named in honor of fur trapper David Thompson and sitting along the Clark Fork River is Thompson Falls. The community has long been home to stalwart residents that once placed huge logs on the tracks to make the train stop here. While you won’t find logs on the tracks today, you will find friendly folks, three large reservoirs, stellar fishing and access to millions of acres of forestlands and trails in the surrounding Lolo and Kootenai forests. Nearby is the Koo-Koo Sint Bighorn Sheep Viewing Site. Each summer the community celebrates its namesake with David Thompson Days. www.tour200.com, www.glaciermt.com/thompsonfalls

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Thompson Falls Chamber of Commerce • 1213 Main St. • Thompson Falls, 59873 • 406.827.4930 • www.thompsonfallschamber.com Tour 200 • P.O. Box 1326 • Thompson Falls, 59873 • 406.827.6935 • www.tour200.com • The Tourism Committee of Sanders County Community Development Corporation.

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Falls Motel • 112 S. Gallatin St. • Thompson Falls, 59873 23 • • • • $$ • Stay here! Super clean, updated rooms, great amenities and • 406.827.3559 • 800.521.2184 • www.thompsonfallslodging.com service. $=Under $75, $$=$75-$100, $$$=$100-$125, $$$$=Over $125. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations ensure accommodations.

business services BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / SERVICE PROVIDED Sanders County Community Development • P.O. Box 1326 • Thompson Falls, 59873 • 406.827.6935 • www.tour200.com • Community and economic development.

RETAIL/dining BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Linda’s Montana Gifts • 913 Main St. • Thompson Falls, 59873 • 406.827.4383 • www.lindasmontanagifts.com • We carry a wonderful selection of gifts and souvenirs! Minnie’s Montana Café • 921 Main St. • Thompson Falls, 59873 • 406.827.3747 • Family diner with down-home cooking just like mama used to make.

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

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Insider Tip: “While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the Swinging Bridge above Kootenai Falls is a must for the adventurous person exploring northwest Montana. It offers an incredible perspective of the falls.” —Jesse

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Located a stone’s throw from the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness is the huckleberry capital of Montana—Trout Creek. Each year this charming community hosts its annual Huckleberry Festival, attracting visitors from around the region to celebrate the purple berry. But it’s not all about the huckleberries. Trout Creek also has accessible recreational opportunities, including camping, hiking, hunting and fishing sites. Also located nearby—beautiful Vermillion and Graves Creek falls. www.tour200.com, www.glaciermt.com/troutcreek

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE Lakeside Motel & Resort • 2957 MT Highway 200 • Trout Creek, 59874 15 • • • • $$ • • 406.827.4458 • 888.827.4458 • www.lakeside-resort-motels.com Trout Creek Motel & RV Park • 2972 MT Highway 200 • Trout Creek, 59874 11 • • • • $ • • 406.827.3268 • 888.681.7076 • www.trout-creek-lodging.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Beautiful clean rooms, waterfront cabins and jacuzzi suites with kitchens. Newly decorated rooms, affordable rates and Wi-Fi. Private RV sites.

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TROY– Located at Montana’s lowest elevation point, Troy sits on the western banks of the Kootenai River. Troy and its surrounding wilderness area offer a look at some territory that is very much unsettled and in its natural form. Nearby attractions include the Troy Museum and Visitors Center and Ross Creek Cedar Grove. Each year, Troy marks the Fourth of July with its Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration. www.troymtchamber.org, www.glaciermt.com/troy

VACATION planning INFORMATION BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Lincoln County Tourism Coalition • P.O. Box 100 • Libby, MT 59923 • 406.293.9320 Troy Chamber of Commerce • P.O. Box 3005 • Troy, 59935 • 406.295.1064 • www.troymtchamber.org

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This small, mountain town is the farthest northwest community in Montana. But don’t let that fool you. The Yaak area has plenty of year-round activities, including fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and biking. Plus, it’s a prime destination for picking huckleberries. Originating in the mountains northeast of Yaak, the Yaak River flows through the community before joining the Kootenai River. Located nearby is Yaak Falls—a beautiful cascading waterfall whose surrounding exposed rocks are some of the oldest in the world. www.theyaak.com, www.glaciermt.com/yaak

BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Yaak River Lodge & Café • 27744 Yaak River Road • Yaak, 59935 7 • F • • • • $$ • Abundant year-round outdoor activities. Great for a romantic getaway. • 406.295.5463 • www.yaakriverlodge.com $=Under $95, $$=Between $95-$125, $$$=Between $125-$150, $$$$=Over $150. Room rates are based on double occupancy for the 2012 summer season and are subject to change. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. During peak seasons, reservations are a must to ensure accommodations.

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Big Sky Chamber of Commerce • P.O. Box 160100 • Big Sky, 59716 • 406.995.3000 • www.bigskychamber.com Billings Chamber of Commerce/ Convention & Visitors Bureau • 815 S. 27th St. • Billings, 59101 • 406.245.4111 • 800.735.2635 • www.visitbillings.com • Eat-See-Play-Repeat. Discover Billings, Montana’s Trailhead. Southeast Montana • 815 S. 27th St. • Billings, 59101 • 800.346.1876 • www.southeastmontana.com • Experience historic adventure in southeast Montana. Plains Indian culture, Little Bighorn Battlefield, dinosaurs and abundant outdoor recreation. Bozeman Convention & Visitors Bureau • 2000 Commerce Way • Bozeman, 59715 • 406.586.5421 • www.bozemancvb.com Yellowstone Country • 313 W. Mendenhall • Bozeman, 59772 • 406.556.8680 • 800.736.5276 • www.yellowstonecountry.net Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce • 1000 George St. • Butte, 59701 • 406.723.3177 • 800.735.6814 • www.buttecvb.com Chinook Country Tourism • 2805 Scenic Drive • Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 5B7 • 403.320.1222 • www.chinookcountry.com • Southwest Alberta’s tourism information. Gold West Country • 1105 Main St. • Deer Lodge, 59722 • 406.846.1943 • 800.879.1159 • www.goldwest.visitmt.com Missouri River Country • P.O. Box 118 • Fort Peck, 59223 • 406.653.1319 • www.missouririver.visitmt.com Great Falls Convention & Visitor Bureau • 1106 9th St. S. • Great Falls, 59405 • 406.761.1343 • www.greatfallscvb.visitmt.com Russell Country • P.O. Box 3166 • Great Falls, 59403 • 406.761.5036 • 800.527.5348 • www.russell.visitmt.com • Experience the Rocky Mountain Front met by rolling plains, dinosaur digs and Lewis & Clark history. Havre Area Chamber of Commerce • 130 5th Ave. • Havre,59501 • 406.265.4383 • www.havremt.com Helena Area Chamber of Commerce • 225 Cruse Ave., Suite A • Helena, 59601 • 406.447.1530 • www.helenachamber.com Montana Office of Tourism • P.O. Box 200533 • Helena, 59620 • 800.847.4868 • www.visitmt.com • Strengthening Montana’s economy by promoting the state as a vacation and film destination. Miles City Chamber of Commerce • 511 Pleasant • Miles City, 59301 • 406.234.2890 • www.milescitychamber.com West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce • 30 Yellowstone Ave. • West Yellowstone, 59758 • 406.646.7701 • www.destinationyellowstone.com

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BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION All Seasons Inn & Suites • 808 3rd Ave. S.W. • 406.547.8888 32 C • • • • • • • $$ • AAA-approved diamond rated hotel, • 877.314.0241 • White Sulphur Springs, 59645 meeting room, lobby and fireplace. • www.allseasonsinnandsuites.net

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TOWN BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE / PRIMARY BUSINESS CALGARY, CANADA/ Airport Shuttle Express • 2536 7th Ave. N.E., Calgary • T2A2L7 • 403.509.4799 • www.airportshuttleexpress.com • Transportation between Canada MONTANA and Montana and parts therein. GREAT FALLS Wendt • 106 1st Ave. S. • Great Falls, 59403 • 406.454.8500 • www.iwendt.com • Full-service advertising and public relations agency, including professional photography.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TOWN BUSINESS NAME / ADDRESS / TELEPHONE / WEBPAGE AIRWAY HEIGHTS Northern Quest Resort & Casino • 100 N. Hayford Road, 99001 250 • • • • • • • • • • Y Just minutes from downtown Spokane and the WASHINGTON • 509.242.7000 • 877.871.6772 • www.northernquest.com Spokane International Airport. CANADA Bayshore Inn • 111 Waterton Ave. • Waterton Park, AB, T0K2M0 70 • • • • • • • S Lakefront resort and spa in Waterton Lakes • 403.859.2211 • 888.527.9555 • www.bayshoreinn.com National Park.

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AUGUSTA Shoco Ranch • 3605 Highway 435 • Augusta, 59410 • 406.562.3553 • • • • • • Upland bird hunting, fishing, hiking, riding. Stay at our • www.shocoranch.com cabins. Family adventure on ranch along the Rocky Mountain Front.


Flathead Cherries, a local and national favorite, grow in orchards along Flathead Lake. © Glacier Country Tourism

CALENDAR OF EVENTS March 2012 3/2/12 – 3/1/13 First Friday Gallery Night Missoula – 406.532.3240 3/2/12 – 3/3/13 First Friday Stevensville – 406.777.3773 3/3/12 – 3/4/12 Snowboard Jam Missoula – 406.549.9777 3/10/12 Irish Fair Libby – 406.293.6545 3/10/12 – 3/11/12 Nate Chute Classic Banked Slalom & Boardercross Whitefish – 877.754.3474 3/17/12 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kalispell – 406.758.2800 3/17/12 – 3/31/12 Winter Storytelling Series Lolo – 406.273.4253

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3/30/12 – 4/1/12 Northwest Montana Arms Collectors Spring Gun Show Kalispell – 406.755.3980

April 2012 4/7/12 Pond Skim Whitefish – 406.862.2900 4/14/12 Run for the Trees Missoula – 406.721.7275 4/14/12 Antler and Wildlife Sport and Gun Show Trout Creek – 406.827.4458 4/20/12 – 4/21/12 42nd Annual Kyi-Yo Celebration Missoula – 406.243.2669 4/27/12 – 4/28/12 Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival Missoula – 406.243.5071 4/27/12 – 4/28/12 Montana Storytelling Roundup Cut Bank – 406.873.4041

Logger Days in Darby. © Tia Troy/Glacier Country Tourism

4/27/12 – 4/29/12 Rendezvous Days Eureka – 406.889.4636 4/28/12 – 4/29/12 Flatiron Quilt Show: Montana – Wild and Wonderful Thompson Falls – 406.826.1462 4/29/12 Taste of Bigfork Bigfork – 406.837.5888

5/12/12 International Migratory Bird Day Moise – 406.644.2211 5/19/12 – 5/20/12 Salmon & Trout Derby Libby – 406.293.7474 5/25/12 – 5/28/12 Montana Master Grillers Greenough – 406.244.5363

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5/26/12 – 5/27/12 Bigfork Whitewater Festival Bigfork – 406.837.5888

5/3/12 Whitefish Gallery Nights– First Thursday Whitefish – 406.863.2787

5/26/12 – 5/27/12 Loon & Fish Festival Seeley Lake – 406.793.5706

5/4/12 – 5/20/12 Heron Players Dinner Theatre Heron – 877.328.7659

5/26/12 – 5/28/12 St. Regis Annual Flea Market St. Regis – 866.421.2209

5/5/12 Garden City Brewfest Missoula – 406.543.4238

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5/5/12 – 5/12/12 34th International Wildlife Film Festival Missoula – 406.728.9380 5/12/12 Flathead Cherry Blossom Festival Bigfork – 406.982.3437

6/7/12 Whitefish Gallery Nights– First Friday Whitefish – 406.863.2787 6/8/12 – 6/10/12 Montana Mule Days Hamilton – 406.777.2331 6/8/12 – 6/10/12 Homesteader’s Days Hot Springs – 406.741.2662

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A winter sleigh ride near Whitefish. © Tia Troy/Glacier Country Tourism

6/9/12 Cabinet Ridge Riders ATV Rally Trout Creek – 406.827.4458 6/19/12 West Kootenai Annual Amish Auction Rexford – 406.889.3588 6/21/12 – 6/24/12 Libby Logger Days Libby – 406.283.1885 6/22/12 – 6/23/12 Western Heritage Days Stevensville – 406.777.3773 6/22/12 – 6/23/12 Sanders County YardSaleing Event Sanders County – 406.827.3559 6/29/12 – 7/1/12 Mission Mountain Rodeo Polson – 406.883.5969

7/4/12 Fourth of July Celebration Bigfork – 406.837.5888

7/14/12 Glacier Challenge Whitefish – 406.755.4622

7/21/12 – 7/22/12 Flathead Cherry Festival Polson – 406.883.5800

7/4/12 Celebrate the 4th Plains – 406.826.3202

7/17/12 – 7/19/12 Montana Baroque Music Festival Paradise – 406.826.3600

7/22/12 – 7/28/12 Festival Amadeus Whitefish – 406.257.3241

7/4/12 4th of July Celebration Seeley Lake – 406.677.2880 7/5/12 Whitefish Gallery Nights– First Thursday Whitefish – 406.863.2787 7/7/12 David Thompson Days Thompson Falls – 406.827.7777 7/8/12 Missoula Marathon Missoula – 406.214.7140

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7/12/12 – 7/14/12 SummerFest Stevensville – 406.777.0680

7/3/12 – 7/8/12 Arlee 4th of July Celebration and Pow Wow Arlee – 406.531.3689

7/12/12 – 7/15/12 North American Indian Days Browning – 406.338.4389

7/4/12 Troy Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration Troy – 406.295.1064

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Zip lining at Whitefish Mountain Resort. © Glacier Country Tourism

7/12/12 – 7/15/12 The Event at Rebecca Farm Kalispell – 800.862.9103

7/19/12 – 7/22/12 Two Rivers Rendezvous Libby – 406.293.9798 7/20/12 – 7/21/12 Rods & Classics Show & Shine Thompson Falls – 406.827.4485 7/20/12 – 7/21/12 Logger Days Darby – 406.961.8324 7/20/12 – 7/22/12 Ksanka Standing Arrow Pow Wow Elmo – 406.883.5969 7/20/12 – 7/22/12 Arts in the Park – Hockaday Museum of Art Kalispell – 406.755.5268 7/21/12 Railroad Day Alberton – 406.722.3404 7/21/12 – 7/22/12 Living History Days Polson – 406.883.6804

7/27/12 – 7/28/12 Daly Days Hamilton – 406.363.2400 7/25/12 – 7/29/12 Heritage Days Columbia Falls – 406.892.0178 7/27/12 – 7/28/12 Lewis & Clark Festival Cut Bank – 406.873.2201 7/27/12 – 7/28/12 Kootenai River Rodeo Libby – 406.293.4167 7/27/12 – 7/29/12 Country Music Campout Troy – 406.295.4358 7/28/12 Bitterroot Microbrew Fest Hamilton – 406.363.2400

august 2012 8/2/12 Whitefish Gallery Nights– First Thursday Whitefish – 406.863.2787


Playing in the water at Noxon Rapids Reservoir in Trout Creek. © Glacier Country Tourism

8/3/12 – 8/4/12 Creamery Picnic & Parade Stevensville – 406.777.3773

8/11/12 Outdoor Art Festival Polson – 406.883.5969

8/3/12 – 8/4/12 Cabin Fever Quilters Quilt Show Superior – 406.826.1843

8/11/12 Huckleberry Festival Swan Lake – 406.886.2003

8/4/12 Eureka Montana Quilt Show Eureka – 406.297.7746

Farmers Markets It’s May. And that means market time throughout Western Montana. Our farmers markets feature local produce, organic items, bakery goods, preserves, cut flowers, handmade foods and friendly people. Plus it’s one of the best ways to experience what makes our communities so special. Bigfork: Wednesdays & Fridays, June to Sept., 406.881.4078

8/17/12 – 8/19/12 Big Sky Rendezvous Troy – 406.295.4358

Columbia Falls: Thursdays, June to Sept., 406.892.7955

8/18/12 People’s Center Celebration and Pow Wow Pablo – 406.883.5969

Eureka: Wednesdays, May to Sept., 406.889.4636

Libby: Thursdays, May to Sept., 406.293.4167

8/10/12 – 8/12/12 Huckleberry Festival Trout Creek – 406.827.3301

8/24/12 – 8/26/12 Trout Creek Regatta – Hydro Boat Races Trout Creek – 406.827.4458

8/10/12 – 8/12/12 Huckleberry Days Art Festival Whitefish – 406.862.3501

8/24/12 – 8/26/12 Bitterroot Scottish Irish Festival Hamilton – 406.363.6323

8/10/12 – 8/11/12 Cruisin’ By The Bay Car Show Polson – 406.883.5969

8/25/12 Dixon Melon Days Dixon – 406.246.0045

8/4/12 – 8/5/12 Bigfork Festival of the Arts Bigfork – 406.837.5888 8/7/12 – 8/12/12 Western Montana Fair and Rodeo Missoula – 406.721.3247

8/10/12 – 8/12/12 Musicians Jamboree Troy – 406.295.4358

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8/17/12 – 8/18/12 Ignite the Nites Car Show Libby – 406.293.2633

Missoula Farmers Market. © glacier country tourism

8/25/12 – 8/26/12 River City Roots Festival Missoula – 406.543.4238

Darby: Tuesdays, May to Oct., 406.821.0410 Hamilton: Saturdays, May to Oct., 406.961.0004 Kalispell: Saturdays, May to Sept., 406.881.4078 Missoula: Tuesdays, July & August; Saturdays & Sundays, May to Oct., 406.543.4238 Polson: Tuesdays & Fridays, June to Oct., 406.883.6898 Stevensville: Saturdays, May to Oct., 406.777.3733 Seeley Lake: Sundays, June to Sept., 406.677.3663 Thompson Falls: Saturdays, June to Sept., 406.827.3559 West Glacier: Fridays, June to Labor Day, 406.888.5554 Whitefish: Tuesdays, May to Sept., 406.862.2043 To learn more about community markets, visit www.glaciermt.com.

For a complete calendar of events, visit www.glaciermt.com

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8/26/12 – 9/1/12 Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival Bigfork – 800.234.6479

9/8/12 Montana Dragon Boat Festival Bigfork – 406.758.2820

8/17/12 – 8/19/12 Montana Fun Weekend Cut Bank – 406.873.8683

9/9/12 Germanfest Missoula – 406.532.3240

8/27/12 – 9/2/12 Sanders County Fair & Rodeo Plains – 406.826.3202

9/15/12 Cool Summer Nights Car Show Trout Creek – 406.827.4458

8/29/12 – 9/1/12 Ravalli County Fair Hamilton – 406.363.3411

9/23/12 Founders Day Celebration Stevensville – 406.777.3773

september 2012

9/27/12 – 9/30/12 Montana Master Chefs Greenough – 406.244.5363

9/2/12 Rumble in the Bay Car Show Bigfork – 406.837.5888

10/5/12 Scarecrow Festival Stevensville – 406.777.3773

9/27/12 – 9/30/12 Great Northwest Oktoberfest 406.862.3501

10/5/12 – 10/7/12 Tamarack Festival and Brewfest Seeley Lake – 406.677.2880

12/15/12 Winter Solstice Celebration Hot Springs – 888.305.3106

january 2013

10/13/12 Tamarack Time! Bigfork – 406.261.0234 10/20/12 – 10/21/12 Glacier Golden Autumn Arts and Crafts Show and Sale Essex – 406.888.5700 10/26/12 – 10/28/12 Christmas at the Mansion Craft and Gift Bazaar Kalispell – 406.755.2166

1/5/13 – 3/30/13 Winter Storytelling Series Lolo – 406.273.4253 1/5/13 – 1/7/13 Flathead Sled Dog Days Whitefish/Olney – 406.471.3287 1/18/13 – 1/20/13 Seeley Lake Winterfest Seeley Lake – 406.677.2880

november 2012

february 2013

october 2012

11/9/12 – 11/11/12 10th Annual Glacier Classic Arts & Crafts Fair Kalispell – 406.755.5366

2/1/13 – 2/3/13 Whitefish Winter Carnival Whitefish – 406.862.3501

9/7/12 – 9/9/12 Nordicfest Libby – 406.293.2440

10/4/12 – 10/6/12 Humanities Montana Festival of the Book Missoula – 800.624.6001

11/22/12 Whitefish Turkey Trot Whitefish – 406.212.2842

9/7/12 – 9/9/12 NW Montana Antique Power Association Threshing Bee Kalispell – 406.250.6275

10/4/12 – 10/7/12 17th Annual Glacier Jazz Stampede Kalispell – 406.862.3814

9/8/12 Taste of Whitefish Whitefish – 406.862.3501

10/4/12 – 10/7/12 Great Northwest Oktoberfest 406.862.3501

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december 2012 12/7/12 Night of Lights Christmas Parade Columbia Falls – 406.892.1363 12/7/12 – 12/8/12 A Montana Country Christmas Stevensville – 406.777.3773

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9/6/12 Whitefish Gallery Nights– First Thursday Whitefish – 406.863.2787

Interactive Exhibits in Visitor Center Tours daily in summer, by appointment year-round

Located 17 miles north of Libby, MT off of HWY 37 ~ N 48° 24.680 W 115° 19.205 406-293-5577~www.CorpsLakes.us/Libby

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12/15/12 – 12/16/12 Kick out the Kinks Cross-Country Ski Race Essex – 406.888.5700

For a complete calendar of events, visit www.glaciermt.com

2/2/13 Black Star Beer Barter Whitefish – 406.863.1000 2/8/13 – 2/10/13 Cabin Fever Days Martin City – 406.270.4155 2/9/13 Snowmobile Poker Run Trout Creek – 406.827.4458 2/15/13 – 2/24/13 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Missoula – 406.541.3456

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Glacier Country Guide 2012  

The 2012 Glacier Country Travel Guide.

Glacier Country Guide 2012  

The 2012 Glacier Country Travel Guide.