Free Family Fun

Kids get in free at the Museum at Central School
Peek inside an American Indian tipi, inspect a buffalo headdress, beaded clothing and children's toys.  Learn the story of the Flathead Valley and its human inhabitants from earliest times to here and now.

Pine Grove Fishing Area
Stocked with rainbow and cutthroat trout, the pond is ideal for families looking to work on the basics of angling.  Fishing regulations allow children 14 years of age or younger to keep one fish per day while all older anglers can catch and release fish.  ADA accessible.

Go Snow Sledding
Whether you're on a Flexible Flyer or an older inner tube, everyone will have a screaming good time on Kalispell's favorite sledding hills at Herron Park or Dry Bridge Park.

Foy's Lake Swim
The waters of Foy's Lake are cool, clear and 10 minutes from downtown.  There's a boat launch, public dock for sunbathing and a picnic area.

Bouldering Park
Young and not-so-young can test their skills scrambling up the craggy routes on the climbing wall in Lawrence Park, also home to 18 holes of disc golf and a playground area.

Summer Outdoor Concerts in Downtown Kalispell
Celebrate Montana's long summer nights with live music, a beverage or two, food trucks and kids activities:  Picnic in the Park, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday noon-hour, and Thursday!Fest at the Museum at Central School on Thursday evenings.

Foy's to Blacktail Trails
Take the Family Trail for an easy walk through the forest or hike all the way up for mountain top views.  Dogs are welcome on-leash>

Campfire Cuisine
Whether your marshmallow preference is the golden "low and slow" version or the flaming torch method, you'll create fond memories of toasting marshmallows around the fire.  Note:  marshmallow-toasting is often enhanced by the telling of tall tales.

Visit a Montana State Park and become a KUB Ranger
Ask for a KUB activity guide while you're at the park or download a guide at Montana State Parks Fun for Kids.

Rainy Day
The ImagineIF Library is more than just a place for books, music and movies.  It can also be a place to learn survival skills, brew beer and fix your bike.  Rainy day disappointment might turn into exciting new opportunities ot make, create and explore.

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