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Play in Kalispell

The soul of Montana’s Flathead Valley, there are plenty of things to do in Kalispell. From sailing the waters of Flathead Lake to hiking Glacier National Park and biking the trails that weave their way in, around and through this mountain town, the opportunities in Kalispell are as endless as Montana’s star-filled night sky. While you’re in Kalispell, be sure to explore local shops, cast a fishing line on a nearby river, take in bird’s-eye views from nearby mountain peaks, attend a local event and enjoy our culinary scene. No matter when you visit, Kalispell has plenty of year-round offerings to make the most of your time here.

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Elevate Your Montana Experience: Go With a Guide

One of the best ways to make the most of your vacation in Kalispell and northwest Montana is to book a tour, adventure or activity with an experienced guide or outfitter. With wide-open spaces, mountain ranges, rushing waters and wild terrain, going with a guide helps ensure you have the best experience possible, all while […]

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DOWNTOWN KALISPELL: Explore the Heart of Kalispell

Historic roots and vibrant culture beautifully collide in downtown Kalispell, creating a space that’s walkable, charming and welcoming. With local shops, restaurants, stores and more, come experience the heartbeat of Kalispell.

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Rain or Snow Change Your Vacation Plans? Check Out Kalispell’s Indoor Activities

Here in Kalispell, Montana, we’re fortunate to have four distinct seasons, each bringing its own set of activities, offerings and experiences to our mountain town and the surrounding area. And while we love the weather that comes with the seasons, believe us when we tell you that we understand the feelings that come when rain […]

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Northwest Montana’s Trails & Routes: Discover Year-Round Adventures

Surrounded by mountains and set in a lush valley, Kalispell is a trail-lover’s dream destination. Many of northwest Montana’s trails are multi-use, which means they can be used for hiking, trail running, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, depending on the season. In and around Kalispell you’ll find thousands of miles of trails […]

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Scenic Drives: Road Trip Routes from Kalispell, Montana

If there was ever a destination that was made for scenic drives, it’s northwest Montana. No matter which direction you look, there are stunning mountain ranges, snow-fed rivers and lakes and lush farmlands. As the hub of the Flathead Valley, Kalispell is an ideal location to base your vacation and explore the area’s scenic road […]

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THESE MONTANA VIEWS WILL MAKE YOU THINK YOU’RE IN A NATIONAL PARK

While our favorite national park is open year-round, and you are always welcome to visit, we feel like we need to tell you something: there’s so much to see outside of Glacier National Park.  We invite you to take in these Montana views that will leave you thinking you’re in a national park: Flathead Lake […]

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Interests

Arts & Culture

Our mountain town is filled to the brim with music, art, history and creativity. Whether you fancy a relaxed stroll through a museum or prefer to dance to kick-up-your-heels music, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your culture-loving appetite in Kalispell.

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Food & Drink

With our location in northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley, it’s no surprise that Kalispell has robust culinary offerings. From bakeries to breweries and farm-to-table restaurants to cideries, Kalispell has an array of places to taste Montana.

Let’s Eat

Outdoor Recreation

With jaw-dropping views, Kalispell is a hub for outdoor recreation, with abundant trails for hiking and rivers for adventuring.

Go Adventure

Places to Go

There is no shortage of things to do and places to explore in and around Kalispell. From our storybook downtown to Glacier National Park and everything in between, you can adventure, play and relax to your heart’s content.

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Shopping

The hub of Montana’s Flathead Valley, Kalispell has an array of places to shop. From a walkable downtown to our north-end commercial district, Kalispell has a large selection of local shops, boutiques and big box stores. Come shop with us.

Shop Local

Tours & Sightseeing

Anyone can visit Kalispell. But this isn’t a place that should just be visited. It’s a place for venturing boldly and digging deep through guided tours and off-the-beaten-path experiences.

Dig Deeper

Discovery Starts Here

Upcoming Events

Glacier Range Riders Baseball

May through August

The Glacier Range Riders are the Flathead Valley’s Pioneer baseball league established in 2022. Enjoy an entertaining evening with the whole family!

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Brash Rodeo Summer Series 2024

June – September

Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. This events include bull riding, bronc riding, chute dogging, roping, barrel racing, and steer riding. Brash Rodeo is Montana’s longest running series open rodeo. Your Glacier country vacation would not be complete without experiencing the legendary Blue Moon Rodeo. Get your ticket and more information at glaciercountryrodeo.com.

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Kalispell Farmers Market

May through October

The Kalispell Farmers Market offers the freshest produce grown in the Flathead Valley and an array of locally-made goods. Every Saturday during the summer and fall from 9 am to 12:30 pm, find local farmers selling everything from meat and eggs, fruits and vegetables to baked goods to native plants and trees. Shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, paintings, and many more creations by the region’s talented artisans.

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Vibes and Visions Concert Season

September through May

Glacier Symphony’s Vibes and Visions Concert Season will kick of with Beethoven Live Upstairs on September 23rd. Followed by a variety of concerts that will surly delight and entertain. 

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