Things to Do
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.
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 […]
Book Your Montana Adventure: Go With a Guide
One of the best ways to make the most of your vacation in Kalispell is to book a tour or adventure with an experienced guide or outfitter. With wide-open spaces and wild terrain, going with a guide helps ensure you have the best experience possible, all while supporting the local community, learning insider tips and […]
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.
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: The Summit […]
Your Help Wanted: Give Back to the Places You Visit, Give Back to Places You’ve Loved
Volunteering is a great way to experience the local culture and give back to a community, all while having a transformative experience that fosters personal growth, development and new connections.
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.
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.
With jaw-dropping views, Kalispell is a hub for outdoor recreation, with abundant trails for hiking and rivers for adventuring.
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.
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.
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.
Bigfork Whitewater Festival
The Bigfork Whitewater Festival is a local’s tradition! The Swan River spills into Bigfork Bay where this last mile of the Swan River is know as the ‘Wild Mile’, a class IV section of whitewater. Spectators have front row seats to some of the best whitewater action in the Flathead Valley.
Glacier Range Riders Baseball
May through September
The Glacier Range Riders are the Flathead Valley’s Pioneer baseball league established in 2022 along with the Flathead Field Stadium. Enjoy an entertaining evening with the whole family!
Kalispell Professional Bull Riders
Picture a 2,000 lb bovine being conquered by a 150 lb man with no fear! The tradition of bull riding is one of the world’s most extreme sports. Watch some of the top Professional Bull Riders in the world go up against the toughest bulls in the country. It will be a ride you won’t forget.
Flathead Pride Festival
The 2023 Flathead Pride Festival runs from June 8-11 at a variety of locations throughout the Flathead Valley.
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