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.Get Inspired
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: Flathead Lake […]
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.
Kalispell Farmers Market
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.
Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour
June through September
Years in the planning, the Northwest Montana History Museum launched its long-awaited walking tour in 2023. The Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour: The Iron Horse Snorted in the Garden of Eden runs 10 a.m. Mondays and 4 p.m. Fridays through September. Private tours also are available at other days and times. To inquire about scheduling a private tour for groups of at least three adults, email Donna at “museum” [at] nwmthistory.org or call her at 702-503-3012.
Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch
September through October
Enjoy the magical fall season at the Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch! Check out the giant jumping pillow, Maze, baby goats, pedal carts and trikes, giant spider web, and many more!
Highlander Adventure Kalispell
Highlander is an all-inclusive backpacking event focused on exploration rather than competition. Teaming up with RightOnTrek, it provides participants with meals and gear for a hassle-free experience. Whether you choose the 5-day, 60-mile Highlander Hercules or the 3-day, 30-mile Highlander Pegasus, this event offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature while meeting like-minded individuals.
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