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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.

One of the best ways to experience a place like Kalispell, Montana, is to go beyond the surface. From tours to educational experiences and soaking up local history to cruising the best two-lane roads Montana has to offer, there is so much to see, do and enjoy in and around the Flathead Valley. 

The best way to see Montana is on a scenic drive. Easily accessible from Kalispell, local favorites include the loop around Flathead Lake, Kalispell to Libby (with a stop at Kootenai Falls and the Kootenai Falls Swinging Bridge) and Glacier National Park.

Make a full loop around the Crown of the Continent by taking U.S. Highway 2 along the park’s southern border before traveling back to Kalispell on the jaw-dropping Going-to-the-Sun Road. 

Experienced guides and outfitters are well-equipped to provide the most memorable tours, trips and activities possible, with options that include llama treks, year-round kayaking excursions, horseback trail rides, fishing adventures and interpretive tours. Whether you have a few hours or a few days, make the most of your time in Kalispell. 


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 […]


Epic motorcycle rides: Twists and turns and breathtaking scenery

When it comes to scenic destinations for motorcycle riders, Kalispell, Montana is at the epicenter of them all. From Kalispell, the anchor of Montana’s Flathead Valley, motorcyclists can set out in a variety of directions to take in the scenic beauty that’s found around every curve in the road and awaiting at roadside pullouts. From […]


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 […]


Glacier Outdoor Center/Glacier Raft Co

Fishing, Flathead National Forest, Glacier National Park, Outdoor Recreation, Outfitters and Guides, Places to Go, Tours & Sightseeing, Water Sports

Join Glacier Raft Company for an experience that will be the highlight of your vacation – an adventure on the river. Whitewater, scenic floats, fly fishing, multi-day and wilderness trips, and cabins. ...

Red Bus Tours

Glacier National Park, Outfitters and Guides, Places to Go, Scenic Drives & Rides, Tours & Sightseeing

Experience the renowned Red Buses, an exceptional means to explore and discover Glacier National Park. These vintage buses from the 1930s hold a significant place in the park’s human history and cultural heritage. Given the park’s predominantly vertical landscapes, the retractable tops of these buses offer unparalleled panoramic views of the majestic mountains and the park’s reno...

Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center

Flathead National Forest, Historic sites, Indoor Activities, Learning Experiences, Places to Go, Tours & Sightseeing

The Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center has a variety of exhibits about the dam’s impact and hydroelectric generation. Outdoor guided tours are available for sign up at the visitor center front desk with set times throughout the day. Accessible accommodations are available by calling (406) 387-5241, extension 361. ...

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

Biking, Cross-country skiing, Food & Drink, Hiking, Outdoor Recreation, Places to Go, Restaurants, Scenic Drive, Skiing/Snowboarding, Tours & Sightseeing, Winter Sports

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, located 28 miles southwest of Kalispell. This north-facing area features more than 1,000 acres of mostly intermediate runs, plus several miles of groomed Nordic skiing, perfect for a winter skiing biathlon. Blacktail Mountain is affordable and family-friendly with a cozy lodge for fireside lunch breaks and a full bar and grill on the upper level for après ski. The slo...

Wild Trout Adventures

Fishing, Flathead National Forest, Outdoor Recreation, Outfitters and Guides, Places to Go, Tours & Sightseeing

Wild Trout Adventures is your source for fly fishing around Glacier National Park. We’re located in the middle of some of North America’s finest fly fishing rivers with the famous Flathead River and Swan River just minutes away. Wild Trout Adventures offers guiding fly fishing services on these incredible rivers along with numerous permit-only mountain lakes. ...

Sea Me Paddle Kayaking Tours

Flathead Lake, Outdoor Recreation, Outfitters and Guides, Places to Go, Tours & Sightseeing, Water Sports

SMP offers an extremely unique paddling experience on glorious Flathead Lake!!! Take advantage of the existing guided trips, rental kayaks or create your own trip. ...

Conrad Mansion Museum

Antiques & Vintage, Arts & Culture, Arts and Artisans, Downtown, Historic sites, Indoor Activities, Museums, Places to Go, Shopping, Tours & Sightseeing

The Conrad Mansion is one of the most outstanding examples of luxurious pioneer living and period architecture in the Pacific Northwest. The building itself remains unchanged since Spokane, WA architect Kirtland Cutter designed and built the home in 1895 for Charles E. and Alicia Conrad. Visiting the Conrad Mansion today provides an extraordinary glimpse into the life of this wealthy pioneer famil...

Montana Horse Works

Horseback Riding, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Recreation, Outfitters and Guides

Natural Horsemanship Instruction for all ages. Practical and non competitive setting with Western and English discipline’s, trail rides, boarding, leasing, private venue, and therapy. ...

Glacier Outfitters

Biking, Fishing, Glacier National Park, Hiking, Outdoor Recreation, Outfitters and Guides, Places to Go, Tours & Sightseeing, Water Sports

Glacier Outfitters is located inside the airport and inside Glacier National Park at Apgar Village. We Rent Bikes, Boats, Bear Spray, Fishing + Camping/Hiking Gear. ...

The Bar W Guest Ranch

Horseback Riding, Outdoor Recreation, Outfitters and Guides, Tours & Sightseeing

The Bar W Guest Ranch in Whitefish, Montana is open year-round and is ready to show you what Western hospitality is all about! As a small Montana dude ranch that can host up to 60 guests per week, we pride ourselves on remaining flexible and attending to each guests’ expectations. While there are many activities offered at the Bar W, horses are the center of attention and riding is our core focu...

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