Visitor Centers Glacier National Park & Western Montana

Visitor Centers

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You’ve just pulled into town. First things first, welcome to Montana! And whether you're hungry, looking for an off-the-grid bed-and-breakfast or if you’re just in need of suggestions on things to do in Western Montana, we recommend stopping by one of our local visitors centers. Most of Montana’s larger communities—and even some smaller ones—have a visitor center that can provide you with tips, directions and must-see attractions to make your stay in Glacier Country memorable.

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Northern Tier

Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce

Situated in a sheltered bay at the north end of Flathead Lake, Bigfork is brimming with art galleries, fine restaurants, golf and live theatre at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, boating, fishing, golfing, with Glacier National Park only 45 minutes away.

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Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

Located in the Flathead Valley, this visitor center provides brochures for area attractions, as well as lodging and dining. A Flathead National Forest employee is also on hand to answer questions regarding hiking, berry picking, river access and more. Open June - August.

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Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

This visitor center, open Memorial Day - Labor Day, is located in the Hi-line community of Cut Bank and can help you plan your route for your journey through Montana, as well as lead you to local attractions, like the Glacier County Historical Museum.

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Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Information Center

Located in the historical village at the southern end of Main Street, this visitor center is open year-round, with on-hand staff to help plan your time in this corner of northwest Montana.

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Kalispell Chamber of Commerce/CVB Visitor Center

Serving as the hub of the Flathead Valley, Kalispell is a great place to pick up local traveler information, attractions and events. Open year-round, on-site staff can help you plan activities while you're here.

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Libby Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

This region in northwest Montana offers tidbits on area history, as well as abundant recreational opportunities at Libby Dam, the Cabin Mountains Wilderness and Kootenai Falls. The visitor center is open June - September.

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Logan Pass Visitor Center

Located at the summit of the Going-to-the Sun Road, this visitor center sits at 6,700 feet and straddles the Continental Divide. Open mid-June to mid-September, it features an exhibit, gift shop and on-site rangers to answer your Glacier National Park questions.

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Polson Visitor Center

Located on the southwestern shore of Flathead Lake, this visitor center is open year-round, with on-site staff available to help plan your activities in the Polson area.

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St. Mary Visitor Center

Located just inside the entrance to Glacier National Park on the east side, the St. Mary Visitor Center is open mid-May to mid-October. Traditional Blackfeet dancing and drumming performances are offered during the summer, as part of the Native America Speaks program.

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Whitefish Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

Located in our finest resort town, the visitor center is open year-round, with on-site staff providing recommendations for area recreation, cultural attractions, accommodations and dining.

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Southern Tier

Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

Located in Hamilton—the anchor of the Bitterroot Valley—this year-round visitor center can help you uncover some of the treasures found in the valley, including St. Mary Mission, The Daly Mansion, incredible hiking trails and the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.

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Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center

Open year-round, the visitor center is located in Hot Springs, just off Highway 28. Area attractions include natural hot springs and the National Bison Range.

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Lost Trail Pass Visitor Center

Along the Montana/Idaho border, this visitor center is open from Memorial Day - Labor Day, where travel staff greet you as you enter Western Montana's Glacier Country and help you plan your route through our region and state.

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Mineral County Chamber of Commerce - Superior

Located along Interstate 90 and the Clark Fork River, this visitor center is open May - September and provides maps, as well as visitor services and information on the best places to view wildlife.

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Missoula Visitor Center

Located in the region's largest community, the Missoula Visitor Information Center is open year-round, with on-site travel counselors to help you plan your visit, meeting or convention. While you're here, they'll also help suggest places to stay and things to do, as well as the local dish on area events.

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Ronan Mission Mountain County Visitor Center

Located in the Flathead Valley, this visitor center helps serve summer travelers. Open early June - Labor Day, their volunteer staff will fill your belly with homemade pie before sending you on your way.

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Seeley Lake Visitor Center

In Montana's Seeley Valley, this visitor center is open year-round (limited hours/days) and daily from Memorial Day - Labor Day. A recreational hub, staff can help you make the most of your time in the Seeley Valley.

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St. Ignatius Visitor Center

This visitor center is located in the Mission Valley. Open year-round, it is also home to a gift shop, as well as information, maps and visitor services.

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St. Regis Visitor Center

Located 33 miles east of the Idaho border off Interstate 90, the St. Regis Visitor Center is a great first stop in the state. Travel counselors can help plan your route or find additional information on points of interest in the area. The center is open May - September.

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Thompson Falls Chamber of Commerce Visitor Bureau

This seasonal visitor center is open year-round and provides visitors with information on area services, information and nearby recreation.

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Visitor Centers in Western Montana & Glacier National Park

Western Montana's Glacier Country

News from Glacier National Park: Currently 17.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

Bird Woman Falls

An icon in Glacier National Park, Bird Woman Falls is a glistening 492-foot-high waterfall that cascades down the side of Mt. Oberlin. From West Glacier, travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Bird Woman Falls Overlook, located on the west side of the Continental Divide.

Trail of the Cedars

This short boardwalk trail (ADA accessible) takes visitors through an old growth cedar forest. It’s also the beginning of the Avalanche Lake Trail (just over two miles long) that leads to Avalanche Lake—one of the most popular day hikes in Glacier National Park. Trail of the Cedars is located about five and a half miles north of Lake McDonald Lodge.

Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road

If your time in Glacier National Park is limited, one must-see attraction is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile long road takes travelers between St. Mary and West Glacier through the heart of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. There are numerous pullouts along the road, ideal for taking photographs and enjoying the scenery.

See a Glacier

As you’re traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road, pull over at Jackson Glacier Overlook (located east of Logan Pass). The overlook offers the best opportunity to see a glacier from the road.

Many Glacier Valley

Home to incredible mountains, active glaciers, abundant wildlife and miles of hiking trails, Many Glacier is located in the northeast section of Glacier National Park. Trails leave from this valley in numerous directions, with popular hiking destinations including Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel.

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