Centrally located between Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park, the bustling community of Kalispell has a notable Old West charm that effortlessly coincides with its lively arts and cultural scene. Kalispell's historic downtown district offers must-stop local restaurants and watering holes, plus art studios and galleries, and shops specializing in goods made right here in Montana. Tee up at one of Kalispell’s three golf clubs.
Downtown Kalispell is home to cool museums, delectable local restaurants, cute boutiques and tasty watering holes. Instead of passing through, be sure to stop and explore this cool town.
The quaint city of Kalispell, Montana sits among towering mountain ranges in a valley filled with crystal clear lakes. It is known for its outdoor oriented culture and its proximity to vast recreation areas like Glacier National Park and many other wilderness areas.
It was founded in 1887 as Demmersville but quickly turned into a ghost town as the Great Northern Railroad determined a city sight that it preferred. Kalispell became a city in 1891, just before the first railroad car pulled into Main Street, downtown Kalispell, on New Year's Day, 1892. A huge celebration took place immediately and a silver stake was nailed into the center tie to mark its beginning. Community members had donated silver coins to be melted down to make the stake. The railroad brought Kalispell many tourists, pioneers and businessmen. Over the years the railroad has turned the city into a booming industrial city with farmers, sawmills, and flour mills. As the largest city in northwest Montana, with a population of 13,000, it is also its trade center.
Kalispell today represents little of what it once meant to Native tribes like the Salish, Blackfoot, Kutenai, and Kalispel. Before pioneers moved into northern Montana, Native Americans hunted and gathered over a vast area of land. They subsided on buffalo, deer, and elk, and gathered plants like bitterroot, moss, wild onions, Indian potatoes, and sarvis berries. They created ways to preserve food so that it would last through colder months. In 1855 they were forced to surrender the land the claimed and move to Flathead Reservation, an area in the Lower Flathead River Basin. Around 4,000 members live on the Reservation today. You can learn more about their history by visiting a tribal museum, the People's Center, located in Pablo.
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4170 U.S. Highway 2 E. (Glacier Park International Airport)
4824 U.S. Highway 93 S.
409 First Ave. E., Suite B
2500 Mission Trail
330 Woodland Ave.
15 Depot Park
1400 U.S. Highway 2 E.
500 S. Main St.
4170 U.S. Highway 2 E.
4170 Highway 2 E.
302 Second Ave. E.
14 Third St. E., Suite 260
15 Depot Park
310 Sunnyview Lane
1176 N. Main St.
124 Second Ave. E.
2593 U.S. Highway 2 E., Suite 3 Kalispell, MT 59901
825 Helena Flats Road
35 Fourth St. W.
250 Old Reserve Drive
Glacier National Park Field Camp
1301 S. Main St.
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