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St. Ignatius, MT

St. Ignatius, MT in Western Montana MOTBD

At the base of the majestic Mission Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation, St. Ignatius is home to the St. Ignatius Mission. A National Historic Site, the mission was built in 1891 by American Indians and Jesuit missionaries. Adorning the mission's walls and ceiling are 58 hand-painted murals by Brother Joseph Carignano—a self-taught artist who worked as the mission cook and handyman years ago. Also nearby: the Mission Mountains Wilderness, stellar rock climbing, McDonald Lake and the National Bison Range.

Salish Name: Snyel̓mn
Meaning: “Place Where Something is Surrounded”

Insider Tip

Don’t miss the Mission General Store, where you’ll find a little bit of everything—from a deli, gourmet pickled items, canned goods and huckleberry ice cream to rockers, clocks and cookbooks. This Amish deli is owned by the only Amish community in the United States located on tribal lands.

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Annual Events

  • Good Old Days


  • Good Old Days Park

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3S Ranch

  • 60143 Ernie Lane St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.745.1087
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Bear Spirit Lodge B&B

  • PO Box 609 St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.745.3089
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Foothill Farm Cabin

  • 61240 Foothill Rd St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.546.2772
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Fort Connah Historic Restoration Society

  • 327 8th Avenue Northwest Ronan, Montana 59864
  • 406.676.5541

Four Winds Indian Trading Post

  • PO Box 580 St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.745.4336
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Judith Colvin Designs

  • 55563 Kerns Road St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.210.5020
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Lodgepole Motel

  • 77547 US Hwy 93 St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.745.2951

Mission Creek Retreat

  • 1541 Ridge View Drive Cheney, Montana 99004
  • 509.850.1663
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Mission Falls Farmers Market

  • 406.529.8002

Moose Camp

  • PO Box 690 St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.531.2295
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Rugged Horizon Barn

  • PO Box 702 St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.240.9903
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St. Ignatius Mission

  • PO Box 667 St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.745.2768

St. Ignatius Visitor Center

  • PO Box 566 St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.745.3900

Sunset Motel

  • PO Box 566 St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.745.3900
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The Trading Post

  • PO Box 460 St Ignatius, Montana 59865
  • 406.745.2951
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