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Education & Classes Learn Something New in Glacier Country
Andy Austin

Learn Something New in Glacier Country

Whether you want to learn more about the flora and fauna of Western Montana, how to play it safe while you’re adventuring here, or how to protect and conserve Montana’s ecosystem, there’s plenty to learn, and many ways to go about it. Glacier Country is full of classes and educational programming and events.

Take the Ride of a Lifetime

Discover some of the West's best highways, byways, backroads and small towns by motorcycling from Glacier Country to Yellowstone Country. Plan your trip with a free Montana Motorcycle Guide.

To add an educational element to your time in Western Montana, check out places that offer learning opportunities—like history and nature events at Travelers Rest Connection—and getaways like writing retreats.

And because responsible recreation is top of mind here, taking classes on things like avalanche safety, bear awareness and Leave No Trace is always a good idea, and Glacier Country can accommodate.

Recreate Responsibly Plan Ahead, Play it Safe, and Leave No Trace.

Featured Listings

ABC acres in Western Montana.

ABC acres

364 McCarthy Loop
Hamilton, MT 59840


Arts Missoula in Western Montana.

Arts Missoula

327 E. Broadway St.
Missoula, MT 59802


Conrad Mansion Museum  in Western Montana.

Conrad Mansion Museum

330 Woodland Ave.
Kalispell, MT 59901


Crown of the Continent Geotourism in Western Montana.

Crown of the Continent Geotourism

PO Box 697
Whitefish, MT 59937


Glacier Adventure Guides in Western Montana.

Glacier Adventure Guides

24 Seventh St. W.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912


Glacier Jet Center in Western Montana.

Glacier Jet Center

4170 U.S. Highway 2 E.
Kalispell, MT 59901


Glacier National Park in Western Montana.

Glacier National Park

64 Grinnell Drive
West Glacier, MT 59936


Glacier Nordic Club in Western Montana.

Glacier Nordic Club

1200 U.S. Highway 93 (Whitefish Lake Golf Course)
Whitefish, MT 59937


Great Northern Fly Fishing Guides in Western Montana.

Great Northern Fly Fishing Guides

12127 U.S. Highway 2 E., Suite A
West Glacier, MT 59936


Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting in Western Montana.

Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting

12127 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, MT 59936


Historic St. Mary's Mission Inc. in Western Montana.

Historic St. Mary's Mission Inc.

315 Charlos St.
Stevensville, MT 59870


Historical Museum at Fort Missoula in Western Montana.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

3400 Captain Rawn Way at Fort Missoula Building #322
Missoula, MT 59804


Miracle of America Museum in Western Montana.

Miracle of America Museum

36094 Memory Lane
Polson, MT 59860


Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center in Western Montana.

Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center

5765 W. Broadway St.
Missoula, MT 59808


Montana Bliss Artworks in Western Montana.

Montana Bliss Artworks

701 Main St.
Hamilton, MT 59840


Montana River Guides in Western Montana.

Montana River Guides

138 Big Bend Lane
Alberton, MT 59820


National Museum of Forest Service History in Western Montana.

National Museum of Forest Service History

6305 U.S. Highway 10 W.
Missoula, MT 59808


Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana in Western Montana.

Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana

69316 U.S. Highway 93
Charlo, MT 59824


Red Bus Tours of Glacier National Park in Western Montana.

Red Bus Tours of Glacier National Park

Throughout Glacier National Park
West Glacier, MT


Savenac Historic U.S. Forest Service Nursery in Western Montana.

Savenac Historic U.S. Forest Service Nursery

Lolo National Forest (100 Savenac Creek Loop)
Haugan, MT 59842


Sun Tours in Western Montana.

Sun Tours

146 West Shore Road
East Glacier Park, MT 59434


The Glacier Institute in Western Montana.

The Glacier Institute

Glacier National Park Field Camp
Glacier National Park, MT 59903


The Mountain Guides Montana in Western Montana.

The Mountain Guides Montana

650 Blanchard Lake Road
Whitefish, MT 59937


The Paradise Center in Western Montana.

The Paradise Center

2 School House Hill Road
Paradise, MT 59856


Travelers' Rest Connection in Western Montana.

Travelers' Rest Connection

6717 U.S. Highway 12 W.
Lolo, MT 59847


University of Montana in Western Montana.

University of Montana

32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812


Other Listings

Be Bear Aware

Big Sky Brews Cruise

Daly Mansion and Margaret Daly Memorial Arboretum

  • 251 Eastside Highway Hamilton, MT 59840
  • 406.363.6004
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FLUX Adventure Designs

Haven Writing Retreats

Iron Shield Creative

Missoula Art Museum

  • 335 N. Pattee St. Missoula, MT 59802
  • 406.728.0447
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Montana Invasive Species Council

Montana Natural History Center

  • 120 Hickory St., Suite A Missoula, MT 59801
  • 406.327.0405
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Museum of the Rockies

Northwest Montana History Museum

  • 124 Second Ave. E. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.756.8381
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Ravalli County Museum

The Heritage Museum

  • 34067 U.S. Highway 2 Libby, MT 59923
  • 406.293.7521
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Three Chiefs Cultural Center

  • 77581 U.S. Highway 93 St. Ignatius, MT 59865
  • 406.675.0160
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Zoo Town Surfers

  • 1001 S. Fourth St. W., Suite 5 Missoula, MT 59801
  • 406.546.0370
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News from Glacier National Park Currently, 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

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