Welcome to Montana. Next stop: get the lay of the land with the help of the experts and travel resources at our various visitor centers throughout the region. Most of Montana’s larger communities—and even some of the smaller ones—have a visitor center that can provide you with tips, directions and must-see attractions to help make your stay in Glacier Country unforgettable. Namely, by pointing you in the direction of that wild huckleberry pie you heard about.
Sled the best of the West in the unreal landscapes and premier small towns between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Plan ahead, play it safe and tread lightly.
Just off the Going-to-the-Sun Road 2 miles from the West Glacier Entrance Station near West Glacier, this visitor center offers trip-planning information, ranger-led activities, a bookstore, astronomy programs, restrooms, a parking lot, Wi-Fi and shuttle service. It's open daily mid-May through Mid-October and the rest of the year is only open on weekends as staffing allows.
Open year-round, the staff and volunteers are on-site to answer all your questions about the area and provide you with resources like maps and brochures.
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.
Located in the Flathead Valley, this 24-hour visitor kiosk provides brochures for area attractions, as well as lodging and dining.
This visitor center, open Memorial Day to 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.
This visitor center and museum was the district ranger station until 1964 and serves the Bitterroot Valley as a visitor information center. It provides interpretive and educational materials, and also sells maps and forest product permits. The center is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Located in the region's largest community, Destination Missoula’s walk-in visitor center is open year-round, with on-site travel counselors to help you plan your visit, meeting or convention. While you're here, they can also suggest places to stay and things to do, as well as provide you with the local dish on area events.
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.
Located in the historical village at the southern end of Main Street, this visitor center is open Tuesday through Thursday, with on-hand staff to help plan your time in this corner of northwest Montana.
The Glacier Area Information Center is located at the Belton Train Depot in West Glacier, and is staffed by the Glacier National Park Conservancy, in their historic bookstore and gift shop. You can visit with their staff from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Stop by the information kiosks at West Shore Community Library and Blacktail Family Foods in Lakeside to pick up local information and travel guides.
This region in northwest Montana offers tidbits on area history, as well as abundant recreational opportunities at Libby Dam, the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness and Kootenai Falls. The visitor center is open year-round with on-site staff.
Libby Dam stands at 422 feet tall and 3,055 feet long and holds back 90 miles of water in Lake Koocanusa. Explore the Libby Dam Visitor Center, which is opens Memorial Day to Labor Day and boasts an exhibit area, auditorium and tours, as well as book and gift sales.
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 daily during peak season, it features exhibits, a gift shop, restrooms, shuttle service and on-site rangers to answer your Glacier National Park questions.
Located inside Jackie’s Flowers in Superior, get information on Mineral Country and Clark Fork Corridor attractions and recreation, including the Route of the Hiawatha bike trail and the Alberton Gorge. Open year-round.
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.
The visitor center explores the role we all play in conservation, including conservation efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation throughout North America, and features trophy elk mounts, a gift shop and outdoor walking trail. Open year-round.
Located in the Flathead Valley, this visitor center helps serve summer travelers. Open Wednesday through Saturday Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Located in Haugan, the historic Savenac Nursery was once one of the largest U.S. Forest Service tree nurseries in the United States, producing 12 million seedlings annually to reforest national forests throughout the country. Visitors can wander along interpretive trails, explore the arboretum and points of interest at the site that include historical photos, displays with period artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of the Civilian Conservation Corp at the nursery in the 1930s. Also visit the national memorial to firefighters who died in the historic 1910 forest fire and walk under the 78 spruce trees planted as a living memorial to these firefighters. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Set in an old barn located just south of the town of Seeley Lake, collections displayed in the original horse stalls depict life, events and resources found in the surrounding area. Artifacts, replicas, photos, documents, stories and other items are available for viewing, with themes centered around old schools, logging, seasonal residents, American Indians, outfitters and natural resources. The visitor center also offers information about regional and local businesses. Handouts give detailed information about public outdoor recreational opportunities. Open seven days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day and Thursday through Sunday the rest of the year.
The Smokejumper Visitor Center is the nation’s largest working smokejumper base and one of the most popular visitor attractions in Missoula. Displays give you a glimpse into the life of a smokejumper and educates folks on firefighting procedures, smokejumper history and fire-related information. The Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Guided tours are available.
Located just inside the entrance to Glacier National Park on the east side, the St. Mary Visitor Center is open daily from late May through early October. It features exhibits, a gift shop, restrooms, shuttle service, astronomy programs, wilderness permitting and on-site rangers to answer your Glacier National Park questions. Traditional Blackfeet dancing and drumming performances are scheduled during the summer, as part of the Native America Speaks program.
Half a mile west of Lolo, this visitor center is open year-round and provides visitor services and information about the preservation of the natural and cultural history of Travelers’ Rest State Park.
The Troy Museum and Visitors Center, conveniently located on State Highway 2 as you enter Troy from the east, is a volunteer-run attraction featuring all Troy-related historical items. You’ll also find a FOLF (frisbee golf) course, public restrooms, public posting area, picnic tables and a parking area. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
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