Glacier National Park

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  • Going-to-the-Sun Road

    1. Going-to-the-Sun Road

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    This magnificent, 50-mile highway—the only American roadway designated both a National Historic Landmark and a National Civil Engineering Landmark...Read More

    Going-to-the-Sun Road
  • 2. Apgar

    Town/Village

    On the southwest end of Lake McDonald, this tiny hamlet has a few stores, an ice-cream shop, motels, ranger buildings, a campground, and a historic...Read More

  • 3. Apgar

    Restaurant–Sight

    In a tree-shaded area at the southern end of Lake McDonald, the Apgar Campground has tables, drinking water, and restrooms....Read More

  • 4. Apgar Visitor Center

    Information Center

    This is a great first stop if you're entering the park from the west. Here you can get all kinds of information, including maps, permits, books...Read More

  • 5. Avalanche Creek

    Restaurant–Sight

    This picnic area is near two popular day hikes. There are tables, restrooms, and drinking water, and shuttle transfers are available in summer....Read More

  • 6. Big Sky Waterpark

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    During summer, the water park is a popular place. Besides the 10 waterslides and a golf course, there are arcade games, bumper cars, a carousel...Read More

  • 7. Bigfork

    Town/Village

    About 45 minutes from Glacier's west entrance on Flathead Lake's pristine northeast shore, Bigfork twinkles with decorative lights that adorn...Read More

  • 8. Browning

    Town/Village

    About 35 miles east of Glacier, Browning is the center of the Blackfeet Nation, whose name is thought to derive from the color of its members...Read More

  • 9. Columbia Falls

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    This small town 19 miles southwest of the Apgar Visitor Center has restaurants, services, and accommodations. Near the town are two excellent...Read More

  • 10. East Glacier

    Town/Village

    Early tourists to Glacier National Park first stopped in East Glacier, where the Great Northern Railway had established a station. Although...Read More

  • 11. Essex

    Town/Village

    The village of Essex, along U.S. 2, 30 miles southeast of West Glacier, borders the southern tip of the park and is the site of the main rail...Read More

  • 12. Fish Creek

    Restaurant–Sight

    In a forested area adjacent to Lake McDonald, this picnic area has tables, drinking water, and restrooms. There's a swimming area nearby, and...Read More

  • 13. Goat Lick Overlook

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Mountain goats frequent this natural salt lick on a cliff above the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. You can watch the wildlife from an observation...Read More

  • Grinnell and Salamander Glaciers

    14. Grinnell and Salamander Glaciers

    Geological Site

    These glaciers formed as one ice mass, but in 1926 they broke apart and have been shrinking ever since. The best viewpoint is reached by the...Read More

    Grinnell and Salamander Glaciers
  • Hidden Lake Overlook

    15. Hidden Lake Overlook

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Take a walk from Logan Pass up to see the crystalline Hidden Lake, which often still has ice clinging to it in early July. It's a 1½-mile hike...Read More

    Hidden Lake Overlook
  • 16. Jackson Glacier Overlook

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    On the eastern side of the Continental Divide, you come into view of Jackson Glacier looming in a rocky pass across the upper St. Mary River...Read More

  • 17. Lake McDonald

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    This beautiful 10-mile-long lake, the parks' largest lake, is accessible year-round from Going-to-the-Sun Road. Take a boat ride to the middle...Read More

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  • 18. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

    Museum/Gallery

    Follow the trail that the Corps of Discovery traveled 200 years ago (1803–06) in search of an overland route to the Pacific Ocean and experience...Read More

  • 19. Logan Pass

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    At 6,646 feet, this is the highest point in the park accessible by motor vehicle. Crowded with tourists in July and August, it offers unparalleled...Read More

  • 20. Logan Pass Visitor Center

    Information Center

    Built of stone, this center stands sturdy against the severe weather that forces it to close in winter. When it's open, rangers give 10-minute...Read More

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