Missoula, Kalispell, and Northwest Montana

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  • National Bison Range

    1. National Bison Range

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The Red Sleep Mountain Drive, a 19-mi loop road at the allows close-up views of bison, elk, pronghorn, deer, and mountain sheep. The gravel...Read More

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  • 2. A Carousel for Missoula

    Carousel

    In downtown Caras Park, kids hop in the saddles of hand-carved steeds. The carousel's horses and chariots gallop on a lovingly restored 1918...Read More

  • 3. Amazing Ventures Fun Center

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Get lost in the maze at the Amazing Ventures Fun Center, a circuitous outdoor route made of plywood walls and ladders, with viewing areas where...Read More

  • 4. Bigfork Museum of Art and History

    Museum/Gallery

    The rotating exhibits at Bigfork Museum of Art and History display bronzes, paintings, and works in other mediums by Montana artists. ...Read More

  • 5. Books West

    Store/Shop/Mall

    A complete list of trails, elevations, and backcountry campsites can be found in the book Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness by Erik...Read More

  • 6. Caras Park

    Park/Playground

    Downtown's favorite green space, the park has a walking path along the Clark Fork River. A summer pavilion hosts live musical performances such...Read More

  • 7. Central School Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    You can ring the old school bell at the Central School Museum, an 1894 Romanesque building that served as the educational backdrop for students...Read More

  • 8. Clark Fork River

    Local Interest–Sight

    The heart of Missoula is defined by the Clark Fork River, which cuts through Hellgate Canyon between Mount Sentinel and Mount Jumbo, passes...Read More

  • 9. Clearwater Canoe Trail

    Sports–Sight

    Paddling on the 3½-mi along an isolated portion of the Clearwater River, you may see moose and will likely see songbirds, great blue herons...Read More

  • 10. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

    Native American Site

    Of the approximately 6,950 enrolled tribal members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, about 4,500 live on the reservation, which...Read More

  • 11. Conrad Mansion National Historic Site Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    A town highlight is the Conrad Mansion National Historic Site Museum, a 26-room Norman-style mansion that was the home of Charles E. Conrad...Read More

  • 12. Council Grove State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    History buffs appreciate this park's significance as the place where Isaac Stevens and the Pend d'Oreille and Flathead Kootenai Indians signed...Read More

  • 13. Daly Mansion

    Building/Architectural Site

    Copper king Marcus Daly's 24,000-square-foot, 56-room Daly Mansion, with 25 bedrooms, 15 baths, and five Italian marble fireplaces, is the showplace...Read More

  • 14. Darby Pioneer Memorial Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the area's first hand-hewn-log homesteads, built in 1886, is now the Darby Pioneer Memorial Museum, a repository for pioneer artifacts...Read More

  • 15. Flathead Indian Reservation

    Native American Site

    For nature lovers, the main attractions of the Flathead Indian Reservation are fishing and water recreation on numerous lakes and streams and...Read More

  • 16. Flathead National Forest

    Forest

    Information on the Bob Marshall Wilderness is available through the Flathead National Forest, which has maps, listings of outfitters and access...Read More

  • 17. Fort Connah

    Museum/Gallery

    Established in 1846 as a Hudson's Bay Company trading post, Fort Connah was used by fur traders until 1871. Of the original three buildings...Read More

  • 18. Fort Owen

    Historic District/Site

    Major John Owen established Fort Owen as a trading post in 1850. The property also served as the headquarters of the Flathead Agency until 1860...Read More

  • 19. Great Northern Depot

    Information Center

    Inside the historic Great Northern Depot is visitor information from the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and the Flathead Convention and Visitors...Read More

  • 20. Higgins Block

    Building/Architectural Site

    This Queen Anne–style commercial structure, a granite, copper-domed corner building with red polychromed brick, occupies a block in the heart...Read More

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