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Montana Made: 10 Distilleries to Visit

Wherever you are in Western Montana, it’s easy to find a locally sourced drink with 10 distilleries in region. Whether buying a bottle or enjoying a perfectly balanced cocktail in a taproom, each distillery creates small-batch, hand-crafted spirits that embody the essence of Montana.   No. 1. Lolo Creek Distillery For stunning Bitterroot Valley views, […]

October 31, 2022

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The Wild Animals of Glacier Country

One of the things we cherish most about Western Montana is our wildlife—the wild animals we share our home with and have nothing but awe and respect for. Our diverse region is one of the most intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states, and it’s likely you’ll spot wildlife while you’re here. While we’d like […]

October 17, 2022

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Western Montana Wildland Fire and Smoke Update

July 1, 2021: Western Montana Wildland Fire and Smoke Update It’s summertime in Western Montana, and with that comes outdoor fun, sunshine, camping, and…responsibility. Although it’s beautiful and green in Glacier Country right now, our friends and partners at the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation tell us they’re bracing for a lot of fire activity this year.

August 29, 2022

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“Yellowstone” TV Show Film Locations in Western Montana

Western Montana’s cinematic landscapes have set the stage for famous films and TV shows alike. The world-renowned “Yellowstone” TV show has inspired many fans to visit Montana and get a glimpse of the Montana way of life, working ranches, cowboy culture and small-town vibes. For those who have asked for scene film locations to visit […]

Western Montana Visitor Information Centers

Visitor Information Centers (VICs) offer a wealth of knowledge that helps visitors get the lay of the land. When you stop in to one of ours, you’ll get a warm Western Montana welcome from friendly staff who love to share their expertise. With VICs at Libby Dam, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Crown of the […]

8 Reasons to Visit Western Montana in Spring vs. Summer

Spring is one of the best—and most underrated—times to visit Western Montana. The landscape is emerging from winter’s embrace (snow is melting), the daylight hours are longer (sunset is around 8 p.m., and by the end of spring it’s closer to 9 p.m.) and the temperature is rising. Along with being Glacier Country’s shoulder season—meaning […]

Western Montana Spotlight: Ramona Holt

Wrapping up our blog series on notable people is the story of Montana’s famous cowgirl, Ramona Holt. Ramona grew up in Montana’s ranching and rodeo scene, participating in youth, intercollegiate and professional rodeo. As an adult, she dedicated her life to promoting the western way of living, and for 30 years Ramona and her husband, […]

Winter in Glacier National Park: What to Expect

Winter is a magical time in Glacier National Park. There’s almost more wildlife than visitors, and the snowy landscape in unbelievable. But this year, due to a staffing shortage, previously offered amenities in the park may not be available. If you plan to visit, it’s important that you know before you go, so you can […]

Western Montana Spotlight: Nancy Cawdrey

We’ve been spotlighting remarkable people who call Western Montana home. Our next notable person is Nancy Cawdrey, whose vibrant contemporary paintings capture the spirit of the West. If you’ve visited Glacier Country you’ve likely seen one of her beautiful pieces. Nancy brilliantly combines texture with vivid colors in her whimsical ink-on-silk paintings, which reflect the […]

Western Montana Spotlight: Andy Blanton

Western Montana’s beloved Café Kandahar, located at Whitefish Mountain Resort, is known for “serving thoughtfully constructed cuisine inspired by classic and modern influences.” That’s thanks to chef (and owner) Andy Blanton, who has been turning out delectable dishes at this favorite Whitefish restaurant for more than two decades. Andy arrived in Montana from New Orleans […]

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