Category: Arts and Culture

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Celebrated Western Artists and Art Galleries in Montana

Montana’s remarkable natural beauty and rich history have long inspired fine artists, and many of them call Glacier Country home. The small towns scattered throughout the region are arts and culture hot spots where quaint downtowns are lined with galleries and art shops, and where local artists are revered. Visit a local gallery and even take home a treasured piece of Montana art for yourself.

February 5, 2024

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10 Reasons to Be Thankful in Glacier Country

Where do we begin? There are many—many—things to be thankful for here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Without stating the obvious, our natural resources are always top of mind when we’re feeling grateful—our forests, wilderness areas, rivers, lakes and streams, flora and fauna, wide-open spaces and fresh mountain air are all reasons to give thanks.

2023 Holiday Events & Festivities in Western Montana

Before winter officially even begins, holiday festivities are well underway here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. This is a magical time of year, and we’ve got the events—and the enchanting wintry landscape—to make it even more festive.   Historic Holiday Happenings + Classic Christmas Events Mark your calendars for holiday décor, gingerbread houses, Christmas cookies, hot […]

6 Ways to Recognize Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, and here in Glacier Country—the traditional, ancestral territory of the Amskapi Piikani, Kootenai, Séliš, and Ql̓ispé people—we honor the significant contributions, unique traditions and diverse cultures of the tribes and Indigenous people who live here today. Here’s how you can, too.    1. Visit an Indian Reservation Montana is home […]

Showstopping Performing Arts in Western Montana

Nature isn’t the only thing putting on a spectacular show in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Talented performing artists flock to the region, inspired by the sheer beauty and wide-open landscapes for artistic expression. Long-running theater companies and symphony orchestras have staged captivating performances here for decades. From community plays to Broadway-caliber theater to live concerts, Western Montana boasts a critically acclaimed performing arts scene.

University of Montana Family Weekend Itinerary

The crisp autumn air, a canopy of fall foliage and the spirited energy of a bustling campus are a few reasons why parents enjoy Family Weekend at the University of Montana in Missoula. From October 27 to 29, 2023, this weekend will offer a perfect blend of bonding, exploration and immersion into Grizzly pride. Whether […]

Harvest Happenings and Fall Events in Western Montana

Autumn is one of the best times of year to visit Western Montana. It’s not only gorgeous—it’s also jam-packed with dozens of not-to-be-missed concerts, harvest festivals, Halloween events and more. Our events calendar is full of fall fun, so come explore Glacier Country as we celebrate our favorite season. We’ve got some exciting events to […]

Ways to Engage with Blackfeet Culture in Glacier Country

By Valerie Stimac, Valismag.com  Part of why I love to travel is to experience other cultures, but it’s surprising how hard it has been for me to find great opportunities to learn about Native American cultures while exploring the American West. This is changing thanks to both traveler interest and government support for Native American tribes […]

Things to Do Outside Glacier National Park

While Glacier National Park anchors Western Montana’s Glacier Country, the region offers so much more. The gorgeous landscapes, vibrant small towns and adventures beyond the park are every bit as memorable as the park itself. Here’s a list of things to do outside Glacier National Park that will make for the trip of a lifetime. […]

A Piece of History: Ninemile Remount Depot + Ranger Station

Just 30 minutes from Missoula, step back in time at the Ninemile Remount Depot and Ranger Station, located on the Ninemile Ranger District compound in Huson, Montana. Here you’ll get a captivating glimpse of early firefighting days in the rugged and roadless wilderness of the Rocky Mountain West. From 1930 to 1953 the depot supplied […]

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