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Glacier Country’s Garnet Ghost Town

When we refer to Montana by its nickname “The Treasure State,” we’re usually thinking of all the beauty and wonder that makes this place extraordinary—stunning landscapes, charming small towns, and world-class recreation. But Montana has been a place of rich mineral reserves, and, in 1852, gold was discovered here. This revelation not only led to Montana’s nickname, but to an immediate boom in mining, which became an economic stronghold in the region.

June 10, 2024

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The Top 10 Things to Do Near Glacier National Park

We all know that Montana’s Glacier National Park is amazing. It just is. I mean, does it get much better than 1 million acres of glacial-carved terrain, the epic Going-to-the-Sun Road and the feeling you get just being in Glacier National Park? Maybe not. But I’m here to tell you, it gets pretty darn close.

May 13, 2024

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A to Z Winter Indoor Things to Do in Western Montana

Western Montana is known for outdoor recreation, and for good reason—instant access to the outdoors makes this place a world-class destination. That said, sometimes the weather or mood makes you want to hunker, and, if that’s the case, we’ve got you covered. Here’s an A-to-Z list of our favorite indoor activities in Glacier Country—and take […]

Unique Western Montana Winter Events

We have fun year-round here, and a bit of snow on the ground doesn’t keep us from going outside or holding events. In fact, winter brings some of the most unusual, unique and fun events to cure your cabin fever. From renowned film festivals to barstool races and dog-sled races to a half marathon, there’s an adventure […]

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 […]

Western Montana Ghost Tours and Spooky Experiences

Western Montana, with its vast landscapes and storied past, has a shadowy side just waiting to be explored. From spine-tingling tours, haunted mansions and desolate ghost towns to terrifying corn mazes, Glacier Country beckons the brave to uncover its eerie mysteries. Dive deep into this blog to discover the spookiest experiences waiting for you this […]

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 […]

Glacier Country Tourism: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Take a look behind the scenes and meet the talented women who work for Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Our team is immersed and knowledgeable in all things Western Montana, so we’re sharing some of our favorite things. Read on for insider tips and local knowhow, and find a few reasons why we’re so passionate about […]

5 Labor Day Weekend Getaways in Western Montana

Long weekends are the perfect time to get away, and Labor Day Weekend is an excellent time of year for an escape to Western Montana. The crowds are beginning to ease, and the landscape is just as gorgeous as ever. Here are five ideas to inspire a holiday weekend getaway in Glacier Country. FLATHEAD RIVER […]

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 […]

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