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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 […]

North American Indian Days and the Blackfeet Nation

The Blackfeet have occupied the Rocky Mountain region for thousands of years and are made up of four bands—North Piegan, South Piegan, Blood and Siksika, though members of the Blackfeet Nation in the U.S. primarily descend from the South Piegan. Every year during the second week in July, the Blackfeet Tribe celebrates North American Indian […]

Summer Fun: Top 7 Kid Friendly Activities

For generations Western Montana’s authentic way of living has drawn families to vacation here, where adventure comes in many forms and simple pleasures such as floating a river, picking cherries off a tree or seeing wildlife on Wild Horse Island are plentiful. Try kayaking on Flathead Lake, learning to ride a horse, or taking a zip-line tour at a ski resort. Summer fun abounds in Glacier Country.

Western Montana Summer Events

Summer in Western Montana is altogether exquisite—warm temperatures, long daylight hours, impossibly blue skies and spectacular sunsets are just some of the reasons why. Another reason summer is a fave around here is our events lineup, boasting rodeos, pow wows, concerts, cherry festivals, car shows and more. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our best […]

“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 […]

Montana’s Flathead Valley: A Winter Itinerary

Come frolic in the Flathead Valley this winter, where a wonderland of snow and a three-day Glacier Country getaway awaits. If you’re flying in, you can book a round-trip through Kalispell. Or, hit the road for a scenic winter drive to and through this gorgeous valley. Here’s our version of the perfect 3-day itinerary in […]

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, […]

Small Town Rodeos in Western Montana

The mention of Western Montana often conjures up visions of the Old West, like cowboys and horses, and with good reason—they’re a part of both our past and our present. One way we recognize that is through rodeos, which are an authentic western tradition, paying homage to our heritage with events based on the duties of actual working cowboys. Next time you’re in Glacier Country, pull on your boots, grab your cowboy hat and head to a local rodeo.

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