Art's greatest inspiration is nature itself, and what more grand raison d'etre is there than Glacier National Park? The pieces found in the Hockaday Museum of Art have been inspired by the park itself, proving that nature is an unfathomable catalyst for artistic inspiration. In addition to national-park-inspired art, works from local Montanans, state-related or otherwise, are also on display.
The Glacier Gallery is a gallery specializing in American West themed art pieces.
In his Main Street studio and gallery, artist Marshall Noice paints layer upon layer of brilliantly hued oils, inspired by a color in a sunrise or a stand of trees intersecting the horizon. Even after 23 years as an artist, Noice maintains a passion and an inner drive to interpret landscapes.
The park offers a self-guided nature trail and several informal hiking trails, as well as horse trails and an archery range. There are three scenic overlooks that provide views from Flathead Lake to Big Mountain Ski Area. One of the overlook trails is designed for the mobility impaired. The visitor center has nature and interpretive programs and includes a 100-person-capacity meeting room that can be reserved. A group picnic shelter is also available on a reservation basis. The site covers 186 acres and is 2,959 feet in elevation, The visitor center has flush disabled accessible toilets and the park has vault toilets. The site also has grills/firerings, picnic tables, trash cans, drinking water, and a public phone. For non-resident visitors, the day use fee is $5 per vehicle.
Flathead Valley Montana Golf might very well be the last best frontier of great undiscovered golf. Nine championship Montana courses all within forty-five minutes drive. Buffalo Hill Golf Course is located in Northwest Montana's Flathead valley. Montana golf at its finest, Kalispell, Montana is about forty-five minutes from Glacier National Park and less than a half hour from Flathead Lake. Buffalo Hill is the most popular course in the Flathead Valley (Flathead Valley Montana voted one of the top fifty destinations in the world).
Boat tours offer a unique way for your group to get away from the road and glimpse the backcountry of Glacier. They are happy to work with tour escorts and planners to accommodate groups of visitors. Maybe your group is small and prefers to reserve space on one of the scheduled tours. Or perhaps you would like to tour one of the lakes but can't fit it into your itinerary... often they can make a special time just for your group between one of their regularly scheduled trips. Whatever your group's needs they can work with tour coordinators to make sure that you and your companions can climb aboard and truly experience Glacier.
The largest island in Flathead Lake preserves an endangered palouse prairie environment, incredible wildlife, and historic resources. Boat access is required to reach this day-use-only 2,000-acre island. This park and the southern end of Flathead Lake are located on the Flathead Indian Reservation, so you'll need a Montana fishing license and a Conferated Salish Kootenai tribal fishing license to enjoy the excellent fishing there.
Visit the most beautifully preserved pre-1900 mansion in Montana. The Conrad Mansion in Kalispell, Montana sits proudly today on the edge of the original town site, atop a bluff overlooking the valley and the Swan mountain range.
Pristine nature, one of the great treasures of the world, is encapsulated in Glacier National Park, just a few miles from Kalispell. This national park is home to two million acres of raw, unadulterated nature, where glaciers continue to carve mountains and wildlife flourishes in the park's thicketed reaches. It's nearly impossible to spend anything less than a few days here to do this majestic park justice.
Hops Downtown Grill is a chef-owned neighborhood restaurant in historic downtown Kalispell, Montana.
Bullman's was inspired and developed by two families from Helena. Both families shared the vision of establishing a restaurant that would become known for great quality food, inviting atmosphere and a comfortable dining experience. Between the two families, everything, from the seats to the sauce were designed and developed from scratch. The menu itself was inspired by the "Big Sky Country" of Montana, its majestic mountains and beautiful rivers. All pizza, salad and sandwich recipes are original. The dough, sandwich bread and sauces are made fresh every morning.
Angela's Pizza is nestled in the heart of the Flathead valley in historic downtown Kalispell, Montana. They first opened our doors in February 1983. They have been thriving ever since by using only 100% real meats and cheeses. All dough and sauce is made daily from secret family recipes. All pizzas and side dishes are made fresh to order. At Angela's Pizza, they look forward to serving you.
A Kalispell tradition since 1957! Moose's is a family friendly restaurant and saloon with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Located in downtown Kalispell at the town's largest intersection, Moose's is close to Glacier National Park and The Big Mountain Ski Resort and a common meeting place for Flathead Valley locals and tourists alike.
Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern invites you to come away with them to a new destination in dining; where the bold majesty of America's grand lodges meets a fresh, exciting collection of foods and flavors.
Voted "The Best Restaurant in Whitefish." Join them for the only lakefront dining in Whitefish. The lounge menu features a variety of crispy salads, tasty sandwiches, wraps and fresh made specialty pizzas available for lunch and dinner. The dinner menu features steak and seafood options and Montana classics with a touch of Pacific flair. The Boat Club has a wine list to complement any meal. All desserts are freshly prepared with nightly specials tempting the taste buds. Local organic produce is used in salads, sides and desserts when available.