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Kalispell, MT

Kalispell, MT in Western Montana

Centrally located between Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier National Park, the bustling community of Kalispell has a notable Old West charm that effortlessly coincides with its lively arts and cultural scene. Kalispell's historic downtown district offers must-stop local restaurants and watering holes, plus art studios and galleries, and shops specializing in goods made right here in Montana. Tee up at one of Kalispell’s three golf clubs.

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History

The quaint city of Kalispell, Montana sits among towering mountain ranges in a valley filled with crystal clear lakes. It is known for its outdoor oriented culture and its proximity to vast recreation areas like Glacier National Park and many other wilderness areas.

It was founded in 1887 as Demmersville but quickly turned into a ghost town as the Great Northern Railroad determined a city sight that it preferred. Kalispell became a city in 1891, just before the first railroad car pulled into Main Street, downtown Kalispell, on New Year's Day, 1892. A huge celebration took place immediately and a silver stake was nailed into the center tie to mark its beginning. Community members had donated silver coins to be melted down to make the stake. The railroad brought Kalispell many tourists, pioneers and businessmen. Over the years the railroad has turned the city into a booming industrial city with farmers, sawmills, and flour mills. As the largest city in northwest Montana, with a population of 13,000, it is also its trade center.

Kalispell today represents little of what it once meant to Native tribes like the Salish, Blackfoot, Kutenai, and Kalispel. Before pioneers moved into northern Montana, Native Americans hunted and gathered over a vast area of land. They subsided on buffalo, deer, and elk, and gathered plants like bitterroot, moss, wild onions, Indian potatoes, and sarvis berries. They created ways to preserve food so that it would last through colder months. In 1855 they were forced to surrender the land the claimed and move to Flathead Reservation, an area in the Lower Flathead River Basin. Around 4,000 members live on the Reservation today. You can learn more about their history by visiting a tribal museum, the People's Center, located in Pablo.

Upcoming Events

Feb 23rd

Montana Sportsman's Expo 2024

February 23rd at 10:00 AM

​Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center 265 N Meridian Rd Kalispell, MT

Categories: Arts/Culture, General

Feb 23rd

Live Music with Tommy Edwards Sr. and Band

February 23rd at 6:00 PM

Dusty Star Saloon 2205 US Hwy 93 South Kalispell, MT

Categories: Food/Drink, General, Music/Concerts

Feb 24th

Montana Sportsman's Expo 2024

February 24th at 10:00 AM

​Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center 265 N Meridian Rd Kalispell, MT

Categories: Arts/Culture, General

Featured Listings

Best Western PLUS Flathead Lake Inn and Suites in Western Montana.

Best Western PLUS Flathead Lake Inn and Suites

4824 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Bias Brewing in Western Montana.

Bias Brewing

412 S. Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901

BPaul Properties  in Western Montana.

BPaul Properties

2500 Mission Trail
Kalispell, MT 59901

Buffalo Hill Golf Club in Western Montana.

Buffalo Hill Golf Club

1176 N. Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Clark Farm Silos in Western Montana.

Clark Farm Silos

153 Creston Hatchery Road
Kalispell, MT 59901

Conrad Mansion Museum  in Western Montana.

Conrad Mansion Museum

330 Woodland Ave.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Discover Kalispell in Western Montana.

Discover Kalispell

2 S. Main St., Suite 205
Kalispell, MT 59901

Evergreen Chamber of Commerce in Western Montana.

Evergreen Chamber of Commerce

1400 U.S. Highway 2 E.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Flathead Travel Service Inc. in Western Montana.

Flathead Travel Service Inc.

500 S. Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Glacier Jet Center in Western Montana.

Glacier Jet Center

4170 U.S. Highway 2 E.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Glacier Range Riders in Western Montana.

Glacier Range Riders

25 McDermott Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901

Glacier Surf in Western Montana.

Glacier Surf

704 C 13th St. E., Suite 430
Whitefish, MT 59937

Hampton Inn Kalispell in Western Montana.

Hampton Inn Kalispell

1140 U.S. Highway 2 W.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Hilton Garden Inn - Kalispell in Western Montana.

Hilton Garden Inn - Kalispell

1840 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Hockaday Museum of Art in Western Montana.

Hockaday Museum of Art

302 Second Ave. E.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce in Western Montana.

Kalispell Chamber of Commerce

15 Depot Park
Kalispell, MT 59901

Logan Health in Western Montana.

Logan Health

310 Sunnyview Lane
Kalispell, MT 59901

Montana Horse Works in Western Montana.

Montana Horse Works

1110 Spur Trail
Kalispell, MT 59901

Northwest Montana Golf Association in Western Montana.

Northwest Montana Golf Association

1176 N. Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59903

Northwest Montana History Museum in Western Montana.

Northwest Montana History Museum

124 Second Ave. E.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Red Eagle Aviation, Inc in Western Montana.

Red Eagle Aviation, Inc

1880 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Kalispell, MT 59901

RightOnTrek in Western Montana.

RightOnTrek

5626 U.S. Highway 2 W.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground in Western Montana.

Rocky Mountain Hi RV Park & Campground

825 Helena Flats Road
Kalispell, MT 59901

Sherman Lodge at True Water Fly Shop in Western Montana.

Sherman Lodge at True Water Fly Shop

35 Fourth St. W.
Kalispell, MT 59901

The Glacier Institute in Western Montana.

The Glacier Institute

Glacier National Park Field Camp
Glacier National Park, MT 59903

The Montana Club in Western Montana.

The Montana Club

1301 S. Main St.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Waters Edge Winery & Bistro Kalispell in Western Montana.

Waters Edge Winery & Bistro Kalispell

2593 U.S. Highway 2 E., Suite 8
Kalispell, MT 59901

Western Pleasure Tours in Western Montana.

Western Pleasure Tours


Kalispell, MT 59901

Other Listings

2FlyUs.com Hot Air Balloon Adventures

  • 1985 State Highway 35 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 602.525.4282
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406 BBQ

Abbrescia Gallery & Fine Art Restoration Studio

Aero Inn

  • 1830 U.S. Highway 93 S. Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.755.3798
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Airbnb

America's Best Value Inn - Kalispell

  • 1550 U.S. Highway 93 N. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.756.3222
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An Epic Elopement

  • 432 E. Idaho St., Suite C282 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.282.4024
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Apple Barrel Country Market

  • 3250 U.S. Highway 2 E. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.755.7753
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Artemis Acres Paint Horse Ranch

  • 610 Patrick Creek Rd Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.755.3723
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Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead

Ashley Creek Historic Venue at Snowline Acres

  • 3315 U.S. Highway 93. S. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.752.1440
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Ashley Lake Estates

Bella Trailer Rentals

  • 1658 State Highway 35 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.407.0122
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Bespoke Ceremonies Montana

  • 339 Fourth Ave. E. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 413.230.0771
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Best Western Plus Kalispell/Glacier Park West Hotel & Suites

  • 255 Montclair Drive Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.257.5255
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Big Day Celebrations

  • 432 E. Idaho St., Suite C282 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.282.4024
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Big Mountain Ciderworks

  • 1051 Old Reserve Drive Kalispell, MT 59901-8681
  • 888.682.9337
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Bonjour Bakery & Bistro

Book of Love Weddings + Events

Brix Bottleshop

Capistrano NW Properties

Ceres Bakery

Cloud 9 Float Spa

Clubhouse Lounge

  • 1105 U.S. Highway 2 W. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.314.4160
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Destination DJ

Destinie Fouche Photography

Dina Remi Photography

Dusty Star Saloon

  • 2205 U.S. Highway 93 S. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.257.8188
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Elsa Eileen Photography

Flathead Celtic Festival

  • Centennial Farm, 563 McMannamy Drive Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.314.2568
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Flathead Outdoors

  • 1034 Whitefish Stage Road, Suite 5 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.209.8459
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Flathead Scuba

  • 203 Business Center Loop, Suite A Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.253.8320
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Flathead Valley Bridge Center

  • 22 Village Loop Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.260.6832
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Foys to Blacktrail Trails

Fritz Corn Maze

  • 173 Birch Grove Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.755.4210
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Gina MacNeil Catering

Glacier International Lodge

  • 4150 U.S. Highway 2 E. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.751.9000
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Glacier Racing Simulators

  • 30 Second St. E., Suite B10 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.261.6696
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Glacier Ridge Suites

  • 281 1st Ave. W. N. Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.752.4333
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Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Hertz Rental Car - Kalispell

  • 4120 U.S. Highway 2, Glacier International Airport Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.758.2220
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Hidden Key Escape Games

  • 896 N. Meridian Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.823.0564
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Highline Hospitality (Essential Parking Solutions)

Hill Media Group

  • 1734 Bluestone Dr. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.534.4300
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Historic Cottage on Foys Lake

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kalispell

  • 275 Treeline Rd Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.755.7405
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Homewood Suites by Hilton - Kalispell

  • 195 Hutton Ranch Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.755.8080
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Jennifer Vernarsky Photography

Jerad Hill Photographer

  • 175 Hutton Ranch Road, #103-297 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.306.0980
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Jesco Marine & Power Sports

Joanna Adams Photography

Kalispell Business Improvement District & Downtown Association

  • 14 Third St. E., Suite 260 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.253.6923
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Kalispell Farmers Market

  • 777 Grandview Drive Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.260.5102
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Keller Williams - Angela Olsen Realtor

  • 1830 Third Ave. E., Suite 102 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.253.7888
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Kettle Care Botanicals

  • 3575 U.S. Highway 93 N. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.257.6622
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KTay Photography

Lonesome Dove Guest Ranch

  • 1805 Haywire Gulch Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.756.3056
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Lowery Studio Gallery

  • 2668 U.S. Highway 2 E. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.261.7671
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Majestic Valley Arena

  • 3630 U.S. Highway 93 N. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.755.5366
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Mercantile Steak

  • 30 Second St. E. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.300.0808
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Mike Murray Tunes, LLC

  • 135 E. Wyoming St. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.890.9767
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Mimi's Bridal

Miracle League of Northwest Montana

  • 259 Northland Drive Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.261.0117
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Montana Basecamp

  • 1000 Basecamp Drive Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.314.7651
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MontanaSky Networks

Motel 6

  • 1540 U.S. Highway 93 S. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.952.3206
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Mountain Berry Bowls - Kalispell

  • Various (mobile food truck) Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.407.1368
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My Place Hotel

  • 755 Treeline Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.752.4847
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Nordic Allure

Norm's Soda Fountain

Northern Pines Golf Club

  • 2 U.S. Highway 93 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.751.1950
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Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo

  • 265 N. Meridian Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.758.5810
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Paint, Metal & Mud

  • 8 First St. E., Suite 104 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.755.8886
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Parker Bronze Inc.

  • 2598 State Highway 35 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.257.3811
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Patriotic American Brewery

  • 2177 U.S. Highway 2 E. Kalispell , MT 59901
  • 406.300.1990
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Phillips Studio & Gallery

  • Kalispell Center Mall, 20 N. Main St. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.309.2335
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Pixelated Photobooth Gigs

PMI Realty Management NW

  • 162 Timberwolf Pkwy, Suite B Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.426.1916
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Quality Inn Big Sky - Kalispell

  • 1330 U.S. Highway 2 W. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.309.6268
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Ranger Joe's Pizza

  • 1805 U.S. Highway 93 S. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.300.1616
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Raven Ridge Farm

  • 435 Anderson Lane Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.212.3855
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Rebecca Farm

  • 1385 Farm to Market Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.253.4666
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Red Barn Luxury Restrooms

Rocky Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast

  • 225 Mennonite Church Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.209.8676
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Rocky Mountain Outfitter

Rogue Wax

Rose Mountain Floral

Sage & Cedar Kalispell

Sassafras

SnowBike Nation

  • 121 Cardiff Ave. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.206.8459
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Snowline Acres

  • 3315 U.S. Highway 93. S. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.752.1440
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Snowline Acres Christmas Market

  • 3315 U.S. Highway 93 S. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.752.1440
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Snowline Coffee Co.

  • 3315 U.S. Highway 93. S. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.407.9508
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Snowline Guest House

  • 3315 U.S. Highway 93. S. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.752.1440
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Spirit Skate Shop

  • 7 First Ave. E., Suite 1 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.755.5689
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State of Mind Fishing Charters LLC

  • Flathead + Whitefish Lakes Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.360.5411
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SunRift Beer Company

  • 55 First Ave W.N. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.309.2627
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Super 8 - Kalispell Glacier Park

  • 1341 First Ave. E. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.203.9105
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Swappers Antiques

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream

Sweet Pickin's Pumpkin Patch

Switchback Suites

The Chef Guys

  • 914 W. Center St. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.300.1201
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The Corndog House

The Desoto Grill

  • 227 First St. W. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.314.6095
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The Montana Scene – Kalispell

The Narrow Gate

The Rancher's Daughter

  • 274 Sixth Ave. WN Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.253.4806
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The Re-Finery

Travelodge by Wyndham - Kalispell

Treasure State Hospitality

True North Management

Two Kays Flower Farm

  • 1067 Montford Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.360.4707
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Western Outdoor

Wheaton's Cycle

  • 214 First Ave. W. Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.257.5808
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Wild Horse Limousine

  • 175 Hutton Ranch Road, Suite 103 Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.756.2290
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Wise Wedding & Event Planning

Woodland Water Park

  • 45 N. Woodland Park Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.758.7812
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