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Near the Park Explore Small Towns and Communities Near the Park

Explore Small Towns and Communities Near the Park

Glacier National Park is a wonder all its own, with plenty of exploration and adventure to keep you busy for the entirety of your stay. But the communities that surround the park are infused with the same spirit of otherworldly splendor. Our charming small towns welcome visitors with restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and, best of all, an authentically Montana western hospitality.

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To the east, St. Mary, Babb, Browning, Cut Bank and East Glacier Park provide multiple launching points for exploring the Blackfeet Nation—complete with guided tours and incredible history—and central Montana. Operated by Belton Chalets Inc., Granite Park Chalet is a National Historic Landmark that was constructed by the Great Northern Railway in the early 1900s.

To the west, Essex, West Glacier, Hungry Horse, Coram, Martin City, Columbia Falls, Polebridge, Bigfork, Whitefish and Kalispell are ideal towns to base your trip from. Along with easy access to the park, each community offers access to incredible outdoor recreation in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, expansive trail systems in the Flathead Valley, water recreation on Flathead Lake, on-mountain offerings at Whitefish Mountain Resort and incredible food and drink scenes.

News from Glacier National Park Currently, 17.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

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