Arts & Culture


Farmers Markets Overflow With the Bounty of the Flathead

Nothing says summer in Montana like an evening under the big sky spent munching on locally grown fruits, veggies and baked goods, listening to a bluegrass band and catching up with new and old friends.  Farmers markets across the nation have taken off in popularity, as the need and importance…
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Experience the History & Culture of Northwestern Montana’s First Nations

Just as former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer proclaimed on an interview with David Letterman, Montana is a slice of the West — as it used to be.  First Nations across Montana are incredibly active and determined to preserve their culture and history, and right around Kalispell in the Flathead area…
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Kalispell and the Flathead Valley: a Haven for Western Art

With its rich Native American heritage, stunning scenery, and location near the railroad to ship off prized Herford and Angus cattle, Kalispell reflects a convergence of nature, culture, animals and land. This tie is reflected in the arts and cultural opportunities across the Flathead Valley. Kalispell was a hotbed for…
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Autumn Road Trip: Exploring Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake via Kalispell

In Northwest Montana, autumn is the season that locals lust for. The temperatures are still comfortable and the sun is still shining, yet the summer vacationers have gone home to jump into work and school — leaving the exploring during the secret season to the savvy travel pros. Glacier National…
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Autumn Brings Colorful Activities to Kalispell

Autumn in Kalispell is a celebration of the changing seasons…a last chance to get outdoors before the snow begins to pile up and a wonderful time to bask in the vibrant culture at the center of the Flathead Valley. Below is a roundup of a sampling of events held under…
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Crown the Perfect Wedding With a Honeymoon in Kalispell, Montana

A well-planned wedding can make the happy couple feel like king and queen for a day. A well-planned honeymoon can give them their Crown. With its breathtaking mountain vistas, peaceful alpine lakes and abundant wildlife, Glacier National Park in Northwest Montana justly deserves its sobriquet as the “Crown of the…
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Hotel With a Past: Kalispell Grand Hotel Celebrates Centennial

Kalispell has a long history of being the Wild West hub to cattle ranching, logging and railroad life in northwestern Montana. For decades the storied streets, just a short drive away from the stunning natural wonders of Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, have welcomed wide-eyed guests in awe of…
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Road Trip for Food Lovers: Discover Culinary Adventure Around Every Turn

These days, farmers markets are a staple, not an oddity.  Even large, chain grocers have incorporated local farm, ranch and dairy products into their offerings — refecting the fact that folks are more interested in eating local and eating right.  This desire to support local food has an appeal to…
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