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Kalispell Area

A Mountain Mecca

Flathead Lake

Kalispell Area

A Mountain Mecca

Just 45 minutes from Glacier National Park, Kalispell provides a dream base camp for epic alpine scenery, water adventures and winter bliss. 

Make Some Waves

Flathead Lake, the state's largest body of water, provides prime paddling, even for first-timers. Sea Me Paddle Kayaking leads tours that match your family with the right water adventure. Want a more relaxed ride? Pointer Scenic Cruises in Bigfork launches boat trips to Wild Horse Island State Park, a primitive park in Flathead Lake. for an adrenaline boost, cruise the North or Middle Fork of the Flathead River with Glacier Guides and Motnana Raft

For the Best Winter Vacation Ever

Ride behind pups with Dog Sled Adventures in Olney, or hit the powder at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Whitefish or Blacktail Mountain Ski Area in Lakeside

Kid-Centric Checklist

Check Out These Three Can't-Miss Attractions At Glacier National Park:

Destination Missoula - Set A Playdate

The Playful City USA award-winning city promises serious fun for families. 

Outdoor recess: Raft, bike or hike. Or take a field trip to Garnet Ghost Town

Park and ride: Cool off in a water park or ride a carved pony at A Carousel for Missoula.

Do the floss: On Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat, kids dance to live bands.

Wild ice cream: At the Big Dipper or Sweet Peaks, try Mexican Chocolate, Honey cinnamon or Huckleberry. 

Kid science: Learn hands-on at the Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, or University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area