Kalispell

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Kalispell [1] is a town in Montana, near Glacier National Park.

Understand[edit]

Kalispell is the largest city in the Flathead Valley. The Flathead Valley is a unique area of Montana originally created by the forces of glacier processes. The valley is a testament to the wonders nature can create.

Today, the Flathead Valley offers a variety of recreational activities including skiing (considering world class Whitefish Mountain Resort is nearby), fishing, camping, water sports, climbing and old fashioned exploring. The city of Kalispell is full of shopping and restaurants and is also just north of Flathead Lake, which is the USA's largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Glacier Park International Airport is 10 miles to the northeast on U.S. Highway 2. It offers regular flights to several areas in the Northwest; the Puget Sound area (Seattle/Tacoma) at Sea-Tac Airport, Salt Lake City, Denver, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. It also offers seasonal flights to Oakland, Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.

By train[edit]

The Empire Builder Amtrak route serves Whitefish, 20 miles north of Kalispell, which runs west to Spokane and Seattle and east through the northern Plains, terminating at Chicago.

By car[edit]

To access Kalispell, you can take either Exit 96 on I-90 near Missoula and head north on U.S. 93, or take Exit 364 on I-15 at Shelby and head west past Glacier National Park. U.S. 2 continues west through the mountains into northern Idaho and eventually reaches Spokane from the north, while U.S. 93 heads northwest into British Columbia, eventually reaching Cranbrook.

By bus[edit]

Greyhound associate line [2] operates once daily between Missoula and Kalispell as well as the Whitefish Amtrak Station. Airport Shuttle Express [3] of Calgary Canada operates a year-round "charter van" service between Kalispell, Kalispell Airport, Whitefish and Calgary, Banff and Lake Louise.

Get around[edit]

Walk, drive, bike, or take the Flathead County Eagle Transit [4] to get around.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Conrad Mansion Museum (Guided tours of fully restored mansion designed and built in 1895 by Kirtland Cutter for Charles and Alicia Conrad.), 330 Woodland Ave, 406-755-2166 (, fax: 406-755-2176), [5].  edit
  • Hockaday Museum of Art (Current and historic Montana artists.), 302 2nd Ave E (From Main Street, turn east on 3rd Street and proceed two blocks to the corner of 2nd Avenue East.), 406-755-5268 (, fax: 406-755-2023), [6].  edit
  • Museum at Central School (Exhibitions illuminating Northwest Montana history: American Indian Culture; Flathead Valley History; MT Pioneer Frank Bird Lindermanl; Turn-of-the-Century Demersville; timber industry.), 124 2nd Ave East, 406-756-8381 (fax: 406-257-5719), [7].  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Parks, Bicycle and Hiking Trails:

  • Woodland Park (Picnic area, playground, walking trails, lagoon with ducks and geese, skateboarding park and water park/swimming pool.), 45 Woodland Park Dr.  edit
  • Lawrence Park (Boulder Park, Frisbee Golf, large playground and recreational area, walking trails and picnic area.).  edit
  • Herron Park/Foys to Blacktail Trails (Hiking and biking trails ,equestrian jumps, horse stalls and dressage arenas.), Foy’s Lake Rd., 406-203-3939 (), [8].  edit
  • Leisure Island Park (Trails, birdwatching, and natural boat ramp.).  edit
  • Lone Pine State Park (Scenic overlooks & trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding), 300 Lone Pine Rd, 460-755-2706.  edit
  • Rails to Trails of Northwest Montana (More than 10 miles of the Great Northern Rail Trail around Kalispell, from the town of Somers on the north shore of Flathead Lake west to Kila bordering the Smith Lake Waterfowl Production Area. The trails offer fairly flat rides that are great for families.), Flathead Valley, [9].  edit

Golf:

  • Buffalo Hill (The great Arnold Palmer opened the Championship 18 to a Grand Opening on August 11, 1978.), 1176 North Main, 406-756-4547 (toll free: 888-342-6319, fax: 406-756-4554), [10].  edit
  • Village Greens (A full service pro shop, all-grass driving range and Spikes 19th Hole and Deli, make Village Greens truly a first class golf experience.), 135 Palmer Dr, 406-752-4666 (, fax: 406-752-5670), [11].  edit
  • Northern Pines (18 Holes, Built in 1996, Designed By Andy North and Roger B. Packard), 3230 Highway 93 North, 406-751-1950 (fax: 406-751-1962), [12].  edit

Learn[edit]

Work[edit]

Buy[edit][add listing]

North Kalispell is the shopping area of the city. Stores include most of the nationwide chains.

For those who prefer the more traditional shopping mall, the Kalispell Center Mall is located at 20 North Main Street. Anchored by JCPenney and Herberger’s department stores, it also includes a Red Lion Hotel.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Ceres Bakery (Artisan Breads, Delectable Pastries and Fabulous Espresso), 318 S Main Street, 406-755-8552 ().  edit
  • El Sombrero (Fast-food tacos, burritos, nachos & breakfasts mixing Mexican & Western flavors.), 150 N Main St, 406-890-2348.  edit
  • Jimmy John's (Sandwich shop), 135 W Idaho Street St C, 406-755-6110, [13].  edit
  • Montana Coffee Traders (Sandwiches, Coffee and Tea), 328 W Center St, 406-756-2326 (), [14].  edit
  • Norm's News (1930's local, family-run burger shop & soda fountain!), 34 Main St, 406-756-5466 ().  edit
  • Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza, 238 E Center, 406-257-8787.  edit
  • Subway, 235 W Idaho, 406-755-2424.  edit
  • Bojangles Diner, 1319 Hwy 2 W, 406-755-3222.  edit
  • City Brew Coffee, 15 Heritage Way, 406-257-9416, [15].  edit
  • Cold Stone Creamery (Ice Cream, Cakes, Cupcakes, Shakes, Smoothies & more), 110 Hutton Ranch Road, ().  edit
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit, 175 Hutton Ranch Rd St 115, 406-890-6340 (), [16].  edit
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries (100% fresh American beef, fresh cut potatoes, hand formed patties with fabulous fries), 2415 US Hwy 93 N, 406-752-4567 (), [17].  edit
  • Great Harvest Bread (breads & sweets, sandwiches, soups & salads), 45 Heritage Way, 406-755-9733 (fax: 406-755-9766), [18].  edit
  • IHOP (Family Friendly Restaurant), 2425 US 93 N, (), [19].  edit
  • Bajio Mexican Grille, 110 Hutton Ranch Rd, 406-756-1948.  edit
  • Burger King, 205 18th Street East.  edit
  • Frugals, 1815 Hwy 93 S, 406-257-6710, [20].  edit
  • McDonalds, 1110 Hwy 2 W, 406-755-7161.  edit
  • Scoreboard Pub & Casino (breakfast, lunch, & dinner), 75 Woodland Park Drive, 406-756-8888.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Bonelli’s Bistro (Italian, Vegetarian), 38 C 1st Avenue West, 406-257-8669, [21].  edit
  • Brannigan’s Irish Pub (Irish, Bar Food), 101 E Center Street, 406-393-2418, [22].  edit
  • Desoto Grill (MT Style Smocked BBQ), 227 1st Street West, 406-314-6095 (), [23].  edit
  • Hop’s Downtown Grill (Montana's Best Burgers, 100 Craft Beers, Artisan Wines), 121 Main St, 406-755-7687 (), [24].  edit
  • Mooses Saloon (Kalispell tradition since 1957; large variety beer, world famous pizza and a great selection of sandwiches), 173 N Main, 406-755-2337 (), [25].  edit
  • Pizza Hut (Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Salad Bar, Wings and More!), 55 N Main, 406-752-1111 (), [26].  edit
  • Sykes Diner (Kalispell's oldest restaurant. Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Famous for a 10c cent cup of coffee.), 202-2nd Ave W, 406-257-4304 (), [27].  edit
  • Famous Dave's BBQ, 2340 Hwy 93 N, (406) 752-7427 (), [28].  edit
  • Applebee's, 2322 US Hwy 93 N, 406-755-5575 (, fax: 406-257-8722), [29].  edit
  • HuHot Mongolian Grill (Asian stir-fry), 130 Hutton Ranch Road, 406-755-0757 (), [30].  edit
  • MacKenzie River Pizza, 2230 Hwy 93 S and 45 Treeline Rd., [31].  edit
  • Tree Frog Tavern (Feature steaks, burgers, fish tacos, steamed clams and frog legs.), 1250 US Highway 2 West, 406-756-3764 ().  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • 406 Bar and Grill (Laid-back experience with tapas and eclectic cocktails and wine.), 139 First Avenue West, 406-755-4441, [32].  edit
  • Blue Canyon Restaurant (steaks, seafood, pasta, flathead pizzas, wild game features, custom desserts, great selection of wines and a full bar), 1845 Hwy 93 S #207, 406-758-2583, [33].  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • AERO INN, 1830 Hwy 93 S, 406-755-3798 (toll free: 800-8436114, , fax: 406-752-1304), [34].  edit
  • America’s Best Value Inn, 1550 Hwy 93 N, 406-756-3222 (toll free: 866-684-5224, , fax: 406-756-3277), [35].  edit
  • Best Western Flathead Lake Inn & Suites, 4824 Hwy 93 S, 406-857-2400 (toll free: 888-226-1003, , fax: 406-857-2401), [36].  edit
  • Blue & White Motel, 640 E Idaho, 406-755-4311 (toll free: 800-382-3577, ), [37].  edit
  • Comfort Inn Big Sky, 1330 Hwy 2 W, (406) 755-6700 (fax: 406-755-6717), [38].  edit
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 1680 Hwy 93 S, 406-752-3467 (toll free: 800-843-7301, fax: 406-752-3489), [39].  edit
  • Glacier Ridge Suites, 281 1st Ave WN, 406-752-4333 (toll free: 800-406-4072, ), [40].  edit
  • Greenwood Village Inn Suites, 1150 E. Oregon St, 406-257-7719 (, fax: 406-752-4819), [41].  edit
  • The FairBridge Inn & Suites, 1701 Hwy 93 South, 406-755-6100 (), [42].  edit
  • Hampton Inn Kalispell, 1140 Hwy 2 West, 406-755-7900 (, fax: 406-755-5056), [43].  edit
  • Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell, 1840 US Hwy 93 South, 406-756-4500 (, fax: 406-756-4505), [44].  edit
  • Holiday Inn Express, 275 Treeline Road, 406-755-7405 (toll free: 888-465-4329, fax: 406-755-7544), [45].  edit
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton, 195 Hutton Ranch Rd, 406-755-8080 (, fax: 406-755-8086), [46].  edit
  • Historic Kalispell Grand Hotel, 100 Main St, 406-755-8100 (toll free: 800-858-7422, , fax: 406-752-8012), [47].  edit
  • Kalispell Hilltop Inn, 801 E Idaho, 406-755-4455 (, fax: 406-755-3117), [48].  edit
  • LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 255 Montclair Dr, 406-257-5255 (toll free: 800 531-5900, fax: 406-257-7361), [49].  edit
  • MOTEL 6, 1540 HWY 93 S, 406-952-3206 (fax: 406-752-6358), [50].  edit
  • Red Lion Hotel Kalispell, 20 N Main, 406-751-5050 (toll free: 800-325-4000, , fax: 406-756-1510), [51].  edit
  • Super 8, 1341 1st Ave East, 406-755-1888 (toll free: 800-800-8000, fax: 406-755-1888), [52].  edit
  • Travelodge, 350 N Main, 406-755-6123 (toll free: 800-578-7878, fax: 406-755-1604), [53].  edit
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 250 Old Reserve Drive, 406-314-6600 (fax: 406-314-6611), [54].  edit

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