• The Flathead River as seen from West Glacier, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, October 2013
    What to do in West Glacier: Your Guide to West Glacier, Montana

    For those of us that live near here, West Glacier, Montana, is sometimes passed over as a small ...

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  • Reeder's Alley, Helena, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Things to do in Helena, Montana

    Helena, Montana, is the capital city of Montana, and was initially founded with the discovery ...

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  • Why Are The Rocks In Glacier National Park So Colorful?

    I recently had a picnic at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana, where I looked down ...

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  • Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, Philipsburg, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog
    The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center, Philipsburg, Montana

    The Granite County Museum and Cultural Center is located in the former Courtney Hotel on South ...

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  • The Grand Union Hotel, Fort Benton, Montana

    We recently took a trip back in time and visited the charming Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, ...

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Wild Horse Island, Flathead Lake, Montana

Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake as seen from the air, Montana Vacation Blog

Wild Horse Island is the largest island on Flathead Lake in northwest Montana.  This 2,000 acre state park is day-use only, and is only accessible by boat.  Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River, measuring approximately 30 miles long and 16 miles wide. The ...

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Where to find a Camel and a Zebra in northwest Montana

Camel in Columbia Falls, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

If you are looking for a fun outing in the Flathead Valley, there is a ranch that keeps a camel, a zebra, and bison alongside a few horses in Columbia Falls, Montana. Driving by you will most likely do a double take, trying to decide if you are actually seeing a zebra and a camel... Read More

First Northwest Montana Snow 2014

Snowfall in the Flathead Valley, November 2014

There is something about the first snow that just puts a start on the winter season and makes me feel like the holidays have arrived.  This time of year is so special.  Picking out a Christmas tree, wrapping presents, and baking while listening to Christmas music.  It is truly the season of ...

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Your Montana Holiday Shopping Gift Guide 2014 from Montana Vacation Blog

The Third Wheel Montana sign

Looking for Montana-inspired Christmas gifts this year??  Have you been wanting the state of Montana on a t-shirt, a necklace, or a picture frame?!  The love for Montana is everywhere, and the amount of Montana products is at an all-time high.  This makes your shopping easy this year, for ...

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The Nutcracker Ballet, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, Bigfork, Montana

The Nutcracker Ballet is performed every year the weekend following Thanksgiving at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts in Bigfork, Montana by the Northwest Ballet Company. There are two shows each day, an afternoon show and an evening show from Friday to Sunday.  On Friday and Saturday, ...

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Christmas Decorating, Art Walk, and Christmas Tree Lighting in Bigfork, Montana

Downtown Whitefish, Montana with the holiday decorations and Whitefish Mountain Resort in the background at sunrise, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, 2014

A fun activity every winter for many small towns in Montana, is the Christmas decorating and the Christmas Tree lighting.  Elves fill the streets to string the garland and lights across the small streets to fill the town with Christmas and holiday cheer. This is a fun time in both Whitefish and ...

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Lodging at the Great Northern Resort, West Glacier, Montana

Great Northern Resort, West Glacier, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

We have always enjoyed our stay at the Great Northern Resort in West Glacier, Montana.  We stayed at their resort last year, and unfortunately the weather knocked out the power and the rain and cold sent us running back to Whitefish.  The resort was kind enough to let us give it a try again ...

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Postcards {Photos} from Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Bowman Lake at Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

It is no secret that I love Bowman Lake, tucked away in the northwest corner of Glacier National Park in Montana.  Some people may not want to make the long trek to this stunning lake, but the journey is well worth the trouble.  Bowman Lake has a nice beach area along with some grass, making... ...

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“All about Glacier” Lecture Series at FVCC

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana, is presenting a 3-part lecture series entitled, “All about Glacier.” There will be three different topics discussed, and entry is FREE, for anyone wanting to learn more about Glacier National Park!  All lectures will take ...

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Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch, Kalispell, Montana

Sweet Pickin's Pumpkin Patch, Kalispell, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch is a fun stop from the end of September through the end of October for your children.  Whether you are a local or you are visiting from out of town, this is a great way to entertain your kids and tire them out. This is a really fun pumpkin patch in... Read More