Downtown Whitefish, Montana, Christmas Stroll and Winter Photos

Casey's Bar, downtown Whitefish Montana on a snowy winter day, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Every year, the city of Whitefish decorates the downtown with garland and red bells, transforming this small Montana town into a wintery, festive world.  The shops add to the joy by decorating the storefronts, and then the snow falls, and Whitefish becomes a magical place.  In December each ...

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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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Whitefish Gallery Nights: A Free Night of Art in Northwest Montana!

Downtown Whitefish, Montana, with a view of Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana Vacation Blog

Whitefish, Montana, offers a fun event on Thursday nights called “Whitefish Gallery Nights.”  This is their tenth year, and you have six dates to try to make it over the summer. This is a fun and FREE event that is open to the public.  You are invited into 15 art shops and galleries ...

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Opal Mountain Gems, Philipsburg, Montana: The Place to Mine for Sapphires

Opal Mountain Gems, Philipsburg, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Opal Mountain Gems provides a great family stop when traveling through southwest Montana. Located in Philipsburg, this is a great stop along your tour.  We offer outside sapphire mining and gold panning using a running water flume – all equipment provided.   Inside you’ll find wonderful ...

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“Best of Montana” from National Geographic

Best of Montana from National Geographic

National Geographic has come out with a “Best of Montana” guide, complete with stunning photos and insider information to help you plan your trip to Montana, no matter the season. They have guides ranging from “Where the Locals Go,” to “Best of Montana ...

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Poisonberry Jewelry: Adorable Montana Love Necklaces

Poisonberry Jewelry, Big Sky Love, Montana heart necklaces

One of my favorite items to buy in Montana are the adorable heart necklaces made by Poisonberry Jewelry.  The “Big Sky Love” Series is a tribute to the love so many of us feel for Montana.  And it just so happens that this series comes in adorable, multi-colored designs that anyone ...

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Headframe Spirits, Butte, Montana

Headframe Spirits, Butte, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

Headframe Spirits is a Montana distillery and tasting room in the heart of Butte that pays tribute to Butte’s mining heritage. A headframe is the structural frame above an underground mine shaft.  Headframes have cultural significance in Butte — with Butte’s mining history, ...

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What to do in West Glacier: Your Guide to West Glacier, Montana

The Flathead River as seen from West Glacier, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, October 2013

For those of us that live near here, West Glacier, Montana, is sometimes passed over as a small town you drive through near the West Entrance to Glacier National Park.  This small town offers many opportunities for visitors to enjoy, besides the fact that it is the gateway into the stunning ...

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Local Breweries in the Flathead Valley, Montana (Whitefish, Kalispell, Polson, Columbia Falls, and Bigfork)

Looking to try a local beer?  Here is a list of breweries in the Flathead area (listed by town, including Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Lakeside, Polson, Whitefish): BIGFORK  Flathead Lake Brewing Company – 25008 Hwy 35, (5 miles south of) Bigfork, Montana www.flatheadlakebrewing.com They have live ...

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Where can I rent a bike in Whitefish or Kalispell, Montana?

Are you looking to rent a bike during your stay in Whitefish, Montana, or Kalispell, Montana?  Here’s where to go:   KALISPELL Bikology – 155 North Main Street, Kalispell, Montana www.bikology.com They offer any service you need – apparel, bicycles for sale, to rent, or repair ...

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