Founded in 1891, Kalispell today has grown into the business and commercial hub of northwest Montana. Situated midway between Glacier Park and Flathead Lake, Kalispell manages to maintain a small-town atmosphere while making available all of the conveniences of a much larger city.
Offering a harmonious mixture of old-world charm, spectacular scenery, friendly locals, a casual lifestyle and an endless array of outdoor activities, it is easy to see why Kalispell was awarded the "Best Mountain Town in America Title" from Mountain Sports and Living Magazine.
Drive less than 30 minutes from town in any direction and you will find yourself basking in the beauty of some of Montana's most prized treasures and attractions including Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshal Wilderness Complex to the east, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort to the north, Flathead Lake to the South and a string of lakes and rivers to the west.
But you don't even need to get into your car in order to explore and enjoy all of mother nature's spenders in Kalispell. There are more than 20 beautiful parks scattered throughout the city limits, including the 38-acre Woodland Park with it's flower gardens, water park, log pavilion, skate park, hockey rink and large pond complete with fountains.
And Kalispell isn't just limited to it's outdoor attractions, art and culture is abundant everywhere you look in Kalispell, from the Conrad Mansion Museum to the Hockaday Museum of art and many points in between. Boutiques and gift shops line both sides of main street and several artistic murals, sculptures and other artistic expressions are located throughout the town.