Modern buildings blend with historic in Kalispell, the Flathead Valley’s retail and financial center. Art is everywhere. Huckleberry, a 2000 pound carved bear, greets visitors at the corner of Main and Center Streets. And murals grace historic buildings.
The city has more than 20 parks. Some surround historic structures while others were created for today’s active sports. Woodland Park is a year round family favorite with rose garden, rustic log gazebos, log pavilion, picnic areas, water park, skate board park, and a large pond that freezes for winter skating. Where buffalo once grazed, golfers now play the challenging layout of Buffalo Hill Golf Course.
The historic railroad depot welcomes visitors as the home of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce. Across the way, the Kalispell Center Mall offers a modern combination of lodging, shopping and dining. The city is also home to an ever-growing community college, three art foundries, high-speed telecommunications, and a state-of-the art regional medical center.
Past and present blend perfectly in Kalispell, the hub of Montana’s Flathead Valley.
Kalispell is centrally located to the Flathead Valley's recreational hot spots:
* 31 miles from Glacier National Park
* 22 miles from Hungry Horse Dam
* 17 miles from Whitefish and Big Mountain Ski Resort
* 9 miles north of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, with a length of over 27 miles and a maximum width of over 15 miles.
Greater Kalispell: 35,000
Flathead County: 82,490
NW Montana (Lake, Lincoln and Flathead counties): 130,240