Local Area Attractions
Flathead Lake is 28 miles long and 15 miles wide, making it the largest freshwater lake in the western United States. There is 128 miles of shoreline, and the maximum depth is 386 feet. The lake offers some of the finest year-round fishing available. Major species south over the years include large sized lake trout, lake whitefish, yellow perch, bull trout and west slope cutthroat.
Glacier National Park
Many options available like taking the scenic Going-to-the-Sun road which winds through mountain valleys carved by ancient glaciers, with stark contrasts of pristine cedar and pine forest and sheer rock walls leading to Logan Pass. Take the infamous Red Bus tour through the park. Also available are several turnouts for sight-seeing and photographs. For more information view the Glacier National Park website
National Bison Range
Established in 1908 to protect one of the most important remaining herds of American Buffalo, this 19,000-acre natural grassland is the home of approximately 400 of the great shaggy animals. At the visitor center you will find interpretive exhibits, information about the Range and a map of two, self-guided drives through the Range. In addition to the bison you may see elk, whitetail and mule deer, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn antelope. Allow approximately two hours for the drive.
Miracle of America Museum
This is the Smithsonian of the West. Over 100,000 artifacts in 27 separate buildings. Contact them at 406-883-6804
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Flathead River Indian National Finals Rodeo
The Flathead River Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo will be held at the Polson Fairgrounds with nightly performances at 6:30 p.m. This event features some of the best Native American cowboys and cowgirls throughout the United States.
Sept. 6 Polson Fly In
The public is invited to join pilots at the Polson Airport for an exciting day of aviation activities, beginning with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Watch as visiting aircraft arrive and land. View some fantastic aircraft from home built, vintage, war birds, float planes to general aviation aircraft. View static demonstration aircraft of Life Flight, watch things fly from Model RC aircraft to skydivers. Over 100 aircraft and pilots participated last year.