Years in the planning, the Northwest Montana History Museum launched its long-awaited walking tour in 2023. The Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour: The Iron Horse Snorted in the Garden of Eden runs 10 a.m. Mondays and 4 p.m. Fridays through September. Private tours also are available at other days and times. To inquire about scheduling a private tour for groups of at least three adults, email Donna at “museum” [at] nwmthistory.org or call her at 702-503-3012.
The well-researched, high-quality walking tour shows how Kalispell evolved into the cultural, economic, and transportation hub of Northwest Montana’s unique Flathead Valley. The approximate two-hour, level, and ADA-accessible tour covers about one mile and makes more than two dozen stops amid 30-plus highlighted buildings that tell the story of Kalispell’s history and people.
Along the way walkers learn about architectural styles and modern reuse as well as prominent citizens and early settlers, how a bison herd could buy a city block, and where to spot ghost signs.
All walks begin and end at the Northwest Montana History Museum, 124 Second Ave. East, Kalispell, MT 59901.
Recommended for ages 10+
Museum admission is included with a ticket to the walking tour. The walking tour is $20 for adults; $18 for veterans, seniors, and students; $15 for kids 10 to 17 years old; and $10 for kids 4 to 9.
We look forward to walking with you!
Online ticket sales end a half-hour before the walk begins. Tickets also are available at the museum or by calling 406-756-8381.