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The Glacier Park
is located in
Montana - just
12 miles from
30 miles from
Park. It is
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cross cable bridges between platforms, and
more. These obstacles vary from 10 to 50 feet
above the ground. All guests are fitted with a
full body harness. For further details, access
For those who are more comfortable on
a golf course, there are several public courses
from which to choose. The 18-Hole, par 72
Whitefish Golf Club, North Course; and its
counterpart - the South Course are both over
6,500 yards. Located near Whitefish Lake,
the courses are scenic. There are several
more in close proximity, so bring your clubs.
Whitefish is easy to reach. Fly into Glacier Park International which is only fifteen
minutes from the town. A favorite mode of
transportation is on Amtrak's Empire Builder®
train that stops at the historic Whitefish
Depot. Known as the Great Northern Railway Passenger and Freight Depot, it was
placed on the National Register of Historic
Places in 2002. It is one of the busiest train
stations in Montana due to it's location within the town of Whitefish and near the
western edge of Glacier National Park.
Hiking near Whitefish
and in Glacier National Park provides a
vast variety of scenic trails if you are just out for a stroll or
want a multi-day adventure for like minded groups or
families. Maps are available at area visitor's centers and
sports shops. The natural environment is breathtaking!
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While in the Area, Don't Miss
Glacier National Park
Like much of the west, this area was
first inhabited by Native America tribes. The
first Europeans to enter the area in the mid
1800s were trappers, followed by miners. The
first actual settlers came in the 1880s as the
rail lines began to connect the country. Trains
brought more people. Many of them stayed.
By the late 18th Century these settlers realized the geography of this land was very special - very unique. It transcended the minerals
found in the ground and the soils to farm.
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George Bird Grinnell was one of them.
He took an interest in this area. Having
earned a PhD in zoology at Yale University in
1880, he took numerous trips to the American
West to study the land, the native populations
and wildlife. Being one of the earliest conservationists and naturalists, Grinnell was involved with protecting the Yellowstone area
and preserving it for future generations as the
first National Park in America. He also saw
the potential in this beautiful area of Montana.