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Montana Glacier National Park

November 17th, 2022

A historic landmark with plenty of activities for all ages, Glacier Montana National Park is comprised of roughly 1.4 million acres of wonderful wilderness land in the western United States. Open year round, a full range of park services are available from late May through September, and limited service is available off season.

The park was established in the late 1890′s with visitors arriving at West Glacier (formerly known as Belton) by train. Since no roads existed at that time in the mountainous region, sightseers would then continue traveling by stagecoach for several miles to Lake McDonald. Then they continued by boat to the Snyder Hotel, an approximate 8-mile trip.

The region became a Forest Preserve in 1900, open to mining and homesteading. However in 1910, after efforts of explorer George Bird Grinnell and others to further help protect the area, President Taft signed a bill establishing Glacier as the country’s 10th national park.

Glacier Montana National Park Facts

Enrich your education with these facts about the area:

- Archaeological surveys found evidence of humans in this area dating back more than 10,000 years.

- Various Indian tribes inhabited the area; the Blackfeet Indians (east), Salish and Kootenai Indians (west).

- The Lewis and Clark Expedition came within 50 miles of this park in 1806.