Flathead lake is known to be the largest freshwater lake on the west side of the Mississippi. Guests can cruise around the lake on a sailboat, swim or fish in the clear waters. There are several hotels and restaurants located all along the lakeside where guests can relax, unwind and savor the delicious local cuisine while also relishing some breathtaking views. This place is ideal for a great trip with friends in May when the cherry trees in the orchards around the lake are in bloom or a perfect family holiday in July or August when there are dozens of stands on the route offering the freshly harvested juicy fruits for sale.
An oasis of the city, Herron Park delights visitors with picturesque views of the Foys Lake and its environs. Lined with pine trees, the park has winding trails that make for a great hiking route. Many outdoor enthusiasts also explore this trail on a mountain bike and it's also quite famous for horseback riding.
The Conrad Mansion is a beautifully kept home dating back to 1895. The home of the Conrad family, the mansion is distinct in its architectural design, interiors and includes exhibits of old furnishings and home decor. Visitors coming to this home and museum can take a look into life as it once existed here in Montana.
The Northwest Montana History Museum is a hot spot for students, not just from Central School, but also from schools in the neighborhood. From significant artifacts to interesting items of historical importance, this museum has left no stones unturned, when it comes to Kalispell's history and culture.
Lone Pine State Park is a wonderful place to explore the great outdoors. Overlooking the Flathead Valley, it has trails for horse riding, mountain biking, hiking and snowshoeing. It also features interpretive displays, a visitor center, picnic spots, wildlife viewing, a beach and a campsite.
The Hockaday Museum of Art preserves and promotes artisans of Montana. The museum exhibits the work of many local artists and includes a unique collection of artifacts that includes crafts and pottery, making it a compelling place to visit while in the city.
A very renowned landmark in the city, the Fisher House was the residential home of Reverend George McVey Fisher and his family. Constructed in the year 1892, the house is very well-preserved and is an exemplar of the Stick/Eastlake style of architecture. It is registered as a national historic place.
A verdant expanse occupying the heart of the city, Woodland Park is Kalispell's beloved public park. It delights visitors with its natural allure that includes a picturesque pond, carefully manicured lawns, peacefully wandering ducks, towering trees, and enchanting birdsongs. The park is also a treat during winters when the pond takes on the role of an ice rink.