Historic Downtown Kalispell

Historic Downtown Kalispell

Are you looking for things to do when you are staying at Three Bears RV Park?

There’s lots to do in the historic downtown Kalispell. It is home to a rich historic district dating back to 1891. Travel to the historic downtown Kalispell and discover a continually revitalized small town that is sure to bring people together for fun and entertainment. From restaurants to distilleries, jewelry shops and clothing shops, you won’t want to miss all it has to offer.

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Shopping

Taking a stroll down the historic main street in Kalispell, you will see all the old vintage signs and rustic storefronts that pay tribute to the long and vivacious past. Did you forget something at home? Don’t worry, the historic downtown has many shops to choose from. They have jewelry stores, clothing stores, furniture stores and so much more. They even have Wheaton’s which is the Oldest Independent Bike Shop in the United States and it just celebrated 100 years!

Food and Beverage

Luckily for Kalispell, a lot of the local food and beverage businesses use locally sourced, farm to table ingredients. Stop in to Moose’s Saloon where you enter through swinging doors and get to munch on the best pizza around! After that, head on over to Norms News for the famous huckleberry milkshake! Do you like beer? Stop in at Hop’s Downtown Grill where they have locally sourced meats and over 100 craft beers! The Kalispell Brewing Co. also has many delicious, hand crafted beers waiting for you to try. Downtown Kalispell even has a winery called Montavino. It had its grand opening in July 2019 and has been successfully bringing wine to Downtown Kalispell since. Sign up for their newsletter for dates and times of tastings and tours!

Museums and Galleries

The small-town charm really comes from the historic downtown museums and galleries. Whatever your artistic leanings, Kalispell has them. If you like learning about Native American culture, if you like looking at photography, if you like seeing old living places turned into museums then this is where you will want to be. Since the late 19th century, Kalispell has worked to preserve old buildings, culture, and history that this town has to offer. Check out the Conrad Mansion built in the 1896. It was home to Charles Conrad, the founder of Kalispell, Montana. Approximately, 90% of the decorations and furnishings are completely original to the home.

While you’re at it, stop in to the Northwest Montana History Museum for a time traveling tour through history. From Native American culture to the railroad industry, the timber industry, and the European settlers, there’s so much to learn about this historic small town. If you like learning more about historic art, check out the Hockaday Museum of Art, the Montana Modern Fine Art, and the Artist Co-ops scattered throughout the historic downtown of Kalispell, Montana. Museums and galleries are truly one of the best things to do and see when you are staying in Kalispell.

Check out all the small town charm Kalispell has to offer at Discover Kalispell Montana.

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