Things to Do in Polson Montana

Things to Do in Polson Montana

Polson MontanaPolson Montana is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation in a natural amphitheater at the south end of Flathead Lake .  Polson celebrates many annual events, including the  Cherry Festival in downtown Polson. The Main Street Cherry Festival is brought to you by the Polson Business Community. The PBC also host many other community events throughout the year.

The broad, sweeping Mission Valley south of Polson is bordered by the rugged, snow-capped Mission Mountains. The Flathead River that flows from Polson features whitewater rafting and Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe’ Dam (formerly Kerr Dam). The National Bison Range at Moiese with its large herds of bison, elk, deer, antelope and barn sheep is nearby, as well as the Ninepipes and Pablo Wildlife Refuges for bird watchers.

Two museums, each part of the Mission Valley Museums group , The Miracle of America and Polson-Flathead Historical Museum, offer many displays and memorabilia. Polson also has several city parks located on the lake. Visitors are advised to keep their cameras ready for the area’s own “Flathead Monster,” sightings of which date back over a hundred years. Also, don’t miss the Polson Golf Course.

Museums and Historic sites:

Museums around Polson MontanaThe nine Mission and Jocko Valley Museums bring to life the rich history of the area.  Located along Highway 93 from Arlee to Polson, the museums include:

Arlee/Jocko Valley Museum: Outdoor Veterans Memorial, memorabilia from area Veterans, Pioneer Day Photographs and more.

Fort Connah Historical Site: Constructed in 1847, the last Hudson’s Bay Trading Post built in the U.S.

The People’s Center Tribal Museum & Gift Shop: Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes authentic Native American History, Museum exhibits.

Garden of the Rockies Museum: Pioneer memorabilia from our Community.

Miracle of America Museum: Montana’s largest and most diversified museum.  Vintage motorcycles dating from 1923.  Vehicles from 1914.  Huge military collection.  41 village buildings.  Outdoor metal sculptures.  Kid friendly.

Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana: Native American and early Montana artifacts, photographs and dioramas.

Four Winds Indian Trading Post: 1870 historic log buildings.  Beads, craft supplies, moccasins, herbs, pipes, hides, artifacts, replicas and books.

Polson Flathead Lake Museum: Reservation Pioneer and Native American exhibits (stagecoach, buggies, daily living). Home of the Flathead Lake Monster!

St. Ignatius Mission Church: Church established in 1854 featuring 58 frescoes and murals, 1864 Sisters of Providence Residence.

Entertainment in Polson Montana


Polson MontanaPort Polson Players Theater, Phone: 406.883.9212

Blue Goose Aviation Phone:719.393.5550 Website:

Boat Rentals and Rides Phone:406.260.5090 Website:

Miracle of America Museum, Inc., Phone:406.883.6804 Website:

Polson Bay Golf Course, Phone:406.883.8230

Polson Fairgrounds Inc. Phone:406.883.1100, Website:

Polson-Flathead Historical Museum, Phone:406.883.3049

Sandpiper Art Gallery, Phone:406.883.5956

Three Dog Adventure Tours, Phone:406.883.3696 Website:

Places to Stay:  

America’s Best Value Port Polson Inn
Phone: 406.883.5385

Flathead Lake Inn
Phone: 406.883.6266

Kwataqnuk Resort & Casino
Phone: 800.882.6363

Mission Mountain Resort
Phone: 406.883.1883

Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson
Phone: 406.872.2200



Polson MontanaPlaces to Eat:

Cove Pizza, Phone: 406.883.0434

Finley Point Grill , Phone: 406.871.1829

Lake City Bakery & Eatery, Phone: 406.883.5667

MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub, Phone: 406.872.2100

Mrs. Wonderful’s Marmalade Cafe, Phone: 406.319.2080

Richwines Burgerville:
(406) 883-2620

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