Things to Do in Polson Montana
Polson 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:
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
Sandpiper Art Gallery, Phone:406.883.5956 www.sandpiperartgallery.com
Places to Stay:
America’s Best Value Port Polson Inn
Flathead Lake Inn
Kwataqnuk Resort & Casino
Mission Mountain Resort
Red Lion Ridgewater Inn & Suites Polson
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
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