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Crown of the Continent Discovery Center

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Visiting Glacier National Park and looking for: things to do, food and drink, locally made souvenirs, visitor information, or family activities? Located just a mile from Glacier National Park, the Discovery Center is on your way to the park for last...more
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12000 US Highway 2 East, West Glacier, MT 59936
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

All though this fantastic business is a little hard to find, you must search it out! They have a family friendly interactive center full of great info on all aspects of beautiful West Glacier national Park. Staff that is knowledgeable, friendly and happy to help...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We took a half day trail ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters trail guide Tori, and had a blast. She was pleasant to be with, experienced beyond her years, and well versed in the local flora and fauna. We are not experienced horseback riders but they...More

Thank Curt T
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Even if you are not going on a trail ride, the Discovery Center is worth a visit. Located just down the road from the west entrance of GNP and on the main drag, it is easy to find. Good information on the local area with...More

Thank Ellyk2012
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Stopped here because it was the meeting place for our trail rides. The store itself is unremarkable and has limited items. It advertised a petting zoo which never seemed to have any animals in it. Overall, unless you need to come here for the trail...More

Thank RobinH3204
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi Robin H., thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you were able to reserve a trail ride in the height of our season. Sorry to hear that you were not able to find anything remarkable in our shop. We encourage...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Not much discovery, but an opportunity for some ice cream or Mexican food. And a decent selection of local art and hiking/camping items.More

Thank emstead
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi Emstead, thank you for the good review. It sounds like you did not discover our interactive geotourism displays during your visit to the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center. We have several State funded educational displays throughout our gift shop that teach about the...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The discovery center was a nice place for the kids to rest and explore. They really enjoyed the interactive displays. We also had some delicious ice cream cones and a great latte. My only suggestion for improvement is to have more than one staff person...More

Thank louisar760
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Louisa R, thanks for the great review! Happy to hear that you found our venue relaxing, and that the kids enjoyed the learning displays. We apologize for being understaffed that day. We typically staff the ice cream parlor with two or three employees, as...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

We thought this might be a touristy spot (not our fave) but we were looking for a hat, and we stopped in. Glad we did! They have a darling ice cream shop and the Mexican restaurant next door smelled great (we got there at closing)....More

Thank Goochbird
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Hi Goochbird, thank you so much for the great review! We love to hear that visitors are finding (and loving) our favorite gem just outside Glacier National Park. Thanks for stopping in to enjoy the Made in Montana gift shop, local ice cream, and the...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

the kids loved it and wanted to return the following day to stay longer. Not much for the adults - so just ok for us.More

Thank CRC_869394
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi CRC_869394, Thank you for the review, so happy to hear that your kids loved it and wanted to return, we hear this a lot! Sorry to hear that the adult amenities were just ok for you. We actually offer quite a bit for adults...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Our whole family loves stopping here! There is something for everyone! Great atmosphere and a bonus of delicious ice cream too!!!

Thank Sarah B
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Sarah B. Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that you love our shop. The Sweet Peaks Ice Cream is one of our favorite treats as well! Happy Trails, Crown of the Continent Discovery Center and Swan Mountain Outfitters

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We recently did a couples trip to Whitefish and had the pleasure of visiting the discovery center on our way to hike Glacier. The staff was so welcoming and friendly! We sipped cold fresh beer while shopping their amazing selection of locally made gifts. We...More

Thank AdenaMurrey
SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi AdenaMurrey, Thanks for the feedback and the great review! We are so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy all that we have to offer. When our guests really start to look around the shop, they make some very unique discoveries. Our...More

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