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Crown of the Continent Discovery Center

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12000 US Highway 2 East, West Glacier, MT 59936
+1 406-387-4405
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The discovery center was a nice place for the kids to rest and explore. They really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisa R
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Great place! Super friendly staff, fun things to see

We thought this might be a touristy spot (not our fave) but we were looking for a hat, and we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Goochbird
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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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 minute supplies, great food, local beer & coffee, & Made in Montana gifts. While shopping, check out our interactive geotourism displays placed throughout the venue. The Discovery Center's displays are free, and engage the whole family; learn about the area and it's unique geologic history. Kids always enjoy the hands-on experience of our outdoor Petting Zoo as well. Enjoy an authentic Mexican meal at La Casita Restaurant. We also have a wide array of outdoor gear for all recreation needs. Explore Montana's wilderness with a guide; the Discovery Center is the main office for Swan Mountain Outfitters. From whitewater rafting to hiking, horseback riding, llama trekking, fly fishing, hunting & snowmobiling, we can make it happen for you!
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“petting zoo” (4 reviews)
“la casita” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
12000 US Highway 2 East, West Glacier, MT 59936
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+1 406-387-4405
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Louisa R
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SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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SMRswanlake, Public Relations Manager at Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

A little bit of everything - seriously! Lots of great shopping (both Made in Montana products and others), history and info, dining, ice cream, horseback trips and (my favorite) locally made beer and spirits! Bar and ice cream on one end, dinner on the other,...More

Thank Jenn M
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

There is a lot of good information on the area here. The gift shop specializes in locally made artisan gifts from food items to jewelry. The management is very selective about what they offer. Delicious gourmet coffee is available and there is a Mexican restaurant...More

Thank wercozee
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Great space filled with a surprising variety of gear and gifts. The educational displays are well done and the kids love them. We book our horseback rides from here too. Friendly staff and locally owned, which is a big plus is our book!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The discovery center is the perfect place to stop for a latte on the way into the Glacier Park or for the best “made in Montana” ice cream on the way out. There is an amazing 3D interpretive map where you can scout out your...More

Thank Lindsey B
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

It seems like not many people know to stop, but it’s a gem. Mexican restaurant, ice cream, camping gear, and locally made goods are all inside, but what I really like are the informational exhibits. I hear you can even go for a nice easy...More

Thank Corrie H
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