Visitor Centers

 

The park’s three visitor centers each have knowledgeable staff ready to answer questions and help in trip planning, free maps and other park publications, and a bookstore run by our nonprofit partner, Glacier National Park Conservancy.

Hours vary with the seasons, so check the Basic Information page for current information about each visitor center and other ranger stations and offices.

 

Location
Adjacent to the St. Mary Entrance on Going-to-the-Sun Road, near the town of St. Mary on U.S. Hwy 89 on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.


Hours

Open daily from late May through early October.

Amenities

  • Trip planning information and exhibits, both inside and outside the building
  • Interactive exhibits on American Indian tribes and their ties to the lands that today make up the park
  • Park film, Land of Many Journeys (15 min), shown on the hour and ½ hour
  • Restrooms
  • Water fountain and water bottle filling station
  • Bookstore
  • WiFi
  • Ranger-led Activities
  • Astronomy Programs
  • Wilderness Permitting location
  • Auditorium that hosts Native America Speaks programs and special events
  • Webcam
  • Shuttle Service
  • Parking lot (with plenty of room for shuttle passengers’ vehicles)
  • Historic Mission 66 architecture

Location
Four-way stop intersection of Camas Road and Going-to-the-Sun Road, approximately two miles (3.2 km) north of the West Entrance near the town of West Glacier, Montana.


Hours

  • Open daily mid-May to mid-October.
  • Open weekends in fall, spring, and winter, as staffing allows.


Amenities

  • Trip planning information and exhibits, both inside and outside the building
  • Restrooms (open year-round)
  • Water fountain and water bottle filling station
  • Bookstore
  • WiFi
  • Ranger-led Activities
  • Astronomy Programs
  • Webcam
  • Paved 0.25 mi (0.4 km) biking/walking path to Apgar Village, Apgar Campground, and Lake McDonald
  • Shuttle Service
  • Parking lot (with plenty of room for shuttle passengers’ vehicles)
  • Pioneering, sustainable construction

Location
In the middle of the park at the highest point along Going-to-the-Sun Road, approximately 32 miles (51.5 km) from the West Entrance and 18 miles from the St. Mary Entrance.

  • Approximate driving time from Apgar Visitor Center to Logan Pass is 1.5 hours.
  • Approximate driving time from St. Mary Visitor Center to Logan Pass is 1 hour.

Hours
Open daily during peak season.

Amenities

  • Trip planning information
  • Interactive exhibits, both inside and outside the building
  • Restrooms
  • Water fountain and water bottle filling station
  • Bookstore
  • Ranger-led Activities
  • Trailheads for the Highline and Hidden Lake trails
  • Wildlife and wildflower viewing opportunities
  • Webcam
  • Shuttle service
  • Parking lot (fills extremely early in the morning almost every day it’s open)
  • Historic Mission 66 architecture

 
Four backpackers cross field of wildflowers with mountains in the background

Things to Do

Guided day hikes, backpacking trips, and drop-camp service are available in Glacier's backcountry.

Mountain Goat on a rocky outcrop

Safety

Always enjoy wildlife from the safety of your car or from a safe distance. Do not approach wildlife to take photographs.

A bear warning on a table where people are eating.

Leave No Trace

Many people fall in love with Glacier and then want to learn how to reduce their impact.

Last updated: November 4, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier , MT 59936

Phone:

406-888-7800

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