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Apgar Visitor Center is Relocated
Contact: Denise Germann, 406 888 5838
The Glacier National Park Apgar Visitor Center operation is relocating to the existing Apgar Transit Center facility, and will begin daily operations Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The new location will be identified as the Apgar Visitor Center and will provide visitor information services, pick-up and drop-off services for the park’s shuttle system and concession-operated tour and transportation services, retail sales managed by the Glacier National Park Conservancy and restroom facilities. The building is recognized as LEED Gold Certified. The new location of the Apgar Visitor Center is located at the t-intersection approximately one mile north of the West Entrance Station on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
The Glacier National Park Conservancy is assisting with the relocation. Superintendent Jeff Mow said, “The Conservancy has been instrumental in working with their donors to provide engineering and design expertise, materials and labor to retrofit the facility to serve as the Apgar Visitor Center.” Mow said he was impressed with the assistance from several local and regional businesses and appreciates the Conservancy’s leadership with this project.”
The small building that housed the visitor center in Apgar Village will have public restroom facilities available, but the main building will be closed. An analysis to determine the future use of that facility will begin later this year.
The park hosts three visitor centers, Apgar, St. Mary and Logan Pass. The opening and closing dates and times are as follows:
May 17 – June 13 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
As snow and road conditions allow – September 1 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
May 24 – June 28 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Did You Know?
Did you know that over 35 Hollywood films were set in Glacier National Park? In honor of film being an American tradition, the Glacier Centennial Program hosted a film festival throughout 2010.