Visitor Centers

 

Glacier has three main visitor centers. At each, you will find knowledgable staff ready to answer questions and help in trip planning.

You can also pick up park publications and maps at the information desks. Check the Ranger-led Activity Schedule for dates and times of programs given at each location throughout summer.

Each visitor center has a bookstore run by Glacier National Park Conservancy.

Hours vary with the seasons, so check the Operating Hours & Seasons page for specific information about each visitor center and other ranger stations and offices.

 

Location: adjacent to the St. Mary Entrance Station 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 late May to early October

Amenities:

  • Trip planning information and exhibits, both inside and outside building
  • Interactive exhibits on American Indian tribes and their ties to the lands that today make up Glacier National Park
  • Park film Land of Many Journeys (15 min) shown on the hour and ½ hour
  • Restrooms
  • Water fountain
  • Bookstore
  • WiFi
  • Ranger-led activities
  • Astronomy programs
  • Backcountry permitting location
  • Auditorium that hosts Native America Speaks programs and special events
  • Webcam
  • Shuttle service
  • Parking lot (with plenty of room for park-n-riders—leave your car and board free shuttle buses)

Learn about the building's historic Mission 66 architecture.

Location: entry off Going-to-the-Sun Road, approximately two miles (3.2 km) from the West Glacier Entrance Station 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 building
  • Restrooms
  • Water fountain
  • Bookstore
  • WiFi
  • Ranger-led activities, both summer and winter
  • Astronomy programs
  • 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 park-n-riders—leave your car and board free shuttle buses)

Learn about the building's 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 1.5-2 hours.
  • Approximate driving time from St. Mary Visitor Center to Logan Pass is 1 hour.

Hours: Open daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm until September 29.

Amenities:

  • Trip planning information
  • Interactive exhibits, both inside and outside of building
  • Restrooms
  • Water fountain
  • Bookstore
  • Ranger-led activities (including guided hikes)
  • Trailheads for The Highline and Hidden Lake trails
  • Wildlife and wildflower viewing opportunities
  • Webcam
  • Shuttle service
  • Parking lot—usually fills early in the day so take the park shuttle or be patient

Learn about the building's 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: August 30, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936

Phone:

(406) 888-7800

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