Pull over at these great sights lining the road on the 140-mile trip from Missoula to Glacier National Park including smokejumpers and a bison habitat.
1. Kettlehouse Amphitheater
Why Go: Built in 2017, this 4,000-person amphitheater along the Blackfoot River is Montana's version of the Hollywood Bowl and Colorado's Red Rocks.
Access: Located just outside of Missoula, this new music venue is in Bonner. In downtown Missoula, visit The Wilma, a music venue.
2. Hike the M in Missoula
Why go: Join the locals and hike the M trail, which takes you on 10-plus switchbacks and 620 feet above the valley floor in three quarters of a mile. Go a mile farther to reach the top of Mt. Sentinel and for spectacular views.
Access: The trailhead is on the University of Montana campus.
3. Smokejumper Visitor Center in Missoula
Why go: Learn more about this daring group of professionals who parachute into forests to fight wildfires. It's the only place in the country where you can take a tour of a smokejumper training facility.
Access: 5765 W. Broadway St. in Missoula
4. Black Coffee Roasting Co. in Missoula
Why go: This local favorite serves organic coffee that is ethically traded, sustainably packaged and tastes great.
Access: Head to 525 E. Spruce St. in Missoula.
5. Hockaday Museum
Why go: Discover the stories of Glacier National Park through the artists and authors and vintage maps.
Access: It's located at 302 2nd Ave. E. in Kalispell, Mont.
6. The Whiskey Barn
Why go: Glacier water never tasted as good as it does in Glacier Distilling's small-batch whiskey. Stop at this tasting room to sample this locally made drink and other spirits.
Access: Just 7 miles from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park, it's on 10237 Hwy. 2 E. in Coram, Mont.
7. National Bison Range
Why go: Look for some of the 350 bison that inhabit the National Bison Range. President Teddy Roosevelt established the range in 1908 to provide a permanent home for bison.
Access: From the south, take Hwy. 93 north to Ravalli, turning west on Hwy. 200 to Hwy. 212. Travel north on Hwy. 212 for 5 miles to the entrance.
8. Two Sisters Cafe
Why go: The huckleberry pie here keeps locals coming back.
Access: It's located in Babb, Mont., past Glacier National Park's East Entrance.
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