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Perhaps the most well known region of Montana, Glacier Country's biggest draw is in it's name - Glacier National Park. Once considered to be a "best kept secret," the park now draws 2.2 million visitors per year, and with good reason. Before or after a visit to Glacier, there’s much more to experience within a days drive of the Park. For those who are traveling to the historic park (or trying to avoid it) we present a few more “best kept” rural heritage adventures.
What to Expect: Glacier Country outside the Park is defined by the history of the Forest Service, featuring lookout towers, ranger stations, and even a tree nursery. Intertwined and integral to the Park and the Forest Service, the railroad, logging, and mining industries played a strong role in influencing the region’s built environment. Enjoy the trip!