Crown of the Continent Discovery Center

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Crown of the Continent Discovery Center

Crown of the Continent Discovery Center

Physical Address: 12000 US HWY 2 East,West Glacier, Montana 59936

Local Phone: 406-387-4405


The Crown of the Continent Discovery Center has something for everyone and is fun for all ages.This is a must-stop-shop on your way to or from Glacier National Park. Located just 1.5 miles from the West entrance of Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center proudly features: 

  • Made in Montana gift shop
  • Outdoor recreation gear shop
  • Montana and Glacier National Park logo-wear
  • Ice cream parlor featuring locally-made treats from Sweet Peaks Ice Cream
  • Pre-made locally sourced lunches to-go
  • Snacks and drinks for your trip in the park
  • Horseback trail rides that depart right from the Discovery Center!
  • Public bathrooms
  • Swan Mountain Outfitters activities and reservations center
  • Visitor information
  • Free and educational geotourism displays that teach about the region
  • Petting zoo, fun for kids of all ages!
  • La Casita, our in-house authentic Mexican restaurant and a local favorite
  • Bar featuring locally crafted beers on tap, cocktails made with local spirits and local wine
  • Coffee and espresso shop, and more!

Enjoy a latte, ice cream cone or a cold beverage inside, or on our large outdoor covered porch. Grab a pre-made lunch to get you through your hike in the park. Bring your kids in to use the interactive geotourism displays, while you shop for unique and locally made gifts. Eat a burrito made with freshly-made, hand pressed tortillas at La Casita Mexican Restaurant. Reserve and indulge in a horseback trail ride in Glacier National Park, or right from the Discovery Center; where you will ride through the Flathead National Forest. Before you leave, say hi to our cute and friendly four-legged friends in the petting zoo!

Watch this video to learn more about the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center!

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