Ronan Area Attractions
Glacier National Park – Called the “Crown Jewel” of the North American Continent, Glacier National Park is home to 400-foot waterfalls, 25 glaciers and it’s “going to the Sun” road will take you over the 6,646 foot above seal level Logan Pass.
The National Bison Range – Administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Bison Range was established in 1908 and is one of the oldest Wildlife Refuges in the nation. Elk, deer, pronghorn, black bear, coyote and ground squirrels share the area with approximately 500 bison.
St. Ignatius Mission – Built in 1891 by American Indians and Jesuit missionaries, the building is made out of bricks crated from local clay. The sanctuary contains 58 hand-painted murals by Brother Joseph Carignano, a self-taught artist who worked as the mission cook.
Miracle of America Museum – Ever seen a sheep powered treadmill? How about a motorcycle designed to be parachuted in behind enemy lines? Remember the old drug store soda fountain? The Miracle of America has absolutely something that will be of interest to everyone. To see even half of the exhibits will take a couple of hours….
Flathead Lake – Sail, boat, kayak, canoe, fish and hike (on Wild Horse Island) on Flathead Lake. The largest natural lake in the western U.S. and covering almost 200 square miles, you’ll find plenty to do if you like the water. See also Polson.
Missoula – Called Montana’s cultural hub, Missoula is home to 9 historic districts, boutiques, live theater, symphony, and the University of Montana Grizzlies.
Kerr Dam – Controlling the elevation of Flathead Lake the Kerr Dam’s 204 foot height provides a beautiful view of the Flathead River canyon.
Hot Springs – Years ago, the Pend d’Orielle Indians called the hot springs “big medicine” and relied on the healing powers of the springs. Not much has changed, today thousands of people from around the world come to soak.
Hiawatha Bike Trail -The Hiawatha Bike Trail follows a 15 mile long railroad route, passing through 10 tunnels and across seven high steel trestles.
Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana – The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana was established in 1997 to discover and memorialize the history and culture of the Flathead Reservation and early Montana. It is designed for enrichment, education, and recreation. Named after Chief Joseph Ninepipes, a Bitterroot Salish Chief, the museum is nestled under the protection of the Mission Mountain Range. It contains a wealth of early photos, artifacts and antiques representing more than a century of life in the Flathead Reservation and Montana.