Kalispell; Hub of the Valley.
Officially born in 1891, Kalispell developed
on the site where founder Charles Conrad knew the railroad
would establish the main line junction. Conrad opened the
Kalispell Townsite Company, established a bank and began
building a 26-room mansion. His east side home is just one
of many historic homes and buildings created for one purpose
and now used for another. From bed and breakfast inns to
museums and art centers, Kalispell honors the past while
building for the future.
The railroad depot welcomes visitors as the
home of the Chamber of Commerce and the Flathead Convention
& Visitor Bureau. Andrew Carnegie's spirit survives in the
elegant former library, now the Hockaday Museum of Art.
Kalispell's first school brings the past alive as the
Central School Museum.