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AMTRAK's Chicago to Seattle/Portland Empire Builder trans-American train makes stops twice daily in nearby Whitefish. www.amtrak.com Take advantage of DISCOUNT WINTER TRAVEL on Amtrak to Whitefish. 20% OFF ADULT RAIL FARE. Purchase tickets between November 16, 2012 - February 28, 2013 for travel until March 31, 2013. Visit www.amtrak.com for full details. Refer to discount code V410.
You'll find plenty to do in Kalispell's walkable historic downtown but to discover all that Kalispell and the Flathead Valley have to offer a rental car is recommended.
DRIVING TO KALISPELL
Interstate 90 passes through the city of Missoula 115 miles south of Kalispell. From Missoula, U.S. 93 heads north to Kalispell paralleling the impressive Mission Mountain Range and beautiful shore of Flathead Lake.
Coming from the west on I-90, turn off at St. Regis, Montana. Follow Hwy 135 through St. Regis to Hwy 200. Turn left on Hwy 200 towards Plains. At the entrance to Plains turn right on Hwy 28, follow through Hot Springs continuing until you come upon a spectacular vista of Flathead Lake. At the intersection of Hwy 28 and Hwy 93, in Elmo, turn left. Hwy 93 will lead you through the west shore towns of Dayton, Rollins, Lakeside, Somers then into Kalispell.
U.S. Hwy 2 known as the Hi-Line, is the main east-est route across Montana's northern tier and passes through downtown Kalispell.