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Apgar Visitor Center

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Make This New Expanded Visitor's Center the First Stop Once You Arrive.

Naturally you think of the Visitor's Center for information, and that is true. Maybe more importantly than park history and places to visit, you will learn where the bears have... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kalispell, Montana
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Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always, the rangers operating the VC were great helpful friendly and informative. The outside displays were much better than the inside displays. For the size and scope of the west side of the Park, I guess i expected more from the VC. Bathrooms were clean and it is a beautiful setting.

Thank ynpjohn
Kalispell, Montana
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565 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 840 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Naturally you think of the Visitor's Center for information, and that is true. Maybe more importantly than park history and places to visit, you will learn where the bears have been located and where trails are closed because of them. That information will sometimes save you frustration or a lot of driving if the trail you were hoping to hike... More 

Thank MaryEllenM27
Sioux City, Iowa
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386 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Each area of the park has a visitor center and the latest updates on the area are available here. Safety information on wildlife, what trails are open or closed (it varies, depending on a variety of conditions) and about anything else you might want or need to know. Staff is always helpful and friendly.

Thank jnobz
Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is where all the latest information is located, and where the extremely helpful rangers, guides and volunteers work. Ask a question - they really want to help. This is also the place for the tours and red buses. Toilets may be on the limited side, but in late September there were no crowds. Did you know there is free... More 

Thank 367john
Eugene, Oregon
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642 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Rangers are very helpful and informative. I wonder just how many questions they get each season it must be in the tens of thousands. Great place to get direction, get questions answered and to find out what is open or closed.

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Baltic, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

we came in here short on time and the rangers did an awesome job of getting us in to watch the safety video of how to run the bears off which was kinda comical, ;"),, but the scenery once you get through there is just absolutely amazing, we were at Logging Lake for 3 days Canoeing and we had a... More 

Thank watroyer
Knoxville, Tennessee
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293 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This was our first visit to GNP and we were treated to great rest stop at Apgar. There is a restaurant that is very good, with a patio and boat and dock access. The lake view is tremendous and the park service uses the grounds in the area for scheduled activities throughout the spring and summer seasons.

Thank DNvisitors
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138 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Under ronovation when we were there this was a pretty standard VC but that's realy quite a high standard = lots of info and plenty of staff to help if you need it.

Thank Neil C
Clayton, California
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708 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a small but neat center with clean restrooms. There weren't many static displays inside nor much for sale. However, they do sell bear repellant, which could come in quite handy when camping or hiking in the park. There are some displays exposed outside but, as it was raining, we didn't read them. The rangers were quite informative, able... More 

Thank Dale W
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I was hoping that this center on the west side had a lot to offer. It had little to no education and seemed like a place to buy things.

Thank anne h

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