It’s Glacier National Park’s birthday! 107 years ago, on May 11, 1910, President William Taft signed into law the bill that established Glacier National Park. The rest is history. Here in the Flathead Valley, we can’t get enough of our wild backyard. With PureWest Kalispell homes for sale nearby, you can be a Glacier local, too. In honor of the park’s birthday, the U.S. Department of the Interior shared a list of nine fun facts about the park. Get to know your new playground!
You can check out the full list online, but here are our two favorites:
The park may only be a century old, but humans have been drawn to explore its rugged reaches for far longer: evidence of human use in the area dates back over 12,000 years, to the retreat of the Ice Age. This means that whenever you stare out across Lake McDonald or down from Logan Pass, you’re sharing an ancient awe with millions of other people.
And, according to modern records, more than 100 million visitors have been amazed by Glacier’s stunning peaks, teal-blue waters, and diverse flora and fauna. Annual visitation records keep getting smashed. In 1911, just 4,000 people visited. Last summer, more than 2.9 million people passed through the gates. Guess the secret’s out! This one was too good to keep for long. And still, these 1 million acres still feel almost as wild as ever.
Will you be one of the three million to visit the park next summer? Will you find your moment of solitude amid nature? Come for a visit. Stay awhile. Visit the Kalispell homes for sale, and dream of a life where you can visit one of the nation’s most stunning wild areas anytime you’d like. Give us a call today! A PureWest agent can’t wait to help. Or browse online for Kalispell real estate. And don’t forget Whitefish Montana real estate and Bigfork real estate, just a little bit further away.
PHOTO: Kalispell homes for sale are just a short drive away from views like these.