- Historic Sites
The Best Of The Big Sky
Montana’s Flathead Valley has captivated tourists for more than a century
July/august 1996 | Volume 47, Issue 4
Before dinner on our last night, I took a little hike up a nearby hillside and paused at dusk to look out at the valley, with its endless forests and a rim of purple mountains silhouetted against what’s famously—and accurately—known as the “big sky.” It’s truly a beautiful sight, and I felt an urge to quibble with Louis W. Hill. The “Switzerland of America” indeed! Switzerland has nothing on this place.