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Apgar Visitor Center

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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
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Get the latest information on trails, closings, fires and anything else

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sioux City, Iowa
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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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Thank DNvisitors
Southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Clayton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

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varysburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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Wading River, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Maps and current information about park weather and trail closures are available here. There's a small gift shop and restrooms, and this is where the red bus tours and shuttles start from. The park rangers gave a demo on how to use bear spray the day we were there.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was a helpful and interesting place. We were able to get what we needed for camping and information on other hikes and restaurants.

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