West Glacier, Montana
At the west entrance of Glacier National Park is the town of West Glacier, Montana, once known as Belton. The town, located at an elevation of 3,169 feet (966 meters), is small and relies heavily on tourism to survive. Many of the local businesses are seasonal and cater to tourists, especially during the summer. It’s also home to Belton Chalets, built in 1910 and the first Great Northern Railway Hotel at Glacier National Park, which is now a National Historic Landmark. Today, it stands as one of the state’s grandest historic hotels.