Whitefish

The Whitefish Store

In June of 2016, about a year after the re-brand of the Bigfork Store, The Montana Scene came to Whitefish. At the corner of Central Avenue and E Second Street, The Whitefish Store was the perfect place to branch out and reach a new audience of people who love Montana. Melissa was particularly excited about this new location because Whitefish is where she grew up!

The Montana Scene Whitefish is continually highlighting our newest products and participating in community events. If you're in the Whitefish area be sure to follow their facebook page - The Montana Scene - Whitefish - to stay up to date on all of their adventures!

The Montana Scene Whitefish is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm and Sundays 10am - 6pm.  
148 Central Avenue Whitefish, MT 59937 

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Whitefish gets its name from the actual white fish, which was found in the lake in the mid 1850's. The town was originally nicknamed "Stumptown." The name Stumptown never stuck, but was a name that truly reflected the town at the time - the town was surrounded by stumps left after so many trees were cut down. The first permanent settler was John Morton and by the 1890's the logging crews were booming at the mouth of the river. The big defining moment for Whitefish came with the Great Northern Railway decided to put it's regional headquarters on the south end of the lake. 

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l Town of Whitefish on a fall day - Photo: Explore Whitefish

Once the railroad was in place the town really started to boom. For the beauty and activities of the town was not prone to tourists until the 90's. The ski resort paired with the close proximity of Glacier National Park caused the tourism to boom. 

Today, Whitefish is the home to many local shops and restaurants. The town is always buzzing with visitors and locals looking to find an adventure. 

Throughout the year Whitefish is host to so many fun events and festivals. If you're coming in the winter to ski be sure to check out the Snow Sculpture Symposium and the Whitefish Ice Break Up. 

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l Whitefish Farmers Market is every Tuesday during the summer from 5-7:30pm - Photo: Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market

Summertime is filled with the Farmers Market on Tuesdays, live music on every corner, Big Mountain Run, Festival Amadeus, Feast Whitefish, Whitefish Gallery Nights and Huckleberry Days and Arts Festival. 

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l Whitefish after a fresh blanket of snow in the winter. Photo: Explore Whitefish l 

Fall and Winter are a special time as well as the town quiets down and prepares to ski! Oktoberfest happens for two weekends and the Christmas stroll and decorating is a must see! 

No matter what time of year, Whitefish doesn't disappoint. 

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