It starts with the "Crown of the Continent" -- Glacier National Park
-- and extends to Flathead Lake
, largest freshwater lake in the west. Glacier Country is a splendid mix of public lands and private amenities. The Bob Marshall Wildlands Complex, alone, accounts for 1.5 million acres of Federally Protected Wilderness. Add the Jewell Basin hiking area, the National Bison Range, the Flathead Wild & Scenic River, and you'll know why Glacier Country is a destination in itself. Western Montana's largest city is Missoula
, home of the University of Montana. Several smaller cities and towns are anxious to show off attractions that range from historic churches and mansions to championship golf courses.