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St. Ignatius Mission

P.O. Box 667, Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
406-745-2768
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Type: Missions
Description: A Jesuit mission decorated with impressive paintings of scenes from the Old and New Testaments.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
66 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

While traveling in Montana, a friend wanted to stop and see the St. Ignatius Mission. The church was just slightly off the main road (93, I think) so we made a brief stop. The paintings and interior are beautiful and unique, like nothing I've ever seen. History indicates the mission cook did the paintings. The original small log mission is... More

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Bountiful, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I'm always in awe over beautiful descriptive art that you can read the story in the picture. This artist had a gift from His Creator. The history of the men and women who devoted their lives to this place is preserved for us to enjoy.

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Seattle, Wasington
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stopped on the way to Glacier - and were the only people there. Walking into the quiet blue solitude is soothing no matter what your spiritual bent is. The artwork is amazing, especially given that the artist was a cook with no formal training. The stained glass windows are simple but very beautiful in their simplicity. Very tranquil. Take... More

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Seattle
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436 reviews 436 reviews
101 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Lovely late 19th century mission church with fine murals. The same artist who did these murals (a Jesuit priest w/o formal artictic training, whose main job was a mission cook) did another splendid job at the even more spectacular church of St. Francis Xavier in Missoula.

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Avery Island, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Beautiful old Catholic Church. Breath taking murals. Interesting history. Nice little town. ...And you're at the bottom of the hill before you head up to see The Glacier National Park. Everyone in the area is very friendly as well.

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Montana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

For crying out loud, clean up the town! What a mess. The mission is okay but the historical charm is lacking because it is surrounded by trashy trailer homes. This area used to be lovely and peaceful when we first came through almost 40 years ago. Now it is rundown. The inside is interesting, considering how it came about.

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Amity, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Mission is beautiful and the history interesting. And, best of all it is free. It is open to visitors pretty much all of the time

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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

A beautiful place to see...acoustics are lovely. The art work and statues aware and the historic buildings around the place make this stop a must on your way to Glacier Park from The Missoula area-just off Hwy 93 in St Ignatius

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Arlee, Montana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

It is so beautiful. All the stained glass. Very interesting to go thru the little out buildings and get the information on the history. They have a lot of old pictures and history.

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Indianapolis, IN
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We made a number of quick stops in Montana rather than hitting the big parks or attractions and this one did not disappoint. This is a beautiful, historic mission site - the feature of which is the church. Beautiful murals cover all the walls on the inside. Colored glass windows provide beautiful light play inside the church.

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