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St. Ignatius Mission

P.O. Box 667, Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
406-745-2768
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Type: Missions, Cultural
Owner description: A Jesuit mission decorated with impressive paintings of scenes from the Old and New Testaments.
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Type: Missions, Cultural
Owner description: A Jesuit mission decorated with impressive paintings of scenes from the Old and New Testaments.
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had heard and read about St. Ignatius Mission and after seeing tourist sign made the stop on the way to Flathead Lake. Beautiful church with and outdoor museum and buildings to recreate the original setting. Interior of church is beautiful and worth a peaceful moment.

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Luton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A Church and little museum that were really memorable. The Church is so beautiful and so unexpected.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This beautiful simple little church is a work of art inside. The frescos are all over the walls and the light streaming through the stained glass make this a peaceful stop. I recommend it for everyone.

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Guilford, Indiana
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41 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Saw a little write up in the AAA travel book and we stopped in here after going thru the Natl Bison Refuge. It is close by. I was in awe of all the frescos and could not believe this man had no professional training.. Each was breathtaking.

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Dublin, California
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33 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The inside of the old mission church is covered with frescos painted by Brother Joseph Carignano, who had no professional training in art and decorated the church in between working as the cook and handyman.

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Vancouver, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were headed south from Glacier to Bozeman and remember reading about this in the hotel attraction sheet. Its a nice break. Beautiful paintings. Its nice to see a unique perspective of religion. Its a christian church but merges indian beliefs. Two pictures in the back depict Christ the Chief and Mary as an indian with Christ as a papoose... More 

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

From the first visit more then 20 years ago I fell in love with this church. So much so I was married there! We make a visit every time we are in Montana. The murals are beautiful. Great history behind this mission. Mass is still held on Sundays. If you love beautiful churches than this stop is a must.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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149 helpful votes 149 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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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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