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Address: 300 Beartrack Ave, Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
Phone Number: 406-745-2768
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Description: A Jesuit mission decorated with impressive paintings of scenes from the...
A Jesuit mission decorated with impressive paintings of scenes from the Old and New Testaments.
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Having lived in St. Ignatius and spent many Sunday mornings there I can, without a doubt, let you know that this is a must-stop-and-see mission. The architecture is classic and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Having lived in St. Ignatius and spent many Sunday mornings there I can, without a doubt, let you know that this is a must-stop-and-see mission. The architecture is classic and the construction is amazing. However, the paintings on the ceiling and walls are the main attraction. If you are anywhere in Western Montana it is worth two hours to stop... More 

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This magnificent mission is just off the main highway. When I saw the sign along the highway, I decided to check it out and am so glad I did! It definitely exceeded my expectations!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

To really get a feeling of being in the Mission Valley, you must visit at least one mission church. We were here on a Sunday so were able to catch the church open and could view the 'murals' which are incredible and worth the stop in this tiny town in Montana.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The St. Ignatius Mislsion was built in the early 1890's. This Catholic Church is unique because its walls and ceiling have 58 original paintings by Brother Joseph Carignano on them. Also in the church are two special paintings. One of the Salish Lord and the Lord's mother (in Native American form) that are located in the back of the Mission.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We decided to stop here as it was along the route we were taking. We aren’t sorry we stopped, but it is not the kind of place I would tell people to go out of their way to see. The church is in good shape – and the history of the painted murals is very interesting. The history of the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just a bit off the main road but a cool older Mission worth the side trip. Great mountain backdrop for photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ha, I grew up here. Went to church here as a kid. St. Ignatius is a quaint little town with lots to do if you know where to go. There are waterfalls just a short way up the canyon. The Pow-Wow's are always fun. It was a memorable time in my childhood.

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

On the way between Missoula and Kalispell, Montana, be sure to stop off and the Native American Indian Mission of St Ignatius. The history of this church is fascinating, and the paintings and murals on the interior will surprise you with their beauty. They were painted by the missionary's cook. Recently restored. Free, no fees, but donations are always welcomed... More 

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Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The mission is one of the important sites in Western Montana history related to relations with the Salish and Flathead people. A worthwhile stop for people interested in this heritage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This church is one of the most beautiful I've ever been in. The murals are amazing. If you are traveling thru the Missoula area on I-90 it is well worth the 45 min. drive north the St. Ignatius. You will never regret the time spent to go to the mission. Afterward we had dinner nearby at Old Timer Café. For... More 

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