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Address: 300 Beartrack Ave, Saint Ignatius, MT 59865
Phone Number: 406-745-2768
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  A Jesuit mission decorated with impressive paintings of scenes from...

  A Jesuit mission decorated with impressive paintings of scenes from the Old and New Testaments.

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Our friends live near hear and the mission /church was instrumental in my friend's positive childhood development. This mission itself is beautiful, especially the ceiling. After... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Wesley L
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Elkridge, MD
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

While not open to go in and tour - this was a beautiful old church to visit and look at the outside and grounds.

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Thank natslive
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Our friends live near hear and the mission /church was instrumental in my friend's positive childhood development. This mission itself is beautiful, especially the ceiling. After visiting this landmark, check out other sites in the area. Everything is so beautiful!

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Thank Wesley L
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

There are some interesting old buildings in the church grounds. The ceiling of the mission is very ornate.,

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Thank Michael P
Great Falls, Montana
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69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This mission is perhaps the most stunning and well-kept mission I've ever seen. My husband and I stopped here for a quick trip on our way to Flathead Lake, and we were not disappointed! The artwork inside the mission is all the original works of Joseph Carignano, and reminded me somewhat of the Sistine Chapel! The artwork and mission itself... More 

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Thank Ash B
Sun City West, Arizona
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Near the National Bison Range so you can also learn a little History in the same day I recommend this stop.

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Thank ktdid2
Weeki Wachee, Florida
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229 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Worth the time to see this beautiful church. There was a funeral going on when we got there so we had to wait to get Into the church. I don't really know who the funeral was for but I am sure it was a native indian. It does not take long to see the church but take the time to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Thank Tracy M
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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Thank NancyBirk
Blairsville, Georgia
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 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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