Head to Glasgow, Montana, for a taste of this beautiful American state.
Glasgow Airport (GGW)
Like many airports all around the United States, Glasgow Airport came to life in the 1940s to serve the US Airforce. In particular GGW served as one of three satellite strips for the Great Falls Army Air Base.
This is a tiny airport with no real facilities to suit commercial passengers. For the most part this airport serves private charter flights, training schools, air taxis and the military.
Airlines to Glasgow
There are only private and regional airlines that service GGW Airport, and only three destinations that GGW operates flights to. These are Dawson Community (GDV), Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport (SDY) , and Billings Logan International Airport (BIL), all located in the state of Montana. Cape Air operates flights to BIL Airport from Glasgow.
The closest commercial airport to Glasgow, is Billings Logan International Airport (BIL) which is a four and a half hour drive away, or a short hour and a half flight. From BIL passengers will find the standard commercial flights to other states in the country, these are operated by Alaska Airlines (Horizon Air), Allegiant Air, Cape Air, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, United Airlines and United Express.
Getting into Glasgow
The airport is just over a mile from downtown Glasgow, so grabbing a taxi will not be expensive. The journey should take around five minutes and cost about 8USD ($11).Taxis do not automatically service this airport, so you will need to book one in advance of your arrival.
By public transport
There is a shared ride bus service called Valley Country Service, that will take you anywhere within a 2 mile radius of Glasgow for 1USD ($1.40) one-way, though this increases to 3USD ($4.15) between 5:00pm-11:00pm. This service does not run overnight, and will have to be booked in advance.
There is a Budget Rent-A-Car service that visitors will find in town, at 440 US-2, Glasgow. It is advised that you secure your car before your visit, either by contacting Budget directly, or using our easy car hire search tool.
What can you do in Glasgow?
Brush up on American history by visiting the Valley County Pioneer Museum which displays exhibits on the famous explorers, Lewis and Clarke, as they explored Montana and onwards to the western coast. If you’ve got the kids with you, take them to the Children’s Museum of Northeast Montana, where they can enjoy the interactive exhibits on everything from agriculture to space exploration.
Head downtown to explore this quaint town’s shops, from boutique jewellery stores, to local flower shops, and quirky furniture outlets.
For the outdoors, the place to be is Fort Peck, around 20 miles southeast of Glasgow, as part of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, you will be in with a chance of seeing some of the local fauna, such as beaver, grouse, elk, coyote and deer.
Or embrace pure Americana by attending the summertime Northeast Montana Fair, where you will see real-life rodeo, a demolition derby, see the sale of the local livestock, and peruse the latest arts and crafts to come out of the area.
When should you go?
If you like the heat, summer is the time to visit Glasgow. The warmer months of June through to August hit average highs or 25-28°C. The shoulder seasons are more pleasant temperature-wise, sticking to the late-teens/early 20s. Winters are downright cold, average lows can sink to -16°.
What do you need to know?
Currency: The American Dollar (USD)
Visas: All visitors to the United States of America need a visa. Some travellers will qualify for the ESTA, a visa issued online. For those that don’t, you can check the United States Government website to see the requirements for entry. Please note, you will not be allowed on the flight without a valid visa.
Please note all information is current as of November 2015.
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