Located near the confluence of the Flathead and Clark’s Fork rivers, Paradise is a small community surrounded by beautiful scenery. Nearby, the St. Regis-Paradise Scenic Byway offers rolling flats and steep canyon walls.
The community began in 1883, when the Northern Pacific Railroad chose the site as a division point. The brick, mid-20th century Paradise passenger train station stands today as a physical indicator of the importance of the Paradise operations to the Northern Pacific.
The Paradise Center, formally the Paradise School, is a historic two-story building built in 1910 that has been lovingly preserved, offering a timeless, idyllic setting. It’s an exquisite piece of late Victorian public architecture with a projecting central entrance boasting arched windows that flood the hallways and staircases with natural light.
The main attraction in Paradise is Quinn's Hot Springs Resort, a short 5 miles from town. Quinn’s offers beautiful views of the Clark Fork River and a relaxing soak in the healing mineral waters of this newly renovated resort.
Paradise is 6.4 miles (9 minutes) from Plains, where services are limited, and just over an hour (70 miles) from the full-service town of Missoula.
The only lodging in Paradise is Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort, which is usually booked months ahead. St. Regis (15 miles away) and Thompson Falls (30 miles away) offer more options.
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