25 Things To Do With Kids in Missoula, Montana

25 Things To Do With Kids

There are endless things to do with kids in Missoula. Honored in 2009 with a "Playful City USA" Award, Missoula has an activity or play area for the young and the young at heart.

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Visit a Montana State Park

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Take a day trip from Missoula to visit one of the many State Parks that are just a short drive outside of town. Montana’s State Parks are rich i ...Learn more

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Spend An Afternoon Or Evening At Caras Park

Caras Park in Downtown Missoula

Caras Park is Missoula’s town square and is the site for many exciting events such as: Out to Lunch Downtown ToNight Garden City River Rod Inter ...Learn more

3

Cool Off At A Water Park

Missoula's Water Parks Currents Aquatic Center and Splash Montana

Missoula was blessed with two new water parks in the last few years. Currents Aquatic Center, at McCormick Park, is an indoor facility complete with w ...Learn more

4

Go To An Annual Festival

Annual Festivals in Missoula

From bicycles to pets, beer to peace and beyond, any reason that Missoulians can think of for an annual festival quickly becomes one. During the summe ...Learn more

6

Visit The Missoula Public Library

The Missoula Public Library

The Missoula Public Library is much more than just books. The Missoula Public Library offers a children’s corner, young adult area, free wi-fi o ...Learn more

7

Bike Rentals at Currents Aquatic Center

Currents Blue Bike Rentals

Tour Missoula on a bright blue Trek cruiser bike – for free! Located at the Currents Aquatic Center in McCormick Park, Parks and Recreation will ...Learn more

8

Enjoy a Performance at MCT

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The MCT Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Missoula Children’s Theater and the Missoula Community Theater.  With musicals and variou ...Learn more

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Hike The M

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A local favorite, the short scramble up Mount Sentinel takes you, courtesy of 11 switchbacks, 620 feet above the valley floor in less than half a mile ...Learn more

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Paint Your Own Pottery

Paint Your Own Pottery at ZACC

Drop in to the Zootown Arts Community Center and spend an afternoon crafting your very own keepsakes. Paint a number of items and have them glazed and ...Learn more

12

Bring the Whole Family To The HUB

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Indoor Go Kart Track, a multi-level Laser Tag arena, arcade games and "The Pit Stop" serving burgers, salads, pizza, sandwiches and more. ...Learn more

13

Explore Garnet Ghost Town

Garnet Ghost Town

Montana’s most intact ghost town was never built to last. Garnet endures along with the spirits of the rugged gold miners and their families who ...Learn more

14

Head To Big Dipper For Some Ice Cream

Big Dipper Ice Cream in Missoula

With curious flavors such as Mango Habanero Sorbet, Irish Whiskey, Pumpkin, Black Licorice and Cardamom, Missoula’s Big Dipper is well-known for ...Learn more

16

Go To The Farmer’s Markets

Missoula Farmers Markets

Missoula boasts 3 farmer’s markets during the growing season from May to October. All located within a few blocks of each other, you are sure to ...Learn more

17

Show Your Team Spirit At A Local Game

Local Missoula Sports

Missoula is home to the Montana Grizzlies football, basketball, volleyball and soccer teams. Missoula is also home to the Missoula Maulers junior hock ...Learn more

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Explore The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Missoula's Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is more than just a museum. It’s an experience that reveals the beauty, diversity and importance of elk countr ...Learn more

19

Spend An Afternoon Bowling

Missoula Bowling

Everyone loves to bowl! Slip into a sweet pair of retro bowling shoes and pick out your favorite colored ball to hurl down the lane. If the kids are t ...Learn more

21

Go Ice Skating

Missoula Ice Skating

Ice skating is fun for the whole family, and with open skate times throughout the week and weekend there is a time that is sure to fit your vacation s ...Learn more

22

Check Out The Historical Museum At Fort Missoula

The Historical Museum At Fort Missoula grounds

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula was established by community effort in 1975 to save what remained of original Fort Missoula, and to interpret t ...Learn more

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Check Out The Montana Natural History Center

The Montana Natural History Center

The mission of the Montana Natural History Center is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding and stewardship of nature through educat ...Learn more

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Take Some Time To Go Sales-Tax Free Shopping

Shopping in Missoula

If yours are the kids who love to shop, you need to spend a day on Higgins Street. The “Hip Strip” is home to boutiques overflowing with t ...Learn more

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