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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Hike The M

Hike The M on Missoula's Mount Sentinel

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

2

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

3

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

4

Visit a Montana State Park

Montana State Parks Ponderosa Pine Tree

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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Ride The Ponies At Parsons’ Pony Farm

Rider at Parson's Pony Farm

Most every little kid dreams of riding a pony, and at Parsons’ Pony Farm — just twenty minutes south of Missoula in Florence—that dream will ...Learn more

7

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

8

Visit A Missoula City Park

Missoula City Parks

With over 400 acres of land split into 45 parks, there is an abundance of playing space in Missoula. Grab a frisbee, ball and mit or just a pair of sn ...Learn more

9

Explore Science At SpectrUM

University of Montana's Spectrum Missoula

Know a little science buff? SpectrUM is an interactive science center located in Downtown Missoula dedicated to getting children involved in the fiel ...Learn more

11

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

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

13

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

14

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

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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

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Play At Mobash Skate Park

Mobash Skate Park

Praised as one of the top 5 parks in the country, MoBash has over 15,000 square feet of skate area. Complete with various bowls, bank walls, terraced ...Learn more

18

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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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

21

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

22

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

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Learn To Fish At Silver’s Lagoon

Missoula's Silver's Lagoon

Conveniently located in McCormick Park, Silver’s Lagoon is the perfect fishing hole for the young angler. The Missoulian Angler, located at 802 ...Learn more

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Visit The Children’s Museum of Missoula

The Missoula Children's Museum

Learning is fun at the Missoula Children’s Museum. Located on Front Street near the Carousel and Dragon Hollow, your children will be amazed at ...Learn more

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