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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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

2

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

3

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

4

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

11

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

12

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

13

Paint Your Own Pottery

Paint Your Own Pottery at ZACC

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

14

Visit A Carousel For Missoula And Dragon Hollow

A Carousel For Missoula

A Carousel for Missoula, a kid’s paradise, is one of the first fully hand-carved carousels to be built in the United States since the Great Depr ...Learn more

16

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

17

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

18

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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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

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

22

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

23

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

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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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