The locals know. Oh yes... the locals know. Don't be afraid to ask them about what is worth seeing or doing, because we are a friendly bunch here in Missoula all with different interests and tastes; you might just find out about something you'd never have known was so great. Get out there and find out what Missoula has to offer!
Tip: "Get out of town and hit the mountains."
Tip: "Go to all of the festivals when you’re in town, there is always something going on."
Tip: "If you’re here during the Documentary Film Festival you cannot miss it."
Tip: "Hit up all of the breweries in town, not only do they have great beer but they usually have great food too."
Tip: "Visit the Big Dipper – it doesn’t matter what season you’re here, it is always amazing"
Nick and Jordy
Tip: "Take advantage of all of the food."
Katie and Becky
Tip: "Visit the farmers markets with an empty stomach and keep your eyes peeled for the Dixon Melons."
Tip: "Work up an appetite floating the river and then grab some pizza downtown."
Tip: "If you’re interested in kayaking Brennan’s Wave is a great spot to try out and watch everyone else on it."
Tip: "Mountain biking up in the Rattlesnake is like a hidden jewel of Missoula."
Tip: "Three rivers flow through Missoula – there are endless places to float the river."
Tip: "Take a road trip to Nimrod for some great Western Montana swimming."
Tip: "There are tons of trails up at Blue Mountain. It offers views of Missoula from a different angle."
Tip: "Get some ice cream from the Big Dipper!"
Tip: "Come to Out to Lunch in downtown Missoula, and go Hike the 'M'."
Tip: "Float the river with a case of beer."
Tip: "Get a scooter and ride up the Rattlesnake."
Tip: "Go to Splash Montana."
Tip: "Shop Downtown Missoula."
Tip: "Watch the interpretive dancers at Out to Lunch at Downtown Missoula, it's neat to see the variety of people around town."
Tip: "Go to Downtown Tonight, the Wine tastings at La Grotta Bella and Lake Missoula Cellars."
Tip: "Check out Glacier National Park and the carousel."
Tip: "Get a good map of the trails in the area."
Tip: "Go to the carousel."
Tip: For people travelingwith pets, "Jacobs Island, is a great place to let your dog run in anenclosed wilderness area."
Tip: "The Community. Like nowhere else before have I had such a sense of community. I finally feel likeI belong somewhere." Sonia refersto the incredible community of Missoula and all it has to offer. "Missoula is an outdoor heaven-deer, turkeys, and bears-it all becomes part of the experience."
Tip: "Out To Lunchand Downtown ToNight, Thursday night throw-downs, and watching the kayakers at Brennan's Wave." Referring to Downtown Missoula festivities at Caras Park.
Linda McCarthy, Missoula Downtown Association
Tip: "Take anopportunity to attend an event in Caras Park."
"Take a stroll on the River Front Trail."
Dean - Justin
Favorite: Canoeing and microbrews.
Tip: Enjoy the unique Montana summers!
Favorite: Missoula's lifestyle.
Tip: Get some food from the numerous vendors at Out to Lunch.
Favorite: Family friendly town.
Tip: Hit the town on foot.
Favorite: There is always something to do.
Tip: Go float the rivers.
Favorite: The ease of getting involved with the community.
Tip: Check out an Ospreys game!
Favorite: You can walk from anywhere to a trailhead.
Tip: Get hiking.
Favorite: Friendly people.
Tip: Support the downtown businesses.
John & Cory
Favorite: Location, location, location... oh yes, and the scenery.
Tip: Get outdoors.
Favorite: Mountain biking Sawmill Gulch.
Tip: Bring an inner-tube.
Favorite: Getting on the river.
Jana - Hannah
Favorite: Amazing hiking in the Rattlesnake.
Tip: Get outside while the weather is still good!
Tess - Anne
Favorite: The open space, trails near town and the river.
Tip: Go to Farmer's Market in the summer, and get some ice cream at Big Dipper!