To get your bearings and fully understand the when, where and how of Missoula's early days, begin at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. Built in 1877, the Fort sits on 32 acres that feature 13 historical structures, many of which house exhibits. The Historical Museum presents a window back in time as America focused on westward expansion and shows how it impacted Missoula.


Keeping on the historical path, head next to the Museum of Mountain Flying. The Museum is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with vintage aircrafts, artifacts, memorabilia, historical documents and more.


But don't stop there, Missoula has many more museums to satisfy the history buff in you.