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10 Interesting Things to Do in Missoula, Montana

Sonali Pimpale Sep 18, 2019
Ensconced in the shadows of five jagged mountain ranges, the rugged city of Missoula in Western Montana is a happy hunting ground for outdoor enthusiasts!
Hunt for the letter ‘M’ on Mount Sentinel.
The huge concrete letter honors the University of Montana at the base. Power through to reach the top and enjoy spectacular views of the Missoula Valley.

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Trace the olden days of Missoula at The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

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The museum is located in one of Montana’s first military barracks. Strewn with antique trains, and historic structures like a lookout tower, a sawmill and a schoolhouse, the museum proffers an interesting glimpse into the history of the fort and the early life of citizens and soldiers.
Admire the works of the local Montana artists at the Missoula Art Museum. Along with stunning contemporary works in the form of paintings, sculptures, and photographs, the museum also hosts educational programs for kids and adults alike.

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Go for a spin on a carousel at Caras Park. Situated on the banks of the Clark Fork River, the huge space hosts community events, parties and festivals, and is the perfect place to while away a leisurely afternoon.
Bring out your love for wildlife at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF). Learn about the foundation’s conservation efforts for elk and other wildlife and stretch out your legs on their outdoor trails.

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Ski to your heart’s content at the Montana Snowbowl, Missoula’s famous alpine ski resort!

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Get your dose of adrenaline rush by rafting through the rapids of the Alberton Gorge!

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Luxuriate in the embrace of nature at the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness.

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The vast expanse of wildlands to the north of Missoula, offer a surfeit of hiking and horse riding trails.
Sip on tasteful wines, savor delicious food, and groove to the beats of lively music at the many wineries and breweries of Missoula!
Stroll through the lanes of Missoula Downtown Historic District, the home of some of the best boutiques, cafes and art galleries of the city.