Missoula is home to the University of Montana, Montana College of Technology-Missoula, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Modern Beauty School and many more great organizations. Local sports teams include the University of Montana Grizzlies, Missoula Maulers Hockey Team, Missoula Osprey Professional Baseball & Missoula Phoenix Football. Recreation around the area consists of snow and cross country skiing/snowboarding, Hiking, Mountain Bike Trails, Walking trails, fishing, golf, river rafting.
Flathead lake, 60 miles
Glacier National Park, 150 Miles
Snowbowl Ski area
Lost trail ski area
Discovery Ski area
Spokane, Washington, 190 miles (3 hours)
The U.S. Census Bureau‘s 2009 estimate of Missoula’s population was 68,876; making the city the second-largest in Montana. The 2009 census estimate put the population of Missoula County at 108,623. Missoula is rapidly growing; it had the second largest actual growth of any city in Montana with an increase in population of 11,823 since 2000. – Source: Wikipedia
Thing to Do in Missoula...
Thing to Do in Missoula - Attractions, recreation, and all else you can do in Missoula
Missoula History - Fascinating overview of Missoula’s colorful history
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Missoula Nightlife -The many options for evening and nighttime fun in the Garden City
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Missoula Weather - Current and 10 day forecast, along with Missoula weather stats
The Story of Missoula’s “M” - All about that big “M” on the hill above the University
A River Runs Through It - Yes, the famous book and movie are about Missoula
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Big Sky Brewing - An exceptional local microbrewery, maker of the famous Moose Drool microbrew.
Smokejumper’s Center - Located very close to the Missoula International Airport, and within two miles of the Wingate, this is the largest training center for forest fire smokejumpers in the United States.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - Just a couple miles away, the Elk Foundation’s Visitor Center features a number of interactive exhibits where you can learn more about elk and the roll the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation plays in conservation.
Missoula Harley Davidson - The country’s most popular Harley Davidson is located in Missoula. With rentals available, the open road awaits!