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Things to do in Missoula

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Brazilian Restaurant
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“Fast casual Brazilian restaurant with fresh, healthy, fast, convenient, and inexpensive dining. Vegetarian options. Weather permitting they have limited outdoor seating.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Great, historic, local venue to hear a show or have a fancy dinner downstairs at Scotty's Table.”
  • 23 locals recommend
University
“Walk to the river and across the footbridge to the UM campus. This is where you will find the trailhead to the M. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Nice place to include in a walk down town . On the Clark-fork River . Nice grassy park to picnic or hang out and watch the surfers and kayakers on Brennan’s wave. Many great events and festivals at the big tent during spring, summer, and fall. Farmers market in Saturday’s with great local food, including fish from Alaska (Taste of Alaska). Check out the carousel...”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Exceptional cocktails direct from a traditional local distillery. Locally owned by a great family. Friendly, stylish, fun environment; great for solo visitors or with friends, or a date, or families; kid friendly (well behaved kids, that is). A fun place to enjoy amazing signature cocktails. Downtown, so near all the cool places to go...”
  • 21 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“I love this theatre! It is a Missoula Gem! There is always an interesting selection, as well as wonderful old movies and foreign films! It is just a stroll down the street! The Pop Corn is the absolute BEST!! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good food with a patio. They serve food later than most places and have great burgers. Can be loud once it’s a litter later in the night. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Trail
“A unbeatable birds eye view of Missoula and the University. As you gain elevation, the view expands to include all of Missoula, the valley, the Clark Fork River, and distant mountains. It's a steep trail, but only about 1 mile, with 11 switchbacks and a gain of 620 feet of elevation.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“For a slice of pizza and a salad to go, this is the place because of their drive up window.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best breakfast burrito in town. Hands down! This is an order-at-the-counter, all food is wrapped to-go, type of spot.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Woodland park with a creek running through it, you won't even feel like you're in a city. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“The Red Bird has two restaurants, one that is expensive and formal and the other is the Wine Bar. We prefer the wide bar with good menu selection and an intimate setting. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Food
“With bars and restaurants on both levels and flat-screen televisions galore, Tamarack is a great place to catch a game, taste some brews and chow down. Note: The beer sampler is impressive! On average, you taste from eight to ten different beers.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“A “wow” spot with something for everyone: originally a record store (still a great record/music store) gone wild gift shop. Local items and lots to see (jewelry, candles, import art, posters, toys, etc).”
  • 22 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Esquire named Charlie Bs one of the "15 bars you should drink in before you die." Locals report that you'll find the usual crowd throwing them back at Charlie' as early as 10 a.m. The lunch crowd drinks a little lighter, as most folks who hit Charlie's midday are coming for the famed food at the attached Dinosaur Café. The Dinosaur serves up Cajun food, and despite being located a bit North of the heart of Creole cuisine, is one of the most beloved spots in Missoula. Once you're done eating, you can have any drink for a good price. "Without question, this is the best place in the country to find a beautiful woman who can gut her own trout."”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“It’s a great place to hike for the day and just a 5 minute drive from the apt. ”
  • 13 locals recommend