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Adrien Lapointe
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I am attending the rmh workshop from Oct 26 to Oct 28 and will have a spare day in Missoula. Anybody has any suggestion on what I should go look at while in the city and that I can access by public transit?
 
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I used my superpowers to change the subject to a better fit.

Here are two threads that have some ideas.

http://www.permies.com/t/8482/missoula/stuff-kids-missoula

http://www.permies.com/t/3228/missoula/entertaining-march

I wonder if the saturday market will still be going in October?

"Hike to the M" is always a big one. It sounds lame, but ... trust me.

The carousel is a must: http://www.permies.com/t/7821/missoula/Missoula-Carousel

There are some excellent places for fine dining in Missoula:

http://www.permies.com/t/3184/missoula/fine-dining-missoula

http://www.permies.com/t/3231/missoula/Fine-dining-rest-us

http://www.permies.com/t/4940/missoula/Favorite-Missoula-Restaurants

And, of course, #1 gyros:

http://www.permies.com/forums/posts/list/3251#69438

We have several museums and the university too.

There are several hot springs in the area that people are nuts for.

Look for the free weekly paper for a dozen events going on every day. We have lots of plays, music and eco events daily.






 
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Paul, thanks for the reply,

For other people looking for activities, I have to point out that Podcast #196 that just came out also gave me ideas on things to do in Missoula (with editorial comments from Ernie).
 
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Once when visitors came to town we started late in the afternoon at the Main Hall at UM and looked at the huge relief map of Montana that is hanging on the wall in the hallway, then we strolled down the Oval and walked through the Native American building for a second, then we strolled all the way through the University neighborhood to the local brewery off Higgins near the Hip Strip, experienced Missoula's eclectic lifestyle there for a bit; then we strolled down the path by the river on the University side, across the footbridge under Madison Ave., and over to Finn and Porter, the restaurant on the river there at the Double Tree Hotel, and sat out on the porch and enjoyed an early dinner. See a pic of the deck where you can enjoy dinner outside on the river here! http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/montana/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-missoula-edgewater-RLMV-DT/index.html
 
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If you can't wait for the free weekly alternative paper to come out (called the Missoula Independent) - check http://missoulanews.com for their calendar section ahead of time if you can!
 
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Anybody has recommendations on where to stay? Right now I am looking at Ruby's Inn (good price and good review).
 
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I have heard from many that Ruby's is great I suppose the only way to go better is a bed and breakfast or something but I am not aware of any around there. Perhaps others might know?
 
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Thanks Lisa!

B&B would be great, but I don't think I would take much advantage of it since I get in Missoula around 11 pm and plan on exploring the city the next day!
 
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I'm both bumping this thread and I have an issue.



I think the Missoula Carousel is awesome for all ages. Though we have some young guys here at wheaton labs who keep dodging paying it a visit or riding it. I think they're missing out! Am I crazy?
 
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the carousel is awesome, although I did not ride it, but it is cool to look at. Unlike most carousel I have seen it is crazy fast.
 
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